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Quince and Medlar [London]

I've been to Quince. I enjoyed the food, especially the grilled chicken with harissa and shoestring fries, but I thought it was a bit overpriced. Probably a 3 out of 5. I'd probably only go back if someone else was paying!

Jul 03, 2011
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Looking for Best Pre-Theatre in London

I went to see Jersey Boys yesterday - it was awesome! We ate at Dishoom beforehand, it's a Bombay style cafe. Lot's of small plates, very tasty, quite cheap and they also dealt really well with my mum, who's a coeliac and can't eat anything with gluten in.

Jul 03, 2011
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Molecular Gastronomy Tools In London

I'd try MSK or cream supplies (strange name, but they're pretty good!)
http://www.msk-ingredients.com/
http://www.creamsupplies.co.uk/

Jul 03, 2011
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CAKE BOY (LONDON) Anyone Beeen?

I went a couple of months ago. The cakes were stunningly beautiful and delicious. A friend and I skipped lunch and pigged out on a selection.
The location is quite strange though, we almost got lost finding it and it's not terribly near any kind of public transport. Worth the schlep though.

Jun 04, 2011
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Merghez sAusages

I've had Drings' merguez sausages and they are fabulous!

May 18, 2011
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Chocolate Making Supplies - London

I don't know if there is anywhere good in London - I usually buy online from www.keylink.org.

May 18, 2011
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Foodies visiting London - with a baby

I've eaten at both Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley when there have been babies sleeping under tables. If she's reasonably quiet, I'd go for it!

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Gordon Ramsay
Royal Hospital Rd, Kensington, Greater London SW3 4, GB

May 05, 2011
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Billingsgate Seafood Training School

Thanks for the post - I've been meaning to try this class for ages. Glad to hear it's good for experienced cooks too, as I often find classes can be a bit basic.

Apr 07, 2011
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What to serve with a dutch baby?

Wow, I've never heard of a Dutch Baby before. I was quite intrigued when I saw this post. And relieved when I read it!

Mar 03, 2011
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Kew Lunch??

Depends what you're looking for, but Taste of McClements is pretty awesome. It would be quite a long lunch though, as it's tasting menu only!

Mar 01, 2011
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Dinner [London]

I have a table on a Tuesday night at the end of April. Booked it in January. Cannot wait!

Mar 01, 2011
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variations of pesto?

I have made pesto with coriander (cilantro) subsituted for basil, and with other nuts substituted for pine nuts - hazelnuts are nice.

Jan 02, 2011
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London: Seafood-free restaurants?

I'm with chief1284 - I think you'd have to go vegetarian to be sure of no shellfish / fish. How about Saf?
http://www.safrestaurant.co.uk/

Dec 28, 2010
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If you could only eat one meal in London...

I'm with Nancy all the way!

Dec 13, 2010
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My boyfriend challenged me to a "lets use all this food we have in the house" battle

What an awesome boyfriend!

Oct 17, 2010
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London - Best beer spots in central London

Oh, and I just found this too - the real ale trail.
http://www.dlrlondon.co.uk/uploadedFi...

Oct 12, 2010
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London - Best beer spots in central London

Try one of the Draft House pubs - they have lots of interesting beers on tap. There's one near Tower Bridge.
http://www.drafthouse.co.uk/

Also, not central, but Greenwich has the Meantime Brewery restaurant & bar.
http://www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/

Oct 12, 2010
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Food magazine shops in London?

I'm sure I've seen Australian Gourmet Traveller in Waterstones Picadilly.

Jun 09, 2010
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favourite cake books?

I really like Sky High: Irresistible Triple Layer Cakes by Alisa Huntsman and Peter Wynne. The chocolate gingerbread cake with bittersweet chocolate frosting always goes down a storm and the other cakes I've tried have also been very successful (despite me converting to UK measures). They're not simple cakes, but great for special occasions.

I also really like Claire Clark's dessert book, Indulge. Not a cake book per se, but great for the more advanced baker with a sweet tooth!

May 18, 2010
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arbutus or the square? [London]

I enjoy both, but they're very different restaurants. The Square is quite formal, the food and service is outstanding. Arbutus is a bit more relaxed, and I'd agree with PhilD that it's not really an anniversary type of place as it can be quite noisy.

May 05, 2010
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Gordon Ramsey's Plane Food at Heathrow: "You could have killed someone!"

Oh dear, this doesn't bode well for me - I'm flying from T5 tonight and some friends have booked us a table at Plane Food. I wouldn't usually bother eating there I have heard that it's awful...
Don't let it put you off his proper restaurants though - Royal Hospital Road is superb as is Maze!

Apr 01, 2010
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Suggestions for Royal Tunbridge Wells, SW Kent in General, Winchester, Cotswolds, Oxford and Stratford please

The Wykeham Arms in Winchester used to be fantastic, although it has been a few years since I've been. Any recent reports?

Mar 24, 2010
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anyone going to the next dos hermanos event? (london)

Not me, didn't get a place. Maybe next time though!

Mar 24, 2010
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Vietnamese cooking school

Does anyone know of a Vietnamese cooking school where I could study for one or two weeks? The only ones I've found so far have run 1-day courses, but I'm looking for something a bit more involved...

Mar 19, 2010
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Your best banana recipes

Ew, banana and mayonnaise! I like the sound of baking them with sugar though, and those curries sound awesome.

Mar 03, 2010
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Nice cafes in Brighton?

Thanks everyone, will definitely try Cocoa and the Marwood. Also heard good things about the Mock Turtle, choccywoccydoodah and Bill's.

Mar 03, 2010
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Your best banana recipes

I'm looking for great recipes for using up leftover bananas - sweet/savoury anything really. There must be more than banana bread!

Mar 02, 2010
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Nice cafes in Brighton?

I'm looking for nice little cafes to pop into for a snack/slice of cake/coffee. Does anyone have any recommendations? The quirkier the better!
Thanks in advance
alexthepink

Mar 02, 2010
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Please recommend a Gordon Ramsay restaurant. [London]

Petrus is taking bookings from Monday and opens 29th March.

I did a masterclass with Clare Smyth at Royal Hospital Road and am going back there next week for dinner. She is awesome and the food & service were both fantastic.

I also like Maze, but the atmosphere is a lot less formal.

Feb 25, 2010
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Goose sandwich @ the stuffed goose stall, Borough Market, London

Wow, looks like I will have to get down there this week. Goose sandwich!

Nov 10, 2009
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