Would we go back:
1114 Nicollet Mall
• One piece of fish and chips $6.95
Brit's is one of the busiest and coolest to be at bars in the city so I was sure I was going to hate it. However, Steve and I ended up there on a whim on a Sunday for lunch. I have walked by Brit's countless times during lunch and after work and it is always packed so I am sure if I went there then I may not be so keen on it, but on a sunny Sunday afternoon, on the patio, by the lawn bowling greens having lunch, it was quite pleasant.
The food was good. The fish and chips were not as good as some but better than others. The iced tea was fine. The service was a bit below par. But on a perfect sunny Sunday on the patio, you can almost forget you are in the middle downtown Minneapolis in Minnesota and pretend you overseas eating fish and chips and waiting for lawn bowling to begin. I don't know if those two are actually ever combined in Great Britain, but if not then perhaps Brit's has improved upon even the original.
• Stilton Burger with Fries $8.95
It's hard to imagine a more pleasant experience a lunch at Brit's Pub next to lawn bowling on the rooftop. On a sunny day when the pub isn't too busy and the staff isn't too pushy and the street noise is hardly noticeable, you don't mind lingering a few extra minutes.
The Stilton Burger (bleu cheese) was good, not great, as were the chips (French fries). It's good the food is reasonably priced for downtown Minneapolis, otherwise people would leave to eat elsewhere after a few pints. Because let’s get real, you go to Brit's Pub for the pub, not the food.
June 1, 2003