Friday, February 3, 2012


This is a wonderful "hole-in-the-wall" quaint and lovely restaurant in the West Village of New York City.  If you want anything British-in-NYC, this is the place to go.

I had just finished doing my real estate business tour and showing in the Village and was so hungry by 2:30.  Taking a short cut on Greenwich Avenue (it runs diagonal if you want to go from 8th Street to 13th Street), I decided to stop for lunch at Tea & Sympathy.  Nearby, is Salt & Battery, another British spot for fish and chips and mushy peas; however, there are only stools to sit in.  I was tired, so I opted for a real late lunch break.
From where I am sat,, which was next to the counter, I took this photo on a lovely day while waiting for my order.

Tea & Sympathy has a very English old world charm decorated with English country tea pots.  With the British accent servers, you stepped right in to England.

For lunch, who could resist their succulent cheesy Macaroni & Cheese!
Not in photo was my salad and a scone for dessert with cream and fruit jam.  Of course we are familiar with the dishes they serve.  But what's important is they prepare it the British traditional way in a flavorful manner.  To me, before all dishes spun off to global fusion, this is what I used to refer to as American food.

Craving for meat loaf, meat pies, chicken pies, and all those nostalgic old world food?  This is Britain in New York City.

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