One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local foods. Every country in there world has their own unique combinations of food; it may be good, it may be bad, but it is always an adventure. Even something as basic as pancakes can be found in a thousand combinations; all around the world you will find a dish that is effectively a pancake, but made and served in such different ways that it becomes a whole new taste sensation. The first thing you should do after checking in to The Piccadilly London West End is immediately head out and try every fascinating English dish you can get your hands on. Here are a few fine options to get you started.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
There is no better desert in the world for those cold rainy English nights than the Sticky Toffee Pudding. Delicious warm sponge cake coated in thick melted toffee. Exquisitely delicious, warming, and usually served with hot custard or ice-cream. What more could you want?
Afternoon Tea is a wonderful tradition with a fairly deceptive name. You may think, from the sound of it, that it is quite a small affair; a few biscuits and a pot of tea. Not so: mounds of sandwiches, heaps of scones, pots of jam and cream, pastries, and of course the titular tea. It is incredibly filling and generally will take you a whole afternoon; a great way to relax after a stressful morning. Generally speaking the best place to get a quality English Afternoon Tea is in tea rooms in the West End London.
Filet steak, covered in pate, and wrapped in pastry; for a dish that’s as British as its name, try the Beef Wellington. It is absolutely delicious and a great way to warm your cockles in preparation for the wintry autumn weather.
Full English Breakfast
If you are staying in a hotel you will very quickly become familiar with the Full English Breakfast as that is the standard base for most hotels breakfast buffet. Sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, blood pudding, chips or hash browns, toast, and of course bacon. It is an exceptional way to prepare yourself for a long day touring.
Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips are now so popular and widespread around the world that you have probably already eaten them without knowing about their origin.You get some deliciously battered fish and a huge mound of chips and perhaps a touch of tartar sauces; a truly excellent meal, especially if you get takeaway and eat it while looking out over the Thames.
To my considerable surprise, Cockles are not a quaint name for a part of the body you want to keep warm when the weather is cold. No, they are in fact a type of clam, typically associated with London’s East End. Who knew? They are a cheap and authentic, a proper London food for tourists who want to feel like a Londoner.