Breakfast - between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Lunch - between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m.
Afternoon tea – between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Dinner - between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The usual meals in England are:
Traditionally, people in Britain have enjoyed a substantial hot meal for breakfast, featuring eggs, bacon, and sausage, accompanied by toast and tea or coffee. Many other items (grilled or fried tomatoes, baked beans, fried sliced bread, fried potato and mushrooms) may be included depending on taste and location.
The Traditional English Breakfast
Today, this dish is not usually served at breakfast time during the week. The traditional cooked breakfast has largely been replaced by simple, light foods mainly eaten cold: fruit, yogurt, cereal with cold milk, and toast with a variety of spreads such as butter, jam, marmalade.
A packed lunch normally consists of some sandwiches, a packet of crisps, an apple and a can of something to drink, for example, coca-cola. The contents are kept in a plastic container and you take it with you when you go to school or work.
Many people eat lunch while at work or school. Employers and schools usually provide a lunch break in the middle of the day, lasting as much as an hour.
Tea is very popular among the English; it may almost be called their national drink. The English like it strong and fresh made. The English put one teaspoon of tea for each person. Tea means two things. It is a drink and a meal.
Traditionally, loose tea would be served in a teapot with milk and sugar. This would be accompanied by various sandwiches, scones and usually cakes and pastries.
Dinner – the evening meal – is the biggest and the main meal of the day. It begins with soup.
The most typical thing to eat for dinner is "meat and two vegs". One of the vegetables is almost always potatoes. The British eat a lot of potatoes.
Traditional Drinks in England
Festival Food: Christmas
Festival Food: Shrove Tuesday
Festival Food: Easter Day