cheesemongers and beef in london

May 1st, 2003, 01:29 PM
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cheesemongers and beef in london

Can anyone recommend any place to taste a wide variety of chesses in london? I am also looking for some good places to have Beef Wellington and such..
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May 1st, 2003, 02:08 PM
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Try Neals Yard close to the Covent Garden area. I believe there is a good cheese shop in the area. Also Harrods food hall is great!!!! There are some nice courtyard restaurants in the Covent Garden to set and have wine and cheese. Enjoy! www.coventgardenlife.com will give you names of food shops and restaurants in the area.
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May 1st, 2003, 02:49 PM
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Selfredges, on Oxford St also has a great food hall with lots of cheeses.

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May 1st, 2003, 03:21 PM
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Neal's Yard Dairy is at 19 Short's Gardens ( just before you enter Neal's Yard.)
There is a great selection of British cheeses and the people behind the counter will let you sample as many as you wish.
Get there early in the day and you'll also find some wonderful varieties of fresh breads( the bread tends to out by the afternoon.) The bread and cheese will be perfect picnic fixings to take to a park or back to your hotel room .
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May 2nd, 2003, 02:59 AM
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For Beef Wellington and other old-style English food you can't really do much better than Simpson's in the Strand. It's a time warp (not cheap though).

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May 2nd, 2003, 03:25 AM
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For cheese you could also try Borough Market. IIRC there's a branch of Neal's Yard dairy, and usually several stalls of other suppliers.
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May 2nd, 2003, 06:27 AM
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Hi
I second Simpson's in the Strand for traditional English dning.

You can have lighter fare, at lower prices, in the Knight's Bar upstairs.
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May 2nd, 2003, 07:08 AM
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Traditionally, the "best" cheese shop is Paxton + Whitfield in Jermyn St, though it's got less fashionable since designer cheeses came along.
Waitrose is extraordinarily good on English (and Irish) cheese: about a dozen branches around London, inc Gloucester Rd and King's Rd
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May 2nd, 2003, 08:28 AM
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grogger69:

FYI:

www.coventgardenorg.uk/features/neals_
yard_dairy.html

Nice picture and information page.
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