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May 29, 2010 08:50 PM

Bangers and Mash at the Three Lions

If you don't know about the Three Lions on Broadway near Main, it's worth a visit. A modern take on the English style pub, it's a pleasant place to have a drink and chat, but I'd say the main reason to take a trip there is to have their reinterpretation of the classic brit dish Bangers and Mash. This one really is a treat: a giant bowl made of Yorkshire pudding containing a large dollop of mashed potatoes with caramelized onions, swimming in gravy, with sausages floating on top. Looks so good it's seems like a crime to start ripping into it with a knife and fork. Have this everyday for a week and you'll have a coronary, but try it once and have a Strongbow on the side, close your eyes and think of England.

- paul

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  1. This is comfort food to the ultimate max! I only ate just over 1/2 of my plate and didn't eat dinner that night. The picture above doesn't show how big the serving actually is, it's humongous. It earned the price tag of $13 and the sausages were delicious. I'll have to argue with tangentdesign's description of the "dollop" of mashed potatoes, it was a bowl full! Mine was not served in a bowl either, it was on a massive plate the size of a platter.

    My friend had the steak & Guinness pie which also was topped with Yorkshire pudding. It was served with chips on the side and was also massive. We didn't go out for lunch for two weeks after this lunch because we felt so guilty! Definitely worth a trip when you need some comfort food.

    7 Replies
    1. re: ck1234

      Thanks for the info, guys -- I put this place on my breaky list recently as apparently they do full English on the w'ends. Paul, do they have any other options than Strongbow? Not my favourite cider, though I do love good cider...

      1. re: grayelf

        I was there with Paul sometime last year and they only had Strongbow. I would be great if they had other options. Good cider is so rarely served in town.

        1. re: fmed

          Actually, they also have Sir Perry's Pear cider and occasionally they have bottles of Weston's organic cider from Hertfordshire, the centre of english cider production. Plus bottles of Blackthorn (a little sweeter than strongbow) are also there.

            1. re: fmed

              Chowdown at Three Lions?? Now that would be different :-). Thanks for the intel on the other kinds of cider, Paul.

              1. re: grayelf

                That sounds good! A really cunning plan (for the Blackadder fans out there) would be to time it with an England game during the WC, assuming this place has a tv.

                1. re: el_lobo_solo

                  Made it to Three Lions for full English in early June (one day I will catch up on my posts, I hope). Five of us arrived to an empty room but we were there early (9 am on a Saturday) because of someone's nap schedule, and no, it wasn't mine :-).

                  Three of the grownups had the sausage and eggs option and the fourth tried the eggs benny. Little niece had her own scrambled eggs and enjoyed the sunny corner booth and the full attention of her "Un" for the duration.

                  The big breakfasts are just that. We were bemused to hear from the very personable waiter that they used to include TWO sausages but that was just overkill. It's rare that I don't clear my plate when I go out for breakfast but this was one of those times and it wasn't because the food wasn't good, trust me!

                  Everyone enjoyed their meals very much, the service was great in a clean and cheery room (hard to be believe it morphs into a pub at night) and there is even a little patio at the side. Funny to think that you can order eggs Benedict for a "lighter" option here. I also liked that they give you salt in a little dish, and the jam is very tasty as well.

                  The only reason we haven't been back is that we've only done one other breakfast out this summer -- more of a winter thing I guess.