Food in Britain


Carmen looks at the different food that people in Britain enjoy eating and talks about how food in Britain comes from all over the world.

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.


Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • What kinds of food do you like?
  • What is your favourite dish?
  • What is a typical dish from your country?

Now, watch the video to find out more about food in Britain.



National food in Belarus is very tasty and healthy, because belorusian people make it with fresh vegetables, meat, fish and fruits. For brekfast people usually eat porridge. Therefore belorusian people are strong. For dinner we have vegetable soup, plov, draniki or meatballs with potatoes. For evening people have pancakes with machanka or macharoni. In Belarus usually drink tea, coffee, fruit juices, kvass and fizzy drinks. And in Belarus people eat honey, marmalade and berry jeams. My favourite meals are draniki, dumplings and pickle soup. I usually drink tea, orange juice and Cola. Waiting you in Belorusian restoraunts!

Hi i wanted to ask you.Do you have Shawarma in UK???

Hi Malyek,

Yes, you can find shawarma in the UK. I would say that while most people in the UK do not differentiate between shawarma, doner kebabs and gyros (describing them all as kebabs), they certainly like to eat them! You can find many places in towns offering take-away food of this kind.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi can I chat with someone in this site? Can you help me? Thanks for a million:)

Hi aybi,

This is not something which we offer at the moment as a part of LearnEnglish, but you can chat with other users in text through the comments sections. Just reply to any comments you find interesting and you'll soon start a conversation.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Tema

It's a useful video. I've never been London so through this video I know more about British food. If I had a chance I would go to Borough Market and enjoy some. Thank for sharing.

I really enjoyed the video!! i liked the Borough Market because you can try all types of food from all over the world in one place! in my country we don't have something like that. I also would like to try Fish and Chips! it looks so tasty!!

Hello everyone this is my first comment on this page, and i would like to say that it was a very interesting video, Carmen show us a little of London the "cosmopolitan city", about the video, personally i think the full English breakfast.. was too much for me... maybe for lunch but not for breakfast at all.
In Chile we have a lot of Multi-cultural restaurantes such as Peruvians, Chineses, Japaneses and Italians, so maybe I'll try it and give them a shot someday.

I liked this video because I wanted to try all the food...I would like to get me to the video and try all this food tasty. Is fantastic to know that there are different types of food in one place and what more I would like to try is the English breakfast and chinese food.

 was a very interesting video. i think ,that the food in london is very original. I mean is like a mix of all the world food, is special. I want to eat a british full breakfast , maybe  i will do this someday, it will be very enjoyed .