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Tremendous thanks for these great suggestions! You guys are fantastic! I just wish I had more time in your city.
I have never been to Montreal and I will have only few hours in the city at lunch time between planes. Could you recommend a place that has fantastic food, a wonderful atmosphere, is open for lunch, and will leave me in love with your fantastic city. Am I correct in thinking that a bistro would be appropriate for my one and only meal?
Tremendous thanks for your help!
I am visiting London for a total of ~2 weeks and would like to carefully plan my chowhounding, so as not to waste any of the oh-so-precious calories. I would tremendously appreciate if you could help me with my planning. I will be staying around the London Bridge area but, as a true chowhound, I am more than willing to travel. I am looking for the best places in the following categories:
* your favorite whole-in-the-wall, mom-and-pop, or shady joints. If the topic of whole-in-the-walls was already covered, I would greatly appreciate a link. Either ethnic or not is fine, but I will probably stay away from chinese and mexican (since I have had enough of these cusines at home). I already have the shady pubs mostly covered from the "Worst pub" link below.
* the best place for puddings (steamed, sticky date?), steak and kidney puddings, meat pies, fish and chips, and other very traditional British food items (I already found http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/267930#1412175)
* adventurous eats: offal meats, not your usual meat and potato stuff. I already know about St. John. Can I try haggis anywhere in London?
* beer pubs with a fantastic selection of English beer (preferably on tap: real ales, imperial stouts, Imperial IPA, etc.; I already know of the Market Porter @ the Borough Market)
Of course places that satisfy all four categories would be ideal. Since I am a lifetime student ;-) I am looking for reasonably priced locales.
Many thanks in advance, guys!
P.S. This is my list so far: