Looking for a taste of jolly old England? Traditional British cuisine is substantial, yet simple and wholesome. Their fare has been influenced by the traditions and tastes from different parts of the British empire. Luckily you don’t have to cross the pond to experience a taste of England, take a look at these classic and unique British restaurants and make Britain a permanent stop on your Savannah world tour of International cuisine.
The Little Crown by Pie Society | 19 Jefferson Street
Founded by the Wagstaff family, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more traditional British menu of pies than at The Little Crown
at 19 Jefferson in City Market. Expect time-tested classics like steak & ale pie and sausage rolls. Their pie crust is a little different from American pie crust as it is softer, but it is very traditional to the UK. Curry has become an integral part of British cuisine, so much so that, since the late 1990s, some might say that curry is “a true British national dish.” In true British fashion TLC offers the Chicken Curry Pie which has a rich sweet Indian-style curry, chicken, bell peppers and garlic. Another favorite is the cheese, onion & potato pastry which is basically cheesy mashed potatoes with onion and herbs in a flakey cheese crusted pastry. Stop by to grab any or all of these mouth-watering traditional dishes and don’t forget the classic British dessert, the Victoria Sponge Cake. Want the true pub experience? They offer that as well, belly up to the bar and order one of their British influenced house-cocktails. Their menu has a huge gin presence and they even make alcoholic Butterbeer! Also, don’t miss a chance at some authentic fish & chips at either the Pie Society
Pooler location at 115 Canal Street or look to ScoutSavannah.com to see where to find the Pie Society food truck
Churchill’s | 19 Jefferson Street
In the heart of Savannah’s historic district you will find Churchill’s a lively british-inspired restaurant. You’ll see office workers, tourists, couples, solo diners and foodies enjoying the atmosphere together here, creating a relaxed and inclusive environment that’s all about celebrating the best of British fare. There is nothing more British than fish and chips which you will find on the menu, as well as, sausage rolls, English dip which is shaved Angus beef rib eye, yellow onion, mixed with sweet baby peppers and white cheddar and served with au jus, bangers & mash and 3 types of savory pies. To make it proper when ordering the fish & chips don’t forget the vinegar and side of mushy peas.
Six Pence Pub | 245 Bull Street
First thing you will notice about Six Pence Pub is a bold, bright red, British-style telephone booth. Six Pence Pub is an institution where it feels like Savannah never asked England to leave. The menu is hearty: Shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash and salmon…a veritable British invasion. Order a pint and a side whiskey; all will be well.