Falkland Islands – For lovers of home-cooked food and amazing desserts

What is there to eat in the Falklands? Plenty! Falkland Islanders are proud of their hearty home-cooked food and delicious desserts. Wherever you visit, you will not go hungry.

Delicious home cooking

Visitors are well-catered for in guest houses and lodges outside Stanley. A traditional Falkland Island breakfast would include mutton chops, while sausage and bacon with local eggs are usually on offer to those who have the appetite. Midday meals may take the form of a packed lunch or homemade soup with freshly-baked bread. For the main meal, locally reared meat is expertly slow cooked to bring out the best flavours and served with home-grown vegetables. Seafood dishes are often based on fresh-caught trout or mullet, or our deep-sea fish, toothfish (Patagonian sea bass).

Try our Falklands smoko

The treat for many visitors is the Falklands’ tradition of “smoko”. Plates stacked high with home-baked cakes, cookies and other delicacies simply cannot be refused. Served up mid-morning, mid-afternoon or when a cruise ship calls, with a plentiful supply of tea and coffee, who can resist the excuse to relax, eat and chat? Look out for the teaberry served in scones, cakes and meringues and try a taste of diddle-dee jam, both popular local berries.

Have a night out in Stanley

Stanley boasts a variety of eating opportunities including cafes, pubs and restaurants. Don’t miss typical tastes of the Falklands – squid, upland goose pate, lamb, mutton and beef. Vegetarians are also taken care of with tasty options on menus around the town.

Refreshing Falklands!

And to drink? Teas, coffees and hot chocolate are ideal to warm up on cooler days. Or for those who prefer a slightly stronger option, ask in licensed establishments for a “hot toddy” – rum with hot water and sugar. Wines from South America are popular along with imported beers. Better still, try the locally-brewed beer from Falkland Beerworks – “Peat Cutter” and “Rock Hopper” just have to be tasted!