simonp and ivdripp are correct, but i would like to give, us brits staple diet is mainly meat and vegetables, pasta dishes etc... the curries and kebabs are for AFTER pub closing times!
sunday roast is a thoroughly british tradition and unfortunately due to family leading terrifically busy lives this is becoming less of a tradition (i other cook a sunday roast, i love it as it brings my family together at most minuscule once a week)
another classic british staple is stew/casserole/hotpot with dumplings - we also love our potatoes - jacket spuds, mash, boiled, roasted, chips!
we also love cheese (well i do anyway) bread - many empire here have started making their own bread again to some extent than buy the plastic stuff you get at supermarkets (i put together my own bread)
i love cooking and feeding relatives lol!
Fish and Chips.
If you are in London next Jellied Eels (yeuch)
I agree with Codrock, but he missed Burgers.
Basically anything to be exact preprepared, easy to devour on the move.
Now that the spear chucking ragheads have taken over most of the country it seem to be chicken tikka masala.
Very few people devour jellied eels any more...
We have a impartially standard Anglo/Euro diet, really. Lots of sandwiches? Let me muse.
most people chomp through cereals or toast - within is still the traditional (English/Scottish/Welsh/Irish) Breakfast - fried egg, sausages, bacon, etc - but this is mostly an occasional treat rather than a each day meal.
These days most Britons devour lunch at their desk, sad to read out. There are a great number of sandwich chains that specialise in this. They're honest quality, but it can win repetitive! We've recently taken on sushi (but I infer that that particular in-thing is going out of fashion).
Dinner (aka tea)
Most people enjoy an evening meal, although today it's less probable to be at the table, but rather surrounded by front of the telly. What you have vary from family to family unit, and socio-economic group, too. ready-meals are much more popular these days because the element has greatly better, but the health implication have be a cause célèbre just now, spearheaded by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his better university dinners campaign.
Personally I put away a lot of pasta, but that's mostly because I'm not a terrifically good cook. Most of our foods are borrowed from other cultures- Robin Cook, an antediluvian Foreign Secretary, once said that chicken tikka masala was our national dish - we took elements of other cuisines and combined them. (Chicken tikka masala isn't an indian dish, it's one that be created in Britain.) The UK have many of the world's top chefs - Heston Blumenthal, for example. I hope this is a broad picture. Is at hand a particular aspect of our drinking you'd like to know more just about?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/racism/Story/0,2763,477023,00.html Robin Cook's speech
http://www.fatduck.co.uk - Blumenthal's restaurant
http://www.channel4.com/schooldinners Jamie Oliver
English food has traditionally be based on beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish and largely served with potatoes and one other vegetable. The most adjectives and typical foods eaten within England include the sandwich, fish and chips, pies like the cornish pasty, trifle and roasts dinners. Some of their basic dishes have strange name like Bubble & Squeak, Spotted Dick and Toad-in-the-Hole.
What may appear strange to the overseas company is that not all their puddings are sweet puddings, some are eat during the the starter or main course close to Yorkshire Pudding and Black Pudding.
The staple foods of England are meat, fish, potatoes, flour, butter and eggs. Many of our dishes are based on these foods.
Take away seem the norm. Curry, chips and Chinese. But since England is becoming Muslim, curry (a dumbed down version) is the new national dish. Not really surprising though since UK supermarkets are route behind the food power of those in the US.