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Mar 30, 2014 06:44 AM

Real US-style hash browns in London?

Hi all,

Have any Americans living in London (or anyone else!) found US-style hash browns at any restaurants in or around the city? My California-born friend has been living there for years, and the one thing she really misses is real hash browns. This means delicious, greasy, crispy shredded potatoes not pulverized into a patty like those sometimes served with English breakfasts these days.

Thanks all!

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  1. Do you mean to buy or to get in a cafe or restaurant?

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    1. re: zuriga1

      Thanks for clarifying - to eat at a cafe or restaurant would be best - thanks!

    2. Hi,
      This place seems to by looking at their menu. Worth a call to check.

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      1. re: Foxeyblue

        I've tried the "hashbrowns" at the Maggie's in Ealing and they are not the genuine article. They are breakfast potatoes--pan-fried chunks of potato, not grated. I was very disappointed! They waitress indicated that I was not the first disappointed American.

        1. re: FooDiY

          Typical. That's why I thought best to call first as I haven't been there. They should change them if they are disappointing their customers surely.

      2. Easy enough to make them if all else fails.

        1. Haven't tried, but they are on the brunch menu at Christophers in Covent Garden.

          1. Waitrose sells bags of frozen "rosti" patties under its label. Rostis are the German equivalent of hash browns and they taste pretty similar. Same slightly greasy texture.