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Food trends for British holiday-makers
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    Food trends for British holiday-makers

    The British holiday-maker likes to see local food on a menu and will often sample traditional dishes. Steaks and fresh fish are very popular choices, also home favourites such as savoury pies.

    Visitors from the UK also enjoy hearty lunch-time dishes, steak and seafood is a big attraction, along with traditional Irish dishes.

    Here are some typical examples and trends of British holiday-makers, one of our major international markets:


    Eggs in a wicker basketAll egg types, bacon, pork sausage, pudding, tomato, beans, fried potato, white and brown toast, cereals, kippers, mackerel, juice, potato cake, mushrooms, and yoghurts.


    Butcher with joint of hamSoups, chowder, sandwiches, wraps. Irish full hearty main courses e.g. bacon and cabbage.


    Mussels on iceSoup, chowder, salads, smoked fish, shellfish, cheese tartlets, savoury pies, potato skins, terrines, scotch egg, crubeens, and potato cakes.

    Main courses

    Family eating fish and chipsFresh fish and chips, seafood pie, shepherd’s pie, hot pot’s, steak and kidney dishes, liver and bacon, local fresh vegetables, and a variety of potato dishes.


    baker's hands kneading doughRice pudding, crumbles and custard, bread and butter pudding, pavlova, set cheesecake, chocolate mousse, and lemon meringue pie.

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