Delicious Britain & Ireland
When you take your tongue out sightseeing in Britain or Ireland, what are its favorite taste treats? (Or does it just want to go back home?)
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Had an amazing meal at Melton's in York. Two years ago, we ate at Blue Bicycle. Blue Bicycle had more "old world charm," but Melton's had much better food.
Bellingham, WA USA 06/14/2013
Good eats in London
On a recent fun trip to London we stayed at the Lime Tree Hotel in Belgravia area. Just a few steps out the door are a number of great eateries. For great scones go to the Bakers & Spice café on Elizabeth St. Delicious blueberry scones! Also the Ebury Wine Bar, and the Thomas Cubitt Pub. we had great meals at both. The famous Poilane Bakery is also on Elizabeth Street. Stop in for some yummy rolls, breads and tarts,baked fresh daily!!
Berlin,, CT USA 06/07/2013
Abbey Steps -Whitby-Yorkshire UK
On a freezing Easter Monday we stepped into the cozy 'Abbey Steps",sat by the window and watched the snow! we ordered toasted cheese sandwiches which came with a relish on them and a nice small salad. Excellent! The fruit cake and cheese was also very good and the tea hot! the service was friendly and we sat a long time enjoying the and the atmosphere.and warmth !(I think I saw an AC for summer)
Aurora, IN USA 05/03/2013
Excellent English breakfast
If you are looking for an excellent breakfast with lots of food at a low price, try the Pinner Restaurant on North Charlton Street in London. Definitely a workingman's diner - don't expect any atmosphere - but the food is great, the portions are large, and the prices are low. It is not too far from the St. Pancras/Kings Cross train station.
Easton, MA USA 04/29/2013
A Fascinating Irish Pub
If you are in the vicinity of Annascaul, Ireland, check out the South Pole Inn. It was once run by Tom Crean, an important member of Shackelton's "Endurance" team. We had lunch there, and a lovely old Irish fellow, learning I was a Yank, sang me a beautiful a cappella ballad! Fascinating pictures of Antarctic expeditions, good food, a warm friendly spot.
Sisters, OR USA 03/02/2013
Best restaurant in Killarney
If you're searching for the best place to enjoy a very special meal on a night out in Killarney, look no more. My wife and I found it last summer on our visit to Ireland. It's The West End House, which not only has luscious dinners and deserts and deluxe service, but has just received Irish food maven Georgina Campbell's latest Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year Award. We loved it!
Beavercreek, OR USA 10/17/2012
If you're in Edinburgh & looking for the Bierex pub, they've changed their name to No. 1 Grange Road. Same location on Causewayside @ Grange. As lively as promised in Rick's guide. Eclectic menu & great ales from the taps. There right now!
Santa Rosa, CA USA 08/31/2012
York- home of the Yorkshire pudding
Russell's Carvery in York (2 locations) serves the best meal I have had in the UK. Wonderful roasts (beef, pork, lamb, and turkey) as well as great Yorkshire pudding, and veg. I go every time I am in York.
Chapel Hill, Tennes USA 08/07/2012
Found a great place near Victoria Station, London for breakfast, and lunch. Great coffee(latte) take out smoothies, salads! It is Pimlico Fresh @ 86 Wilton road. We returned to eat there before we left London. Very friendly staff.
Bend, Oregon USA 08/05/2012
Fishy Fishy and more
We just returned from the Ireland in 14 days tour......fabulous! Food highlights were Eden in Dublin (have the grilled asparagus and risotto appetizer), Fishy Fishy in Kinsale, and Out of the Blue in Dingle, whose menu is determined by what is caught that day. We actually had NO bad food in Ireland, and one of the best bowls of stew was the Guiness stew at the visitor center at the Cliffs of Moher....who knew you could get such good food at a visitor center? As a midwesterner, we could not get enough of the fresh fish....REAL fresh fish!
Mexico, MO USA 07/19/2012
Food in Galway & Dublin
Just back from a one week concert tour of Ireland with my choir. We spent 3 nights in Galway, and 4 nights in Dublin. In Galway I enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich at the King's Head Pub, the Bread Pudding with Bailey's sauce at Druid Lane, and the fish and chips at McDonough's. BTW, if you don't think you like fish because of the texture, it might be because you've always been given fish that was frozen and then thawed out. I asked which fish was the firmest, and I was told the cod. So I had that with their homemade tartar sauce. It was very good. I was quite proud of myself, because I don't normally eat fish. In Dublin, I had a bacon cheeseburger at The Farm. It was absolutely huge! It had so much stuff on it! A BIG burger on a whole grain bun, with cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, pickled beets, and I don't know what else. The burger itself was a little dry, possibly because it was very lean, and possibly because they cooked it well done - it's the law there. All of the ingredients were top quality, and portions were generous. I ate twice at Oliver St. John Gogarty's. The rib eye steak was a bit fatty for my taste. The appetisers are generous. If you're not ravenously hungry, the soup and bread is a very good meal. I really liked the cream of chicken "hair of the dog" soup, and my friends really enjoyed the seafood bisque. The only place I was disappointed was the Epicurian Food Hall. It was a food court! I was kind of underwhelmed. The only thing that looked good to me was a burrito bowl. It was adequate, but unimpressive. (Sorry.) I really enjoyed the lunch I had in the Silk Road Cafe at the Chester Beatty Library. I had the vegetable plate with a "lentil salad" and stuffed grapeleaves as my two sides. Yum! I wish I'd had room for dessert, as those looked delicious! The food at the Taylor's Three Rock dinner/show was very tasty, and the service was good also. (Great show, too.)
Port Chester, NY USA 07/10/2012
London back door eats
Many of the taxi rest houses have little cafes with good hearty food . The easyest to find might be the one on the corner of Russel Sq park. They all seem to be open to all . questions e mail me
Bellevue, WA USA 07/06/2012
After 4 visits to Ireland over 12 years, I have not found any bad food. The soups! Always pureed which throws you at first but fabulous with the brown bread and Irish butter, of course. Trying to find a simple way to spend 3 months there next year!
Pittsburg, KS USA 07/02/2012
Sitar Indian Cuisine in London
Thank you for the recommendation to try Sitar (Indian Cuisine) in London on Strand. The food was delicious and the staff were helpful and friendly. We've followed the Rick Steves guidebooks through Italy and England and you have never steered us wrong.
South Bend, IN USA 06/08/2012
All-Day Irish Breakfast
I miss the all-day Irish breakfast! For about 6-8 euro, you can get a full breakfast at any time. My favourite places are Cafe Kylemore on O'Connell Street in Dublin and O'Flynns Gourmet Sausage in Cork. and Irish breakfast makes a good lunch! You will get bacon, sausage, fried egg, white pudding, black pudding, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast and tea. Great value in Ireland :)
Austin, TX USA 04/25/2012
Food in England
Don't believe the old myths about bland English food. We spent 2 weeks in London, Cambridge, Cotswolds and Bath and had only one bad meal! Desserts were fantastic, duck, venison, meat pies were great!
Stockton, Ca USA 04/25/2012
Baker's Arms just south of Chipping Campden
I had a great and reasonably priced lunch at Baker's Arms (http://www.thebakersarmssomerford.co.uk/) just south of Chipping Campden. It is a lovely 15-minute walk from Chipping on the Public Walking trail system. Great food.
Portland, OR USA 04/16/2012
I spent 6 months in Cornwall in the 90's. At the time, the best I found were at the Horse and Jocky in Helston. Heading back this summer and hope to feast a few days on them.
Utah, UT USA 03/31/2012
Our search for fruited scones ended in Greenwich at the lovely Paul Rhodes Bakery and Sandwich Shop. Just under two pounds for a split scone, fresh clotted cream & yummy homemade Raspberry Jam. http://www.rhodesbakery.co.uk/ That and a latte' made our day
phoenix, AZ - A USA 03/23/2012
Doner Kebab Shops GB
What? You've never tried a doner kebab in London, England or anywhere else?
After post theatre (The Kings Speech), we noticed a kebab chop with night construction workers running in and out, bringing out food!
I watched carefully as a worker man [INVALID]ed a mixed (lamb & Chicken) with salad (lettuce), onion, cuke, chilli (salsa), and garlic cream dressing piled high on a quick grilled pita and order the same thing.
I had my first sober kebab ever and it was mouth watering! about L 5. Shops that sell kebabs are everywhere in London. The first one in Phoenix AZ just opened!
Doner kebab (Turkish: döner kebab?) is a Turkish dish made of roasted meat cooked on a vertical spit. It is also known regionally as gyro. Greek: shawarma, and al pastor (Spanish; "Shepherd style"). It consists of shaved lamb, goat, pork, chicken, turkey, beef, or mixed meats roasted on a spit. Less common alternatives include fish and sausage. It is often served wrapped in a flatbread such as a pita or tortilla, and is a common fast food item in The Middle East, Great Britain, Europe, the Caucasus, North America and Australia.
Phoenix, AZ USA 03/23/2012
If you're in the Old Town, try Deacon Brodie's Tavern at the corner of Bank and Lawnmarket on the Royal Mile. I had the beef and ale pie and it was delicious. For tea, pop into the Hub. The scones are wonderful. It's on Castlehill at the top of the Royal Mile. And if you enjoy cheese, as I do, I.J. Mellis is a must. This tiny shop (I walked right by the first time) on Victoria Street is a cheese gourmet's delight. They also offer samples!
Atlanta, GA USA 03/10/2012