U.K. invasion

Royal-wedding fever is sweeping NYC. Track down all of your Anglo essentials at the city's latest crop of British restaurants, pubs and speciality food shops before the big day.

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  • Crumpets with lemon curd

    Crumpets with lemon curd

  • Fish and chips

    Fish and chips

  • Kedgeree

    Kedgeree

  • Sherry trifle

    Sherry trifle

Crumpets with lemon curd

Crumpets with lemon curd

Gastropub grub: Jones Wood Foundry


Unless April Bloomfield's behind the burner, English food tends to draw disinterested shrugs in NYC. But at this refined UES newcomer, chef Jason Hicks—an expat and fine-dining vet (Aureole, Orsay)—gives authentic fare genuine appeal, serving comforting dishes such as Lancashire hot pots and sherry trifle in a chic approximation of a countryside pub. A long, woody front bar leads downstairs to a recessed atrium and a homey dining room dressed up with pheasant-emblazoned place mats and shelves lined with Shakespeare tomes. Well-executed classics include brunch items like house-made crumpets with lemon curd ($7); a toad-in-the-hole ($14) that cloaks chipolata sausages and sweet caramelized onions in eggy Yorkshire pudding batter; and a bowl of kedgeree ($7)—fragrant rice pilaf featuring hunks of smoked haddock and boiled egg tossed with saffron, parsley and curry sauce. Hicks has a knack for sprucing up the English pantry with seasonal ingredients, so keep an eye on the specials board for weekend roasts and rotating pie fillings like Moroccan lamb, fresh eel and cider-braised pork shoulder. 401 E 76th St between First and York Aves (212-249-2700)


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