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The Cat & The Fiddle

6530 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-468-3800
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Ranked #211 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Built in 1929, these premises housed movie studio wardrobes, served as a commissary for these surrounding studios, and portions of the original film Casablanca were filmed here. Various businesses have always catered to the famous and notorious characters throughout Hollywood history.The Cat and Fiddle continues this tradition...Londoner Kim Gardner was an integral part of the British invasion of the 60s and 70s. He was the bassist in innovative British bands such as The Creation, The Birds and Ashton, Gardner & Dyke. In 1973, Kim’s musical career brought him to New Orleans to record an album with Jackie Lomax and George Harrison. It was here that he met his future wife and fashionista Paula Gardner. At the time, Paula had the first and only vintage clothing store in the French Quarter named The Cocky Fox.
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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Other than the Pikey, this is one of the few other Hollywood pubs of note and which has more locals than tourists. The food, frankly, is mediocre (and maybe even proud of it - as they have a shrine to such abysmally famous UK foods such as Tayto chips and Heinz beans) but the beverage list is good and they... More

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Parry Sound, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wonderful food, gardens, and staff real English Pub with Real English Food highly recommended we spent a couple of hours there it was so pretty and cool, every one else was inside watching the world cup

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Midwest
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We spent a whole evening socializing in the nice courtyard here. The server treated us great, even though we were sipping on iced tea for the first hour or so. We eventually ordered drinks and food. I very much enjoyed the fish and chips. The location is great. It took us a bit to figure out parking options. It was... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

....Well, in the interests of full disclosure, I need to say that since visiting my first pub at age 14 in Britain I’ve been in every colour and hue of bar imaginable and this is one of the more relaxing ones especially given it’s proximity to the noise and drama normally associated with Sunset Strip. Obviously, my jaded eyes were... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Called in here on way to Hollywood Blvd for dinner from hotel. Surprise, surprise, English style pub!! Set back off street in a very quaint courtyard. Atmosphere looked and was great. Band playing and good numbers dining. The food was very good, I had shepherds pie and ale. Service by waitress was polite and swift and very friendly. Sure this... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My wife and I took a chance on this place as we were heading into Hollywood and wanted a place to grab a bite. The fact that it was a British pub that had some good stuff on draught made it all the more appealing. We arrived on a Sunday evening/night. There were only two tables available as there was... More

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This restaurant is pretty hidden so unless looking for it you won't find it. The patio area is amazing and you may recognize from Casablanca. They've got a good selection on their menu and the food was gorgeous. I will have to agree that finding someone to order drinks off of is difficult. We got our food in good time... More

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Oceanside, California
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258 reviews 258 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Such a cute little place tucked away off the street. If you don't see the sign you would probably pass it, so keep your eyes peeled! Lots of nice outdoor patio seating in the garden and lots of tables and a bar inside. They have a huge pull down screen TV and a few over the bar. Many different food... More

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Biggleswade
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126 reviews 126 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Having been in the USA for a month it was refreshing to find an English menu. I really enjoyed the shepherds pie and my husband had the sausage/mash and gravy. we had good service, the young waiter interested we we came from, and where we had been on holiday. We sat in the courtyard, on a lovely evening, it had... More

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Scunthorpe
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Being avid Michael Connelly fan (Harry Bosch Detective Series) we decided whilst in LA to visit some of the sights in his books and the Cat and Fiddle was one such place. I booked in via an email from the UK and received excellent assistance booking us in and answering all my questions - a BIG tick for that. The... More

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