Us Englishman love what we call ‘comfort food’. Comfort food is any significant English dish that brings comfort, warmth and that ‘dinner at home as a kid’ nostalgic feeling. Well known traditional British dishes include Full English Breakfast, Fish and Chips and a hearty Sunday Roast. So, with that in mind, I have written a small blog on places to visit for some good old traditional British food. For those who like to venture south of the river when in Central London, I haven’t forgotten about you! There are options for both north and south of the river.
Breakfast: Full English Breakfast
Maggies- 322 Lewisham Road, SE13 7PA (Located close to Lewisham Station)
This café is a very popular café due to its cheap prices and amazing breakfast. Maggie’s is considered a famous café ‘dahn saaaf’ – translating to ‘down south’ for my non-londoner’s. The café offers the option to select from 20 breakfast items for a £6.50 plate. That’s a choice of Sausage, Bacon, Black Pudding and Beans just to name a few. That’s an absolute bargain!
Hawksmoor Guildhall- 10 Basinghall Street, EC2V 5BQ (Located close to Moorgate & Bank Station)
This café is well known around London as providing ‘the best power breakfast’ in London! The café’s sausages are given an ancient twist using a Victorian recipe being made with pork, beef and mutton. They have great quality bacon, black pudding, hash browns with the baked beans and toast being cooked with pig trotter to give an extra exquisite flavour.
Lunch: Sunday Roast Lunch
Fifty Cheyne Walk- 50 Cheyne Walk, SW3 5LR (15 min walk from Sloane Square Station)
This restaurant is a very unique and intimate full dining experience in Chelsea. It offers views of the River Thames, Cheyne Gardens and is in close proximity to Kings Road and Albert Bridge. As well as the full dining experience, it also offers a wine and cocktail bar to enjoy. The Sunday roasts include 36 day aged Beef Sirloin, Cumbrian Chicken and Roasted Cauliflower for a vegetarian option.
The Sun of Camberwell – 61-63 Coldharbour Lane, SE5 9NS (Close proximity to Denmark Hill and Loughborough Junction)
This quirky British pub features old décor, open working fireplace and large outdoor garden to sit out, eat and drink. The pub also serves food all day specifically specialising in British Roast dinners like lemon & herb cornfed chicken supreme and grass fed rib eye of beef. They also serve many local craft beers.
Dinner: Fish & Chips
Fladda – 55 Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8TR (In between Peckham Rye, Elephant and Castle and Denmark Hill Station)
Every neighbourhood needs a reliable chippie! Fladda offers just that! The fish is super flaky as it’s meant to be and the batter crispy and delicious as ever. Their £5 deal of fish bites (cod or haddock) served with chips is affordable and extremely moreish. Fladda definitely leaves you wanting more!
The SeaShell of Lisson Grove- 49-51 Lisson Grove, Marylebone, NW1 6UH (Moments from Marylebone Station)
An excellent choice of restaurants whilst out and about in Marylebone. The restaurant has been famous for its seafood for over 60 years. It has gained an excellent reputation for having the freshest, tastiest and best quality fish and chips in the area. So much so that it has been visited by a few famous faces over the years including Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and Danny de Vito.