Today people in the UK eat a more varied diet than ever before. As well as the regional diets of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland the many immigrant communities have introduced their cuisines to the previously unadventurous Britons: Chinese, Greek, Indian, Italian, Thai, American fast foods such as pizza, hamburgers and fried chicken have to some extent displaced the traditional fast food of fish and chips.
Because of the climate and the Germanic origins of many of its early people, the UK has been a traditionally beer drinking rather than a wine drinking country. Nevertheless, in recent years, vineyards in the south of England have proved successful. In the west of England the traditional drink is cider , rather than beer. Over Britain as a whole, however, the traditional drink is tea.
The most famous meal in Britain could be the traditional breakfast. What makes it so popular with British people and visitors alike?
英式早餐全餐(British Breakfast)，比其他国家的正餐还要丰富，绝非只有牛角包配果酱咖啡的欧式早餐(Continental Breakfast)可比。这份早餐俗称the fry-up，因为里面多是煎炸的食物：香肠(sausage)，腌肉(bacon)，蘑菇(mushroom)，番茄(tomato)。除此之外，还有土司(toast)，英式烤饼(scone )，茄汁焗豆(baked beans)等食物。
英国人煎蛋，通常只煎一面，蛋黄生生的，俗称“太阳蛋”，也就是美国人口中的 sunny side up
Accounts of its origins vary. Drinking a blend of black teas for breakfast is indeed a longstanding British custom. The practice of referring to such a blend as "English breakfast tea" appears to have originated not in England but America, as far back as Colonial times.
English Breakfast tea is a black tea blend usually described as full-bodied, robust, and/or rich, and blended to go well with milk and sugar, in a style traditionally associated with a hearty English breakfast. It is the most common style of tea in Britain.