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“Lovely for afternoon tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of British Pantry

British Pantry
Ranked #28 of 241 Restaurants in Redmond
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Seattle, Washington
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lovely for afternoon tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

I can't vouch for the other meals, but I'm a regular for tea; house tea, scone or crumpet, melon and grapes, Devonshire cream, cucumber sandwich and a little pastry (usually a Bakewell tart). Most of the waitresses are in their 60s and 70s, so the service is not particularly speedy, but it's a meal meant to be lingered over.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Bolton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Three treats in one.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Okay, ex pats and lovers of good old English grub.
This is the place to go, the tea room has a charm that is so English, tea cups with saucers, jam buttie's and steak and kidney pies. Everything to remind you of home, Yorkshire Pudding and Spotted Dick too.
Next door you have the deli and store, Cadbury, Marmite, oval tine and Vimto. Wensleydale cheese and Lancashire, oh yummy, the mouth is getting wet just dreaming of the drive home with a bag of sausage rolls to munch on.
Best yet is the Pub, The Three Lions, even the the bar staff are English, or Scottish. Great guys who the food and drinks with all the charm that one expects of the Brits.
Reading Trevor's review, I must disagree with his wording of the place being run from a distance, not so, full family, Mum, Dad and two kids, Neville and Alvia. The pasties are Lancashire, not Lancastier, and are delicious. Great atmosphere, not open very long, but they already have their regulars.

  • Visited January 2013
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Redmond, Washington
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere and Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

We enjoyed the food there very much. The Fish and Chips were great as were the Bangers and Mash. The restaurant is very quaint and the service is good also.

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Seattle
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Quaint restaurant and bakery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Unique English style place with decent food and drink in a casual but fun atmosphere, especially fun if theres a soccer game going on, everyone will be watching it on the TV they have. Check out the bakery to find alot of different stuff even some of the menu items like the pasties which you can take to go.

  • Visited June 2012
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trevor-wa
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186 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“wish they'd bring back "cornish" pasties”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

my family is english and the british pantry for a short time did both "cornish" pasties and "lancastier" pasties, now they only do the lancastier ones and won't do the cornish ones even though we've asked them several times - there is never a "manager" on duty.

It's an ok place obviously "managed" from a distance.

  • Visited June 2012
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