Earlier this year, I was with a client at a talk show, and watched Chef Brendan Collins make a pea and ricotta salad that was the absolute bomb—so much so that I went home and made it that night. I also immediately made reservations at his restaurant, Birch, which—lucky for me—is in my neighborhood. Collins is British, so he pays homage to his roots, serving a Sunday Roast that will whisk you away to England, Yorkshire pudding included. The cocktails are addictive, the atmosphere laid-back, and unlike so many LA restaurants where you only need to go once, Birch is a local favorite that we return to over and over again.
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Though Birch is dinner only, if you’re looking for a great lunch spot, it was just announced this week that the popular downtown Cento Pasta Bar now has a pop-up restaurant inside Birch—under the title Andare—every day from 11:00am-3:00pm. Get it while it’s hot!
The Roast is every Sunday from noon-4.
Cocktails Galore! My favorite is the #7 (lower right): bee pollen, scotch, yuzu, honey, chamomile
The Mister’s favorite is the tiger shrimp tikka masala.
The to-die-for pork shank.
(Food & Cocktail Photos only by Anneke Schoneveld)
Grab a group of friends, the Sunday roast is enough for a crowd.
Birch Hollywood, 1634 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA. 323.960-3369