The three most popular British meals in Britain are, in descending order, fish and chips, a roast dinner with Yorkshire pudding and a fry-up breakfast.

This is the result of a survey commissioned for the Discover Cornwall food and drink guide, which placed at positions four to ten bacon butties, apple crumble, strawberries and cream, bangers and mash, cream tea, shepherds pie and crumpets. Most popular pub grub, after bangers and mash was ham, egg and chips (11), toad in the hole (16), Cornish pasty (18), steak and kidney pie (19), pork pie (20), ploughmans lunch (22) and scotch eggs (30) Other popular sweet items were ice cream (13), sticky toffee pudding and custard (17), bakewell tart (21) and rhubarb and custard (24).

As food items from other cuisines becomes more available, say research firm Mintel, more Brits try them. Apparently 10% of people living in the UK now buy Polish food, such as spicy cured meats and pickled cabbage regularly. And Japanese cuisine is emerging as Britain’s favourite emerging ethnic cuisine, with 17% of us often eating sushi or teriyaki dishes at home.

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