As for gastronomy, Sundays are sacred to Londoners: that day they eat the traditional 'Sunday Roast ': a hearty dish of meat, accompanied by vegetables and chips. The question is where to eat. If you've spent the morning browsing the flea markets and Boadway Bricklane Market, the required site is The Dove. The Dove is on Broadway Market, in an old dark building. Inside, the décor borders on kitsch, light is scarce, and the tables have candles lit even at noon. The place is always packed and the atmosphere is amazing. Young people, locals and students from all over the world are trying to settle into a table, eating, drinking good beer and they stay there a while. Fortunately the site is large with several rooms on slopes. The Dove is not expensive, and has an impressive selection of beers.
The Pelican "The Pelican" is in the village of Chew Magna, on the northern edge of the Mendip Hills. It is in the lovely Somerset countryside and has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only a few kilometers away from Bristol City. In the heart of this town is The Pelican, or the "Pelly". The Pelican is a good pub, restaurant. Here you can have lunch, dinner or a home cooked meal. In the back they have a patio with a garden where you can have a pint of beer or a glass of wine, or even a cup of tea. On the 1st floor you will find a room with another bar and wifi, as well.
It is the most important bar in Avebury, in the old part of this pretty village, just across the road from one of the most famous stone circles in Europe. The restaurant has a great variety of barrel cask ales, ciders and wines. The interior of this restaurant is huge and is divided into several rooms, with a maximum capacity of 100 people. For lunch you can choose from different menus of typical English food ... mostly meat and potatoes but presented well and with great choices.
The Dolphin restaurant is nothing special. I really don't know if it can even be qualified as a restaurant, but it claims to make the best fish & chips in the country, and it holds many awards, including the 10 best seafood restaurants in the north of England. If you like fish & chips and want to see if the legend is true, then try The Dolphin.
The Woolpack Inn is possibly one of the oldest pubs in Scotland. It has been operating continuously since 1483 and there are some documents which mention a bar in the area as far back as the early 13th century. You can find it right when you enter Mill Glen and once you enter you feel like you've penetrated into the very heart of the town. It's a warm, cozy place with local beer and a good mix of hikers and locals.
The Woolpack also has a pretty decent menu with good food at very good prices. All in all, The Woolpack Inn is a local pub with a mountain charm and good atmosphere and personality. What more could you want?
This is one of the classic restaurants in London. It is a bit surreal to be located on the first floor of an old Michelin tire workshop (the ground floor is an oyster bar). The quality of the cuisine is excellent and even incorporates Spanish influences. Elegant but casual; the price is not cheap but is not extremely expensive for what they offer.
They say Baileys Fish and Chips is one of the best places to try the famous fish & chips in England, and after trying it, I can say that it is great. The place is small, but very cozy. I recommend going for lunch as the portions are very generous you can take it to go while continuing to walk the London streets.
Goodman is located in Carnabury and is a great option for lunch after a hard morning of shopping. It's almost always full so I recommend booking ahead of time to assure you get seated. The steaks are excellent, but the sides aren't included and they're somewhat small for the price. Other that that, excellent. Good wine list.
Chez Bruce is a Michelin star restaurant but contrary to my expectations, was not stuffy at all. The place looks a lit old-fashioned but that doesn't really matter. The food is excellent and the presentation of the dishes will leave you speechless.
Wiltons is serves traditional food with a contemporary twist in a comfortable setting with well-spaced tables. The service is very friendly and helpful. I especially like the seafood. If you're a vegetarian, no problem, they have a special menu for you. Solid wine list.