Just how bad is English food?

There’s a YouTube video by a man with a ponytail who does travel guides. Rather, there was, we can’t find it now, which tells you something.

In it, he was in London and made two remarks – we think he called them ‘shocks’ (we paraphrase):

  • if you go out of London and don’t understand what people are saying, then don’t worry, no-one does
  • there is some English food that it actually edible and you may be able to find something that you actually like

Well, London is a big, international city. There are restaurants, cafes, eating holes with just about any style of food and at any price and quality. It’s no better or worse than anywhere else in the world.

London is expensive, but it’s not the most expensive city in the world. By many lists it’s not even in the top ten. Yes, you can pay hundreds of pounds for a fancy meal and it will be an experience, or you can go cheap and have slop. But it’s the same everywhere in the world.

There are plenty of good quality, sensibly prices restaurants all round London. Want a steak? No problem. Vegetarian? Nearly everywhere does that. Fish? Lovely fresh fish (we’re not far from the sea). Mexican? You bet.

There’s a huge variety, and you can’t just dismiss English food with “you may actually find something you like”.

You can tell us your favourite British food here: https://www.pwsanders.uk/opinion-polls/3/

What do we do well?


The English breakfast will set you up for the day. Eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms… perfect.

Prices can vary, and so can the quality of the ingredients, but tell me a place where that isn’t true.

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