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[Food] What was your favourite school dinner?

Doc Lynam

I hate the Daily Mail
Jun 19, 2011
What was your favourite thing on the menu back in ye old school dinner days?

Some it was dross but occasionally you'd find gold.

For me cornflake tart with custard :p



Feb 25, 2009
Zabbar- Malta
I used to love the liver at school although I was told it was ox liver and the cheapest cut.
Also iced gingerbread.

If spotted dick was for pudding I skipped dinner - yuck.

Mo Gosfield

Aug 11, 2010
Wow....lucky you!
I was weaned on Meat ( varieties ) + 2/3 Veg ( varieties ) plus stodgy pudding and custard....and to be honest, it didn't vary very much. When they finally opened a Tuck Shop, I reckon 50% of the kids abandoned school meals and switched to Mars Bar and Crisps.


Well-known member
Jul 5, 2003
I think it was the horror of school dinners that made me veggie!

I used to like the cheese pie though.


Sep 9, 2012
I used to love the delicious frothy white sauce that was drizzled over various puddings. I remember asking a dinner lady what it was but she wouldn't let me in on the secret.
It was only in adulthood I figured out it was just evaporated milk that had been whipped up.


Jul 7, 2003
Sussex, by the sea
Spam fritters, chips and beans. Followed by banana and custard with cornflakes sprinkled on top.

Salty lardy deliciousness, I loved spam fritters.

our school dinners late 70's/80's were pretty good I think.

liver and bacon, sausage and mash, macaroni cheese, treacle sponge pudding and custard.

at Steyning grammar they made really good pizza, not authentic Italian style more a sweaty cheesy fat septic type with loads of oregano, yum.


Aug 5, 2003
The democratic and free EU
I went to grammar school in Kent, so Gypsy Tart, Gypsy Tart and Gypsy Tart all the way.

Basically brown sugar, evaporated milk and more brown sugar whipped up into a cream and baked in pastry. It can probably make all your teeth fall out from 50 paces, but when you are 12 with a sweet tooth it was the best thing ever.

Strangely not that many people outside of Kent seem to know of it.

Chicken Run

Member Since Jul 2003
Jul 17, 2003
Valley of Hangleton
Fish Fingers, Chips and Baked Beans, it was during one of these meals I was introduced to the concept of salad cream on chips in 1980, and the rest they say is history, obviously I’ve upgraded to mayo now.

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