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Equivalent to St John's...?! [London]

Hmm, I'd tell you but then I'd have to bump you off! It's all a bit of a secret tbh!

Jul 07, 2010
NotQuiteACat in U.K./Ireland

Equivalent to St John's...?! [London]

I've had the food from Launceston at Taste of London and it was yummy. But I think the NYC guy is more East London than West, he's a bit bohemian!

I would recommend J Sheekey's and also Arbutus for the best value set lunch. Try Hardens lunch special search to turn up the best value set lunch menus - it's amazing how cheap it can be compared to the evening a la cartes!

Jul 07, 2010
NotQuiteACat in U.K./Ireland

Equivalent to St John's...?! [London]

The gentleman involved is actually more into the food than the experience. We both enjoyed a local herring place in Copenhagen more than Noma's awed gastronomic reverie!

I've so far made reservations for St John B&W, Magdalen and Hix (chop house) and am willing to be persuaded depending on feedback! :-D

Jul 06, 2010
NotQuiteACat in U.K./Ireland

Equivalent to St John's...?! [London]

Bread and Wine, does sound great and I might do it and book a back-up reservation.

The Fat Duck is too far/too soon to book. And more importantly, I'm saving that one for my (sadly, as yet to be found) fiance!! :-)

Hibiscus is one to check for. I've also heard good things of Hix - true or overrated?

Jul 06, 2010
NotQuiteACat in U.K./Ireland

Equivalent to St John's...?! [London]

I checked the Ledbury but no reservations available for that evening.

Is Bread & Wine really *that* good? Does it feel like an occasion restaurant? I've only ever done the original. What about Magdalen?

Jul 06, 2010
NotQuiteACat in U.K./Ireland

Equivalent to St John's...?! [London]

I did and it is. But I wanted something, well, more! More impressive I guess.

Jul 06, 2010
NotQuiteACat in U.K./Ireland

Equivalent to St John's...?! [London]

I've got a very foodie and well-travelled friend coming from NYC in August and I need to find an amazing restaurant to take him to. Put it this way, the last restaurant he took me to was Noma in Copenhagen...! Hard act to follow indeed.

So I was going to take him to St John's, but on the night in question it is closed for a private event. And I so want to take him to somewhere fabulous, ideally modern British but not too fine dining in style. I've been thinking J.Sheekey, but have gotten my brain fixated on St Johns.

Help. Please! London's dining reputation is at stake here!!!

Jul 06, 2010
NotQuiteACat in U.K./Ireland