Brits are famous for their traditional comfort foods, such as the popular Shepherd’s Pie, beloved Sunday Roast, and sweet Sticky Toffee Pudding. While we love these pub classics as much as the next local, we’re also excited about the new culinary scene and food experiences that are sweeping across Great Britain. Since we all know that fall and winter months are for eating, here are the places you should check out.
Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Scotland
There’s nothing like a wee bit of whisky to warm you up. As one of the last independent, family-owned distilleries in Scotland, Glenfiddich offers visitors a glimpse into not only whisky production, but also true Scottish heritage. Choose between three different tours at different prices and lengths, and sample their world-renowned, award-winning malts.
The Triangle, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
You can get crafty in more ways than one at The Triangle. First, try new and unusual beers from their selection of over 100 craft beers from around the world. Then, catch one of their artistic events which include spoken word sessions, book clubs, and music performances. If you’re looking for a quirky alternative to the corner club, be sure to visit this self-described “bottle shop/art gallery/record and curiosity shop/coffee and cake specialist”.
Prawn on the Lawn Padstow, Cornwall, England
With the catchiest name on the block, this fully-licensed fishmonger and fish restaurant is a sister to the original in Islington, London. Owned and run by husband and wife pair, Rick and Katie Toogood, Prawn on the Lawn serves up inventive dishes that change daily, depending on what’s been caught that morning. It’s the perfect place to experience Cornwall’s amazingly fresh seafood.
Botham’s of Whitby, Whitby, Yorkshire, England
What better way to warm up than with a spot of afternoon tea? Get cozy in the E. Botham & Sons tea room and try some of their famous Plum Bread or Yorkshire Brack. Botham’s, a local favorite since 1865, is now run by the great-grandchildren of Elizabeth Botham herself, and is still one of the best places to enjoy a post-lunch sweet treat.
Mercato Metropolitano, London, England
Eat well and do good by visiting Mercato Metropolitano, a food market space driven by a philosophy to champion local products and communities. You’ll find stellar Italian food here – think Neapolitan pizza, tiramisu, gelato and pastas – but there are also vendors selling dishes from around the world. Wander through the bustling community space, located in a former paper factory, and check out other cool offerings, such as the food workshops, live performances, exhibitions, and an urban garden.
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Cover Photo: Prawn on the Lawn