The Most Delicious Food We Ate in London
Food, food, glorious food! Finding exceptional meals and tasty treats is one of our favorite parts of traveling. Flavors and dishes vary so much from country to country, region to region, and we want to try them all.
If you’re heading to London soon, you’re probably wondering what you should eat while you’re there. We made this list of the most delicious food we ate while in London for a week, so be sure to add all of this yumminess to your list!
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Sunday Roast from The Harrison
We could not have asked for a better welcome dinner to London than the traditional Sunday Roast. After a very long day of travel, we arrived at our hotel, dropped off our luggage, and headed out for The Harrison nearby.
Before our trip, we had researched where we could find good Sunday Roasts in the area near our hotel, and The Harrison was our best bet.
It was quite late when we walked in, and we were worried that we would not get a table or we should have had reservations. The very kind bartender helped us out (maybe because we were American or maybe because we looked so incredibly worn out) and escorted us to a table downstairs.
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Even in the late evening, they served us Sunday Roasts consisting of roast sirloin of beef and vegetables covered in gravy and Yorkshire pudding. Have I mentioned that I love a good savory gravy? Thank goodness for the Yorkshire pudding (similar to a roll) to soak up all that leftover gravy or I may have had to lick the plate.
Meat Pies from Pieminister
I absolutely could not wait to try traditional British meat pies in London! I love similar meat pies that we have here in Mississippi (like chicken pot pie), and anything savory and gravy-licious.
Meat pies are definitely for me. The local recommendation for meat pies is Pieminister. We happened to find a Pieminister booth set up at Borough Market as we were wandering through and immediately knew what we were having for lunch!
The meat pies are served hot with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy. Mark and I both opted for the beef pies, mainly because everyone in line told us to once they heard our accents.
I’m not kidding when I say I wanted to lick the bottom of the box it was served in. The gravy over everything was so mouth-watering good! Pieminister, can you open up shop in Mississippi? That’d be great, thanks.
Fish and Chips (and Mushy Peas!) from Poppie’s
The most well-known English meal has to be fish and chips. You’ve heard of it, right? It’s a simple, but satisfying meal consisting of fried battered fish (usually cod or haddock) and chips, which we Americans know as french fries.
We knew we’d be finding this popular dish in London at some point, but we waited to ask our local London friends for recommendations. Without hesitation, Poppie’s was the place we had to go.
Poppie’s served up a large piece of fish, perfectly cooked fries (…chips!), and the tartar sauce and ketchup came in adorable little jars on the plate. The fish was hot, flaky, and did not have an overwhelming fishy taste (which is a plus for me!).
However, I have to say that the star of my meal was the homemade mushy peas. Mushy peas are traditionally British and often accompany fish and chips. I’ve liked peas my whole life, but this little bowl of peas was AMAZING. I ate it all way too quickly, and came back home to Mississippi with mushy pea cravings. Anyone have a good recipe?
Butterbeer from The Making of Harry Potter at Warner Bros. Studios London
There’s no way I could leave Butterbeer off this list. We first fell in love with this beverage at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. Even though we’ve attempted to make it at home, there’s just no comparison to the real deal.
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Because there are so few places to get the official Butterbeer, you have to get it if it’s available! Of COURSE we ordered it at The Making of Harry Potter. The taste was just as we remembered. Smooth, butterscotch-y goodness with frothy whipped cream on top.
How is it so good? And addicting? Must be magic!
What food do you most want to try in London? Have you had any of these? What did we miss? Do you have any recipes for me so I can enjoy these meals at home in Mississippi? Let us know in the comments below!
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Jennifer is the founder of Just Chasing Rabbits travel blog. She lives in Mississippi with husband/travel companion, Mark, and three fur babies. After obtaining a BA degree in studio art and working in the field of photography for years, Jenni has combined her love of travel and photography to form this blog. Mark and Jenni share their experiences in hopes of inspiring others to have wonderful adventures and see the world.
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