NY – What do Shakespeare, The Beatles and James Bond all have in common? You guessed it – they’re all Brits and you certainly don’t need to be an Anglophile to love the accent, the tea or that Kate Middleton. So if you fancy a UK fix here in the Big Apple, grab your favorite mate and head over to Greenwich Ave in the West Village (affectionately known as Little Britain Boulevard) for the best British grub and goodies in the city and all owned by the fabulous Nicola Perry!
1. Start your British excursion off at the quaint 10-table restaurant Tea and Sympathy. Although they serve the most delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menu full of British specialties such as Yorkshire Pudding, Shepard’s Pie and Bangers and Mash, save your appetite… (you’ll see why later). Order up the Afternoon Tea for one, which includes assorted finger sandwiches, scones, cakes and a pot of one of the 30 varieties of custom blended teas presented in the cutest authentic British teapots!
2.If you’re wondering where you can buy that super cute teapot, or how to take home a special British memento, just walk next door (through the English phone booth) to the Tea and Sympathy store. Here you’ll find a huge selection of English inspired gifts and a variety of your favorite British groceries, chocolates, sweets, teas and tuck boxes and of course that fabulous tea pot! Not in New York, order it online! For a larger selection and more extensive traditional British Grocery store check out Myers of Keswick just around the corner.
3.Now that you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, you’re finally ready for a proper meal fit for a Brit! Walk next door to A Salt and Battery and if you’re lucky enough to grab one of the few bar stools, order up New York’s Best Fish and Chips (wrapped in grease spotted London newspaper) and liberally add the vinegar. Complete the meal with an order of mushy peas, coleslaw and a deep fried Mars Bar (if you’ve never tried one, you’re in for a real treat)!
* For special events, or catering, request delivery in their cool authentic London Cab. It’s brilliant!