Dispel myths of bland English food, and sample some of the best
cuisine that the nation has to offer. Because of its multi-cultural
heritage, England draws food inspiration from all over the world.
You could go traditional, and enjoy a cosy pub lunch of roast beef
and Yorkshire puddings or stroll along the beach eating hot fish
and chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. Alternatively, you could
venture further east, and enjoy a delicious Indian curry, from a
mild and creamy korma to a blazing hot vindaloo, served with
fragrant rice or fluffy, and often homemade, naan bread.
No matter what you eat, wash it down with some locally brewed
beer, preferably in a typically English beer garden depending on
the weather! England is renowned for its rich variety of beers and
ales, deeply rooted in the country's culture and history, and
available in many different styles and strengths.
If a full meal is too much, you are also able to indulge in the
popular pastime of 'Afternoon tea'. This light repast, usually
eaten in the late afternoon, consists of sandwiches, light cream
cakes, and, of course, England's national drink, tea. One of the
most famous places in England for this is Bettys tea rooms, which
can be found in the elegant Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate.