Great Britain might be a single island, but each country (Scotland, Wales & England), even each region, has its own cuisine and, of course, talented food writers.
With national dishes like haggis, rarebit or Yorkshire pudding anyone just arriving on this legendary island will have a lot of new food to try.
To help you get through this diverse food maze, here are some great online culinary guides to help you make sure that you get to the good stuff.
House Of Herby – This a great guide to Glasgow and all of the culinary treats to be had there. From tiki bars to horse races, this is a full force tour of one of the world’s great cities. One of our favorite parts of this blog is the Bucket List where the author lists all of her food and life desires. You might find yourself stealing some of these for your bucket list. (Twitter)
Edinburgh Foody – From local events to restaurant reviews, the Edinburgh Foody takes readers around the city and the country tasting and having fun. The photos are lively, making you almost think you can taste and smell the food. No matter what else you do while you’re in Edinburgh, see what the Foody has to recommend. (Twitter)
A Wee Bit of Cooking – From the Scottish Highlands comes the life of a teacher and her dog. They share stories of days and nights in this magical place but they also visit Europe and cook amazing foods. The recipes come from all over the world, each with a bit of a Scottish twist. (Flickr)
The Rare Welsh Bit – These dispatches from cyberspace cover Cardiff, the rest of Wales and various points around the world. With a tone that is exciting and personal, the photographs are as much snapshots of life in Cardiff as they are documents of food. From pop-up restaurants to fine dining, this is Wales on a silver platter. (Instagram)
Stephen Nottingham’s Food Blog – “The food scene in Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan (Wales)” is how Stephen introduces his blog. It is all of that and more. With his emphasis on local food, Stephen introduces readers to the local slow food movement, eating insects and much more. This is a great blog for the adventurous eater. (Twitter)
Love To Dine – Hannah presents food and restaurant reviews from Penarth and Cardiff. Her strength is her love of various cuisines making her blog an international tour of local eateries. Follow Hannah and her fork as she tastes her way around Wales. (Twitter)
Eat With Steph – This is a restaurant review focused blog by someone who really understands how to dine out. Steph presents great photos with complete reviews, including a bit of the history of the establishments, the foods and the area. (Facebook)
FatThomas.com – With step by step cooking photos and excellent descriptions, this is a great blog. Restaurant reviews round out the story of food in London. The reviews are honest and take you through eateries all over the city.
Hungry Healthy Happy – The name of the blog says it all. This is blog about food, fitness, and fun. From the heart of Europe, the author takes tours of other countries, always returning to the delicious roots that is Geneva, Switzerland. (Twitter)
Manchester Food Blog – Manchesterlicious – With everything from app reviews to recipes, this is a great site. No matter what your foodie style is, this is the place to check out the Manchester scene. (Twitter – Citylicious)
Hungry Hoss – Hungry Hoss is the voice of Manchester food. This is a great place to see what food events are going on in and around Manchester. As a part of the community and seemingly everywhere at once, he includes restaurant reviews and great photography. (Twitter)
Smoke and Umami – Birmingham presents foods from all over the world and this blog takes you to every culture and cuisine. From American-style steak to Manchester seafood to Chinese duck, it’s all here for the tasting. (Twitter)