Falkland Islands Food and Drink
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Despite some influences from when the Falkland Islands were under Spanish rule, much of the cuisine of the islands is generally British in nature. The islanders pride themselves on offering home-cooked and traditional meals. When visiting Stanley, there are some restaurants and British-styled pubs, while food in the “camp” (anywhere outside of Stanley) is usually homegrown and home cooked.
Popular dishes include:
Seafood: As an island nation, seafood is naturally popular in the Falkland Islands and the quality of such seafood is excellent. Dishes tend to include mussels, oysters, scallops and snow crabs. Favourite fish like sea trout and Atlantic rock is often grilled and served with fritters or steamed vegetables.
Fish and chips: Just as in Britain, fish and chips is an incredibly popular meal in the Falkland Islands and Stanley, the nation’s capital, has its own fish and chip shop.
Lamb, mutton and beef: The Falkland Islands are known for organic meat that is ranched on the plains of the islands. Lamb dishes are particularly noteworthy and are almost always served with fresh, local vegetables.
Daily smoko: It is believed that this term originally came from the British Merchant Navy as early as 1865 in reference to a cigarette break. However, in the Falkland Islands, it is an afternoon tea that is served with homemade cakes and biscuits.
Diddle Dee Berry: This is a bittersweet berry that is found in the Falklands as well as Chile and Argentina. Islanders often make it into a jam because of its unique flavour.
Since there are no taxes on alcohol in the Falkland Islands, beer prices are reasonable. Pubs and lodges on the islands offer a variety of beers, but most come from bottles or cans rather than on tap. Tea is also a popular drink.
Things to know:
Tipping around 10% is standard.
Falkland Islands Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of the Falkland Islands, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Falkland Island's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering the Falkland Islands for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Falkland Islands tours today!
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- Meeting the people
- Hearing about the 1982 Conflict
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We also offer Antarctica cruises that stopover in the Falklands.
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