Cat & Fiddle – Hollywood, CA

Getting Our Brit Fix

P1000054Cat & Fiddle – Hollywood, CA

Restaurant Type: British  •  Closed…Hoping To Move To New Location

Ever since our autumn journey to England, Tracy and I have been craving British food (yeah, who knew). So, after an afternoon traipsing around the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (a fun and entertaining tour), we made the short trip over to Cat & Fiddle, a British pub celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this year. It was featured in Esquire Magazine’s Best Bars in America story in 2012.

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We had been here once before for cocktails and appetizers with some friends, but on this afternoon we were famished, so it would be a traditional English meal for us. Once again we were seated outside on the patio on a glorious January afternoon (it’s tough living in Southern California).

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It was a hot day, and walking through a cemetery can make you very thirsty. I wanted one thing…a pint of Guinness.  Wish granted!

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Tracy was in a healthier mood and started with a Garden Green Salad, with choice of dressing. Cucumber, cherry tomato, and red onion ($7.50).

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She followed that up with a tasty (Tracy claimed it was one of the best she has tasted) Beer Battered Fish & Chips ($15.50).  Damn, that’s a lot of peas.

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Staying on theme, I ordered a Guinness, Steak & Mushroom Pie ($15.00). The pie was flaky and the meat was seemingly endless.

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Our Brit fix was complete (except for that extra 1/3 pint of Guinness I had to wash down lunch).

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This is the first of our British pub stops. Next we want to try Ye Olde King’s Head in Santa Monica. It had better be good, because Cat & Fiddle has set the bar (and the Guinness) very high.

MaiTaiTom Rating Food + Ambiance + Value = 4 maitais (out of 5)

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FACTS:
Cat and Fiddle Pub & Restaurant
6530 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323.468.3800
Parking : Street parking (metered and free about a block away)
Hours: Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Monday until 10:30…Friday 11:30)
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
www.thecatandfiddle.com

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