Article on low cost meals in London

Old Oct 16th, 2003, 10:00 AM
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Article on low cost meals in London

I saw this article today and thought it may benefit my fellow fodorites. Has anyone tried any of these restaurants?

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http://www.msnbc.com/news/969192.asp?0dm=L11SR
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Old Oct 16th, 2003, 10:33 AM
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Thanks for the restaurant list. I hope to try some of them next week.
We usually take advantage of the relatively inexpensive luncheon specials for the main meal of the day and then have something light in the evening.
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Old Oct 16th, 2003, 01:06 PM
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Here's my top tip for an inexpensive meal in London: Busaba Ethnai on Wardour Street in Soho. It's Thai. There are always huge queues outide. Completely non smoking and no music, you share tables with other diners. It's quick. The decor is dark with incense burning so the atmosphere is chic rather than soup kitchen like. Has been recommended by British Vogue.
 
Old Oct 17th, 2003, 03:52 AM
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Erin, thanks for taking the time to post it.
 
Old Oct 17th, 2003, 05:11 AM
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AllyPally- thank you for the suggestion. I will add Busaba Ethnai to our list of restaurants to check out when we are in London in January.

Dga and ChatNoir- You are both welcome! Dga, if you try any of these places when you are in London, please report back. I'd love to know what you thought of them.
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AllyPally (or anyone) - do you have any idea what the queues are like on a typical Saturday at Busaba Eathai?

I assume Saturday is the busiest evening and was also wondering if you knew what their busy time is and what time it may be best trying to go to avoid having to queue for too long.

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Dave, in my experience the queues can move pretty fast. They do manage to pack a lot of diners in and give you menus while you're waiting. Prime eating time is around 7.30-8.00ish, the earlier the better. I highly recommend the Tom Kha chicken. Huge bowl!!
 
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I just got back from 5 days in London and stayed in Notting Hill. If you're in the area, try Manzara at 24 Pembridge Rd, around the corner from the tube.

Excellent and cheap Turkish food. Pides, Pizza and breakfast were all great.

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Thanks AllyPally! All the reviews I've read sound really positive so I think I'll give it a go. And thanks for the Tom Kha recommendation.
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