The cooking of England has been (and if the truth be told, continues to be) proverbially bad. And yet, as Daniel Webster once said of his alma mater, there are those that love it. If you want to food of the mother isle, here's where to get it.
This British grocery is a gas, what with its crazy candies and bizarre canned goods. But the real draw here are the fabulous pork pies, which are just about about the best you can get anywhere.
Just a straight-up British fish and chips place, but very good in its way (which is more than you can say for most of the ones in England.)
The Spotted Pig invented the New York gastropub, for all intents and purposes, and it's still the best, thanks to the brilliance and integrity of chef April Bloomfield.
One of the city's best butchers, this Irish meat market in Sunnyside has many British specialty products you don't see elsewhere.
April Bloomfield broke out of The Spotted Pig's gastropub mold in this equally robust but more ambitious eatery.
A big, expensive East Side project to bring the ultimate British pub experience to New York, Jones Wood pretty much succeeds, in spite of (or rather because of) its heavy, mediocre food and festive atmosphere.
Maze is a more casual, swankier, and less buttoned-down adjuct of Gordan Ramsay's eponymous restaurant at the London hotel. Which is just what you need, given the former's characterless poshness and stratospheric costs.
Its idiotic name aside, Belleville's best (and, to my knowledge, only) British restaurant does a remarkable job of bringing authentic, fine English food, if such a think can be said to exist, to the good people of New Jersey.
A London export to the East Village, this pub has some real soul, unlike the faux-Brit bro-holes that litter the city.
Cool, thoughtful, and inventive, this British-flavored bistro brings a transatlantic flavor to the lower east side.