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hannafonckers Oct 9th, 2006 03:14 PM

Dining out in London
I 'm going to London for a week and I would like to go to a nice restaurant at least once,but I know everything there is pretty expensive.Does anyone know of a nice and cosy little place where I could have dinner(or lunch)with my wife spending no more than 80 pounds?

Carrybean Oct 9th, 2006 03:26 PM

Per person or total?

janisj Oct 9th, 2006 03:40 PM

London, Glasgow, Dublin, and Lisbon?? You ARE getting around :)

You need to tell us more - like what sort(s) of food you like, if that £80 is per person or total, including drinks?

venturegirl Oct 9th, 2006 04:17 PM

Two places that I went to in London a couple of weeks ago that seem to fit your description that I can recommend are:

The Bleeding Heart Tavern:
Upscale French bistro in style. Service and atmosphere are excellent, food is pretty good.

The Salt Yard:
Hip setting w/ modern spin on tapas. Excellent food and wine list.

Both are near tube stops. The better of the two in my opinion is The Salt Yard. Being from S.F., I'm rather picky - and spoiled - about food and wine bars and The Salt Yard has become one of my very favorite places. In our 5 days in London - we went twice!

In general, I found the Square Meal site to be a great resource for searching for reviews and recommendations for London restaurants - and it also provides price range and links to restaurant websites where you can get more info including sample menus.

hannafonckers Oct 9th, 2006 04:48 PM

Total,we like Italian,also steaks , some local food and wine also.We are getting around for sure janisj,and your help we'll be really aprecciated!

hannafonckers Oct 9th, 2006 04:52 PM

What are the prices like at the Salt Yard,venturegirl?It sounds pretty good to me,but is it doable?

beanweb24 Oct 9th, 2006 05:28 PM

If you click on the link venturegirl kindly provided, you will find the menu and prices for the Salt Yard and then you can determine whether or not it meets your budget requirements.

Thanks for the link to Square Meal -- this will be helpful planning our meals in December!

NeoPatrick Oct 9th, 2006 05:41 PM

One good tip is eating in or near the theatre district and eating early (or late) enough to do pre/post theatre specials. Le Estiminet on Floral at Garrick in Covent Garden is a very nice, cozy, candlelit French place with a super pre-theatre three course special for something like 15 pounds per person. Le Deuxieme on LongAcre is modern, focuses on fish, wonderful and has a similar deal -- just a little more. The oldest French restaurant in London -- Mon Plasir on Monmouth also has a great theatre special. No one says you have to go to the theatre afterwards.

And for a wonderful cozy candlelight country/rustic interior, and classic traditional English food go to Maggie Jones off Kensington High Street. Lunch or dinner.

Flyboy Oct 9th, 2006 06:15 PM

Kind of a nice place in SOHO that doesn't cost an arm and a leg:

Yes, they have a wine list. :)

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