Steak & Kidney Pudding

Steak & Kidney Pudding. Although nowadays London is considered one of the most vegetarian/vegan-friendly cities in the world its tradition wasn’t really built on vegetarian dishes. The next two are strong advocates of that statement. Steak & Kidney Pudding and Steak & Kidney Pie are considered Britain’s national dishes since the mid-19th century.

A mixture of diced beef, onion & kidney (usually lamb or pig kidneys) & brown gravy made of beer broth flavored with Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper, are either nestled inside a casing of pastry or turned into a suet shell pudding. Both of them are usually served with a mix of boiled or steamed vegetables.

Located near the vibrant Covent Garden, Simpson’s In the Strand offers a unique dining experience right in the heart of London. Within walking distance of The Savoy Theatre, Somerset House, and The National Gallery, this place is perfectly placed for everything from decadent pre-theatre meals to quiet lunchtime catch-ups with friends.

This place serves traditional English fare since 1828. Simpson was a firm favorite of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his most famous literary creations. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson dine at the restaurant at the end of The Adventure of the Dying Detective, where after fasting for three days, Holmes tells Watson, “Something nutritious at Simpson’s would not be out of place.” And by all means the aforementioned dish is among the most nutritious in the list.