cyrano & Jimeats – I hope you were being flippant and didn’t mean what came across as an ignorant premise and xenophobic responses [;)].
British food can have some notoriously sad examples. I’m sure you can also, if you are honest, think of some very poorly executed examples of American cuisine that are hardly "haute". But well prepared, trad British cuisine can be satisfying and comforting to those for whom it is familiar ( and less than apetising to those that didn’t grow up with it – much like some US regional specialties don’t cross regional boundaries).
Whatsmore, contemporary British cuisine can be vibrant, interesting and fresh produce driven (e.g "mushy peas" made of garden fresh peas/herbs/creme fraiche, with a piece of grilled cod is a wonderful variation of the chippy’s fish & peas).
As for spam fritters, people in Scrapple houses shouldn’t throw livermush!