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Where might Trifle be served?

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MotiSen Sat 20-Aug-16 19:49:38

Hello Brits, Scots, Welsh, Irish, etc! My 11 yo son and I are on our way to UK 8/29. I have done extensive research, gotten our britrail passes, hop on hop off passes, tickets for the London Eye, hotels in London, York and Leeds so we can see more of UK, etc.

Just one question. Where can I get trifle? I tried it once about 15 years ago, and thought it amazing. Is it common on dessert menus?

Any other advice about UK-specific foods you could recommend us to try would be appreciated.


moonmeat Sat 20-Aug-16 19:54:31

You can buy trifle at any supermarket, if your in London can i reccomend waitrose supermarket who do lovely trifles!

(Being from the north of England) you have to have a Sunday roast, mash potatoes, veg, beef and massive Yorkshire puddings all topped with thick gravey....yummy
Sticky toffee pudding with ice cream
Apple crumble and custard
Pretty much any dessert you'll get over here is yummy grin

SquirmOfEels Sat 20-Aug-16 19:55:35

August 2029 is some way off, so I doubt you can be sure where trifle will be available. But my guess is that the long-established hotels will have it.

Or Rules in Maiden Lane (near Covent Garden) which has been around since the 17th century, so is a pretty good bet for still being there in 13 years. It'll have other traditional British food you might enjoy, but no trifle on the sample menu currently on its website

Kenworthington Sat 20-Aug-16 19:56:40

I think she means 29th August!

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 20-Aug-16 19:56:45

29th August so in a week or so

SquirmOfEels Sat 20-Aug-16 19:58:58

Surely not! She said she's researched extensively and so would of course know the British way of writing dates...

ample Sat 20-Aug-16 19:59:34

August 2029 Squirm? confused
Pretty sure if things are already booked, the OP means the date is 29th August 2016

Mermaid36 Sat 20-Aug-16 20:00:28

You must also have fish and chips!!

MrsJoeyMaynard Sat 20-Aug-16 20:00:29

29th August this year perhaps Squirm?

In my experience, trifle isn't all that common on dessert menus in restaurants, but as moonmeat says, it can be bought in supermarkets. It's usually with the chilled desserts in one of the refrigerated aisles.

Heratnumber7 Sat 20-Aug-16 20:01:28

OP. 29th August would be written 29/8 in UK.

Marks and Spencer triffle is delicious. Buy a big one each and eat it in your hotel room.

It's very easy to make yourself you know. No actual cooking involved. Just "assembling"

TheGreatDessert Sat 20-Aug-16 20:01:43

It's rarely seen on dessert menus these days but you'll definitely be able to find it in the dessert section of most large supermarkets (Marks & Spencer, Sainsburys, Tesco, Waitrose, Asda)- either little individual ones or big party portions. I recommend the big size and a spoon blush.

ample Sat 20-Aug-16 20:04:09

MotiSen, no idea about trifle as I don't eat it but just wanted to say enjoy your visit to the UK. And yes trifle can be purchased at most supermarkets although why is beyond me grin

JedRambosteen Sat 20-Aug-16 20:04:14

Its an interesting question. I can't remember the last time I saw trifle on a menu, but it is perennially popular. It's more usually served at Christmas time, but at home - not out.

BitOutOfPractice Sat 20-Aug-16 20:04:31

Well let's hope op gets a nicer welcome to the uk in real life than that snotty message squirm confused

Roast beef, fish and chips, curry, cakes, English / Scottish need to be sampled but leave the trifle alone with its soggy cake based vileness

ample Sat 20-Aug-16 20:05:25

You must also have fish & chips

^^ Yes!

JedRambosteen Sat 20-Aug-16 20:05:51

Watch out with the supermarket trifles - they sometimes omit the jelly and have sherry-soused fruit cocktail instead.

JedRambosteen Sat 20-Aug-16 20:08:16

Also, give chocolate trifle a go too - the Cadbury's ones (supermarkets stock them with the chilled desserts) used to be lovely, but Kraft have mucked up the Cadbury's recipe & it may have impaired the trifles too.

MisshapesMistakes Sat 20-Aug-16 20:09:18

Trifles in any supermarket, but may I recommend an Eton Mess if you're in a restaurant and don't mind a big dental bill on your return home.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Sat 20-Aug-16 20:10:27

Cream tea (Devon style)
Fish & chips on the beach

longdiling Sat 20-Aug-16 20:14:31

I'm cringing for you Squirm, if you were hoping to embarrass the op it backfired. You made yourself look a right twat.

Definitely try all the food listed if you can op! Maybe an afternoon tea too so you can sample some British cakes like scones and Victoria sponge.

elephantoverthehill Sat 20-Aug-16 20:14:39

If you visiting London you will need to sample 'Pie, mash and liquor'. Eastend mostly for the real deal.

TheGreatDessert Sat 20-Aug-16 20:16:17

You should also try:

Fish & chips
Cornish pasties
Toad in the hole

Rules restaurant mentioned above is very nice and fancy pants traditional. If you want every day traditional go to a pub.

Afternoon tea (tea, sandwiches & cakes) somewhere would be nice if you have time. There are themed ones and traditional ones all over the place.

elephantoverthehill Sat 20-Aug-16 20:16:46

Oh and just a word of warning, cheese and pickle sandwiches do not contain gherkins.

AuntieStella Sat 20-Aug-16 20:16:47

I think Squirm was teasing.

And she's the only poster who has actually recommended a specific place which serves interesting and traditional Britush puddings.

<wanders off, muttering about the PO>

SquirmOfEels Sat 20-Aug-16 20:18:19

Yes - note to self - will festoon all posts with emojis and LIGHTHEARTED in future.

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