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Breakfast / Lunch London on a stopover

Near the National Gallery there is the new branch of Barrafina on Adelaide St - haven't been yet, but I don't think you can go wrong with that. I always like Balthazar, but I'm from NY. :-)

1 day ago
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Ottolenghi

If you do end up eating at one of the locations, try the broad bean fritters if you have the chance. That's the one dish that stands out in my mind from a meal at Nopi.

Sep 11, 2014
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Critics' lists for London

I almost came on here and was going to click on, 'Like.' :-)

Sep 11, 2014
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Critics' lists for London

Yes, it would take some work, but it's probably the best idea.

Sep 10, 2014
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Best dessert/sweet pie in London?

Let us know what you find!

Sep 10, 2014
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Critics' lists for London

Andy Hayler has a good list, but I don't know if he has cheaper end of the spectrum suggestions. I haven't looked at his webpage for a long time.

You could also try Square Meals. There's another similar to Time Out, but I'll be darned if I can remember it's name just now. Hopefully, someone will post it.

Sep 10, 2014
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Good Food Guide - new edition just received

I have a friend who lives near Chester, and he is soon to marry. One of these days we'll be going up that way to visit, and we've also talked of spending a weekend in Manchester. You will come in very handy. :-)

Sep 09, 2014
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Good Food Guide - new edition just received

It wasn't a typo. There is a Cobham and there is *also* a Chobham. Both are in Surrey which must make for some confusion. They are only 15 miles or so apart with Woking sort of in the middle. And of course there is Dorking to make for more upset!

Sep 09, 2014
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Good Food Guide - new edition just received

Heck, if you can't whinge among friends......

You've reminded me that my Good Food Guide is way out of date, and it's time for a new copy.

I'm curious, is there any mention of places to eat in Cobham/Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey? We finally found a gastropub near us that has wonderful food, and we'll certainly be back for a dinner after a marvelous lunch last week. It's called The Old Plough and should be in the Guide if it's not.

Sep 08, 2014
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Best dessert/sweet pie in London?

Yes, thanks. I wrote and asked. They deliver to all London addresses.. but I live south. I'll see what I can do come Thanksgiving time.

Sep 07, 2014
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Best dessert/sweet pie in London?

I think you've hit it on the head.

Sep 06, 2014
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Best dessert/sweet pie in London?

Oh, thanks. That's nice to know!

The pies look fantastic. Where is the shop located?

Sep 06, 2014
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Best dessert/sweet pie in London?

I think the OP means pies in the American sense... fruit, pecan etc.

Sep 06, 2014
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What is your Fav Indian Restaurant?

If you want a really good meal, go to Cafe Spice Namaste in London. Their duck dish is unusually good as is most everything else. The weekend brunch buffet at the Bombay Brasserie is also worth a trip - skip the other a la carte meals.

Sep 05, 2014
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Best dessert/sweet pie in London?

It just dawned on me that there are some fairly new, American-style restaurants... Mishkin's is one. There is also Lucky 7 and Automat. Maybe one of these has pies in the American sense.

Being an American, I certainly appreciate your missing a real diner!

Sep 05, 2014
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Best dessert/sweet pie in London?

I know I've had a pie or two in my years here, but I can't now remember where that was. I have to bake my own if I want one (which isn't often).

Sep 04, 2014
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Best dessert/sweet pie in London?

I think he or she can probably answer for him or herself. Maybe they don't know where to find a pie because they *usually* don't go for pies,but after seeing the programme, they wanted one.

They didn't say they didn't know where to go for desserts.

It's all in the interpretation. :-)

Sep 04, 2014
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Best dessert/sweet pie in London?

Are you looking for American pies in particular or desserts in general?

Sep 04, 2014
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Getting hold of Asian ingredients online from UK

There are many online suppliers of Asian ingredients. You can Google for names. This place claims to be the largest UK supplier (who knows?), but it's a start.

http://raanthai.co.uk/shop/Fruit-Vege...

This place (one of my favorites for spices of all kinds) has chaat masala.

http://www.steenbergs.co.uk/product/3...

Aug 29, 2014
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The Great British Bake Off - Season 5 (2014)

A side note... I downloaded an app called HOLA and now I can watch favourite programmes from America. It's amazing. I suppose Americans can use the same thing to watch our things here.

Aug 29, 2014
zuriga1 in Food Media & News

The Great British Bake Off - Season 5 (2014)

I love spoilers and read it all to my recuperating husband who has been very upset.

Aug 29, 2014
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Galway/Dublin report August 2014

Thanks for the lengthy report, petergreen. We get to Dublin fairly often to visit a good friend of mine who lives near... Ballsbridge! It sounds like you had a very good tasting of Irish cuisine.

Aug 28, 2014
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restaurants in berlin

A Berliner friend took us to Felix Austria for a delicious dinner, including the best schnitzel I've had in years. It's a simple place, but the food is very good and reasonable.. an interesting neighbourhood.

We very much enjoyed a breakfast at Cafe im Literaterhaus Berlin. It's near the Ku'Damm and has a nice outdoor seating area (for good weather of course) and a pretty indoor conservatory. There's a white tablecloth meal at the Intercontinental Hotel.. quite expensive and I haven't eaten there.

Aug 25, 2014
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[Chichester, West Sussex) Amelie and Friends

We were up in Stratford Monday night and has a pretty tasty meal at the Rooftop Restaurant in the RSC building. I'm sorry I can't recommend the play we saw.. Webster's, 'The White Devil.' I don't much like modern dress and rock music with my Jacobean experience. :-) That said, the acting, of course, was wonderful.

Aug 23, 2014
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Undercover Boss - tonight on ITV

John, there are quite a few Carlucci restaurants not far from where we live and also one at Waterloo Station. For some unknown reason, I've more than once ordered the pasta with sage butter sauce, and both times it was terrible. I think I've now learned my lesson. Further enlightenment from the TV programme confirms my decision to go elsewhere.

Aug 23, 2014
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Undercover Boss - tonight on ITV

I watched it. Carluccio was nowhere to be seen as he's not (as Phil said) involved as the chief executive. I can't remember the name of that person. He came across as all sweetness and light and so generous once he learned how hard the staff struggles. Some of the things he fixed after going undercover seemed as if they should have been dealt with years earlier by a manager or someone who goes around inspecting the various restaurants. ???

Aug 22, 2014
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[Chichester, West Sussex) Amelie and Friends

Thanks for the tip, Helen. We get to Chichester every once in awhile, and this place certainly sounds worth a try.

I had duck crackling just the other day in Stratford. I wanted a small lunch and ordered the duck salad, which turned out to be mostly crackling. It was yummy in a nice hoisin sauce.

Aug 22, 2014
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Other Places like Launceston Place's Market Menu

Check out the Ebury Wine Bar menu if it's online. I had a wonderful lunch there a few months ago (haven't been yet for dinner), and the food was a bit reminiscent of Launceston Place, although I was at the latter when Welch was still the chef.

Aug 19, 2014
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Restaurant Recs for Coppenhagen, Denmark

If you want super casual, the harbour area (Nyhavn) has lots of very simple places to choose from. One I remember was a seafood place, and I had an unusually good curry dish there.. sorry I can't remember its name.

Aug 15, 2014
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1 high end meal in Dublin. Where to go?

I am remembering that one for my next Dublin trip! Btw...we really enjoyed a breakfast at Bewley's Cafe in the heart of town, ditto the Avoca restaurant which has really good lunches and is very popular.

Aug 14, 2014
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