The first time I visited Britain (a long, long, time ago) I was struck by how bland the food was. I told myself the next time I come I am going to bring salt and pepper with me so I could (somewhat) season the food.
But those days are long gone and Britain has become known for its wide variety of tasty food and restaurants. Visitors can choose from upscale restaurants to classic pubs.
One of the best French restaurants in Britain, this three Michelin star restaurant offers multi courses of pure delight. Reservations are made in specific sittings so you will have limited time to enjoy your meal.
A three course meal will run you about $85 and a seven course dinner $189. Menu choices include roast pigeon, ravioli, Dexter beef tartare, roast venison and mint parfait.
Michelin Star Restaurants: Michelin has a three star rating system. One star indicates “a very good restaurant”, two stars mean “excellent cooking worth a detour”, and three stars mean “exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey”.
Masons Arms is a traditional London pub established in 1848. The pub has retains many of its original features and puts on an award winning exterior floral display each year. The pub has won the cask marque award for excellence so visitors are sure to enjoy one of their ales or beers.
The pub also offers a nice variety of food including chicken satay, spare ribs, chicken wings, prawn, noodles, sandwiches and fish & chips. Prices are very reasonable and run between $4 and $13.
Blackfriars is a historic Art Nouveau pub built in 1875 and was designed by architect H. Fuller-Clark and artist Henry Poole. All the food is made from scratch onsite. Menu items include fish & chips, scampi, smoked applewood macaroni cheese, and a wide variety of burgers, steaks and sandwiches. Prices range from $16-$22.
Edamame is a popular Japanese restaurant that serves their own style of home cooking. Edamame is a formal restaurant as well as a sushi bar that offers formal dining at reasonable prices. The food is freshly prepared with daily deliveries of fresh fish and meats to insure the integrity of the food. The long lines out the door are a testament to its popularity.
Menu items include salmon fillets, octopus in pancake balls, topped with seaweed powder, miso soup, chicken breast, and pork with prices ranging from $9 to $14.
Star Inn is a Michelin starred thatch-roofed country pub. The pub uses top quality produce from the surrounding countryside.
Menu items include grilled halibut, roasted deer, chicken and pork sausage. A three course meal runs about $34.