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Recommendations for a nice Sunday Lunch in Leicester Sq/Covent Garden area

Old Apr 1st, 2009, 09:10 AM
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Recommendations for a nice Sunday Lunch in Leicester Sq/Covent Garden area

I'm taking a group of ladies "of a certain age" to lunch before a sunday matinee at the Wyndhams. Want nice but not super posh. For various reasons I'm thinking the Portrait Restaurant (mainly for the view), J-Sheekey, and Rule's (which is definitely approaching the posh end of the spectrum but would be an "experience" ). All are w/i really easy walking distance of the theatre. But I am having a bit of a brain block thinking of other semi-special places w/i a short walk - other than right in/around Covent Garden where we'll be on another day.

Don't want the Ivy. Any brilliant ideas???
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Old Apr 1st, 2009, 09:46 AM
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Hello Janis,
Although I loved Rules, Cafe` Fish, and any good Chinese nearby, my vote for your Sunday lunch could be enjoyed at this lovely establishment which is not overly priced.
Have a lovely time with your ladies!

http://www.browns-restaurants.co.uk/...ventgarden.php
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Old Apr 1st, 2009, 09:49 AM
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I don't have any brilliant ideas, janis, but Patrick (NeoPatrick) has recommended in the past Brasserie Boulevard on Wellington Street. I ate there in 2007 for lunch and it was decent. I wouldn't say it's that fancy of a place thought. They have a 2-course pre-theater lunch for 12 pounds.
http://www.boulevardbrasserie.co.uk/...rte%20menu.pdf
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Old Apr 1st, 2009, 09:54 AM
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Hello again,
just seen you mention "other than right in/around Covent Garden!
The only other really nice restaurant I've experienced twice is Wolfes's Grille Room, 30 Greater Queens Street.
Ph: 2078314442.
We have only had the pre-theatre dinner which included 3 courses for around 10 pounds.
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I second Brown's. The Steak, Mushroom & Guinness Pie and the Sticky Toffee Pudding are great.
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Old Apr 1st, 2009, 02:04 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. Wolfe's might work - but its maybe a bit longer walk.

I've walked past the Boulevard Brasserie many times but never gone inside. I'll have to keep it in mind for one of my other theatre nights.
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Third up for Brown's. Carolyn has exactly the perfect dinner. Yum!! Wish I had some now. The toffee pudding was great!
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Old Apr 1st, 2009, 02:11 PM
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Didn't see carolyn's post - yes - their sticky toffee pudding is worth a special detour

I eat a Brown's now and then and the food is definitely yummy, and the location just about perfect for this. I was sort of hoping for a bit more "special occasion-ish". But heck - stickey toffee pudding will make it special - right!?
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