10 Best Traditional British Foods & Dishes you have to eat if you are learning English!

  1. Scones With Clotted Cream And Jam

The scone is a traditional British single-serving cake, best served with clotted cream and strawberry jam


  • 350g self-raising flour, plus more for dusting
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85g butter, cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • squeeze lemon juice (see Know-how below)
  • beaten egg, to glaze
  • jam and clotted cream, to serve
  1. Curry


  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
  • 6 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 3 tbsp medium spice paste (tikka works well)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 100g full fat yogurt
  • 1 small bunch coriander, leaves chopped
  • 50g ground almonds
  1. Fish and Chips

There are 10,500 fish & chip shops across the country serving up 167 million fish and chip meals a year. UK consumers prefer cod and haddock. Brits eat these fish more than any other nation.

  1. Scotch Eggs

Ready in 30 minutes, to make our tasty Scotch eggs, all you need are sausages, mustard, hard-cooked eggs and oil for frying.


1 lb bulk pork sausage

1 teaspoon dried minced onion

1 teaspoon salt

4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled

All-purpose flour

3/4 cup crispy bread crumbs

1 egg, beaten

  1. Toad In The Hole

Toad in the hole or Sausage Toad is a traditional English dish that consists of sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 500g thick beef sausages

  • 3/4 cup White Wings Plain Flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/4 cups milk

  • 1 tablespoon rosemary leaves, chopped

  1. Full English Breakfast

A full breakfast is a breakfast meal, often served in the United Kingdom and Ireland, that typically includes bacon, sausages, eggs, black pudding, baked beans, tomatoes and mushrooms, toast, and a beverage such as coffee or tea. Very popular around the world.


  • 2 sausages
  • 2-3 rashers of bacon
  • 2 mushrooms
  • 1-2 tomatoes
  • 1 thick slice of black pudding
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 slice of bread
  1. Sunday Roast Dinner

A Sunday roast is a traditional British main meal that is typically served on Sunday. It consists of roasted meat, roast potatoes or mashed potatoes, and others like Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, gravy and mint sauce.

  1. Haggis

Haggis, the national dish of Scotland, a type of pudding composed of the liver, heart, and lungs of a sheep (or other animal), minced and mixed with beef or mutton suet and oatmeal and seasoned with onion, cayenne pepper, and other spices. The mixture is packed into a sheep’s stomach and boiled.

  1. Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie

Shepherd’s pie, cottage pie, or Hachis Parmentier is a ground meat pie with a crust or topping of mashed potato of English origin. This traditional English dish is a close relative to Shepherd’s Pie only it’s made with beef instead of lamb.

  1. Spotted Dick with Custard

Sorry for the naughty word in the name, this makes language what it is. I loved this for its taste and stress relieving powers. My aunt used to prepare this for us when she invited us over. Love you aunt Freda Caruthers you will always be in my heart​:hugs: