From Across the Pond & London Bus Food Company


If you are a British transplant missing home or just looking to try some English delicacies, From Across The Pond is a must visit. Touting a large, authentic menu of traditional British meals, From Across The Pond is a much welcome taste of life on the other side of the ocean.

I have to give credit for finding this restaurant gem to my boyfriend. He is a Whovian (uber fan of Dr. Who) and came across the restaurant’s Facebook page when they were advertising Dr. Who watching parties. The restaurant has their own Tardis. My boyfriend insisted on wearing the 4th Doctor’s signature 12 foot scarf (which I knitted by the way) and taking a picture in front of it with his Sonic Screwdriver. I’m dating a serious nerd, you guys. The restaurant also draws football fans to support Manchester United and Liverpool. They also have poker nights and other community-gathering fun nights.

The food is not only amazing, the menu has one of the largest gluten-free options I’ve ever seen including, gluten-free fish and chips, shepherd’s pie and beef stew. There are 16 beers on tap, either British imports or local Texas Crafts. If you visit before the end of April, the menu will be slightly different. From Across The Pond will be phasing out their American dishes, like chicken Alfredo, and replacing that with nothing but English faire. Once you’ve had your fill of bangers and mash or, fish and chips, stop in the corner store before you leave and take some home with you.

London Bus Company is like a small British convenience store attached to the restaurant. It is stocked with 330 different authentic treats. Customers come from as far as Odessa or, Waco to get the pastries, pies and pasties that are made fresh for you to take home and heat them up whenever you want. Pick up a “real” Cadbury treat for your little bunnies and give them a taste of a English holiday tradition this year.

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