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Where can a person find Welsh Rarebit in the SF Bay Area?

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estump Sep 26, 2010 11:32 PM

I want some old school English food. I'm dying for Welsh rarebit, and not tepid velveeta dumped on Wonderbread.

Does anyone have a lead to some good Welsh rarebit? Last time I had it, it was at the Cock N' Bull On Sunset Blvd at Doheney in West Hollywood before they closed it down in the late 80's/early 90's and turned it into a Jaguar dealership. That was a very old school English pub.

  1. Steve Green Oct 16, 2010 08:07 AM

    I had the version at Melt a couple of years ago, and it was pretty good. Their site doesn't seem to come up, though.

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      t.susannah.chen Oct 15, 2010 09:33 PM

      I've seen it on the menu at Crown & Crumpet, but I can't attest to how good it is.

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      Crown & Crumpet
      900 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA

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        balabanian Sep 27, 2010 10:32 AM

        I know this doesn't answer your question, but have you tried making it at home? It's really really easy to make and the ingredients are things you probably already have in your fridge/cupboard.

        I've made this recipe and it was good: http://www.chow.com/recipes/11383-wel...

        1. The Librarian Sep 27, 2010 09:48 AM

          I don't know how authentic it is, but I had Welsh rarebit at the Omelette Express in Railroad Square in Santa Rosa. I liked it!

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          Omelette Express
          112 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

          1. Robert Lauriston Sep 27, 2010 09:12 AM

            No rarebit that I know of, but the Pig & Whistle is an old-school British pub.

            Bar Tartine's menu changes daily so definitely call ahead.

            1. wolfe Sep 27, 2010 06:21 AM

              It is on the on-line menus of Bar Tartine and Melt. Call them and check.
              http://www.melt-cafe.com/meltmenu.html

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              Bar Tartine
              561 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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