Originally Posted by Dawgluver
I too got to travel to England for a class when I was 20, many moons ago. The most memorable food I ate was prawns in an avocado with that special pink sauce, I had that whenever I could. Our instructor also took the class to Simpsons on the Strand, where we had roast beast. Most of what we ate was pretty bland.
Yes, Simpsons-in-the-Strand is still noted for good English traditional food with good quality well-cooked ingredients not messed around. If you want Roast beef, fine but if you want chilli con carne or burgers you're in the wrong place.
That "special pink sauce" is now glorified as "Marie Rose sauce" (or "pink Mary" as Dad used to call it). You can buy it in jars quite expensively but really it's only mayo and tomato ketchup, lemon juice to taste, a pinch of cayenne and/or a dash of tabasco or Worcester sauce plus salt and pepper to taste. Very "posh" in the 1960s. It's good with burgers as well as with seafood.