Anglophiles, take heed: another British pub has arrived in LA in the form of The Lost Knight, an Echo Park hangout whose perplexing decor ranges from a formal English dining room to a dark and lively bar. Sausage rolls, Welsh Rarebit, Beet Wellington—all the traditional hits are here, along with a draught list of local beers, including classic British ales from Van Nuys local MacLeod Ale Brewing. Grab a pint and head to the back pub area, where soccer—er, football—games are projected onto a flat screen, eliciting cheers and groans that would make any Manchester (Chelsea, Arsenal, whatever) fan proud.
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1538 W Sunset Blvd
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am-close|
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Lost Knight is kind of hokey, honestly, and the musical taste of whoever books the small live performance stage in the main bar and selects the piped-in ambient music is kind awful, to be totally honest. However, if you can get past that - like for example if, like many patrons, you're here to watch something on one of the multitude of large television screens - it's kind of a good place. The food is really yummy (if totally un-healthy) pub snacks, including one of the city's best takes on fish and chips, and the bartenders can whip up nice cocktails if you don't choose something from the decent, if not overly long, list of beers.
I'm never sure what this place is trying to be–fancy fare? Pub fare? Just a place to watch the game? Granted, it's tough with such a huge venue to fill, but mashing up three dining room concepts with one big bar, and having an upstairs that's technically a separate venture (with pretty incredible sausages, I must admit) makes a customer feel a little discombobulated. Chop it in half, keep the British pub on one side and give us a new restaurant (maybe with food from a country people enjoy eating in a bit more?) on the other!