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Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery Restaurant Review: In its youth, Crumpets helped to bring San Antonio into the modern restaurant world. Green peppercorns, it is safe to say, made their first appearance in the city here. But the conservative crowd that now dominates the clientele has aged along with the menu, and diners currently seem content with the likes of baked Brie with toasted almonds, ham-stuffed mushrooms and cold shrimp with rémoulade. Pastas of the Alfredo with heavy cream sort prevail; and entrées tend toward chicken with more heavy cream and Champagne sauce or trout almandine. Yet we admit that a port-glazed duck breast might not be unwelcome, that there are times when a well-prepared rack of lamb is just what’s needed, and that the setting continues to be one of the most seductive in town. The attached bakery as well continues to beguile with its pecan brownies, croissants, the matchless Crumpets Delight cake and lapidary tarts. If the dense chocolate cake is frequently served too cold, perhaps the answer is to order it at the beginning of the meal.