We've curated our favourite pub food recipes so you can make a star-studded three-course meal in the comfort of your own home. For starters, try The Tamil Prince's irresistible spicy chicken lollipops, followed by a hearty main of roasted cod with brown shrimp and parsley sauce from The Coach Makers. For dessert, indulge in a white chocolate crème brûlée, brought to you by Belgravia gastropub Ganymede, or deep-fried beignets from London's Cajun and Creole-focused pub-restaurant, Plaquemine Lock. Check out more impressive pub food recipes below.


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Pub food starters and sides

Mince on toast

Start your pub-themed feast with this comforting starter of slow-cooked beef mince in red wine and tomato, brought to you by London restaurant The Pelican. Heap onto toasted sourdough brushed with beef dripping and top with grated cheddar.

Mince toast on a plate with hands grating cheese on top

Spicy chicken lollipops

Chicken is coated in chilli, garlic, garam masala and turmeric before being fried and baked in this crowd-pleasing snack, best served with beers. This recipe comes from The Tamil Prince in London.

A plate of golden chicken lollipops with a pot of bright red sauce on a wooden table with a green background

Doubanjiang mushrooms

Mushrooms are cooked in doubanjiang paste and served with hummus and crispy wonton wrappers in this sharing dish. This recipe comes from Ling Ling's at The Gun, Hackney.

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Doubanjiang mushrooms with hummus and crispy wonton wrappers on a cream plate sat on a dark wooden table

Panisse with yogurt dip

Dashi powder adds an extra savoury hit in these moreish chickpea chips, brought to you by Michelin-starred The Bridge Arms.

A white bowl of pannise next to a small pot of yogurt dip on a wooden table

Lamb scrumpets

Swap chicken nuggets for this upscale bar snack. Coat lamb breast in panko breadcrumbs, fry until golden and crispy and top with flaky sea salt, a squidge of lemon and serve with anchovy mayonnaise.

Stacked lamb scrumpets next to a ramekin of anchovy mayonnaise and a lemon wedge

Ricotta dumplings

Nothing says comfort like a bowl of dumplings. Combining ricotta, parmesan, nutmeg and parsley, and served with buttery peas, this vibrant green dish makes a change from standard pub fare.

Ricotta dumplings topped with lettuce, peas, radish and parmesan shards.

Shrimp maque choux

This shrimp starter gets its kick from a homemade Creole spice mixture, made with paprika, cayenne, garlic, ginger, thyme and oregano. You can find this on the menu at London-based Plaquemine Lock.

A white bowl filled with pink shrimp covered in chopped herbs

Buttermilk fried chicken wings

Coming straight from the kitchen of The Fox at Oddington, try this recipe for crisp-coated chicken wings slathered in a sweet and spicy sauce.

A white plate of Buttermilk-fried chicken wings with chilli and sesame next to cutery on a wooden table

Ham hock terrine

A classic ham hock terrine will never go out of style, especially when served with homemade piccalilli. This recipe comes from The Merry Harriers, based in the small picture-postcard village of Hambledon.

A white plate of ham hock terrine with salad leaves on a wooden garden table in the sun

Smoked cod's roe dip with spring vegetables, soft-boiled eggs and flatbreads

From the Sun Inn, Dedham, try this multicoloured platter of crunchy spring veg, soft-boiled eggs and salted cod’s roe dip.

Smoked cod's roe dip on a plate with vegetables, boiled eggs and flatbreads

Pub food mains

Roast spatchcock chicken mojo rojo

Roast chicken is drizzled in a garlic pesto and served with salad and veg for a Mediterranean touch. This recipe comes from The Sun Inn pub in Dedham.

Plate of roast chicken with garlic

Roasted cod, brown shrimp and parsley sauce

Crisp-skinned cod fillets with a buttery parsley sauce and brown shrimp – it's a beautifully simple dish that's perfect for a special Sunday lunch. This dish comes from Marylebone pub, The Coach Makers.

A while plate with a chunk of cod covered in a brand shrimp sauce next to a silver pot and slice of lemon on a wooden table and green background

Larb sandos

This vegan sub from Mondo Sando, the London sandwich experts, has a few different elements, but the results are epic.

Two larb sandos on a wooden board with a pot of cutlery and a green background

Blackened chicken with beans and rice

This Louisiana-inspired recipe from Plaquemine Lock sees chicken thighs coated in a punchy spice blend before being blackened in a pan and served with beans and rice.

A white plate topped with a blackened chicken thigh, pot of beans and rice

Pumpkin gnudi

Recreate this impressive vegetarian main from The Baring pub kitchen, where pumpkin and ricotta dumplings and crisp radicchio lie in a tangy buttermilk sauce.

A white bowl filled with pumpkin gnudi, red radicchio leaves and grated parmesan

Turkey, leek and bacon pie

The Pelican in Notting Hill shares its comforting turkey, leek and bacon pie, although you could substitute the turkey for chicken thighs. Serve with your sides of choice, such as gravy, glazed carrots and stuffing.

Turkey, leek and bacon pie on a plate covered in gravy with carrots on plate behind

Game dumplings with bashed neeps

Homemade game dumplings are matched with crushed swede and a rich red wine sauce in this fancy main from Mark Hix.

Crushed swede with dumplings on top

Pub food desserts

White chocolate crème brûlée

Blueberries lend a fruity and zingy twist to a classic crème brûlée. This recipes comes from Belgravia gastropub, Ganymede.

A crème brûlée dish filled with a caramelised crème brûlée on a wooden table


Find these puffy, deep-fried pastry treats at the Plaquemine Lock's Cajun and Creole-inspired menu. It's perfect for an after-dinner bite.

Two Beignets on a white plate, dusted with icing sugar

Financiers with poached plums

The bulk of this stylish pud can be prepped in advance, so it's ideal for a dinner party. Brought to you by London pub, The Baring.

Financier with poached plums and chantilly cream on a white plate in front of a blue curtain

Black forest meringues

Dark chocolate and boozy cherries are matched with fluffy meringues and ice cream in this decadent black forest dessert by Mark Hix.

A deconstructed Black Forest pavlova with ice cream, meringues, cherries and dark chocolate shards

Sourdough breakfast buns

Pillowy soft buns are filled with citrus fruit, thyme and a sticky brown-sugar filling, perfect with your afternoon brew. The recipe comes from The Gin Trap Inn, Norfolk.

A golden, swirled bun filled with a brown sugar filling

Pub food drinks

Miss Ginny cocktail

This four-ingredient cocktail from Creole-focused pub Plaquemine Lock is laced with a mix of zesty and bitter flavours.

An orange cocktail in a coupe glass against a black background

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