Taste the Local Flavors of Great Britain
from Coast to Countryside

Bluebell Vineyard, East Sussex, England ©VisitBritain

Bluebell Vineyard, East Sussex, England ©VisitBritain

I TRAVEL FOR LOCAL FLAVOR

Quintessentially British favorites like afternoon tea, Yorkshire pudding or fish and chips will always satisfy. Over the last decade, however, Great Britain has experienced a culinary revolution focusing on locally sourced ingredients, innovation and regional traditions. Whether you love sampling sweets at their source, foraging for your dinner, exploring markets or savoring Michelin-star restaurants, you can do it all in Great Britain.

The City of London Distillery, London, England ©VisitBritain/Stuart Harper

LONDON
Arguably one of the world’s great culinary capitals, London is now home to sixty-nine Michelin-star restaurants. A buzzworthy vibe can be found day and night thanks to innovative artisanal producers, gin distillers, craft beer brewers, chocolatiers and more. Recommending drinks? Try tea at The Ritz’s Palm Court, gin tasting at the City of London Gin Distillery or award-winning beers at the Meantime Brewery.

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, Bakewell, England ©VisitBritain/Stacy Cartledge

ENGLAND
Sip on celebrated sparkling wines at Bluebell Vineyard in the Sussex countryside (pictured above). Savor the freshest seafood on the coast of Cornwall (a favorite vacation spot for the Brits). Sample the creamiest ice creams and crumbliest cheeses in Yorkshire. Taste a delicious Bakewell pudding in Derbyshire. Venture to the Lake District and choose from Cumbria’s five Michelin-star restaurants or enjoy afternoon tea at Muncaster Castle.

Scotsman in Edinburgh, Scotland ©VisitBritain

SCOTLAND
Not only is Scotland’s natural beauty enticing, your clients can pick from nine Michelin-star restaurants from Edinburgh to Perthshire to the rugged Highlands. Are your clients looking to try local delicacies? Scotland is known for its venison, which can be found everywhere from casual eateries to Michelin-star restaurants. Maybe your clients are veggie lovers? Edinburgh has earned a reputation as a vegetarian haven. Oh yes, and did we mention whisky?

Halen Môn Anglesey Sea Salt, Wales ©Kiran Ridley

WALES
Welsh cuisine
is all about the simple cooking of top-quality ingredients reflecting its bountiful landscape. Lamb from the mountains and saltmarshes, fresh seafood from the crystal clear coastal waters, and locally produced whisky, wine and ale. Try Cawl, the traditional Welsh stew or sample Caerphilly and other tasty cheeses. Check out Loving Welsh Food to learn about Welsh culture and the best restaurants.

The City of London Distillery, London, England ©VisitBritain/Stuart Harper

The City of London Distillery, London, England ©VisitBritain/Stuart Harper

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, Bakewell, England ©VisitBritain/Stacy Cartledge

The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, Bakewell, England ©VisitBritain/Stacy Cartledge

Scotsman in Edinburgh, Scotland ©VisitBritain

Scotsman in Edinburgh, Scotland ©VisitBritain

Halen Môn Anglesey Sea Salt, Wales ©Kiran Ridley

Halen Môn Anglesey Sea Salt, Wales ©Kiran Ridley

Covent Garden Market, London, England ©VisitBritain/Andrea Di Philippo

Covent Garden Market, London, England ©VisitBritain/Andrea Di Philippo





Regional Specialties and Itinerary Ideas

For suggested itineraries in our Regional Food Hubs, go to  VisitBritain’s Food and Drink Tourism Hub. You’ll find lots of juicy details on London, Devon, Cornwall, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Edinburgh and Wales.

For your reading pleasure, get TravelAge West’s Senior Editor Valerie Chen’s perspective on Why Travelers Should Visit Great Britain for the Food and learn even more about our dynamic culinary scene.

Covent Garden Market, London, England ©VisitBritain/Andrea Di Philippo

FOOD FESTIVAL EVENTS

Explore Britain’s delicious culinary offerings through its vibrant food festivals around the country. From freshly caught seafood to crumbly cheeses, and from chilies to garlic, our festivals take food seriously. And don’t forget to celebrate our home-brewed drinks; golden whiskies and refreshing ales. For more information, go to visitbritain.com.

Beach Hut Stall, Bournemouth, England ©VisitBritain/Chris Orange

The Rooftop St. James Hotel, Trafalgar Square, London, England ©VisitBritain

Beach Hut Stall, Bournemouth, England ©VisitBritain/Chris Orange

The Rooftop St. James Hotel, Trafalgar Square, London, England ©VisitBritain



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Cornish Pasties, Cornwall, England ©VisitBritain

Cornish Pasties, Cornwall, England ©VisitBritain

Cornish Pasties, Cornwall, England ©VisitBritain