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AJPeabody Aug 11th, 2018 06:36 AM

London Restaurant and Eating Recommendations Requested
We're off to London just after the equinox. In order to continue my tradition of hyper-planning, I am working on researching which restaurants to seek out. We like everything from street food to ethnic to multistar places, except no tasting menus. All ideas are welcome.

Odin Aug 11th, 2018 07:12 AM

No idea what your budget is but here are a few that I like
The Wolseley
Brasserie Zedel
Palomar is excellent but it is alot of small dishes that you need to & should order lots of, really good
Galvin at Windows
Berners Tavern
The Ivy
Le Gavroche

AJPeabody Aug 11th, 2018 08:30 AM

Budget: Prefer (without drinks or wine) up to 50-60 per person, would consider one meal up to 100+ per person, no objection to under 20 per, all in .

4totravel Aug 11th, 2018 09:10 AM

Sooo many:

Campagne + Jones
Ciao Italia
La Brasseria Milanese (Marylebone)

Lahore Kebab House

Gerards Corner

Fish and Chips
Olivers (Haverstock Hill)
Deep Blue

Cookhouse Joes

Fortnum & Mason
Cafe Concerto (reasonably priced)

Ok - now I am hungry!

Tulips Aug 11th, 2018 11:39 AM

Any particular area in London? do you want to have dinner close to your hotel? When - September of March? Some places you'd need to book way in advance.
Love The Palomar.
The Wolseley
Honey & Co for Middle Eastern food or Nopi
Berners Tavern
Core by Clare Smyth - fabulous but stretching your budget. 95 for 4-course lunch menu.
Thrishna or Gymkana for Indian
Caldesi, Marylebone Lane, for italian food

historytraveler Aug 11th, 2018 05:41 PM

If interested in South African cusine try the BBAR next to Rubens at the Palace
One of my favorites.

Nikki Aug 12th, 2018 08:16 AM

I ate in a bunch of excellent restaurants in London in June. For descriptions, you can refer to my trip report:

I especially recommend Scully St. James’s as excellent creative cookery.
Medlar in Chelsea.
Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch

AJPeabody Aug 12th, 2018 04:47 PM

Thanks. Also liked Nikki's TR. I will make one also. Looking up all suggested restaurants so far. It turns out we'll be staying near Earl's Court (excellent connection to/from Heathrow), so good tube and bus connections also.

Any more?

europeannovice Aug 12th, 2018 05:02 PM

Near the V&A Museum a wonderful little Italian eatery called Orsini. We also liked The Cote chain.

rialtogrl Aug 13th, 2018 12:44 AM

For street food check out yumbun.
Yum Bun - Soft steamed buns

They have a stand at Spitalfields Market and another at Giant Robot (the only two I have been to - they have others.)
Giant Robot is worth checking out if you are willing to go to Canary Wharf - for yumbuns and other street food.

The other thing I crave are the donuts at Bread Ahead in Borough Market.

OReilly64 Aug 13th, 2018 02:10 AM

Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Club: Innovative Indian
Modern Indian Restaurant In London | Cinnamon Kitchen
Indian Fine Dining Restaurant London | The Cinnamon Club

Eneko - Basque

RJD Aug 13th, 2018 03:51 AM

Don’t remember if ity meets your budget criteria but there’s always Gordon Ramsey’s in Chelsey, a three star restaurant. You can’t go wrong. The service is the best and the food is superb.

HappyTrvlr Aug 13th, 2018 05:32 AM

In Chelsea, we had an outstanding meal at Elystan Street recommended by friends who live in London. Beautifully prepared, creative dishes. Reservations essential.

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