Lloyd's brokers and underwriters certainly have a taste for the traditional.

During last week's National Sausage Week, it emerged the 300-year-old market has its own banger. Since the new canteen opened in September, catering firm Avenance has been frying 220 of its special sausages a day.

The Lloyd's Sausage, which is made of beef, mushroom, tarragon and tomato, is the favourite meal on the menu, with the all-day breakfast (also containing sausages) coming a close second.

Avenance head chef Donald Marshall said: "It's a classic sausage for a classic establishment."

Apparently Cumberland and chilli sausages are also served. Marshall has revealed he is discussing a new arrival - the curry banger.