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BRITISH-OWNED Restaurants/cafes in Florida + British foods

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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 groceries and items   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 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.

HAINES CITY [moved from Davenport] The Proper Pie Company. British style pies. [863] 438-2705 See www.properpiecompany.com British owner Derek Gibson. 

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

►  JACKSONVILLE TEA WITH MARIE is an online store and afternoon tea catering service, providing anything related to afternoon tea. Owner Marie Hope, a Lancashire lass.
To find out more visit  www.itsteawithmarie.com  Call [904]-372-4458

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

►  MIAMI [Brickell] : upscale London restaurant SEXY FISH opened a Miami location in February 2022. See www.sexyfishmiami.com  Call [305] 889-7888. 

►  Famed British chef Gordon Ramsay opened his upscale HELLS KITCHEN restaurant September 2023 facing the river in downtown Miami. For details/menus/bookings see www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com  and click on the Hells Kitchen Miami section. Or call the restaurant direct [786] 688-0082. He opened a second restaurant Lucky Cat in South Beach in 2024.  

► MIAMI Launched September 2022 a Fish and Chips food truck,  owned by British caterer Hamish Rose, is serving in various Miami locations. Look at website www.rosesfishandchips.com for today’s details. 

► FISH AND CHIPS in Miami Beach—recently discovered: Monty’s on the marina, 300 Alton Road [305-672-1148] does superb crispy beer-battered quality cod and chips. I live nearby, so it’s where I go for my must-have fish and chips expat passion.  Until I can return to Cornwall, it will do!

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 HQ  Get your UK goodies from the British Food Club, delivered to your door anywhere in Florida. Call [407] 648-6803 for details.  Also see website www.britishfoodclub.com
► 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 [407] 286-4045  British/Jamaican owner Kyle Scott.

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

►  ORLANDO. UK Imports [407] 540-3737—whole sale orders only,  but call to verify this. Things change!

►  ORLANDO in Icon Park,  Gordon Ramsay’s Fish and Chips restaurant, opened 2022. Call [689] 244-7400  or find it on www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com

►  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.
►  SANFORD British food truck operated by Brit Samantha Walsh. Call [407] 900-8205 or email to sanfordcaferouge@gmail.com  
►  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] 832-2665  Authentic British dishes.  English owners Sally Nichols–a professional chef—with James Nichols. 

►   BLACK PUDDING. A daft, outdated US 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.  

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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.  It’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 often carry jars of Crosse and Blackwell sweet Mincemeat, exactly the same as we use back home for baking. Start looking for it on November 1,  in the jams and jellie aisle.  Amazon also carries the larger jars.  You’ll find the easiest ways to make them [and other beloved British classic recipes] on www.bbcgoodfood.com  

  ►  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.
SCONES 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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