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Breakfast ideas near the Zoo area.

I hate eating (and paying for) hotel breakfasts. Are they some very good cafes or restaurants nearby.. Ku'Damm etc.?

about 7 hours ago
zuriga1 in Europe

Berlin food gifts for pals and potential paramours

Knorr makes some great packets of sauces and other things... easy to find in Germany, but I can't find them often in the UK or the States... mushroom sauce etc. It's not particularly for a hot date, but I stock up on these when I'm in Germany. Ritter's chocolates are also good.

about 7 hours ago
zuriga1 in Europe

List of restaurants in January Conde Nast Traveler

You can read about E. Pellicci here... sounds like a good place for breakfast.

http://www.timeout.com/london/restaur...

Arbutus and Dinner.. also Hereford Road are often mentioned on this board.

about 22 hours ago
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Hedone April 2014

Thanks... it will be a holiday weekend so I'll check for sure, but I have a feeling we'll drive.

1 day ago
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Hedone April 2014

True... no drinking and driving. We don't drink much these days, so we'll be OK with the car. Thanks for the report. I can't wait till Saturday.

1 day ago
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Hedone April 2014

Thanks very much, Phil. That helps a lot.

1 day ago
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Hedone April 2014

Were there places to park a car close to Hedone? We are debating whether to drive or go by Tube, and can't make a decision.

1 day ago
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Duck and Waffle, Heron Tower

Chicken and biscuits isn't far off from chicken and waffles. :-)

1 day ago
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

North Wales

I'm so glad you enjoyed the Hayloft! We really had a very good dinner there. I'll try to remember about your place in Conwy. I have a feeling we may get back to Llandudno one of these days. It was a good holiday, even though we are not beach people. :-)

Apr 14, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Hedone April 2014

I hope you get some replies as we're going on Saturday night. Let me know what you found!

Apr 14, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Restaurant Wars - the Battle for Manchester

That's exactly what we do, too, John. We only watch the judging from Great British Menu. Once in awhile, if time allows, I'll watch an episode via my iPad. My husband loves to do that whizzing through Masterchef. There's so much, 'filler!'

Apr 12, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Restaurant Wars - the Battle for Manchester

We are inundated with foodie programmes right now. Now you tell me there's another on the way?!? I'm sure we'll watch it, and I know where to find the discussions so thanks for that.

Apr 12, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

London - Good Chinese restaurants

There are probably more now than what you remember. I'll second klyeoh's suggestions... all very good. I also like Haozhan in Chinatown.

Apr 12, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

New Todiwala Restaurant on Waterloo Road (London)

Thanks for your input, Kavey.

Apr 11, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

New Todiwala Restaurant on Waterloo Road (London)

I will definitely get there soon. I like that it's open all day, so that we could have an early dinner on our way home or before an evening activity. I almost went by yesterday just to have a look but I had to get home.

Apr 10, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

New Todiwala Restaurant on Waterloo Road (London)

Peter, I'm sure we'll get there at some point. My list of places has now grown to 80+, and that's just London. :-) I was near there just today but had other things to do. I often skip lunch, but I do make exceptions.

Apr 09, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

New Todiwala Restaurant on Waterloo Road (London)

I got an email today announcing the (recent?) opening of a new Cyrus Todiwala restaurant near Waterloo Station and the Old Vic. It sounds interesting, and this is good news for me who uses Waterloo most times to reach home.

At Assado, Cyrus & Pervin Todiwala offer you a warm welcome wherever you've been and wherever you're going, and always a world of imaginative flavours. Enjoy our now famous
Pulled Pork Assado and discover how much you'll love
Chicken Peri-Peri, Lamb Xacutti
Goan Prawn Curry, Garlic & Herb Anchovies
Goan Okra & Courgette Curry
Braised Diced Octopus, Spicy Bombay Burger and more...
Pick out some fresh 'Naanwiches' and Tapas.
Save time with delightfully convenient chilled
Grab-and-Go Meals.
We even have a rare selection of sliced cured meats from award-winning Deli Farm Charcuterie.
Everything including our delicious Portuguese house wine has been carefully selected for quality and sustainability and for those dazzling fusion flavours you'll want to discover again and again.

Apr 08, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

On the District, Circle, or Piccadilly lines [London]

Thanks, Dean - that's great to know. I was there right before the new chef arrived. Then it certainly a convenient place for someone staying at Gloucester Rd.!

Apr 08, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

On the District, Circle, or Piccadilly lines [London]

Thanks, kagemusha... i think it was the District Line from Earl's Court but it was awhile ago. Heck, I'm just a stranger in a strange land. :-)

Apr 08, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

On the District, Circle, or Piccadilly lines [London]

I probably am confused. Getting lost is my specialty. All I know is that recently I took the District Line from Hammersmith to Earl's Court. To get the line down to Wimbledon, I'm sure I had to go to a different level. I had just left my husband in a hospital, so maybe I wasn't thinking on all cylinders.

Apr 07, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Restaurants in York

After reading your suggestions again now, I think we need to get up to York again. It's been a very long time since we were in the city itself. Thanks!

Apr 07, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

On the District, Circle, or Piccadilly lines [London]

There are two levels at Earl's Court. I'm sorry... I type quickly and sometimes confuse even myself. Just follow the signs - it won't be a great problem. I suppose what I meant was that when you get off at Earl's Court on your way *back' from Fulham, it's sometimes is confusing as where the District Line that goes to Central London is positioned. Oy.

Apr 07, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

On the District, Circle, or Piccadilly lines [London]

I very often take that District Line train that goes up from Wimbledon and runs along to Edgeware Rd. It can sometimes seem confusing to get off at Earl's Court and switch to the other line going back towards central London, but Phil has given you good directions, so have no fear. If in doubt, just ask someone for help. Londoners are very friendly.

Apr 06, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

[London, Brentford] Some places

Thanks, John. We'll save on petrol!

Apr 06, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

[London, Brentford] Some places

We'll be going to Hedone in 2 weeks. I'm really looking forward to that meal. Our big decision is whether to drive or take the Tube. :-) Are any of your Brentford picks worth an hour's drive? I liked the sound of the 'Asian' buffet, and we can easily get there via Richmond by car.

Apr 05, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

On the District, Circle, or Piccadilly lines [London]

Years ago I used to stay near the Gloucester Tube stop when I visited London. I'm happy to say there are a lot more restaurants to choose from now than there were then. You can walk to Launceston Place. It doesn't have the chef it once did, but maybe someone can tell us if the food is still excellent.

You'll be very close to Kensington High St. - lots of choices there. Take the District Line that goes to Edgeware Road. Min Jiang at the Royal Garden Hotel has wonderful Peking duck and is a bit pricey but delicious with a view overlooking Kensington Gardens.

Apr 05, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Dinner around National Theatre [London]

We were very happy with one dinner we had at Terrace. The small plate menu suited us, and the food was quite tasty.

I've also eaten at RSJ, and that's also a good choice, although I remember the dining room being rather small, so it might be noisy with a larger crowd. It could be there are other rooms.. I don't know.

Ping Pong isn't the best dim sum in London, but I rather like it, and students might find it a fun meal. Mind you, the bill can add up quickly if there are lots and lots of different dishes.

Apr 05, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Marble Arch questions (also Cambridge and Salisbury)

From what I remember from a few years ago, the market was on a small street off Marylebone High St... maybe near the Waitrose. To be honest, I didn't think it was such a great market at all, but maybe it was the time of year. I can't remember. It would be convenient for you. Here's a link and it has a map.

http://www.lfm.org.uk/markets/maryleb...

Apr 05, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

french restaurants in london

La Gavroche... owned by Michel Roux. The lunch is a very good bargain.

Apr 04, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Birthday dinner: Sunday evening in London. Recs please?

No comments on Donostia because I haven't eaten there. How about something at Bistrot Bruno Loubet - I love the food there or Casse Croute?

Apr 03, 2014
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland