Lunch Archive

Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

“The pairing of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding is one of the great culinary marriages of all time. It was the classic British Sunday lunch for generations and is still esteemed and enjoyed today.” Pudding: A …

Sardines on Toast

“The slices of bread and butter, which they give you with their tea, are as thin as poppy leaves. But there is another kind of bread and butter usually eaten with tea, which is toasted …

Scotch Eggs

“And what could be more quintessential to than the humble scotch egg? Extraordinary things. In the past, they went from rich man’s caprice to Victorian savoury. Now they inhabit a strange hinterland between pubby …

Fishcakes with Parsley Sauce

The British are famous for fish and chips, but another maritime dish, fishcakes, is every bit as British. Fishcakes represent two important characteristics of British life: proximity to the sea and frugality. Frugality because fishcakes …

Ploughman’s Lunch

The origins of a ploughman’s lunch are in dispute. Although considered a classic British dish, the name seems to have originated in a 1960s marketing campaign designed to increase cheese sales. However, what is indisputable …