Orlando and Kissimmee are populated with thousands of British immigrants, so it’s naturally become the spot to find more than a couple of authentic British pubs. A British invasion also means there’s more than the average English menu available at the restaurant, and you’ll be happy to find classic fish and chips, Yorkshire pudding, and even some homemade mince pies during Christmas season. If you’re interested in exploring some new tastes, or just eager to learn what spotted dick is all about, head to the sunshine state for a fine sampling. Here are the best places to eat like the British on your trip to Orlando:
First, be sure to make your way to the Soccer World Sports Bar & Grill. The place is owned by bona fide British restaurateurs, and they’re armed with a classic menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is one of the best places for a Brit-inspired Indian Curry every night, as well as a Traditional Sunday Roast spread of lamb, beef, chicken with all the trimmings. Save room for as much Yorkshire pudding as you can handle, because this is the spot to get your fill. The restaurant is located at 8324 International drive; call (407) 264-9189 for more information.
When you’re at Epcot, the Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room offers another authentic experience; it’s a replica of an authentic British pub with a lavish salad and pie menu. Enjoy your classic British meat pie here, along with a pitcher of beer . An order of Fish and Chips is sure to satisfy your craving, but if you’re just in the mood for a spot of tea in the afternoon this is a great spot to relax and enjoy the casual atmosphere. Call (407) 939-3463 for reservations; you’ll need them during peak season at Disney, as well as the weekends when the restaurant is usually packed.
The Fox & Hound Pub is a hotspot for the local Brits in Kissimmee, offering live music and even karaoke on occasion. The location is just outside of Disney central, and you’ll take in plenty of authentic English accents as you enjoy your draft of beer. It’s a friendly neighborhood tavern with a simple menu. Head here for some much-needed rest after shopping or the parks, or just enjoy a round of traditional darts with the regulars. The Fox & Hound is located at 3514 Vine Street in Kissimmee.
When you’re ready to sample even more variations of Fish & Chips, there’s still another place to go; Harry Ramsbottom’s in Kissimmee features a classic rendition of the dish with Heinz vinegar and all the trimmings! This is a great spot to just relax and mingle with the locals, and it’s easy to spot the tourists who ask if the menu has bangers and mash. You’ll find it at the top of Hwy 192 and Vine Street.
Finally, you can’t beat the Cottage Pie served at Cricketer’s Arms Pub in Orlando. In addition to the Ribeye and Chips, Ploughman’s Lunch, and Scotch Eggs on the menu, this is a popular spot for a hearty pie. The Cottage Pie is an English classic made with ground beef, mixed vegetables, Bisto gravy, and mashed potatoes. Add dessert of apple pie with ice cream, and you’ll be well-equipped with a traditional British meal. You’ll find this one at 5250 North International Drive in Orlando; call (407) 354-0686 for reservations.
Enjoy your sampling of some authentic British cuisine at these top spots in Orlando and Kissimmee. Even if bangers and mash aren’t up your alley, you’re sure to find something to enjoy on your vicarious visit to England!