New Year's Eve

Old Nov 10th, 2005, 08:47 PM
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New Year's Eve

My husband and I will be in London for New Year's Eve. Any suggestions for a romantic restaurant? We're not very trendy or gourmet, but we like to be a little bit adventurous. Thanks!
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Old Nov 10th, 2005, 09:47 PM
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 02:58 AM
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How about Andrew Edmunds in Soho on Lexington Street? Very atmospheric and romantic doing a menu of Modern British food with a good value for money wine list. For more information check the excellent www.hardens.com - you will need to register but it's free
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Old Nov 11th, 2005, 11:02 PM
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One couple's idea of romantic may be another's ghastly kitsch. But here are a few places with reasonable cooking and (by London standards, which aren't stellar) good views. You need to check on whether they're open NYE:

Rhodes 24, 25 Old Broad St. Offers an amazing view of The Gherkin.
The Tenth. Royal Garden Hotel. A very dinner+dancy place, but good views over Hyde Park
The Portrait at the National Portrait Gallery. I strongly believe London wasn't designed to be seen from above, and have never had much time for The Eye or the top floor of the Park Lane Hilton. This view is across the rooftops at Trafalgar Square and IMHO isd London's best
Babylon. The Roof Gardens at 99 Ken High St. Owned by the appalling Richard Branson, who manages to turn practically everything he touches into dust (and always ensures someone else suffers), but it's hard to see that even he can make a hash of such a stunning location. Warning: I've not eaten here since the buffoon took it over, so buyer beware. But it IS a spectacular place
The Gun gastropub. Cold Harbour, Isle of Dogs.
Oxo Tower Restaurant or Brasserie.
And three places in the Conran Group. Terence Conran is the only person in Britain as skilled as Branson in turning silk purses into sows' ears. My experience of every restaurant he's touched is that he produces universally execrable service. But, while anyone who's ever taken a Virgin Cross Country train or been on a Virgin plane that's been delayed is totally with me about the utterly hapless Branson, some people I respect have occasionally been to a Conran restaurant and avoided walking out. The Blueprint Cafe has a good view of Tower Bridge, but is pretty soul-less. Le Pont de la Tour has a very good view of the Bridge, and sometimes gets good write-ups for the food (I've never had bad food here either). And Le Coq d'Argent, with the splendid address of No 1, Poultry (Not Poultry Street, Road, Lane or anything else. Just Poultry) has a surprising garden for its City location.

Hope this helps
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Old Nov 12th, 2005, 02:24 AM
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"the only person in Britain as skilled as Branson in turning silk purses into sows' ears"

How can you describe Branson in this way? just have a look at his record in business to prove your statement is total rubbish. Now 'Hapless' in the rail industry -perhaps (though uncharacteristically poor judgement in my opinion), he has been very unfortunate in taking something on that the British Government have already had a good hand in destroying.
A hundred years ago our rail network was the envy of the world, it's now just a joke, thanks to consecutive sets of political ideals.

But Branson is one of the worlds great pioneers and entreprenuers of our time.

Can't speak for Virgin airlines quality of service, never flown with them, but many people I know have with no complaint.
Oh and Rex, your preachings are getting a trifle boring now..ZZZZzzzzZZZ
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Old Nov 13th, 2005, 08:49 PM
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Thanks so much! I appreciate EVERYONE'S feedback. Happy travels,

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