Ready for the ultimate British footie showdown tonight? Instead of taking sides, we thought we’d take a look at 10 of the greatest dishes to come out of our nation, no matter which country they originate from.

Fish and chips

Can you get more British than this? No matter where you live these babies are at home everywhere. Just add a brisk wind for perfect Britishness.

Deep fried battered mars bar

Scotland. Master of the deep fat fryer. We have no words for the delicacy that is the deep fried battered mars bar except, try it and trust us.

Tikka masala

Which brings us nicely to classic favourite – tikka masala. Said to have been invented in Glasgow, this dish has been warming generations of Brits for decades.

Roast dinner

Bringer together-er of families, icon of British culture and true favourite of many – is there much that can top a British roast? Whether you pick beef and roasties or turkey and stuffing this is one dish that never fails to disappoint.  


Just like the deep fried battered mars bar, you need to try this one and trust us. Forget the myths and tuck in to a combination of lamb, beef, oats, onions and spices. It’ll be worth it, we promise.


Scone like ‘gone’? Or Scone like ‘bone’? While the pronunciation of this tasty British favourite might have you stumped, we all know that doesn’t matter when you take your first bite. Of course, don’t forget to load up on clotted cream and fresh jam too…

Eccles cakes

Is it a cake? Is it a biscuit? Is it a pastry? Who cares. These delicious cakes are stuffed full of fruit and flaky pastry and, well, if you haven’t tried them, consider this your calling…

Scotch egg

What could be better than a boiled egg wrapped in sausage and deep fried? Ok, so it doesn’t sound too appetising when you put it that way, but everyone knows these picnic essentials are not to be sniffed at.

Welsh Rarebit

This beauty knocks the socks off any cheese fondue you’ve ever tried. Whether you like yours over toasted bread and grilled or on it’s own with some crudites for dipping, there’s no denying that this Welsh creation might be one of the best dishes to come out of Britain.

Cornish pasty

Is there a better take along lunch than a cornish pasty? Comforting fillings wrapped in sturdy flaky delicious pastry make for the ideal lunch date or snack, wherever you are. Portable, tasty and uniquely British. Perfect.

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