Britain's Top 10 Favourite Supper Recipes

A recent survey in the UK has revealed what the UK's Top 10 All-Time Favourite Supper dishes are.

Time and time again, the same dishes pop up on these food-favourite lists which are no surprise as they almost all tend to be classic dishes or ones that say comfort and home rather than gourmet and fancy. These are the dishes here in Britain we reach for when we are busy, have a hungry family to feed, or simply want a little food-cuddle.

  • 01 of 10

    Head for a Curry

    Chicken Curry with Cauliflower Rice. Getty

    Here are the top ten, starting with a curry.  Almost any curry could have made it to this list; we love curries in the UK. Thanks to diverse ethnic communities, that curry can come from any part of Asia, and we will still like it. Top of the list those is the Balti; a curry cooked over a high flame with fresh spiced meat and vegetables and cooked again with extra spices and served in the traditional round-bottomed balti dish.

  • 02 of 10

    Fish and Chips

    British Fish and Chips
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    Yes, it is easy to pop out and buy fish and chips from the local takeaway but, making your own is not so difficult. In fact, it is easy and quick and cheaper to make your own. 

  • 03 of 10

    Bangers and Mash

    Bangers and Mash
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    Bangers is the familiar term, for those who don't know, for sausages. Cooked sausages sitting on top of mashed potatoes with a good drenching of onion gravy is one of the best supper dishes known. Always guaranteed to put a smile on the family's faces.

  • 04 of 10

    Spag Bol

    Spaghetti On Plate
    Spaghetti Bolognese. Klara Novak / EyeEm / Getty Images

    The spaghetti bolognese is making something of a comeback in British food. Once the de rigueur dinner party dish of the 60's, it fell out of favor. Well, it is back and even better.

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  • 05 of 10

    Stew and Dumplings

    Beef stew and suet dumplings
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    This delicious hearty beef stew and dumplings is the backbone of winter food here in Britain and Ireland. This filling dish requires a long slow cook, so make a large potful and you will have enough for a couple of meals (it also freezes well).

  • 06 of 10

    Fish Pie

    Fish Pie
    Fish Pie Recipe. Dorling Kindersley / Getty Images

    Making a fish pie has to rate as one of the most comforting ways of serving fish, using offcuts of fresh fish also makes it a cheap way.

  • 07 of 10

    Bring on the Shepherd

    Luxury Sheperds Pie. Getty

    No surprises that this dish is on the list. Be it a Shepherd's (made with ground lamb) or Cottage (beef) pie, this is the ultimate in comfort food. Creamy mashed potato, meat in a delicious gravy, all that's needed to add are fresh vegetables. Perfect midweek supper dish.

  • 08 of 10

    Toad in the Hole

    Toad in the Hole. William Reavell - Getty Images

    The ever famous Yorkshire Pudding doesn't only have to make an appearance on a Sunday; it makes a great midweek supper too. Fill the pudding with your favourite sausages to make a classic Toad in the Hole.

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  • 09 of 10

    A Bit of Chicken

    A roasted chicken in a pot
    Roast Chicken. James Ross / Getty Images

    The mouth-watering scent in the kitchen when this lemon chicken is cooking makes it a must have supper dish. Any roast chicken smells delicious; this one just has that extra added edge.

  • 10 of 10

    Lancashire Hot Pot

    Lancashire Hotpot Recipe. Jon whitaker/Getty

    Hotpot is a long, slow cooked recipe, yet unlike many stews, it is still quite light and suitable for eating all year round (save perhaps on a scorching summer's day). Pop it in the oven, leave for a couple of hours and you have a great supper dish.