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Hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am, Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Payment method
all major credit cards, discover
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Central Hollywood, Central LA
AKA

Cat &Fiddle

Categories
Brew Pubs, Bars, Caterers, Taverns, Night Clubs, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Caterers, Brew Pubs

Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Price Range : Average

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toddfan

06/29/2010

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Overall
Horrible... SERVICE could not get any worse...

We had the worst service EVER. We love taking my English mother to dinner here. She always wants to go to C&F when she comes to LA. NEVER AGAIN!!!

Kimberly, the server, was the rudest, most defensive waitress I have encountered. The restaurant was not busy, which in the past, it was always busy when we would come to dinner. That should have been a red flag. But no... Kimberly acted as though she was too busy to take our drink orders. She kept rushing ...OK whatever... When the sausage rolls came, one of them had a hair on it. We let it go...wish we hadn't now! When the bill came she had overcharged us...when she finally came back to our table I pointed it out, she became defensive, took the bill inside came back and put it on the table... She actually argued with us over it. She OVERCHARGED us and she argues with us. After taking off the 15.00 overcharge, we pay the bill. From the moment we were served by her, she was rude. WARNING...if you want to eat there...it's overpriced and rude service. The food is like an Arthur Treachers Fish and chips. Food has seriously gone down and the prices up and the service SUCKS. I contacted the C&F before posting this review. Obviously they don't give a crap about their customer's experience. I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. But there are too many other wonderful places to eat in LA. Never again at the C&F. BEWARE of the wannabe Kimberly.

Mission1

06/24/2010

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Overall
Excellent fist date spot

I recently revisited Cat-N-Fiddle on a first date. The outdoor patio was very accommodating, and took a lot of the work out of the first date jitters. The atmosphere is wonderful (Live music available on select nights), and the drinks were reasonable. The food items we chose were not the best (all fried), but the atmosphere made up for it.

TerryLady

12/16/2009

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Overall
Courtyard for Smoking and Drinking

If you are a smoker, this is a fun place to hang out after work or on weekends to escape. I love the courtyard. The service, though, is slow so just be prepared to wait for drinks forever. And the food is mediocre at best and is often served cold.

BritMill87

03/11/2009

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Overall
Great atmosphere, Bad Food

I've been here a few times with friends, and only for drinks (they have Cider on tap!!!), but after trying the food I gotta say...don't do it! The food wasn't good. At all. My burger was not cooked correctly and my friends fish tasted like it was old. And to top it off we waited for almost 15 minutes before the server came back so we could tell her. Come only for drinks and hang out. Don't bother with the food!

MediumCoffeeInALargeCup

08/14/2008

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Overall
Cigarette Smoke, Bad food (think air plane), AWFUL SERVICE

Upon arrival (they do not take reservations), I walked through the courtyard as it filled up with the alternative crowd and b-list folks, all smoking. It looked like a marine layer. Our waitress, was obviously overwhelmed with her burden. After throwing down our menu, she returned some 12 minutes later for the wine order - then it was another 8 before we could get her attention to order the food.

Everyone is nice, but nice can't make up for the awful food. Its British pub, but worse. My chicken picatta was some sort of odd chicken breast shape; spongy, and the sauces was basically melted butter. The giant head of broccoli that came with it - well it was bigger than the chicken breast. The desert was decent, but who can mess up strawberries and whip cream.

I will not be going back, no part of this place is worth it.

itisisaysme

07/26/2008

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Overall
Absolutely horrible! Worst experience in years..

Its Friday night the 25th of July, and my girl and I have a movie to see at the Arclight on Sunset and Vine. So, while we wait for the show, we decide to have a few drinks at this lofty dive of a bar ""The Cat and Fiddle"" on Sunset Blvd.

I'ld been there before and it was a pretty nice place a few years ago, but it must be under new management, because the way we were treated was infuriating and disrespectful.

After being interrogated and tattooed from the not-so-scottish male door staff wearing kilts. We proceeded to the bar where the wannabe actress bartender was slow, pretentious, and stared us down for no reason whatsoever.

We were given the wrong drinks, and then when we asked for the RIGHT drinks, they tried to rip us off for the difference between the two drinks we purchased. I asked for my money back, and the bartenders managed to pocket a dollar from my $20, before we started to get angry and decided to leave.

I asked to see the manager, which emerged and tried to explain away the situation, of course siding with her bartending staff. She made no attempt to reconcile, and even implied that we were to blame in some way.

Profanities were exchanged, fists were about to fly, and a general panic for the doors was eminent. All within a span of 20 minutes. Absolutely horrible experience! I wouldn't recommend this shoddy oasis if it were in the darkest, hottest pit of hell.

doll83

07/24/2008

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Overall
Friday nights are very crowded

A vibrant crowd maintains a laid-back vibe while attentive and friendly waiter rush around on the joint's extensive patio. It is all about socializing and enjoying a good drink on a warm summer night.

vfonk

06/03/2008

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Overall
Very rude working staff

I just picked this place to celebrate my b-day because I love the patio and the atmosphere. They have drinks and food and seemed to be a perfect place for an outdoor party. I took over 30 people to their business and I was so disappointed! I asked a young couple if they wouldnt mind changing tables so I could seat close to my friends and they were really friendly but the hostess called the manager on us and threatened me. The manager knows how to do business though and ended up apologizing to us. The hostess was very rude. I don;t understand, we spent hundred of dollars there. Never again!!

fiddleisright

06/02/2008

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Overall
a right fiddle

i live in l.a and used to go on average once a month .
last time apart from yesterday was late march...........................so what has happened since then ???
it's changed for the worst,
service by the waitress was slow and she seemed confused by the menu as we were .
half of what we ordered was unavailable .............
also the prices have gone up, up, up, and
now the options for a complimentary
soup or salad with the main meal are gone,
if you want a small salad or soup now, you have to pay extra and be lucky if they have any in the kitchen, even though it's on the menu .
maybe it's under new management or
they are cost cutting for some other reason but the prices are too high for pub grub .

our waitress kept repeating the wrong words when we were ordering, like she was deaf........
also she didnt bring the correct bill at the end of it all........

jroots78

05/10/2008

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Overall
good burger , horrendous service

been here twice. i have to say i like the juicy burger they serve up and would even splurge on one right now. The prices were not extremely high and the hamburger was juicy and big just how I like it. The fries ""chips"" were also decent and even better when accompanied by vinegar.
However , my we had the worst waitress ever the first time we went. She did not come back to our table to ask if we wanted refills , my girlfriend got up and went to the bar to buy a soda then the waitress all of the sudden comes over and tells us that it's not free refills and if we need something we have to get it from her. Anyways this place is not good by any means for food , all of the reviews are right but i would imagine it's a fun place to get drinks at night.

daisygirl26

01/15/2008

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Overall
Bad Service, rude staff, rude owner

For a place that has such a cozy, inviting environment, it has the coldest and rudest staff. The food was just okay, the waitress was unattentive and the bartender didn't even know the drinks on the menu. If you want lousy service this is the place for you. If you want good food and nice atmosphere, then pick one of the other thousands of resturants in LA. They'd love to treat you right.

beerdrinker53

12/19/2007

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Overall
Near perfect pub.

Love eating outside, and smoking a stogie. The food is traditional British, and the courtyard is inviting. Some more beer selection would be welcomed, but other than that, I'll see you next week!

jericsmall

11/23/2007

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Overall
Gorgeous place to get a drink

The Cat & Fiddle is a great place for a cozy drink anytime of the day or night. I used to meet friends here for early evening and always felt welcome and comfortable. The large outdoor area is distinct among Hollywood bars. Take a group of friends and you'll have a great time.

august26

11/08/2007

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Overall
Good times!

I have a good time eveytime i go to the Cat N'Fiddle pub. Being from SF, its a friendly bar that isn't pretentious at all (like some bars in LA, & well... i guess everywhere...), they have live music, darts, pool and lots of people go. I accidentally found it and am glad I did. When i visit LA, its a good spot if i want to chill.

jenfrank2000

10/21/2007

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Overall
Extremely disappointed

Usually I have a good time when I go to Cat and Fiddle. Tonight, however, was a different story. The service was terrible and the hostess was probably the rudest human being I've ever dealt with. Don't waste your time here.

jk5368

10/07/2007

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Overall
My Birthday party!

Let me start by saying I have been coming here for over 20 years. I loved the food and the owners and the staff in the past. I have had numerous parties here in the past. s not like me to do this. But this was my worst birthday ever... I can't write the review I want to

wingedthing

08/04/2007

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Overall
Resting on laurels

Having not been to the C & F for some years, I visited yesterday and spent several hours in the courtyard with friends. The atmosphere is still good, but the place has an air of indifference. The waitress was beautiful and did her job, but without any enthusiasm. For a pub, the beer menu was pathetic and was completely without imagination. There's an interesting world out there. They should feature some of it. There are very few beers, and the ones they do have are mostly for the rubes and tourists.

This place could be much more interesting. The owners should take a fresh look at their operation.

audra72

07/26/2007

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Overall
Fun outdoor patio, but poor service

We went one night last week after work. Patio is always fun, beers are great. I've been here several times. But that night, we had an awful waitress. I ordered the veggie burger, she asked me if i wanted cheese, to which i replied ""yes."" When the food came, there was no cheese on the burger, which was ok, but the veggie burger was terrible. Dry and hard. I took one bite of it, and didn't eat anymore of it. Even when she noticed that it was hardly eaten, she said nothing. Didn't offer to take it back - nothing. I was with a group of people, so felt badly asking for it to be redone. When it came time to pay the bill, nothing was deducted off of the bill. We still tipped her nicely, but left a note telling her to ""ask a person why they hardly touch their meal the next time you notice it."" It was difficult to find her anytime we needed anything, etc etc. I'd come here again - just avoid the food and don't be in a hurry for service.

devilcat99

06/30/2007

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Overall
Great food, crappy service

My friends and I decided to try this place out because we were in the area. It had a very cool atmosphere and the food was incredibly British (just what we were looking for). The service, though, has much to be desired. Our waitress seemed annoyed that she had to wait on us (what a concept!). It took over 10 minutes to get someone to take our drink order, and almost as long to get our beer. She hardly ever came over to check on us. Thank god for the very sweet hostess who ended up picking up the slack for this sorry excuse for a server. Even though the food was wonderful, my friends and I will not be returning. . .EVER.

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