Besides Ye Olde Kings Head...
- Sunshine Girl Oct 20, 2005 12:38 PM
...where are some other "British-esque" haunts around town, where you could possibly down a good pint or five, and follow those with some bangers and mash or the like?
Robin Hood is the best and most authentic pub I've been to in town. I speak as the child of Birt ex-pats who routinely ship us back "home".
robin hood is a haunt for other brits in the area. The beer is good, the laout and design righ on, the food just like pubs I visit in England. The wait staff is generally attentive and nice, and the nightly specials are pretty tasty.
I reccomend the fish and chips, the steak and kidney pie, the scotch egg, the ploughman's lunch, the treacle saoked sponge cake with warm custard (oh GOD, YUM!) and lots of other yummy stuff.
They do a good New Year's Dinner, a great St. Pat's feast (odd, that.) and you can have tea service like you'd get at my Grandma's house in the early afternnon. I'm not talking fancy-schmancy hotel teas. This is straightforwards: A choice of tea sandwiches, a pot in a knit cozy with cream and sugar, fresh scones, and a pice of mountbatten cake. Ahhhhh, makes me feel all warm and homey.
13640 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401-5216
How did I not know about the afternoon tea at Robin Hood?
The fish and chips are the best in the city. I also like the cornish pastie and the sausage rolls. As an added benefit, next door is a shop that spells British specialties.
You can see the menu, including the ales and ciders on draught, here: http://www.robinhoodpub.net/
Not "White Hare," "White HART." A pleasant spot. Food is OK, though ready availability of mushy peas add to the luster. Their sauteed mushrooms are awfully good. It's pretty loud -- lots of TVs -- but the tables near the fireplace are pleasant on a chilly night. The former owner of the Piccadilly (a little farther east on Ventura Blvd.), who is a Big-Time Brit, is now a regular customer at the White Hart, which is a pretty good recommendation.