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From Across the Pond - English restaurant and Beers
Pasta Shop
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3809 Colleyville Blvd Colleyville, TX 76034
3809 Colleyville BoulevardUSTexasColleyville76034
(817) 428-2332facebook.com
Pasta Shop, Pizza RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 9:00 pm
A uniquely English restaurant, offering FREE Beers and wines, Fish n Chips, Shepherds Pie and, our old Joes Pasta and Pizza faves. Family owned and run, kids menu and friendly, Big screen TV's & more
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"A server came along shortly and presented us with regular and gluten free menus."
"Was exited to try this place but was ultimately let down."
"I have Celiac Disease and saw that this restaurant offered a gluten free menu."
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Elaine Higginbotham
2 years ago
From Across the Pond is a family-owned and family-run restaurant in Colleyville. When you walk in you'll immediately be greeted by either one of the owners, Lee and Emma, or another lovely member of their family. Soon after being seated, you'll be served some of the most delicious bread with marinara sauce you've ever eaten. I know weird right, Italian bread at a British restaurant? Well, not so much. From Across the Pond used to be a pizza/pasta joint, so Lee and Emma decided to keep some of their delicious Italian food on the menu. Speaking of the menu, they have a wide range of foods. If you're in the mood for Italian, they have the usual fare - lasagna, alfredo, pizza - but you must absolutely try their pasta Michelangelo. Just trust me. It's delicious. If you're in the mood for British, they have phenomenal bangers and mash, and their fish and chips are delicious and authentic. I'm British myself and have taken four generations of my family here and we all agree: this is authentic stuff. The menu is going through a bit of a transition now... you can order "off the menu" and get chicken tikka masala (which I have heard is fantastic), as well as scotch eggs and battered sausage. All things I can't wait to try. And I've heard there are more exciting things to come. And finally, if you have enough room for dessert, they have the most mouthwatering bread and butter pudding. Not too sweet, creamy with a bit of a crunch. I love this place for so many reasons. The owners are so lovely and take time to interact with as many diners as they can. You can tell they have put their heart and soul into this restaurant. They have Thursday night Karaoke early enough to be kid-friendly. It's BYOB so I can save money and take my own bottle of wine. They have the largest gluten-free menu around (Lee and his son both have celiac disease). Add to that good food at a good price point, it simply can't be beat.
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Jamie Marshall
2 years ago
I really wanted to like this restaurant. I have Celiac Disease and saw that this restaurant offered a gluten free menu. I had not had fish and chips since I was a child, before my diagnosis, so my mouth watered at the thought of that delicious meal. Upon arrival, we didn't see a hostess or server, and weren't greeted, so we seated ourselves. A server came along shortly and presented us with regular and gluten free menus. I noticed a disclaimer on the GF menu about the possibility of cross-contamination, including in common fryer oil. This is often found in restaurants as a CYA, because no one is perfect 100% of the time, especially when there are other foods being served. I asked the server if the GF items had their own frying oil. She said she figured they would, as it would defeat the purpose of a GF menu to fry things with gluten containing items, but she went to find out. She came back with the owner, who explained that they usually have one fryer for regular food and one for GF food, but when they are busy, they use both fryers for GF food. Apparently they had been busy that night and there was no dedicated fryer, but she assured me that her husband and son (who have Celiac Disease also) have eaten foods fried together without symptom. I was slightly offended, as Celiac Disease is not an allergy, it is an immune response; even without an outward sign, intestinal damage can still be done. I don't understand why an establishment would advertise a gluten free menu, substitute with gluten free items (such as beer and flour) and then proceed to cook it with things that those ordering GF would avoid in the first place. I decided against taking the risk in ordering fried items and settled with a Philly Cheesesteak. When the food arrived, I was terribly disappointed. Unknowing to me, the sandwich was served with fries, which were fried in the same oil that I was trying to avoid in the first place. After explaining why I wasn't having the fish (the oil) I would have hoped the server or the owner would have mentioned that the fries were included and suggested an alternative side. But I was trying to stay positive. I ate the sandwich and it was good; plenty of mushrooms, cheese and peppers mixed in, and served on a moist GF bun. It wasn't the best Cheesesteak I had ever had but it was good. My partner reported his lasagna to be "perfect" and the fries from my plate to be "ok." We had planned on trying dessert but halfway through the meal, the server brought us the check, which we took as an indication that our meal was over. Dessert was never offered, specials were never mentioned or recommended and drink refills came slowly. I could understand the poor service if the restaurant had been very busy (we were one of three tables in the whole place), but unfortunately, there was no excuse. The atmosphere was okay, with various English themed items on the walls, but not inviting. I wanted to really love this place, but I left still hungry and a little sad that the experience was not up to par. There are better restaurants in the area; try those first!
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Cory Fierro
a year ago
Was exited to try this place but was ultimately let down. Food came late with no explanation or apology and then the food was a total let down.
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Brian Small
2 years ago
Understaffed and unimpressed. Had to have been 85 degrees in the restaurant on a day where seeking shelter from sweltering heat was key. Ate two $13 over-battered, greasy "fish sticks" dwarfed in a plate of French fries while breaking out in a sweat - not my idea of a nice, even decent, dinner. The whole experience took over an hour an a half due to only two waiters catering to an oddly morbidly obese crowd, so, on the upside, we all sweated off any calories that we took in. The only upside was the free beer (due to liquor license delays) - odd for a place that touts itself as a pub. Won't be fishing in this pond again.
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Jack Lamb
2 years ago
We're just visiting but we want to take the restaurant with us! My wife eats gluten free and she says this is the best gluten free food she has ever had. She had shepherds pie one day and the Philly cheesesteak the next.

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