Stepping into Union Jack Pub in Broad Ripple is like being teleported to an pub in Manchester, England. The wood interior is nearly covered with pictures and British paraphernalia, like flags and scarves with your favorite football or rugby team on them. Although the pub does have a bar section, it also has a family-friendly atmosphere complete with a kid’s menu. After being told to sit wherever we liked, my boyfriend and I chose a booth in the corner of the restaurant and were soon greeted by a waitress. The menu included the usual starters, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps and dessert, along with the pub’s famous pizza, which has “set the bar of excellence for more than 34 years,” according to the Union Jack Pub website. One section of the menu listed pub favorites such as fish and chips, chicken fingers and fries, grilled Atlantic salmon, personal pub pizza, fish tacos and the battalion tenderloin sandwich. I decided to go with the tenderloin sandwich and definitely was not disappointed. It was served on either a Kaiser or pretzel bun and the choice of a side. I had never tried a tenderloin sandwich before, but my boyfriend had tried many and said it was one of the best he’d ever had. Although I don’t have much to compare the sandwich to—let me tell you—this one’s going to be hard to beat. Along with the great atmosphere and food, the prices weren’t too bad either. The costs for individual meals ranged from $8.99 to $13.99.
UNION JACK PUB