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The Brit

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, British
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Mineta San Jose International Airport, 1701 Airport Blvd., San Jose, CA
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Lakewood, Washington
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was good the service was good the decor is cute what's not to like while waiting for your flight ??

Thank Shelley H
Las Vegas
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133 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Not sure from the reviews. How can you go wrong with a vegetarian burger? I had the avocado 🥑 added and it was good. Close to the gate which was great.

Thank Michael M
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Food is your typical pub fare but the lady who served us was very polite and attentive. Also has sports on the TVs if that's your thing.

Thank Chmorgan
Aurora, Colorado
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728 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We were wanting to get some dinner, watch a bowl game and came across The Brit right near our gate (20). We did not have any issues with the service and found the staff helpful and attentive. The food was ok, I found my pulled pork sandwich very dry. Not much space to maneuver with your luggage and the high... More 

Thank Laurie S
Sheridan, Wyoming
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

With a half hour before boarding a Southwest flight at gate 21, I went into the Brit and explained my need for a breakfast in a hurry. Breakfast and the check arrived in 7 minutes, was tasty and filling. Recommended.

Thank William C
Portland, Oregon
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277 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

When you can't get an order of Jameson shots right, you had probably better switch jobs. Just a sad excuse for a pub. Especially when you factor in airport prices. Do yourself a favor and skip this place.

Thank Happiestbaby
Midland, Texas
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I had the Bangers and Mash. The bangers were very good and the mashed potatoes fresh, but the gravy was obviously from a mix or canned. Good fresh steamed broccoli. The fish and chips were very good, The highlight was the Bloody Mary! Truly superb. Great friendly wait staff! Overall, much better than most airport fare!

Thank James W
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Service here was good. Although we were eating before the main lunch crowd came over. Got beers very quickly. Food was good and hot. No issues from my perspective.

Thank Judy B
retford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Took me 20 minutes to get a beer. They take the Brit theme to excess with bad service. They basically don't have enough staff. My advice avoid it if you have less than 45 minutes for your flight.

Thank Ian S
Hopkinton NH
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287 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

If they didn't have beer and bar food I would go to one star. Two bits of absolute absurdity here. 1) they don't have British beer (probably should stop there) and 2) a large beer costs $11. It's a shame they're allowed to use that name; it's a bit of a disgrace.

Thank jmasci

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mineta San Jose International Airport, 1701 Airport Blvd., San Jose, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • This restaurant is at Mineta San Jose Intl Airport (after security)
San José’s premier British pub and restaurant with traditional and modern dishes. Gate 20.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?