116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040134.014522 -118.497507
Neighborhoods: West LA, Downtown
Great Birthday Party Place – I had my birthday party here in November, they reserved the dart area and brought out some great lil bites. Always a good place to go with friends.
Spew n Chips!!! – I am ENGLISH, born and bred in London,,, have lived around the world for around 20 years now and CRAVE good fish n chips wherever i am!
I went to the Kings Head this Sunday and ordered the fish n chips and a cuppa rosy (tea).
I was really hungry so wolfed it down, I followed this with the rhubarb crumble and a cuppa.
The fish was ok, the chips decent (more to follow) the tea was like dish water, We Brits do LOVE a cup of tea, decent tea, but this was embarrassing.
The crumble didnt crumble it was horrible.
Now here comes the bad part and i have warned you ,,,
For the next hour and a half the fat the fish was fried in kept repeating on me until I had to projectile vomit around half a gallon of spew much to the horror of by passers in the Hollywood Hills!!!!!!!!!!
I DO NOT have a weak stomach or anything, I have been on a few survival courses (PARA REG) where i have eaten things that just the smell of would have made you puke.
First time I have thrown up (without copious amounts of beer involved :)) since i was 6 years old!!!
Bottom line yes you can watch the footy, yes you can get a Stella, yes you can get English bits n bobs, all well and could but the food is nothing your Mum would EVER turn out.
I never give reviews, this is a warning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great Football Pub! – Great English pub food and a pint of Stella!
Every time I'm in Santa Monica from Atlanta, I have to go to the King's Head for my football fix and great meat pies LOL, I've yet to be disappointed by this great pub. Great service, excellent food, and beer wish there were more place like this in the USAi
Best Fish n' Chips – One of the best Irish pubs in the westside! Order the king sized fish 'n chips, you will not be disappointed! They have great beer on tap from Guinness to Boddingtons. Service is excellent, space is ample, and a great restaurant to host a party.
Poor Service and Over Priced – I went to the pier for my birthday and thought I would splurge at this place.
I ordered the Queen's Fish and Chips, which consists of one piece of fish and fries and tartar sauce. The price $13.99. A little bit steap for no side!! My companion ordered Chicken Cordon Blue, which came with Mashed Potatoes, a spot of Gravy and Brocolli and Carrots, for $14.99, which I thought was a better value.
We dined inside. A woman with a British accent took my order. Brought the order and never once checked to see I we needed anything. I was tempted not to leave a tip, except that the busboy did ask if we wanted anything and filled our water glasses.
The food, at least the fish and chips were alright, but not worth the $13.99. I would not go back becaues of the price and the total lack of service!!!!
Definitely check it out – I had the pleasure of trying Ye Olde King's Head for the first time last night. The Shrimp Marie Rose (appetizer) was a little bland. The Vegetable Samosa more than made up for it. YUM!! For dinner, I had the Chicken Mushroom Pie?to die for. We wrapped up our scrumptious meal with a Pear Triffle and some soothing teas. I couldn?t have asked for a better dinner or a more relaxing atmosphere. I will definitely be back.
Food worth the bad service? – The food is great here, especially the fish and chips or the curry, but the service is absolutely horrible. They do not really make an effort of coming to your table. After you order, the customer has to be the one to call them over. The bus boys tend to be much more polite and helpful than the waitresses, in my experience the smallest thing will offend the waitress and she'll be short with you for the rest of your time there. Despite this, my friends and I absolutely cannot resist coming here for their food. As long as you do not expect the best customer service, I'm sure you will have a good time. I should also add that they have a "rule" on their menus, which do not allow you to share fish and chips with anyone at your table and if you do, they charge you extra. I do not know if this is even allowed in the first place.
Not what it used to be – Haven't been to Ye Olde King's Head in a few years. Since I was in Santa Monica last weekend, I thought I'd give the othe old place a try for dinner. Rude service, very slow to be served my meal and the quality had certainly gone down the tubes, friend ordered the fish and chips, and I had a steak and kidney pie. The fish was overbattered and overcooked, chips were certainly not freshly cut and fried, tasted more like a frozen variety. My pie was below exopectations, mostly a tasteless gravy and not much in the way of steak or kidneys. I found out the ownership had changed a few years ago, that could explain the decline in qualtiy at this old standard. Gave the shop next door a try for some tea, way overpriced........I'm going to one of the other shops in Santa Monica, on Wilshire Blvd next time I need my tea fix.
Terrible and rude service – Terrible service. I came here with a friend early one night, at 5. We were seated all the way in the back room, and the hostess seemed cold and dismissive. So did the waitress. We ordered one king sized fish and chips to split, 1 DISH!!! We ended up waiting more than an hour. All the while, other people were seated, a party of 8 was seated, a party of 4, and they all ordered many dishes. They all got their food within 15 minutes, even those that ordered fish and chips, while we waited an hour for our one dish which we ordered at least half an hour before all of them. Our water glasses were never refilled. With no apologies or explanations, (it would have been nice if our waitress came over and explained to us why we were being ignored), when our food finally came, I told her that we had been waiting for more than an hour for our one dish and wanted to know what happened. She merely chuckled in a patronizing way, and said "i don't think it was an hour". I said yes, it was, we came in at 5, and now it was 6:10. She said it was a slow day. I told her everyone in the room had gotten their food within 20 minutes after being seated after us. She said in a horribly condescending tone "Well I don't know what you want me to say". I was flabbergasted.
RUDE. RUDE. RUDE. avoid the fat lady with the belly.
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