Gettin’ sticky in the UK

Gettin’ sticky in the UK

Being in a sticky situation isn’t always a bad thing.

On his recent trip to London, Foodgōd shared some Insta love for his favorite British dessert: sticky toffee pudding.

This classic British confection consists of a very moist, buttery sponge cake made with finely chopped soft dates, which gets covered in gobs of sticky toffee sauce and comes served with creamy custard, ice cream, or rich Chantilly cream infused with vanilla. And it’s downright delicious.

If you find yourself traveling to the UK, here are five great spots to get your sticky fix:

1
Hawksmoor

Hawksmoor sticky toffee pudding_photo via Hawksmoor

Award-winning British steakhouse and cocktail bar chain, Hawksmoor, may be famous for their grass-fed, dry-aged beef, but their scrumptious sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream should not be missed.

2
Holborn Dining Room

The Holborn Dining Room is an elegant, chandelier-decked brasserie with a locally-sourced traditional British menu. The move here? Order the sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream on the stunning outdoor courtyard.

3
Barbecoa

Barbecoa sticky toffee pudding_photo via Barbecoa

Come to Jamie Oliver’s “house of smoke and fire” in St. Paul’s or Piccadilly for hands-down the best ribs in London, and stay for the sticky toffee pudding. This standout version is infused with flavors of butterscotch, honeycomb, and mandarin.

4
Bumpkin

Bumpkin sticky toffee pudding_photo via @vjmungo

With outposts in Chelsea, South Kensington, and Westfield, Bumpkin is a solid spot for modern British food. Their signature sticky toffee pudding is served with Jude’s vanilla ice cream and heavenly butterscotch sauce.

5
The Abington

The Abingdon_photo via @transatlanticgourmandjpg

This family-owned gastropub in the heart of Kensington is a neighborhood favorite for British and European comfort food. With luscious toffee sauce and clotted cream, their oh-so decadent sticky toffee pudding is a real showstopper—and worth a trip to London alone.

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