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Nov 8th, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Me neither.
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Nov 8th, 2010, 08:53 PM
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Coleslaw can be flavored in many ways. Check the salad case at your local deli.
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Nov 9th, 2010, 01:08 AM
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Even in really good places such as Marcus Wareing's I am not aware of any fancy dress code.

A few unpretentious places with good food in mye experience:

English:
Tom's Kitchen, subsidiary of Tom Aikens' starred restaurant a few steps away. A bit noisy, but good vibe.
http://www.tomskitchen.co.uk/

Indian:
Bengal Cuisine on Brick Lane
http://www.bengalcuisine.net/

Zaika, on High St. Kensington, quite upscale, but suitable for well behaved kids
http://www.zaika-restaurant.co.uk/

Thai:
Patara, several locations
http://www.patarathailand.com/london/

Pizza:
Made in Italy (I like the one on King's Road - in summer with a roof terrace)
http://www.madeinitalygroup.co.uk/

Oliveto on Elisabeth St. near Victoria
http://www.olivorestaurants.com/cgi-...ivo/index.html

Steaks:
Gaucho Grill (several locations, I like the one on Swallow St. off Piccadilly best)
http://www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk/

American (Ribs/Crabs):
Big Easy (live music in the evenings, relatively cheap)
http://www.bigeasy.co.uk/v1/index.aspx

Fish:
Fish Works, still a few branches left of a once sprawling chain. Still fresh fish with good quality and not breaking the bank.
http://www.fishworks.co.uk/

Lebanese:
Maroush or its Ranoush Juice siblings have outlets all over town
http://www.maroush.com/pages/home.htm
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Nov 9th, 2010, 04:06 AM
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I'll add Ping Pong for dim sum: http://www.pingpongdimsum.com/locate.php

And Bodeans for excellent and reasonably priced ribs:
http://www.bodeansbbq.com/
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Nov 11th, 2010, 05:15 AM
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Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions. We are going to eat well!!!
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Nov 11th, 2010, 07:16 AM
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Al Hamra in Shepherd's Market has been around for ages, for Lebanese food. The Wolseley is nice, and kids love the menu there as well (great Wiener Schnitzel, and a good hamburger too). Wagamama is always popular with my kids. Amaya (Belgravia) for Indian food; expensive, but a beautiful restaurant, great food.
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Nov 13th, 2010, 08:21 PM
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Have you noticed that almost all the recommendations are for Indian, Chinese, Italian, and other non-British eateries? The only English item recommended is for fish and chips, an utterly disgusting way to treat a fish. French can fight wars better than Brits can cook.
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Nov 13th, 2010, 11:46 PM
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Well, here's a British one. We had a very good lunch at Square Meal in the food court at Selfridges. I had a chicken and mushroom pie with mashed potatoes and SO had a jacket potato with mushy peas. Can't get much more British than that! Both were very good. Square Meal is a counter chain and it's in lots of locations. Also, North Sea Fish is very very British.
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Nov 14th, 2010, 05:34 AM
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is British, last time I checked.
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Nov 14th, 2010, 06:37 AM
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The only English item recommended is for fish and chips

Arbutus is British.
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Nov 14th, 2010, 04:54 PM
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I really like the Steak and Mushroom Pie and adore the Sticky Toffee Pudding at Brown's Restaurant on St. Martin's Lane. You can Google for a menu.
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Nov 14th, 2010, 05:28 PM
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Our family of two young teens always did well
at wagamama - a chain with long tables, noisy but
fun and you can order all kinds of noodles, soups,
and we always felt like everyone was happy. Pret a Manger and EAT are chains that have sandwiches that we found ourselves
in many times, picking up fresh lunches to take with us or
grab as a snack. Lived there for over 3 years and never
had trouble finding food for all of us - go for it !
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Jan 3rd, 2011, 06:13 PM
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We had a wonderful trip-- thank you all for your suggestions. FYI, by far the best meal that we had was at Tom's Kitchen!!!
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