There is a great British pub in Houston called the Red Lion. We would go all the time, especially on Thursday “Steak Night.” A few weeks ago, I suggested to J that we go to a British pub down the street called Fox & Hound British Pub & Grille. Much to my chagrin, there was no curry, no sausage wrapped in pastry.. just fries, wings and beer. Now that is false advertising!!
So, we decided to give British pub fare another shot and we headed over to the Lion & the Rose up in Stone Oak. It was in a cute little strip mall type area and the patio was packed. The decor was pretty authentic, but I am skeptical that women in London run around wearing short plaid skirts and knee high socks. I felt like I was in a Britney Spears video.
Nevertheless, our scantily-clad waitress, Kristen, was very nice and enthusiastic. We started with Scotch Eggs, which are basically hard boiled eggs wrapped in sausage and deep fried. Sounds disgusting to me, but they were surprisingly good! J had the fish and chips with a side of mac and cheese. Both were actually really good, especially the mac and cheese. Yum! I was full from the Scotch eggs, so I just had a cup of the daily soup – a delicious hearty vegetable soup.
Typically, I am not a fan of chain type restaurants, particularly those that have a dress code of skimpy clothing…. but I think I have to make the exception for this place. It’s pretty darn yummy.
Good food, cozy decor. Not a huge fan of the skimpy outfits.
The Lion & the Rose
700 E. Sonterra Blvd. #318,
San Antonio, TX 78258