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Looking for British food in the OC

Hello there:

I'm looking for a restaurant that serves British food (from England) in the OC. I want to stay away from these that are actually bars/pubs serving food.

Thank you!

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    The Olde Ship is a restaurant that serves beer (as opposed to a pub that serves food).

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    1. re: OCAnn

      Yes, good ole British food here. As I recall, their Scottish Bridie was very good.

    2. Olde Ship is pretty good, there's also a Five Crowns in Newport Beach but I've never been.

      1. Summit House in Fullerton fashions itself after an English Inn. Very good dining experience.

        http://www.summithouse.net/

          1. re: spankbot

            They've also got a restaurant in Santa Ana. See the website for info: http://www.theoldeship.com/

            I went there a few months ago with my family. We thought it was pretty good, but kind of expensive for what it was. The inside looks very nice, which is a bit of a shock since the outside is very plain and in a really plain, almost industrial area.

          2. Five Crowns in Corona Del Mar is has an authentic red British phone booth in front. Most entrees include a side of Yorkshire Pudding. The restaurant also has English Trifle on its dessert menu. I've been about a half-dozen times in the past couple of years and stick to the steak or prime rib dishes. See www.lawrysonline.com.

            Another place to try is Gulliver's across the street from the John Wayne Airport in Irvine. Gulliver's has basically the same menu as Five Crowns, although not as expensive, and the atmosphere is a bit less formal. Check out www.gulliversrestaurant.com.