There seems to be a running joke that British food is boring and bland. Visitors to the U.K. went so far as to vote its local fare as the worst, according to a 2012 Hotels.com survey. What’s not to like? Meat, good. Flaky biscuit, good. Meal in a snack, GOOD. Check out 12 photos of traditional British food dishes below:

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The English breakfast is said to ease a hangover. (Wiki)
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Beans on toast can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, as a snack or dinner. (Wiki)
The Scotch Egg is a meal in a snack with a hard boiled egg wrapped in meat and bread crumbs, then fried. (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)
The Scotch egg is a meal in a snack with a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, breadcrumbs and then deep fried. (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)
Fish and Chips works as food on the go. (Matt Crossick/PA Wire)
Fish and chips works as food on the go. (Matt Crossick/PA Wire)
Shepherd's Pie is a great way to use up leftovers from the night before. (Rex Features via AP Images)
Shepherd’s pie is a great way to use up leftovers from the night before. (Rex Features/AP)
Bangers and Mash is a clever way to describe sausage and mashed potatoes. "Bangers" comes from the sound sausages would make when first ... (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
“Bangers” comes from the hissing sound sausages would make when being cooked during WWI. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
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Pork pies are traditionally served cold. (Joe Giddens/PA Wire)
Haggis, a Scottish delacy, is offputting to some. (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
Haggis is made up of sheep organs mixed with suet (animal fat), onions, oatmeal and seasonings. The mixture is then cooked in the stomach lining. Yum. (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Yorkshire Pudding, as you can see, is not pudding-pudding as we know it in the U.S. The flakey, deflated biscuit with the center just waiting to hold your gravy. (Steve Parsons/PA)
Yorkshire pudding, as you can see, is not pudding-pudding. The flaky biscuit has a deflated center, which is a perfect bowl to hold your gravy. (Steve Parsons/PA)
Toad in the Hole (Rex Features/AP)
Toad in the hole is made up of sausages cooked in the Yorkshire pudding dough. (Rex Features/AP)
Parsnips are native to Britain and can be served in a manner of ways including baked in strips or whipped. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Parsnips are native to Britain and can be served in a number of ways including baked in strips or whipped. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
The Sunday Roast has the best of everything. (Wiki)
Sunday Roast is a wonderful way to tidy up the weekend. (Wiki)

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By Brigid Brown