English cuisine is shaped by the country's temperate climate, its geography, and its history. The latter includes interactions with other European countries, and the importing of ingredients and ideas from places such as North America, China, and India during the time of the British Empire and as a result of post-war immigration.


Since the Early Modern Period the food of England has historically been characterised by its simplicity of approach and a reliance on the high quality of natural produce. This, in no small part influenced by England's Puritan heritage, has resulted in a traditional cuisine which tended to veer from strong flavours, such as garlic, and an avoidance of complex sauces which were commonly associated with Catholic Continental political affiliations[1].


Traditional meals have ancient origins, such as bread and cheese, roasted and stewed meats, meat and game pies, and freshwater and saltwater fish. The 14th century English cookbook, the Forme of Cury, contains recipes for these, and dates from the royal court of Richard II.


Other customary dishes, such as fish and chips, which were once urban street food eaten from newspaper with salt and malt vinegar, and pies and sausages with mashed potatoes, onions, and gravy, are now matched in popularity by curries from India and Bangladesh, and stir-fries based on Chinese and Thai cooking. French cuisine and Italian cuisine are also now widely adapted. Britain was also quick to adopt the innovation of fast food from the United States, and continues to absorb culinary ideas from all over the world while at the same time rediscovering its roots in sustainable rural agriculture.





English Restaurants in Coventry

Buttons Restaurant

28 The Burges, Coventry, CV1 1HL

Category: English Restaurants in Coventry


Restaurant Ltd

71 Barkers Butts Lane, Coventry, CV6 1DU

Category: English Restaurants in Coventry


The holyhead

Holyhead Road, Coventry, CV5 8HX

Category: English Restaurants in Coventry


Elms Harvester

Birmingham Road, Allesley, Coventry, CV5 9TZ

Category: English Restaurants in Coventry



Coventry Harvester

Kenpass Highway, Coventry, CV3 6PB

Category: English Restaurants in Coventry



 T-Bone Ltd

The Beechwood Hotel, Sandpits Lane, Coventry, CV6 2FR

Category: English Restaurants in Coventry



 Beefeater Ltd

Castle Green, Kenilworth, CV8 1ND

Category: English Restaurants in Kenilworth



The beechwood inn - www.beechwoodhotels-coventry.co.uk - 024 7633 8662 -




The Peacock Hotel - www.peacockhotel.com -

 01926 851 156




The Ball Hill Diner - www.ballhilldiner.com - 024 7645 6500




Nortons Restaurant Ltd - www.nortonsrestaurant.co.uk - 024 76601055






coventry Restraunts - www.coventry-restaurants.co.uk - 024 7642 1922




Toby Carvery - www.toby-carvery.co.uk - 024 76458456




Queen & Castle - www.kenilworthweb.co.uk - 01926 852661