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BRITISH FOODS +Restaurants+Cafes + Chippies in Florida

Fish and Chips…….Roast Beef and Yorkshire Classic English Sunday Roast…..Yummo. 

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Scroll down to see list of places to eat British food in Florida.  Also see the BRITISH SHOPS + Tearooms page on this website.  There you can buy British foods imported from the UK.   NOTE:   TO MAKE BELOVED BRITISH RECIPES in your Florida home,  find recipes on  www.bbcgoodfood.com

CLERMONT  Friar Tuck English Cafe [352] 404-6818. Serves full English breakfast and authentic British dishes made from scratch.  

CAPE CORAL  Pete’s Fish and Chips [239] 458-2447 in west Florida. Ask for British owner Peter Rushton.

►  COCOA BEACH BRITISH CATERING COMPANY. Scottish lass Jacqueline Sampson, based in Cocoa  Beach makes and sell traditional British fruitcakes and other UK favourites.  Call [321] 427-2340 to order and ask what other goodies she makes.

►  DAVENPORT Sundays Grill [863] 588-2162 serves Bangers and Mash and shows Premier league football. Brit owners Paul and Tony Gray

►  DAVENPORT The Proper Pie Company. [863] 438-2705 British owner Derek. 

►   DAVENPORT Best of British Cafe Call for opening hours. [863] 424-2022. British owner. Sells British foods too.

► FT. MYERS   OK-UK Fish and Chips  [239] 599-2328.  British owner John Norton.

► JACKSONVILLE London Fish n Chip [904] 516 4761 British owner Victoria Williams with husband Gary.  See website www.londonsfishnchip.com 

►  KISSIMMEE  Lyndees British Bakery [407] 552-6229.  British owner Maria Mitchell. 

MIAMI [Brickell area] Authentic English fish n chips on the menu at Balan’s British restaurant at 901 South Miami Avenue, Miami FL 33130. Tel. [305] 809-8587    [I have eaten it often there and recommend!—PK Publisher] 

MIAMI BEACH [on Alton Road].  On 9-22-21 I tested the Fish and Chips at new Winker’s Dinner [305] 831-7274.  David Beckham and family, whose second home is Miami,  eat there. Place is trendy, modern South beach place, with metal walls decor, not your father’s diner! My fish was utterly perfect, comme il faut. Large piece of thick, top quality white flaky cod, perfectly cooked crispy beer batter and three times fried hips with no coating on.  For classic English fish and chips the potatoes should never have “stuff” sprinkled on. Let the potatoes be the star.  Elegantly served with malt vinegar/Heinz ketchup/tartar on the plate side. Only one blemish: Overpriced [paid $37.82 no drinks], including enforced 20% tip. Because I was there on business for this website, I discussed my experience with management and chef, welcomed my feedback. Agreed they will definitely look at lowering the price. I pointed out they should not charge salmon/grouper entree price for humbler fish and chips. I will return IF menu price is lowered, because it was faultless. I am a fish and chips afficionado, but can’t afford to pay that. See www.winkersdiner.com  —PK, publisher   

MELBOURNE Home Town Meats owned by a Scotsman sells UK foods. Call [321] 622-5763. Order from website www.hometownmeatsandmore.com
Click on the Union Jack flag.   

►  OSPREY Scrambles [941] 966-6347 for breakfast and lunch. English owner Karen.
►  ORLANDO [Sanford] The Daily Express Cafe [407] 644-6282 British owners, serves fish and chips and sells British foods.
► ORLANDO Sanford Cafe Rouge [407] 324-7887. Has English items and serves fish and chips. British owner Samantha Walsh.   

 The Jam-Eng restaurant on Orange Avenue.  Call [321] 424-5062 British owner Kyle Scott.

►  ORLANDO [Sanford] The World Market [407] 302-0263 sells a large selection foods and chocs from the UK.  

►  ORLANDO in Icon Park,  Gordon Ramsay’s Fish and Chips. Call [689] 244-7400  

►  ORLANDO The International Food Club [321] 281–4300 sells a huge variety of imported UK foods. 

►  ST. PETERSBURG  Madeleina Cottage English restaurant [727] 367-1727.  British owners.  Serves English menu and wine/beer.
►   ST. PETERSBURG  Luvits Pieshop [727] 608-6529 run by English baker Taina Brabant.  They have the authentic pies expats crave from back home.  

►  ST. PETERSBURG   Jack’s London Grill [727] 289-7170.   Ask for British owner Peter Leonavicius

ST. PETERSBURG     Madeleina Cottage English restaurant [727] 367-1727. British owners.
►  SARASOTA The 4 and 2 Pasty company [941] 927-1421 was founded by two ex-pat British food professionals and sells authentic Cornish pasties and other British foods..

► TAMPA  The Toasted Pheasant [813] 265-6700 British owner Peter Leonvicius. Serves the English classic Sticky Toffee Pudding.

► TAMPA  The English Cook [813] 832-2265  Authentic British dishes.  English owners Sally Nichols–a professional chef—with James Nichols. 

►   BLACK PUDDING.A daft, outdatedUS law forbids the import of any meats from UK, so you can’t get black pudding here.  But the Argentinian blood pudding called Morcilla Dulce is virtually identical to UK Black pudding and available everywhere in Florida.  I am  a huge black pudding fan and always have it in  a fry up when back in England,  so can vouch that this Argentinean blood sausage is a good local substitute. In Miami where I am based, morcilla is on many menus.  [From Google:  Morcilla is a blood sausage, similar to what is known as black pudding in the United Kingdom and Ireland].

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► MARVELLOUS NEWS, EXPAT BRITS!!   NOW YOU CAN MAKE  OUR CLASSIC SPOTTED DICK PUDDING HERE IN YOUR AMERICAN KITCHEN!!  As you know, you need suet for the recipe.  Amazon now stocks and ships authentic ATORA suet to any USA address.  Only $5.99 for the standard 200g box. with free shippingIt’s the original authentic ATORA SHREDDED SUET in its iconic box, imported from England, not an American substitute.   Americans don’t use suet of course.  TO ORDER:   Go to www.amazon.com  and search by Atora Suet.  

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►  WANT TO MAKE TRADITIONAL ENGLISH MINCE PIES FOR CHRISTMAS?  Publix stores in Florida carry jars of Crosse and Blackwell sweet Mincemeat, exactly the same as we use back home for baking.  Amazon also carries the larger jars.  In December 20 I bought the special rum and brandy flavour from Amazon and made my own mince pies. You’ll find the easiest ways to make them [and other beloved British classic recipes] on www.bbcgoodfood.com  

BRITISH BANGERS…the nearest thing to UK sausages you’ll find in Florida.  [UK meat imports to USA have been banned since 1996, due to then BSE-[Mad cow outbreak.] Utterly delicious and supplied to many British and Irish pubs around Florida, they are home made by Murvest Foods at their facility in Pompano Beach, owned by John Murphy [Irish] and wife Sylvia [Australian].   You can buy them yourself to enjoy at home. Delight your dinner party guests with classic Bangers and Mash and onion gravy. You have to buy a case of these but they go fast, freeze well and I give them as precious presents to my special British friends.  HOW TO BUY:   Go in person to pick them up from Murvest’s premises. Call Murvest [954] 772-6440 for prices and opening times.  OR :  They will ship via UPS to your office Monday-Friday only, so someone is definitely there to sign for it.   The sausages come frozen.  Call Murvest Foods [954] 772-6440 to arrange shipment.  Make sure to ask for Sylvia or John by name and ask for the British Bangers.  They also do the same in small cocktail size-great for parties.  I also recommend their Black Pudding–a fave with Brits–have tried that–delish.   Tell them Patricia sent you.–PK

►►► THE BRITISH MARKETPLACE is your one-stop Brit-shop for Broward and Miami Brits.  [Miami’s only one closed years ago].  Largest range of British foods,  gifts, football, and souvenir items imported from the UK.  It’s an Aladdin Cave of British goodies, with new imports arriving daily from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.   Pop in and see what they have! Head out to the British Marketplace in Davie.  See website to see they have to offer: www.britishmarketplace.com      A member of FABB [Florida Association of British Business] since 2013.  British Marketplace,  6923 Stirling Road, Davie FL 33314.  From 95 exit west on Stirling Road.  Call shop ahead to confirm opening hours on [954] 584-8888. 

Buy authentic sweet English Mincemeat from Publix stores in Florida. It’s by Crosse and Blackwell in jars, in the jams and jellies or baking aisle. Sausage rolls you can buy British style sausage meat also from Murvest
 in Ft. Lauderdale–see their ad at the bottom of this page.  Then just buy store pastry!   ►  NOTE: Daft USA law, in place since the 80s, prohibits the import of any meats from UK. So our delicious bacon and sausages are not available in the USA and we have to eat their tasteless substitutes. The good news: Irish bacon is allowed to be imported and is as tasty and well-sized as English bacon. You can buy Irish bacon and Irish black pudding at the British shops in Florida listed on this website.
TO MAKE PERFECT ENGLISH SCONES IN HUMID FLORIDA.Below is an article from the Miami Herald Food Section in 2013.  It followed a letter sent by an English expat reader.   TIPS TO TURN OUT PERFECT SCONES:    

Q. In 1966 I emigrated from England. I remained in Miami until retiring a few years ago and moving up to the Gainesville area. One of the things that I have struggled with over the years is trying to make scones.  I have tried numerous recipes, but they never seem to come out right for me, and I have never been able to settle on a recipe that worked well. It’s embarrassing to think that an English person cannot make scones. Any assistance with a recipe would be greatly appreciated——MARY G.

ANSWER:   There are lots of recipes for scones, but I’m happy to provide  instead a quick primer which helps any Floridian make a crumbly, tender and buttery scone. These are tips I learned from my daughter, who lived in Dublin, Belfast and London for several years and approaches her scone baking as an art form: 

1.       Especially on warm days, or in a humid climate, it is essential that the butter be almost frozen, and the buttermilk ice cold. You should work quickly so the ingredients stay cool — that will make for a flakier, more-tender scone.    Genevieve picked up a handy trick of putting a stick of butter in the freezer for 30 minutes, then pushing it through the large grater of a food processor. You end up with lots of small icicle bits that are easy to distribute through the flour.  No doubt you could use the large holes on a hand grater as well. 

 2.     Handle the dough as little as possible.  At Ballymaloe (the best-known Irish cooking school) you are told to make a claw of your hand, and use only your fingertips to incorporate the flour, keeping the fingers stiff and basically raking the wet ingredients into the dry.

3.      You don’t want the dough to be even or smooth — you just want to disperse the butter and incorporate the remaining ingredients. Resist the temptation to add more flour, other than what you’ve used to dust your board. The dough should be wet and a bit sticky, not clean and smooth like a yeast bread dough.

4.    Put away the rolling pin. Pat the dough, don’t smush. You can use a knife to make the traditional wedge shapes from a round of dough, or to make squares from a rectangle. If you want perfect circles, use a biscuit cutter rather than rolling dough into balls with your hands.
5.      Once you’ve put the dough onto the cookie sheet, put the whole thing in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. This gives the gluten in the dough a chance to rest after any stretching has taken place and will make the dough flakier.    6.   Put your baking sheet on the top rack of the oven, rather than the middle one, to ensure the scones rise well and get a nice, burnished top.      END

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