Holidays in England

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Types of places to eat in England


There is a wide range of places to eat in England. The cheapest are fast-food restaurants such as Macdonalds, Burger King, KFC or Pizza Hut.

Next are cafes and pubs which can offer good home-cooked meals at good value prices.

Further up the ladder are restaurants which can range from quite reasonable to hideously expensive. There is a good number of websites that rates restaurants and obtains feedback from clients. Again, it's worth doing your research in advance.

  • A tip of around 10% is expected in restaurants unless a service charge is already included. Check the bill.

In addition to these, the very English tea shops deserve a mention. Tea shops are very common in and around the national parks and areas where people go for long walks. They serve tea, coffees, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and simple meals such as soup with a bread roll. Tea shops are a beloved part of English culture and have a stronger identity than an ordinary café. A visit to a tea shop becomes a treat, an enjoyable part of a holiday rather than just a place for quick refreshment. Some tea shops are famous for their wonderful cakes and scones.

If you stay in self-catering accommodation, the owners of your holiday cottage in England are most likely to have a folder with a list of recommended local restaurants.