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WOODSTOCK AND COTSWOLDS

Thanks for all the help. We'll see where we end up at lunchtime. Our overnight is in Woodstock as we're going to Blenheim them next day. The Star Inn there sounded OK, so maybe we'll give that a go.

about 5 hours ago
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

London help please

I've heard good things about Palomar, but that doesn't mean much - same for Honey & Co., but I haven't gotten to either yet.

I know Palomar is supposed to serve the food of modern Jerusalem, but I found this and laughed.

Modern-day Jerusalem meets Japanese techniques and North African flavors at this Chinatown Eclectic with a 1930s vibe. A raw bar up front offers Moroccan oysters and ceviche, while the dining room serves everything from Tunisian calamari dishes to Italian pastas plus wine in a space decked with mosaic floor tiles, banquettes and zinc finishes.

about 20 hours ago
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

WOODSTOCK AND COTSWOLDS

I'd love to get some recommendations for good meals, especially a dinner in or near Woodstock. I don't have the current Good Food Guide but maybe something is mentioned in there, John? Lunch at a gastropub in any of the Cotswold villages?

about 24 hours ago
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

[Lavant, West Sussex] Earl of March

Thanks for this one. In a weeek or so, we might very well be taking a guest down that way. This sounds like a great lunch stop.

1 day ago
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Edgware or Colindale

We shop at the Croydon Wing Yip every two or three months and have eaten at the restaurant there many times over the years. It's one of my favorite Cantonese places. Take a chance!

Aug 30, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Edgware or Colindale

Is that the one that used to be somewhere else (can't remember where)? Good salt beef?

Aug 29, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Bath, UK: a couple of meals

Thanks for the report. We had a nice overnight in Bath earlier this year and really want to return. Your suggestions will help a lot.

Aug 29, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Gift basket from America?

What we Americans call pancakes are often known, I think, in the UK as, 'Scotch,' pancakes. Harters will know if I'm right or not.

Two different languages.. you bet.

Aug 28, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Picky NYC foodie looking for a well rounded list of restaurant recs

YES! It's difficult to generalize, John, but I think you're right. Manhattan has always been a good food town, but now some of the other large cities have certainly come a long way.

Aug 28, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Picky NYC foodie looking for a well rounded list of restaurant recs

I'm glad someone agrees with me. Aside from some places in London, it's very difficult to find good Italian food. I live in Surrey, which isn't that far from London, and I have yet to find a 'neighbourhood,' restaurant that served decent Italian cuisine. We have two in our town, and one is not awful, but we rarely go there to eat.

Aug 28, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Gift basket from America?

I have a friend coming next week and I asked for a good clingy film and SOS. I hate Brillo, and that's all I ever see here.

Aug 28, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland
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Gift basket from America?

One can get fajita and taco seasoning in every British supermarket I go to. There are lots of salsa choices, too.

Aug 28, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

[Brentford, London] Galata Pera

We don't eat Turkish food very often, but last winter we ended up in a Wimbledon restaurant that was fantastic and it was a bargain considering how much food was brought to the table.. and lovely service to boot.It's name goes along with the atmosphere... Ambiance!
If anyone is in Wimbledon or lives near by, I hope they give it a try.

Aug 27, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Gift basket from America?

The Oscar Meyer tastes exactly like what I ate in America for years. This really surprised me. I don't at all like the streaky bacon sold in British supermarkets, as they don't taste like the American version at all. Of course there are American brands far superior to O.M. but I was happy to find something I don't mind eating.

Aug 27, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Gift basket from America?

I get Jif peanut butter from the UK websites selling American foods. They also sell different candies (which I don't buy). I don't think there are Sainsbury supermarkets in Dublin, but I get Oscar Meyer bacon at the one in my English town. I laugh as it's made in Spain.

Aug 26, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Picky NYC foodie looking for a well rounded list of restaurant recs

If you mean Asian as in Chinese, we also like Min Jiang for wonderful Peking duck and a fantastic view of Kensington Gardens. Pearl Liang is very good for dim sum.

Aug 25, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Picky NYC foodie looking for a well rounded list of restaurant recs

I second the recommendation for Hedone. Our meal there was one of the best I've enjoyed in London.. so far.

Aug 25, 2015
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Picky NYC foodie looking for a well rounded list of restaurant recs

Very funny....

Aug 25, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Picky NYC foodie looking for a well rounded list of restaurant recs

As you know, many, if not most Americans still are thinking the food here is the way it was back years ago. It's this couple's first trip, and they are going to be blown away by what's available and should certainly diversify a bit. I'm amazed how people back, 'there,' don't believe me when I say the food is as good or sometimes better than in the States.

Aug 25, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland
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Picky NYC foodie looking for a well rounded list of restaurant recs

Here is a site which lists the 10 top pizzas in London. The man who does this site is a real expert on pizza, and I think the list is current.

http://youngandfoodish.com/london/the...

As for restaurants, I think Locanda Locatelli does wonderful Italian food. I'm from NY, originally, too, and I find it difficult to get really good Italian food in England. It's improving, but I'd almost rather cook it myself. But there are some great places, and Locanda is one of them - plus it's upscale and feels like an, 'event.' :-

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By Asian do you mean Chinese, Indian? Over here, Indian food is included under, 'Asian.'

One note.. if you go to any of the very popular spots, book way in advance if you want to get a table. Why not try some wonderful, modern, British cuisine. Fera is fantastic.. and check out www.bookatable for some good deals.

Aug 24, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Help

This is not a recipe site. It's more a place where people discuss restaurants. I suggest you go to www.pinterest.com and sign up. There are thousands of good recipes there that you can easily save.

Good luck.

Aug 24, 2015
zuriga1 in Special Diets

Pride Halal, Queens Market, Upton Park

I'm sorry the market is so far from where I live... looks delicious.

Aug 17, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Dublin, Galway, Killarney

You can start off by using the search engine on the top of this page. I know there have been lots of threads about Dublin and maybe Killarney, too. It's so long since I've been in Killarney that I wouldn't feel comfortable suggesting anything, but there are lots of places that are low-key and lots of Irish pubs.

If you're driving the Ring of Kerry (and you should), the Avoca restaurant at Mull's Gap is great for lunch. Their restaurant in Dublin is also very good and don't miss Bewley's in Dublin for a great breakfast in a lovely setting.

Aug 17, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Teenager's First Trip to London - Restaurant Advice

I've only had lunch at Fera, but I'll certainly go back for a dinner. It was a bit formal because of the room and the staff's attire, but that never bothers me. I like to put on nice clothes once in awhile.

Aug 14, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Teenager's First Trip to London - Restaurant Advice

You might enjoy reading this...

http://london.timeout.com/public/read...

Aug 14, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Teenager's First Trip to London - Restaurant Advice

If you're in the mood for wonderful Spanish food, Moro in the Exmouth Market is excellent and their small restaurant for tapas, Morito, next store had terrific food in a very casual atmosphere.

Fera impressed me, but it's in a hotel and a bit posh. Also lovely is Pierre Koffman's near Hyde Park Corner... good food and a very casual but beautiful atmosphere.

Aug 14, 2015
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Sending dried herbs via fedex

Thanks, John. Maybe that will help when I make my pear and leek soup. It sounds awful, but it's really very good. In the meantime, my friend who's visiting next month will bring a bottle for me. The Spice Works link may come in handy. I need to throw out some old spices and start anew.

Aug 11, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Salisbury and Bath suggestions?

If you play golf, then maybe you've met my ex. That's all I'll say on that topic. I understand family time, so see how things work out.

Aug 11, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Salisbury and Bath suggestions?

I live near London, and it would be great to meet you when you're here.. if you have time. And you don't have to take me out - it's my territory so you're my guest!I'm sorry I couldn't help more with Bath or Salisbury.

I forgot that you're in Chapel Hill. That's where my ex-husband lives. :-) My email address is on my profile page if you ever need it.

Aug 11, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Afternoon tea (again)

I just came across this article. I don't know if the dates coincide with your tea, but here it is.

http://londonist.com/2015/08/afternoo...

Aug 10, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland