Best Places for Authentic English Food

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    One of the best parts about a trip to London is undeniably the food. The city has become a hot spot for gastronomic delights over the years and hidden around every corner you’ll find at least one delicious dining option serving up cuisine from all over the world.

    However, if you’d rather get a real taste of London, there are plenty of places that you can choose to try out some authentic English food during your stay at the Park Grand. Read on to discover a few of our favourites sure to have your mouth watering in anticipation.

    Park Grand Kensington Indian Afternoon Tea

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    Did you know that the nation’s favourite dish is Chicken Tikka Masala? Many people assume that us Brits would have voted for fish and chips or a traditional Sunday roast as our most-loved meal, but curry actually tops the list of desert island dishes.

    However, afternoon tea is gaining popularity every week here in the UK, so the Park Grand Kensington Indian Afternoon Tea is an interesting and delicious fusion of the two. It has been delighting guests staying at the Park Grand Heathrow since it first launched.

    Aromatic teas, sweet and savoury delights and plenty of delectable spices have been blended to create a unique dining experience that fuses English tradition with a touch of eastern promise, so it’s well worth booking Park Grand Kensington Indian Afternoon Tea for your group as a special treat during your stay at the Park Grand.

    The Full English

    Who doesn’t look forward to a great breakfast after a good night’s sleep? At our pay later hotels, our breakfast offerings cater to all kinds of dietary requirements, but for a quintessentially British breakfast you really can’t beat a full English!

    With crispy bacon, locally sourced sausages, eggs served just the way you like them, fresh mushrooms and plenty of hot buttery toast served with steaming hot tea and coffee, the full English breakfast on offer at the Park Grand and Park Grand Heathrow is the perfect fuel to set you up for a day of exploring everything that the city has to offer.

    For guests that prefer a meat-free option, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan dishes available as well as healthy options freshly prepared at our pay later hotels, but don’t feel bad if you go a little overboard at breakfast as you’ll soon burn those extra calories off just by walking around the city and taking in the sights.

    Hankies Marble Arch

    London is a melting pot of different cultures, and with curry topping the list of the most popular dishes here in the UK, it’s not surprising that London has some of the best Indian food offerings available anywhere in the country.

    Combining the street food trend with delicately spiced dishes and delectable desserts, all created by a team of expert chefs who are constantly pushing the boundaries of modern Indian cuisine, Hankies Marble Arch is the go-to restaurant in London if you like a little kick in your dishes.

    With a menu suitable for all ages and palettes, Hankies is a great venue that offers both lunch and dinner and is popular with large groups with something to celebrate as well as couples marking a special occasion. Be sure to book your table in advance as Hankies is a popular venue for those who appreciate great food and a stylish environment.

    Located just a 23-minute Tube ride away from the Park Grand, there is plenty to see and do in the area, so why not make a day of it and head out early to check out the imposing Marble Arch monument or experience a little retail therapy at the nearby Selfridges department store before heading to Hankies to try some amazing food?

    Fish and Chips

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    A traditional dish and a firm favourite with people visiting London from all over the globe, you can’t head to the city for a break and not try some fish and chips. Traditionally served in newspaper with lashings of salt and malt vinegar, fish and chip shops are dotted around the city and are usually found within walking distance of major tourist attractions, making them a great choice for a quick lunch before heading off to see more of the city.

    You’ll also find fish and chips offered at many restaurants and bars in London, but for a truly authentic experience, fish and chips are best eaten outdoors in newspaper (if the weather permits). Follow your nose as you wander around the busy streets of London and you’re sure to find a fish and chip shop for a great lunch on the go.

    The Sunday Roast

    If you’re lucky enough to be staying at the Park Grand Heathrow on a Sunday and still have a little extra room after a filling full English breakfast, then head to one of our pay later hotels London for a comforting roast served with all the trimmings.

    Sunday lunch has been a tradition here in the UK for centuries and offers the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family together to enjoy a variety of roast meats, fluffy potatoes and seasonal vegetables after a busy week.

    Those staying at the Park Grand can enjoy a tempting Sunday roast menu without the worry of the washing up with a selection of traditional meats and vegetarian options to choose from. If the little ones aren’t so keen on their vegetables, then our pay later hotels also offer a range of child-friendly meals that are lovingly created by our experienced and skilled kitchen teams using the very freshest, locally sourced ingredients.

    Plus, if you can still find a tiny bit of room after a Sunday roast, then the desserts menu is sure to tempt you with a variety of cakes, traditional British puddings and sweet treats that serve as the perfect ending to a delicious family meal.