I can’t remember hearing anyone say “Let’s go out for some British food” either. Not even the Scots, whose alternative is haggis.
There used to be a restaurant on King St. in Old Town Alexandria, VA. When that place closed it was like losing an old friend. They had some of the most magnificent game dishes: venison, quail, rabbit, salmon, etc. Instead of a wine list, they had a scotch list of some of the most exquisite single malts.
In fact, I'm about to head out to the store to get the fixings for a dish of theirs I "reverse engineered" and serve every Thanksgiving :-)
I should have clarified in my #7. It was a Scottish Restaurant called, “The Scotland Yard.”
Where the food is British
The Police are German
The cars are French
The lovers are Swiss
And the whole thing is run by Italians
I've been to Britain several times to visit my wife's family members and relatives. I'd say a Brit restaurant might meet with success in the U.S. There's been two Brit restaurants that have opened (and failed) in my area. Unfortunately, both were located in small towns far from the main population center.
But dishes of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, shepherds pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips, Cornish pasties, bubble and squeak (just kidding), might go over very well with a lot of Americans. It's almost impossible to beat the Brits for fish and chips. Just over there last May-June, and ate f & cs numerous times. Their standard f & c dinner is superior to around my area, western Wisconsin, and we're known for Friday fish fries in these parts.
(I think he was concerned that it might be time to send the old man to the State Home for the Bewildered)...