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The Cat & The Fiddle

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6530 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-468-3800
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Built in 1929, these premises housed movie studio wardrobes, served as a...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming patio

This bar looks like no other in Hollywood. Their patio is lovely, especially during the summer for some live jazz music. Dinner wasn't bad here either. Beers are a little expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2014
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62 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This bar looks like no other in Hollywood. Their patio is lovely, especially during the summer for some live jazz music. Dinner wasn't bad here either. Beers are a little expensive.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

As a British person visiting California I was taking in all the state had to offer, there was one day I wanted to watch the football, it was Scotland vs Ireland, to British nations, as they were a British pub I thought they would play it but apparently the us soccer team were more important even though there were a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Our landlady recommended this to us as it is her favourite pub/restaurant in Hollywood. We sat in the courtyard which was very pretty with fairy lights and a fountain. The burgers were great, and the chips! (fries) were the best I'd had in the US. English mustard being available was great! The menu also features classics such as bangers and... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

First time I've ever had poor service in the states! The waitress got my wife's drink wrong and stormed off before she got chance to tell her. Then we were left for ages by which point my wife decided to just drink the drink she had been given. As soon as I had finished my meal the waitress was over... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Pembroke, Georgia
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 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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Additional Information about The Cat & The Fiddle

Address: 6530 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone Number: 323-468-3800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: English, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6530 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Hollywood
  • Neighborhood: Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 323-468-3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: English, Pub

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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