WHY Tasty cocktails, a comfortable bar and a menu with something for everyone.
WHAT The name is a tribute to owner/chef Brendan Collins’s home country, England, but his cooking is not English—his training is French, and his experience includes a long stint at Mélisse. Now, in the 1960s building that long housed the Crest family restaurant, he’s created a relaxed pub, where you can nurse a beer at the bar, sample from the good list of $10 cocktails and share a crisp-crusted pizza with a friend, or have a full-fledged dinner or weekend brunch. Good food, creative drinks, reasonable prices and free parking have made it a hit.
WHO An amusing mix, from young hipsters at the communal table, to middle-aged businesspeople checking each other out, to senior couples having a date night.