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Thoughts on London Trip

If you like tapas, try Morito at Exmouth Market. It's a bit pricey, but the food was delicious.

1 day ago
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Looking for an understanding of the word tamapeel ?

I think you may mean tampeel, but I don't have a clue what it is. Try that when Googling.

1 day ago
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London

London is so easy to get around with the Tube. Don't limit yourselves to eating just in the CG area. I love Locanda Locatelli for a fine, Italian meal and Barrafina (Adelaide St. branch) is very close to where you're staying as is Opera Tavern.

Another good Indian choice is Cafe Namaste.

Feb 27, 2015
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MORO (London)

Good news... we have a table for tomorrow!

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

MORO (London)

Thanks, Dean. I'm really sorry I didn't give more thought to all this earlier. We're due to eat at Moro tomorrow before a dance concert. I emailed Morito and will see what happens. I hope I hear back from them today either way.

The seats won't matter to us!

The lamb sounds right up our street as does the beetroot. If not tomorrow, we'll definitely go back another time.

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

MORO (London)

Thanks Foxeyblue... I might just change to Morito.

Feb 26, 2015
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MORO (London)

I need a bit of information about Moro. For lunch, is it possible to get tapas at a table or are those choices only available at the bar? We really don't want a large meal. Thanks.

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

Happy Pancake day!

Having eaten pancakes for more American years than I want to think about, we skip Pancake Day here. I love the French variety because they remind me of the blintzes we ate growing up so I do make those from time to time.

Feb 17, 2015
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Bloomberg's Ten Best Restaurants In Knightsbridge

We ate at Pierre Koffman's just last night. I'll write about it separately, but it certainly does belong on this list. We had a wonderful dinner using just the pre-theatre special menu.

Feb 16, 2015
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Portland restaurant

We are going in about 3 weeks. The menu does seem a bit questionable for me, but I'll give it a try, and my husband likes most everything.The vegetables look amazing.

Feb 16, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Trip to Italy in London- where is great espresso

I seem to remember more chocolate being used than cinnamon, but heck... it's a big country.

Feb 11, 2015
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Lunch in Rye

Maybe this will help: http://www.visitryebay.com/eating-and...

The only place I've eaten there is Simon the Pieman... excellent, small tearoom. I'm sorry, but we've never been there for a regular meal.

Feb 10, 2015
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Trip to Italy in London- where is great espresso

This is a list that appeared... I am not endorsing or not endorsing any of them, but maybe there will be some comments.

http://bit.ly/1CaftzO

Feb 09, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Trip to London with 12 year old son

I'm sure you'll be visiting some museums. Many of the ones in London have very nice places to eat.. especially the V&A. It makes a visit pretty convenient around lunchtime.

Feb 06, 2015
zuriga1 in U.K./Ireland

Train trip from London for Special lunch/dinner

Bailbrook House in Bath usually has some good deals this time of year. One gets a lovely breakfast, an elegant dinner, and a beautiful room for about £140 or so. And there's so much to see in Bath. We were there a few weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the surroundings. Check with Handpicked Hotels website.

Feb 05, 2015
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American food - where are the best prices?

No Twinkies at our Tescos down here near me. Now *that* was a find. I presume you're a Yank like me. Where in the States are you from?

Jan 30, 2015
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American food - where are the best prices?

I don't really think there are any bargains. Most of the websites or the supermarkets or Selfridge's have high prices on most anything someone would want. And no one website has everything I occasionally order, so I just go to who has the product I'm looking for.

I did once see Stovetop stuffing on sale at a Tesco. :-)

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

Which high-end London restaurant to go to? Ledbury, Pollen Street Social, Medlar, or Orrery

Be warned that the Ledbury has to be booked months in advance. Check Bookatable for current deals on some very good restaurants, including Pierre Koffman.

Jan 29, 2015
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London Restaurants

I don't know where you're from, but personally, I don't think the Brick Lane Beigel place is anything special. Maybe I was spoiled by having great beigels most of my life - others seem to like it.

There are so many great teas. This site has offers that might interest you, but Google 'Afternoon tea London,' as there are many other websites that do the same. For something different (and quiet), Sotheby's does tea in a very nice setting.

Jan 29, 2015
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Grovesnor Arms (Shaftesbury)

Terrific small hotel in a town that probably not many of us will ever stay in. But... don't eat dinner there anytime too soon. The service was OK (many complaints on Trip Advisor), but the food is not worth the exorbitant prices. My husband was happy enough with his hake main course, but my ravioli with braised lettuce was fairly inedible. Should ravioli come swimming in a tepid, horrible broth with the lettuce floating around in it? Well, it's not for me. I must say that the desserts were excellent - a sticky toffee pudding and a delicious chocolate mousse. My a la carte, 'garden salad,' was very tiny for £3.50 and included no leaves.. just mostly cucumber.

Luckily, breakfast the next day (included with the hotel stay) was excellent. But the owners should be ashamed to charge London prices for what is very mediocre dinners.

Jan 28, 2015
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One night in London - Dinner recommendations?

Murano is run by a very well-known chef, Angela Harnett. I've never eaten there but I suspect it's fine... leans towards, I think, Mediterranean cuisine. I don't know Coya... could that be Koya?

Jan 28, 2015
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Can't post

I seem unable to post anything on to a board. I get a 405 error.

Jan 28, 2015
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[London] Simpson's-in-the-Strand to close after 187 years?!

Well, thanks, Peter, but when one has a son that's 48, one knows they are aging. I was not a child bride. I just booked a table at Portland... it's gotten very good reviews, but no table till March!

Jan 28, 2015
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One night in London - Dinner recommendations?

Tables at good, London restaurants are very difficult to get even a month ahead. Hopefully, you can find someplace with a cancellation at the last minute. Bruno Loubet has very good French food - you might try there ... Rules, Simpson's in the Strand, Barrafina for good tapas (they have two locations).

Jan 28, 2015
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back to London advice

If you're going to some popular places, I'd book them now. I tried to get a table at a new place, Portland, that's gotten good reviews, and we're not going till early March.

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

[London] Simpson's-in-the-Strand to close after 187 years?!

You'll see when you get old as I that memories are something that keep us going. Well, if this is the case, I'll get to Simpson's in a hurry as I've been meaning to do that for a long time. Thanks for the heads up.

Jan 27, 2015
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Cornwall - St. Ives and Padstow

If you get to London, do let me know. I might be traveling a bit myself that month. I need to get to SF, NYC, Minneapolis and a few other spots this year. :-)

Jan 24, 2015
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Cornwall - St. Ives and Padstow

Oh, no - that's bad news about Margot's, but as I said before, I thought it had closed months ago.

I'm glad my ideas helped in the past, and you are fondly remembered. I think the timing for reservations really has to do with what time of year you'll be there.

I do remember that the Portminster Beach Cafe always gets good reviews. We ate elsewhere in St. Ives... somewhere I had monkfish fish and chips and it was near the harbor - that's all I remember. I think I need to get back to that area again!

Jan 24, 2015
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FYI - Winners of the 2015 Fish and Chips Awards

Winners
Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year

1. Frankie’s Fish & Chips, Brae, Shetland
2. Simpsons Fish & Chips, Cheltenham
3. Papa’s Barn, Ditton
Regional winners

Scotland: Frankie’s Fish & Chips, Brae, Shetland
Wales: Penaluna’s Famous Fish & Chips, Hirwaun
Northern Ireland: FishCity, Ballynahinch
North East England: Mister C’s, Selby
North West England: Papa’s Fish & Chips, Warrington
Midlands: Simpsons Fish & Chips, Cheltenham
Eastern England: Burton Road Chippy, Lincoln
London & South East England: Papa’s Barn, Ditton
Central & South England: Broughton Fish & Chips, Milton Keynes
South & West England: Harbourside Fish & Chips, Plymouth
Best Newcomer Award

Shap Chippy, Shap, Penrith.
‘Good Catch’ The Sustainable Seafood Award

Frankie’s Fish & Chips, Brae, Shetland
Independent Fish & Chip Restaurant of the Year Award

Burton Road Chippy, Lincoln
Healthy Eating ‘Fish & Chips’ Award

Towngate Fisheries, Bradford

Jan 23, 2015
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Cornwall - St. Ives and Padstow

I thought I once read that Margot's was closing, so I'm very happy to hear it's still going strong. I had the bestest sticky toffee pudding there a few years ago. Definitely do not miss Paul Ainsworth's restaurant. We really loved it.

Jan 23, 2015
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