A culinary trend born in London during the 1990s, gastropubs are here to stay. Creative reinventions of old pubs are now a fixture of the British restaurant scene, and American versions are opening as well. Served in a relaxed tavernlike setting, gastropub cuisine has won over diners with dishes that are rooted in traditional pub fare and also reflect influences from other European cuisines.
Here we feature recipes for delicious gastropub fare that you can prepare at home, including a hearty beef and stout pie topped with a Stilton crust, braised pork shanks with white beans, and a butchers' breakfast frittata laced with savory meats. These simple yet innovative dishes lend themselves perfectly to casual meals with friends.