Reasonable food in London

Feb 13th, 1999, 06:12 PM
Leona Shapiro
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Reasonable food in London

Leaving for London on Monday with my daughter. Can anyone suggest inexpensive ethnic food restaurants?
Feb 14th, 1999, 02:36 AM
Nigel Doran
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Try any Indian restaurant {most are actually run by Bangladeshis} for good, inexpensive food. Behind Top Shop right near Oxford Circus tube entrance is an Indian restaurant called Shareefs or Safees which is worth looking out for as it is especially good value {it isn't hard to find, promise, I just forget its name.}
There are Chinese restaurants galore in Chinatown, but I would go for the ones away from the beaten track which would be cheaper.
Try Pizza Express for good pizza at good prices. There are many branches. Wok Wok is a chain of pan-Asian food and is fairly good value with a good, trendy atmosphere. Soho is where one branch is.
Look in Time Out, the London weekly magazine, for other ideas, or the Rough Guide and Lonely Planet.
Silk and Spice on Foley St. near to Tottenham Court Road tube is a Thai place, which is moderately expensive.
Remember. Service charges are often included. If not, 10% will suffice.
Feb 14th, 1999, 11:04 AM
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When we were in London,we found the most economical way to eat was in the pubs at lunch time.Kids can go with the parents if you are having a meal.There was no ethnic food though unless you think British food is ethnic.We found that if we ate at a restraunt during the evening it was quite expensive.
Feb 15th, 1999, 03:08 AM
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No ethnic food in London?! Sorry Catherine--I don't think you looked very hard! There are loads of excellent restaurants offering the most amazingly diverse cuisines in all price ranges. My suggestion would be to avoid the tourist centres and head to residential areas like Hammersmith, Kensington and Fulham for inexpensive dining in atmospheric restaurants.

Some suggestions:

Adam's Cafe: This is a Tunisian restaurant in Shepherd's Bush serving delicious grilled meats, stews and cous cous. You can take your own wine (corkage is about 1.50) so it works out really cheap to eat.
77 Askew Rd London W12 9AH
Tel: 0181 743 0572

Sabai Sabai: Lovely Thai restaurant in Hammersmith. Near Ravenscourt Park tube station.
270-272, King St Hammersmith London W6 9HW
Tel: 0181 748 7363

Phoenicia: Lebanese restaurant just off Kensington High Street. Excellent service, excellent food.
11-13 Abingdon Rd London W8 Tel: 0171 937 0120

Paulos: Brazilian restaurant, in my own street! Arriving there is like being welcomed into their home. There is a delicious buffet and they are offended if you do not go up for more at least twice!
30 Greyhound Road, London W6 8NX
Tel: 0171 385 9264
Feb 15th, 1999, 05:43 AM
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Sorry I didn't mean that there was no ethnic food in London.I meant that the pubs don't usually serve it.My typing skills stink so I find it hard to be articulate with the keyboard.
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