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Dinner for 1 near Paddington Station

Paddington is not a very upscale area, I'm afraid.
But if you are willing to walk as far as Notting Hill there are some more upscale options (or perhaps splurge on a cab). I like Bumpkin and the Ledbury around there. I've never eaten there, but would be interested to hear if anyone else liked the Notting Hill Brasserie

Feb 02, 2012
malino in U.K./Ireland

Dinner for 1 near Paddington Station

If you don't mind walking a bit I always say it is worth going west up to Bayswater. The Taqueria does good Mexican, but is a bit pricey. Al Waha does good Middle Eastern and I like Khan's, but the Indian lovers here probably don't agree with me on that one.

Feb 02, 2012
malino in U.K./Ireland

Italian recommendations for central London

My Italian friends took me to Osteria dell'Arancio on Kings rd. If the Italians eat it, it must be good I say.

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Osteria dell'Arancio
383 Kings Road, London SW10 0LP, GB

Feb 02, 2012
malino in U.K./Ireland

Dinner near Barbican? [London]

St John is also easy walking distance.

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St. John
26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY, GB

Jan 31, 2012
malino in U.K./Ireland

Options for a Montreal Foodie in London

You have St Johns Bread close by - their 6.00PM menu is both affordable and really, really interesting.
Classical London things in the area are Indian on Brick lane and Vietnamese on Kingsland rd. But you prob already know that if you have been to London a few times. I'd personally go for the Vietnamese option over the curry, but hey, that is just me.
Pizza east for great pizzas, S&M cafe for good bangers and mash, or go to the wig wam on the Queen of Hoxton rooftop and get a bratwurst from the firepit (yes, it is a real Indian tent on top of a bar).
Go to Nude for a take away coffee, but avoid the weekend brunch (good, but confused service).
And if you want to splurge - go to Nuno Mendes Viajante in Bethnal Green.

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St John Bread & Wine
94 Commercial St, Poplar, Greater London E1 6, GB

Jan 29, 2012
malino in U.K./Ireland

Food and restaurants in WA?

Sounds lovely - if it isn't to much trouble. We're in Australia from the 20th Feb to 13 March and are planning to start driving north and coming back to Perth around the weekend 3-4 March. After that we are planning to stay in the area, just go on daytrips. I am travelling with another lovely Swedish lady who lives in Copenhagen. If you ever come to our neck of the woods she can cook you up some mean elk meatballs!

My email is malintravels[at]gmail.com
Cheers!

Jan 29, 2012
malino in Australia/New Zealand

Sunday lunch near Paddington Station?

I'd recommend going west to Westbourne Grove, it's just a 10-15 min walk from Paddington.
I have had a lot of ethnic food there and drunk in a lot of pubs, but I must admit to never having a more traditional Sunday lunch in that area. But there are some places that looks interesting, perhaps someone else on the forum has eaten there:
Bloody French for a more brunch style meal
Le Cafe Anglais
Cote restaurant

Or try the Waterway, on the other side of the canal. Lovely location and decent food.
The Bridge house is a good pub, never eaten anything beyond snacks there though. Same with Prince Alfred on Queensway and Prince Bonaparte on Chepstow rd.

Let me know if you managed to convince your partner about some more adventurous food - I have plenty of tips in the are for that!

Jan 29, 2012
malino in U.K./Ireland

Advice for central London eating (with 2 kids) Feb 3-6

Or go to Wahaca in Canary Wharf for dinner. When I used to work out there (about a year ago) you could always get a seat, even on a Friday night. It's just a few stops on the Jubilee line.

New World in Chinatown is great for dim sum, they still have the little trolleys that you pick food from. I also like sichuan food from Red'n'hot, but it might be too spicy for the children.

I like Churchill Arms on Kensington Church Street for Thai.

Jan 29, 2012
malino in U.K./Ireland

Food and restaurants in WA?

Thanks, lots of really good tips!
kersizm - I am not from Australia, I'm Swedish, but lives in the UK, so all the explanations are appreciated.
Does sound like I am in for a treat in a couple of weeks time, can't wait. With all that food and drink and only 3 weeks there I am going to be stuffed and slightly tipsy the whole time I think.

I have one additional question - I was in Namibia in November and did a small story on south African style braii. Would like to complement that with something about Australian bbq. What would be a good bbq restaurant? If I want to interview someone about Australian bbq, who is the best/best known person to show me the tricks?

Once again - thanks! Let me know if you come to the UK/Sweden and I will share all my tips here with you.

Jan 28, 2012
malino in Australia/New Zealand

Food and restaurants in WA?

Hi
Me and a friend are spending 3 weeks on the west coast of Australia and would be very happy about any tips - both when it comes to produce and restaurants (we will be self catering for a bit as well).

I would also be interested in any typical Aussie food stuff - odd or plain. I do a bit of freelance journalism on the side and typical things are always easier to sell in and means some of the trip can pay for itself.

We are renting a car and will be driving up as far as Exmouth, will then use Freo/Perth as a base for daytrips (possibly overnight) down south.

Let me know if you have any good tips!

Jan 16, 2012
malino in Australia/New Zealand