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Authentic British pub food

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  • kbb21 Feb 4, 2014 08:57 PM

I'm looking for the best and most authentic British pub food in Manhattan. I've come across a few places already (A Salt and Battery, Jones Wood Foundry) that seem to fit the bill, but feel there must be others. Suggestions?

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  1. Shakespere a peacock on 39th and park. Genuine to the core.

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    1. re: princeofpork3

      Do they have good fish and chips? I am always looking for good fish and chips...

      1. re: Monica

        A buddy of mine swears by the F&C at the Lobster Place (@ Chelsea Market).

        It's not haute cuisine, they use hake, not halibut or cod, if that matters to you at all.

        1. re: Monica

          I'm sorry but a pub does not do good fish and chips. If that's what you want, you go to a chippy, not a pub. I go to a pub for some pints of ale and crappy sandwiches. Not fish & chips. Goodness I miss my time in London.

          1. re: Bkeats

            Well can you recommend a good chippy in nyc if there is one??

            1. re: Monica

              Monica, I'm guessing you've been to Chip Shop?

              1. re: Monica

                a salt and battery

                1. re: Monica

                  A Salt & Battery is the best, but Chip Shop will do if you want to know you'll have a seat.

                  1. re: JungMann

                    Now I am really in the mood for some fish and chips. Will go to a dirty local pub for some dirty deep fried fish and chips and a pint.

                    1. re: Monica

                      Monica, not sure if you saw my question. Have you tried Chip Shop? I'm curious if you did and what you thought of it. It's my go to place for f&c and I prefer it to A Salt and Battery.

                      1. re: Pookipichu

                        no, not yet..=( My fish and chips is limited to local Irish pubs mostly...though some are pretty decent.

                        1. re: Monica

                          In that case... Chip Shop! :) They're only in Brooklyn tho.

                          1. re: Pookipichu

                            yeah, it's too far...I will stick with fish and chips from Irish pubs for now. hehe

              2. re: Monica

                Monica, thats another reason to go back to Turks and Caicos. Great fish and chips

                I saw your disappointment with the food on the Caribbean board (which I responded a few years late ;))

                1. re: Ziggy41

                  I am NEVER going back to Turks and Caicos. not my kind of place. =p

                  1. re: Monica

                    Then try SBH. No f&c but I can tell you where to get some fantastic food. You can try some accras et frites.

                    1. re: Bkeats

                      I googled SBH...a ticker for a beauty company.lol
                      Then realized it's St barts.

                      I have two 2 young kids now. Just booked a trip to All inclusive DR...

                      1. re: Monica

                        My favorite island. Getting ready to head down there in about 6 weeks. First stop is Gloriette in Grand Cul de Sac. Two orders of accras and a planteurs is what I will have the first day. Been taking the kids since they were little there.

                        1. re: Bkeats

                          any place that's influenced by French must have good food.. I just checked but no direct flight from NYC. arghhh.

                          1. re: Monica

                            Can't fly direct. We usually fly into SXM and then take either a winair or st Barth commuter flight to SBH. Timed it at 7 minutes. It's like the most expensive roller coaster ride ever. Check out YouTube. There are lots of videos of flight coming into SBH.

                2. re: Monica

                  Cull & Pistol makes a fine fish and chips.

                  Good grilled corn on the cob, too.

              3. Check out Whitehall in the west village... really good british fare. Also check out Tea & Sympathy.

                Erik
                Exploringny.com

                1. The breslin? Not sure if that would be too posh, but great food...

                  1. Wilfie & Nell has a small pub menu, but the Scotch eggs are rather good.

                    Myers of Keswick is also a can't-miss for their pork pies, chipolatas and steak and kidney pies.

                    1. Molly's Shebeen has great fish and chips.

                      1. The Churchill would do the trick. More than fish and chips. East 28th and Park. Ave.

                        http://thechurchillny.com/

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                        1. re: Bob Martinez

                          Oh my, I was just at the area today for lunch...should have gone there instead...

                          1. re: Bob Martinez

                            is the food any good here? I live near by but thought it was generic pub food

                            1. re: princeofpork3

                              It's far from a generic pub once you get inside. There's some beautiful details, and private booths, and private nooks upstairs. They're attracting a lot of Brits, and they do a Sunday Supper that's pretty good, even though it falls short in the Yorkshire Pudding and Parfait departments.

                              The food has ranged from notably good, better than usual gastropub food, to just okay, hard to believe it's the same place. Maybe they lost a chef, or the owners needed to cut costs and with the decline came raised prices. The drink prices are slightly lower, and I've noticed the crowds at lunchtime are back, but I can't vouch for it with a recent review.

                              There's also Grace Hospitality, and The Mad Hatter nearby.

                              1. re: sugartoof

                                Doesn't look like a particularly pub like menu to me. Or maybe this is the pub menu after nomura and guy hands tried to buy all the pubs in England. No steak and kidney pie or bubble and squeak? Do they do a good English breakfast with proper bacon? Not the crappy American stuff.

                                1. re: Bkeats

                                  I couldn't say. I just know they do still attract a crowd that would (or does?) know the difference.

                                  They also have dinner specials.

                          2. Dead Rabbit.Pub food with a twist.

                            1. Fraunces Tavern - frankly I haven't yet been since it reopened but it is run by an Irish concern and it has fish & chips and shepherd's pie