The very best classic British foods ranked (sweet & savoury)

KarneeKarnay

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Oct 28, 2017
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Going to London for the first time in September and looking forward to trying out some of these dishes, especially Bangers and Mash and Shepherd's Pie.

Hopefully the meat pies aren't that low for a reason because I'm excited to try those out as well.
Pie and Mash is staple of London. Also if you are in the area of Whitechaple, go hit up Beigel Bake. It's one of the oldest fast food places in London and it makes god tier salt beef. Get some of that in a Bagel with English Mustard...Oh my god. I'm salivating at the thought.

Also Eel Pie. Love it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Scotch egg and black pudding in the low and crap tiers? Ridiculous. And cauliflower cheese needs to be demoted.

On the sweet side, the victoria sponge is overrated. I've never had one that wasn't at least slightly disappointing.
 
Nov 3, 2017
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Bangers & Mash being above the superior toad in the hole & tikka masala is outrageous, beef wellington & scotch egg both need to be top tier minimum, all the crap tier is right where it belongs

All the desserts are fucked up, bread & butter pudding is criminally underrated and welsh cakes being in low tier is borderline offensive, god tier is so plain and dull and hot cross buns are seasonal disappointments at best
 

Dougald

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Oct 27, 2017
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All the desserts are fucked up, bread & butter pudding is criminally underrated and welsh cakes being in low tier is borderline offensive, god tier is so plain and dull and hot cross buns are seasonal disappointments at best
Shitty white bread buns with a bit of sugar and some dried up raisins thrown into the dough is what they are. Shouldn't even be on the list.
 

Tagyhag

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Oct 27, 2017
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Pie and Mash is staple of London. Also if you are in the area of Whitechaple, go hit up Beigel Bake. It's one of the oldest fast food places in London and it makes god tier salt beef. Get some of that in a Bagel with English Mustard...Oh my god. I'm salivating at the thought.

Also Eel Pie. Love it.
We're still doing the itinerary so I'll keep it in mind thanks!
 

Dougald

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Oct 27, 2017
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I just noticed that they just took the same picture for Cottage/Shepherds pie and mirrored it. Because I have still never managed to find consensus on what constitutes each and I've lived here my entire life