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S.F. Peninsula Restaurants
The English Rose ***
663 Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA
Cuisine: English Tea House
Description & Atmosphere
Originally hailing from London makes
me yearn for British fare now and again.
When I get those cravings, we head to one
Houses on the Peninsula. Nestled in the heart of San Carlos,
The English Rose is frequented by British expatriates and locals
Charming and cozy best describes the small dining room. Its rose-covered
walls are filled with paintings of English country cottages and
Enjoy a full English Breakfast (available all day) —
Eggs served with a choice of two sides: English
Sausage (Banger), Bacon, Mushrooms, Potatoes,
Fried Tomatoes or "Rumbledethumps" (better known as "Bubble
& Squeak" — potatoes
For lighter appetites, Eggs with Scones, Crumpets
the order of the day.
British Luncheon favorites include:
and vegetables wrapped in a flaky pastry shell), Shepherd's
Pie, Chicken Curry Salad, Bangers & Mash (grilled
English sausages and mashed potatoes),
Ploughman's (assorted cheeses, a crusty roll, apple,
homemade chutney, and pickled onions), English Tea Sandwiches and
Try The Rose Special (Heinz Baked Beans, two Sausage Rolls, Soup or Salad) — check availability). This is near and dear to my heart — whenever I go back home to London, the first food I crave is a Sausage Roll!
England Tote Bag
Black/White Jr Raglan
Do what the Brits do and relax with an afternoon "cuppa" (cup
The English Rose offers a variety
of teas, including Earl Grey (the Queen's favorite)
and herbal teas.
Devon Tea — two scones served with clotted cream,
strawberry jam and tea.
The Tea Plate — an assortment
of scone, cake, pastries, English tea sandwich
and a pot of tea...
the Sausage Roll and mini Jam Tart are my favorites (photo
The Teddy Bear Tea Plate —
a PBJ (peanut butter and jelly) sandwich,
fresh fruit and herbal tea.
Open Tues-Sun for Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Tea.
on Saturdays. 650-595-5549
Parking / Shopping
The English Rose is located on Laurel Street, between
San Carlos Ave and Cherry Ave, across from Wells Fargo Bank. Street
and parking out back.
Plan on spending time on Laurel Street browsing
the local shops.
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