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Food in Britain. Ophelia Luhur. History of Famous Food in Britain. Pies (43 AD - 410 AD ) Roman Centurions Fish and Chips (1858) First opened in Oldham Chocolate Bars (1890s) Cadbury Ice Cream (1913) Walls. Popular Eating Practices. Vegetarianism Health, environment, religion

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food in britain

Food in Britain

Ophelia Luhur


History of Famous Food in Britain

Pies (43 AD - 410 AD )

Roman Centurions

Fish and Chips (1858)

First opened in Oldham

Chocolate Bars (1890s)


Ice Cream (1913)


popular eating practices
Popular Eating Practices
  • Vegetarianism
    • Health, environment, religion
  • Microbiotics
    • Physical health (regenerating effects for people with cancer), spiritual, emotional wll being
  • Raw & Living food
    • Health, become more energetic
tradition of tea drinking
Tradition of Tea Drinking

Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, is reputed to have originated the idea of afternoon tea in the early 1800s. She conceived the idea of having tea around four or five in the afternoon to ward off the hunger pangs between lunch and dinner. Some time earlier, the Earl of Sandwich had the idea of putting a filling between two slices of bread. These habits soon became a good reason for social gatherings, and started a trend that is still very much a part of British life.

Afternoon Tea is recognized around the world as being something traditionally British.

How did it all start?


English dishes tend to be bland and that everything is rather similar


??? Let’s find out!

sheperds pie
Sheperds Pie

Ground beef and vegetables under a mashed potato crust

It was once made with minced leftover roast

sticky toffee pudding
Sticky Toffee Pudding

A concoction of dates, brown sugar, flour, butter and cream.

What does it taste like?

  • A very moist cake with rich toffee sauce



other famous classic dishes
Other Famous Classic Dishes
  • Yorkshire pudding
  • Bangers and mash
  • Treacle pudding
  • Christmas plum pudding
  • Fish and Chips
traditional breakfast
Traditional Breakfast
  • Under ham
  • Kippers (cured herring)
  • Kedgereee (a curried rice and fish dish)
  • Tomatoes, mushrooms and eggs
  • Tea
  • Toast and marmalade
modern breakfast
Modern Breakfast
  • Cornflakes
  • Eggs, fried with rashers (slices) of bacon and bangers (sausages).
dining out guide
Dining Out Guide
  • West End
    • Mostly expensive restaurants (Mirabelle & Claridges)
    • Mid-range (some pizzaria, fastfood joints)
  • East End
    • Paradise for those who love Indian Cuisine
    • Rock-bottom prices!
  • Soho
    • Expensive (Mezzo & Quo Vadis)
    • Cheap and the best Pizza chain in London (Pizza Express)
  • Chinatown
    • Bargain prices for best dim sum or set-menu
Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Square
    • Mid-priced restaurants (Planet Hollywood)
  • Covent Garden
    • Moderately priced meals (Rules)
  • Aldwych and The Strand
    • Fast food
    • Upmarket restaurants (Bank & Axis)
  • South Bank
    • Cheaper restaurants are available at the nearby Gabriel’s Wharf
tips for dining
Tips for dining
  • By making lunch your main meal, it's often possible to take advantage of a special lunch or "prix fixe" menu.
  • Many restaurants in an around Theatreland offer a pre-theatre menu with two or three courses at a special price. Normally, you'll be expected to dine within a set time period (around an hour to 90 minutes maximum)
  • Many establishments will also automatically include a service charge which normally ranges from between 10-15%. You should therefore not pay an additional tip.
  • Where a service charge has not been included, leave a maximum 15% tip (unless you feel that a higher amount is appropriate).
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