Splurge-worthy Restaurants In London?

Sep 11th, 2009, 05:13 AM
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Splurge-worthy Restaurants In London?

Now, for the forum's expertise on restaurants. In November, I'm going to London for four days. On the first day there, I don’t like to schedule anything except dinner (because of jet-lag). Last November, when I went to Paris with my family, the first night, we splurged and ate at the Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower. It was kind of touristy, but the food was EXCELLENT! Is there a splurge-worthy equivalent in London?
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Sep 11th, 2009, 05:52 AM
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My husband and I always eat at Rules restaurant when we're in London. I'm sure you'll receive lots of other suggestions. You might want to do a search in Fodor's for London restaurants.

Here's the website for Rules.
http://www.rules.co.uk/
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Sep 11th, 2009, 05:54 AM
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PS If you eat at Rules, be sure to have their sticky toffee pudding for dessert. It's served warm and is absolutely delicious.
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Sep 11th, 2009, 06:33 AM
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Go to Timeout's website or the UK equivalent of Chowhound. London has 7.7 million people and is the financial capital of Western Europe. The list you can generate with this request is LONG.
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Sep 11th, 2009, 06:40 AM
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I think you need to define splurge-worthy. Any sort of price? Are you looking just for amazing food, or do you want some sort of tourist attraction element to it?
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Sep 11th, 2009, 07:53 AM
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Splurge-worthy: The food should be good, but it doesn't have to be amazing. I'll have my ten-year-old DD with me. Doubt we'll find in London, a view like we had at the Jules Verne, the London skyline is not that compelling. But a nice view would be nice.
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Sep 11th, 2009, 07:57 AM
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If a view or the River Thames and St Paul's Cathedral will do, then this might suit....
http://www.harveynichols.com/output/Page128.asp
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Sep 11th, 2009, 07:59 AM
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And this site might help...

http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/restaura...london-94.html
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Sep 11th, 2009, 08:34 AM
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Thanks alihutch!
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Sep 12th, 2009, 11:47 AM
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Here's another site:

http://golondon.about.com/od/eatingd...sWithaView.htm

I used to live in London about 10 years ago and am going back to see family and for a visit of the old haunts this december with my husband ~ While searching for things to do I like some of the pointers this review gal has to offer:

The Very Best of London
http://golondon.about.com/od/plannin...fLondon.htm#s6

For me personally, as I used to work in Piccadilly I'm going to see if the Langan's Brasserie still has the same vibe [probably not, but thought it worth trying]. And beforehand go for a cocktail at the Ritz.
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Sep 12th, 2009, 01:24 PM
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J. Sheeky.

Definitely splurge worthy. I thought the food was at least as good as the Pre-Alain-Ducasse Jules Verne. And less costly, too.


http://www.j-sheekey.co.uk/
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Sep 12th, 2009, 01:26 PM
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Long thread on London eating:


http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...od-st-john.cfm
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Sep 13th, 2009, 04:31 AM
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Do NOT go to Rules. It's a theme park not a restaurant (and nosebleed expensive).

You want that sort of thing - go to the Savoy Grill or the Connaught.

CW - hates Rules and all that bumfluffery
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Sep 13th, 2009, 04:39 AM
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Totally agree with CW on this one on Rule's.

Try one of Gordon Ramsay's place . There are several , with different atmosphere in each.
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Sep 13th, 2009, 05:02 AM
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Local and not expesnive I love the the Sea Shell. Also, the North Sea Fish House. If I spurge I have Tea at the Ritz.
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Sep 13th, 2009, 05:11 AM
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Hello Shores:

If price is no consideration and a view is not essential, you may like a three star French restaurant in Mayfair called Le Gavroche. Unforgetable food and servive.

www.le-gavroche.co.uk

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Sep 15th, 2009, 05:29 AM
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You should check out www.my-london-guide.com which we found really helpful in planning trip to London... they give some good hidden gems where you aren't likely to find all the tourists
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Sep 16th, 2009, 08:42 AM
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I can absolutely and thoroughly recommend J Sheeky. I'd say Sheeky's is to fish and seafood what Rules is to meat and game. Take a look: http://www.j-sheekey.co.uk/
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Sep 16th, 2009, 09:19 AM
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We loved Rules in London (Sept 2006). DH had the best cut of Irish Beef there, he still compares steaks to that meal. We loved the tradition and grace of the place. Yes it was expensive, but delish.
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Sep 16th, 2009, 09:53 AM
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what Rules is to meat and game.>>>

Over rated and pandering to yanks?

You may have a point.

You want fish - Richard Corrigan at Bentley's

You want game - Richard Corrigan at Lyndsey House.

You want to eat rubber food in a mausoleum - Rules.
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