Dining in the U.K.

Overview by Globlatrade.net:
Categories of Restaurant
  • Modern British/French/European
The top category. Run or inspired by celebrity chefs.
  • Traditional
Traditional British food.
  • Speciality restaurants
Catering for vegetarians, etc.
  • Ethnic restaurants
They can be excellent value for money.
  • Pub food
Most pubs offer food
  • Fast food restaurants
Mostly in towns.
Rules For Eating Out
Booking is recommended for top restaurants or if the party is larger than 4. In pubs, orders are taken at the bar, then brought to your table.
In restaurants, a service charge of 10 to 15 per cent is usual, which may be added to the bill, so a further tip is not required. There is no legal requirement to pay service charges added to bills and if the service has been unsatisfactory, the customer may deduct it.

Price Indications

Economy Meal 7-14 GBP
Medium Price Meal 14-28 GBP
Good Quality Meal 28 GBP+
Food Specialties
Examples of traditional (family) English dishes include: Full English breakfast, Bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potato), Fish and chips (battered fish and chipped potatoes), Shepherd's pie or Cottage pie (minced meat and mashed potato gratin), Cornish pasty (potato, meat and vegetables in pastry), Bread and butter pudding, Apple pie, Treacle tart etc.
Typical dishes are listed and pictured on Woodlands
England is famous for its beer (dark ale, served draught in pubs) and cider, and Scotland for its whisky. The south of England produces a very small quantity of wine. There is a wide range of waters, fruit juices and non-alcoholic drinks available.
Dietary Restrictions
Table Manners
Consult UK table manners on Woodlands.

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