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Bethnal Green / general East End recoomendations?

Lots of good recommendations already, such as Brawn, Pavilion, E5 Bakehouse. Not sure Moro or Eat St are within a 30 minute walk.

My additions are:
Beigal Bake (the white front, not the other one) for a salt beef beigal with gherkin and mustard.
Mason and Taylor for good beers.
St John Bread and Wine for the eccles cake and lancashire cheese.
The Bridge Coffee House for their cake and decor.
Lots of vietnamese nearby, but better is to try and see if you can get to Leluu's supper club.
Redchurch for their Old Fashioned special - i think it's orange and cinnamon or somthing.
Needoo for the mixed grill and dhaigi dry meat.
Also, if you can make it up to Railroad in Hackney, that's really good, and both the front of house and chef are really friendly. Similarly, Ombra and This Bright Field up the road from Viajante are good.
Finally, you're close enough to the city for a Hawksmoor breakfast.

Hope this helps!

Jul 26, 2012
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

anyone been to soif lately? [London]

Brawn is brilliant and not too far. Go there. You can walk it from Old Street in 10 minutes. There's a quality pub just over the road as well for a pre/post-dinner drink.

Mar 19, 2012
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

[Leeds, Headingley] Brett's

Good old Brett's. I wish I was a student again. Sigh...

Mar 19, 2012
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

London - Olympic Park

if you go offsite, the foremans fish restaurant is pretty good. good luck getting a table though during the olympics. theres a franco manca in the westfield which is good for a quick eat.

Mar 19, 2012
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

[London, SE1] Masters Superfish

I'm not really fussed about it. Decent size portion, but the ketchup (a non-conformist must for me) is vile.

Feb 28, 2012
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Coeliac in Notting Hill [London]

Brilliant, thanks for the recs.

Feb 28, 2012
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Coeliac in Notting Hill [London]

Does anyone have a decent rec for a coeliac friendly lunch in Notting Hill?
Short notice, but I'm going to be there with my dad who's a coeliac tomorrow.
Thanks.

Feb 23, 2012
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

London...I'm in love

It is a sister. Not sure how it's different, but it is really very good. I went on friday and had a fantastic meal. Would certainly recommend it. The staff couldnt have been nicer, the food was excellent, and the wine was very good for the price. The house red is surprisingly good.

Feb 13, 2012
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Chinese style beef / pork jerky- where to buy in London

I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure you can get this easily in Chinatown. I'm sure my gf's chinese dad gets some regularly.

Nov 18, 2011
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Recommendations near the Jubilee line? [London]

Get the DLR to Cutty Sark and walk along the river to the Old Brewery. If the weather's nice, it's a lovely place to sit outside and eat. Or the Rivington further up in Greenwich, maybe the organic tapas place next door as well. There are a thousand and one buggys in Greenwich (it's a pretty hot place right now for yuppy babies) so you'll find it all very friendly.

Jul 28, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

London - Alternatives because Bocca di Lupo is booked

feel free to shoot me down, but what about polpo?

Jul 23, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

St John Bread and Wine - Sunday Lunch Thoughts [London]

I don't know, and I don't care.

Jul 19, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Sichuan Peppercorns

Jul 19, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

St John Bread and Wine - Sunday Lunch Thoughts [London]

An eccles cake, a piece of lancashire cheese, and a cup of tea is the finest mid-morning snack known to man. And no one in London does it better than Mr Henderson.

Jul 13, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Lunch near the Royal Academy - help! [London]

I've not gone yet. I'm going on Saturday. Leaning towards something on Dover Street at the moment. I'll report back when I've been.

Thanks again.

edit: its a shame launceston place is so far away, as they're offering 3 courses and a ticket to the exhibition for £25. that strikes me as a bargain.

Jul 08, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Lunch near the Royal Academy - help! [London]

Does anyone have any suggestions for lunch near the Royal Academy? My parents are visiting London, and my dad has trouble walking too far, so I'm keen to sort something relatively close to the RA. Hopefully nothing too pricey, but any suggestions welcome. Thanks.

Jun 29, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Manchester reccommendations?

if its lunch then you should get dim sum in tai wu. cant go wrong.

Jun 07, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

peninsular, greenwich [London]

i've not done their puddings yet. last time we went was for a birthday and they let us bring our own cake in. very nice of them.

May 25, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

peninsular, greenwich [London]

inside is quite nice. the old brewery is the best option though. it's cracking.
http://www.oldbrewerygreenwich.com/

May 25, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

anyone going to the next dos hermanos event? (london)

i was lucky enough to come out of the hat for dine with dos hermanos at h foreman. it's not till May, but is anyone from here going? let me know so i can say hello.

Mar 23, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Tayyab's - London - 2nd visit, and I'm still underwhelmed.

I've been to needoo a couple of times this year and it still does it for me. daighi dry meat, dal baingun, tinda dal and the mixed grill are where it's at.

Mar 23, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Chicago style pizza

Erm, Chicago?

Unless by "Chicago style pizza" you mean fish and chips. We have them. And probably roast beef as well.

Mar 23, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

starving student London SE1 for 3 months

if we're talking about brick lane, then its all about bagel bake - it's the breakfast of champions.

Mar 10, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Mamuska - Polish food in Elephant and Castle - Report [London]

"the experience is akin to going to dinner at your Polish sister-in-law's house - it's definitely decent Polish food....but it's definitely not as good as when your own Polish grandma makes it. The food lacks grandma's finesse, practice, and dedication."

I think this is a spot on comment. Great prices though. Well worth it for some very filling food.

Mar 08, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Best British Pickle [moved from UK board]

You're right about bakewell farmers market. bakewell pies are awesome.

Feb 26, 2010
alexdz in General Topics

Best British Pickle [moved from UK board]

this isnt much help, but the duchess of devonshire used to make (well, had made for her anyway) the best ginger and chilli pickle i've ever eaten. it was truly incredible. you could get it from the chatsworth farm shop, which does some good game as well if you ever get the chance to go there for a day out. got to love the peak district.

Feb 25, 2010
alexdz in General Topics

Toptable free meal (London)

Yeah Thai thai was quite nice when I went there last. In fact I think it was there and the rivington in greenwich which gave me my points. I'll have to check how long i've got before it expires.

Feb 18, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Toptable free meal (London)

Hi all,

I've got 1400 points from toptable so i can get myself a free dinner. Has anyone tried any of the restaurants in the free dinner deal or could anyone recommend any of them?

http://www.toptable.com/en-gb/rewards/

Thanks in advance,

Alex

PS. I'd have loved to have come to the Thattukada chowdown the other sunday but I took one look at the TFL disruption map and gave up! TubeLines really are a worthless company. Hope to come along to the next one.

Feb 16, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Sunday Roast DInner (Not Lunch) Near the Tower of London

if you're going to travel you could do always take the circle line from tower hill up to barbican and go to the fox and anchor.

http://www.foxandanchor.com/

Feb 12, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland

Sunday Roast DInner (Not Lunch) Near the Tower of London

By the way, if you are a Tower Hamlets resident you can get into the Tower for £1. It's a bargain and well worth it for a £1. Just take a letter or something with your address on it. When I went I took 4 friends who weren't TH residents but the ticket guy let them all in for a quid as well. Bonus. The tours are very interesting.

As for food, it's pretty dead round there. You might want to try St Katherine's Dock, but I'm not sure there is somewhere that does roasts round there.

Feb 11, 2010
alexdz in U.K./Ireland