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Apr 26, 2010, 12:56pm

Just want to start a thread about the food to be found in London.

Personally, I am a huge fan of eel pies but it seems that they can only be found in select shops in London and nowhere else in the world. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong. I have been to the Lakes district where they have many shops selling traditional English food but no eel pie shop.

Only in London it seems.

Then there's the traditional English breakfast complete with black pudding and fried bread. That can be found all over England.

Anyway, I am starting this thread so those of us who love English food can share their eating experience in London.

Apr 27, 2010, 9:51am

I'll be in central London tomorrow and am intrigued by your reference to eel pies. Any particular place you'd recommend?

Apr 27, 2010, 11:03am

You'll have trouble finding them in the centre. You want a proper East End gorblimey guvna apples and pears stone the crows pie 'n' mash shop.

Apr 29, 2010, 3:33am

Hi krolik, sorry for not replying earlier. I have been busy!

So are you still in London now?

If you are and still wanna try some eel pies, check out Manze's pie and mash shop in Peckham. They have a picture of the shop here:

Also if you want recipes, go to:

Contact the people on the pie-and-mash website and ask them which of their shops still serve eel pies.

Hope that helps!

Apr 29, 2010, 4:41am

It was just a day trip so maybe the eels will be for another time. The link you sent is interesting. I'm more familiar with the French preparations, though I've never had them in aspic, as described in the article. In Vienne and Charente-Maritime I've had them simply grilled over wood embers or prepared in a sauce with garlic, butter and parsley.