The UK is literally brimming with gastronomic treats, some are very well known and others less so. When you’re on holiday be sure that you don’t miss out on the best local treats! Here is my guide for a great day of Great British meals for you to enjoy.
Start the day with a great Breakfast
There is no better way to start the day than by sitting down to a Great British breakfast! From an English fried breakfast to Scottish porridge oats followed by Arbroath Smokies there is something to suit all tastes. Arbroath Smokies are a speciality from the town of Arbroath in the east of Scotland. They are smoked haddock that is salted and then cooked in a very hot and smoky fire. According to legend, this process was first discovered when a fire broke out, destroying barrels of haddock in salt. Locals tried the fish and found it to be really tasty and it has been popular ever since. Nowadays the smoky brown fish is still only produced in Arbroath thanks to the fact it has been granted Protected Geographical Indication meaning they can only be called Arbroath Smokies if they have been produced in Arbroath.
If smoked fish isn’t your thing, a full English fry up is a great way to start the day. The list of items is long but is sure to include everything from bacon, sausage and egg to fried mushrooms, fried bread, black pudding and tomatoes. Serve all this with hot buttered toast and a lovely mug of English tea and you’re onto a sure winner! Staying in a self-catering holiday cottage in the UK is a fantastic opportunity to cook up a storm and treat yourself to a really delicious breakfast. There really is no better way to set yourself up for the day!
Once you have let your hearty breakfast digest, enjoy an afternoon tea. Delicious sandwiches followed by homemade cakes and scones with jam and cream, served with a freshly brewed pot of tea and laid on a traditional three tiered cake stand. A pure indulgent treat, but this is what holidays in the UK are all about!
Fish and chip supper
After a busy day out in the great outdoors, sit back and relax in front of a fire with a lovely bag of fish and chips. Originally rather a working class meal, this has become a staple of British society and is still a firm favourite dish amongst all generations. Made from white fish like cod or haddock that is battered and served with thick cut chips all dashed with salt and vinegar it really is truly delicious. Choose your favourite accompaniment from mushy peas, gravy, curry or tartar sauce and your set for a delicious supper.