Food and Drinks: UK used to have a bad reputation about its food, boring, bland, with boiled vegetables and fried dishes. Fortunately, things have changed recently. UK has now become a country of international cuisine thanks to travel ，immigration and awareness of nutrition and health. Nowadays there are lots of international restaurants and food shops. London alone has 60 Michelin starred restaurants. Many people also cook international food at home instead of just traditional English food.
Tap water is safe to drink directly from the tap. you can also buy bottled mineral water if you prefer but most people drink tap water. If you want free water in the restaurant, you can ask for ‘tap water’ clearly, otherwise you might be served with bottled water which is charged.
Traditional UK specialities and dishes:
A Full English Breakfast: Bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs or fried eggs, toast, tomatoes, baked beans and mushrooms… Most people don’t have a full English breakfast every day as they are not very healthy, but they are a tasty treat! Don’t miss out this in your hotel!
Sunday Roast: This traditional meal involves roast meat (such as beef, pork, lamb or chicken) with roast potatoes and vegetables. you can get this as a dish in the restaurant even when it’s not Sunday.
Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into ‘fingers’), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes.
Fish and chips are a family favourite across the UK. White fish – usually cod, haddock or plaice – is cooked in batter and served with chips (French fries) and mushy peas.
Trifle: Thick light sponge cake with raspberry jam, fruit, custard and cream. You might put on weight, but it’s worth it!