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Sunday Roast in London?

I'd hardly say that this was in london - it's an hour to maidenhead by train!

Feb 08, 2007
karl1969 in U.K./Ireland

London - Best traditional British grub, afternoon tea, and fish & chips?

Excellent, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Brockenhurst is good also for the wild ponies and cows that wander out of the forest - it is very quaint.

Nov 03, 2006
karl1969 in U.K./Ireland

London - Best traditional British grub, afternoon tea, and fish & chips?

For afternoon tea you have to leave london for the New Forest and Brockenhurst.

There you will find the Thatched Cottage, and the greatest afternoon tea available in the country: http://www.thatched-cottage.co.uk

It's an hour and a half by train, book tickets here http://nationalrail.co.uk

honestly, we stayed up the road, with some miserable old woman, the place looked nice but she just whinged the whole time - wish I could remember where it was to warn you off... anyway

GO TO THE THATCHED COTTAGE.

not only afternoon tea, but wild ponies and cattle and stuff just wandering aroundthe streets and hanging out at the bus stop.

karl.

Jul 06, 2006
karl1969 in U.K./Ireland

Advice on various Rasas in London?

Hey Judy, hope this isn't too late (in which case where did you go and what was it like)?

I've eaten at Rasa W1 with my girlfriend and her mother and it was great. Very tasty, and very fresh, almost delicate flavours (by which I don't mean bland, just... fragrant?). The service was really good, they helped recommend food and great wine that went with it too!

There's a good review site here for London Curry Houses, http://www.london-eating.co.uk/cuisin....

There's reviews here as well for Brick Lane Curry Houses http://currypages.com/searchincity.as..., they tend to be the heavier North Indian curries as opposed to Euston's Drummond Street Curry Houses where you can get good dosas from Diwana. Both areas are cheap cheapness (around a fiver for mains).

Euston is three stops and about 5 minutes from Green Park heading north on the Victoria Line. For Brick Lane change at Oxford Circus for the Central line and head east to Liverpool Street, Brick Lane is a 5 minute walk from there and should take about 30 minutes to get to.

Karl.

Jun 30, 2006
karl1969 in U.K./Ireland

Recommendations in or around Whitburn / Roker / Seaham / Sunderland / South Shields (maybe Durham)

Thanks Gretchen.

Jun 30, 2006
karl1969 in U.K./Ireland

Recommendations in or around Whitburn / Roker / Seaham / Sunderland / South Shields (maybe Durham)

We're staying in the cottages at <a href="http://www.nationaltrustcottages.co.u... lighthouse</a> in Whitburn, Tyne and Wear.

We've got a spare day off, we're planning on walking along the coast and would like to get some good food down us, and maybe go to a market.

We don't eat much meat and often go to vegetarian restaurants, but often will try any local specialities (which I guess is probably fish and chips on the coast, yum!). Ah god y'know what, we'll eat anything as long as it's good!

thanks loads
karl.

Jun 29, 2006
karl1969 in U.K./Ireland