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good lunch close to Heathrow and where to dine in London?

Hi we are a swedish couple going to London 8-9th of feb for some fun. we are arriving in heathrow at 1pm on friday and would love to find a very good lunch place in london. we plan to taje the express to save time so the ideal place would be close to a trainstation where the express stops. we have heard of bachus would that be good? or what do you suggest? the we are looking for some good breakfastplaces but we still dont know where we will be staying :)

finally dinner options in notting hill for friday night would be greatly appreciated

thanx so much Jake in Stockholm

Jan 15, 2008
JacobtheSwede in U.K./Ireland

swedish bicycle trip to brooklyn

very interesting thanx! but shouldnt i head for peter lugers or isnt that place worth a trip?

Oct 30, 2007
JacobtheSwede in Outer Boroughs

swedish bicycle trip to brooklyn

hey thanx again for your post, but you know i have to save some energy for sunday :)

Oct 30, 2007
JacobtheSwede in Outer Boroughs

swedish bicycle trip to brooklyn

hey brilliant thanx! but do you really mean i could bike all the way to brighton b? that an hour with the subway right from manhattan?

Oct 25, 2007
JacobtheSwede in Outer Boroughs

swedish bicycle trip to brooklyn

Hi there, i´m a swedish guy coming to NY to run the marathon i will be renting a bike (like i always do when in NY) i would be so happy for suggestions on a nice bike trip to some nice casual restaurant outside manhattan, perhaps an italian, new american or mexican place where i would feel comfortable eating by myself, any suggestions is greatly appreciated!
Cheers Jacob

Oct 25, 2007
JacobtheSwede in Outer Boroughs

Brussels beware of La Quincaillerie!

Hi me and my wife just got home from a weekend trip to Brussels where we had an awful dining experience at La Quincaillerie. We had heard it was a really good restaurant but that was totally wrong! As a starter i got a fishsoup that was just plain hot colored water with a very strange taste. As an entre my wife got file of duck which was totally dry with a sauce that was way to sweet. I had duck legs that was like eating wood. We asked for new entres which did not surprise the staff at all (they are probably used to that). I got Entrecote with fries which was ok but absolutely not worth 23 euro, (the place is totally overpriced) my wife got grilled swordfish which was ok but also way too expensive.

finally when we got the check the tried to charge for all entres!. After a discussion they finally took away the meals we didn ́t eat. In summary don ́t even think of going to La Quincaillerie! The place is a totally rip off and a tourist trap.

Kind regards Jacob in Stockholm

Belgium and Holland

Hi Snazzy! i am visiting brussels 12-14 of january with my girlfriend. We would like to eat really well on friday night
preferably a nice place with classic french/belgian food and with a lot of beers to choose from. On saturady we are willing to pay more for an upscale place (we are trying to get the hosts table at Comme Chez Soi). we would also like to find a nice frites spot for saturday lunch. it would be really interesting to get some feedback from you.

Kindly Jacob in Stockholm

a good chinese place in Chinatown?

Hey you people ara great! thanx for all you replys i ́ll get back to you later and with info on where we ended up
cheers Jacob

Sep 19, 2006
JacobtheSwede in Manhattan

a good chinese place in Chinatown?

Hi looking for a nice not too noisy chinese place with deliciuos food for a friday night. where flying in from Sweden and would like an autenthic place. we would like to spend around 45USD/person. We ́ll be staying at the Holiday inn at Lafayette Street.

Thanx for your help
Jacob from Stockholm

Sep 18, 2006
JacobtheSwede in Manhattan

Where in manhattan shall a Swedish family dine ?

Hi thanx for your reply but i looked at Le bernadin ́s website and it looks very boring ;( what about La Maremma ? i red about it at nytimes.com and it got good reviews anyone been there?
Cheers Jacob

Sep 16, 2006
JacobtheSwede in Manhattan

Where in manhattan shall a Swedish family dine ?

That sounds like a good one! especially since we are staying at lafyette street. Thanx! Jacob

Sep 16, 2006
JacobtheSwede in Manhattan

Where in manhattan shall a Swedish family dine ?

Balthaazar sounds nice, and my mum wants to go to aquvavit but i looked at their website and it looks awfully expensive. what else is there for us to enjoy?
thanx again/Jacob
PS: iam impressed by your knowledge about the royal swedish family ;)

Sep 15, 2006
JacobtheSwede in Manhattan

Where in manhattan shall a Swedish family dine ?

Dear all!
we are a swedish family going to NYC for a family reunion in mid oct. we ́ll be staying at Holiday inn at Lafayette Street. I need som advices for good restaurants. my sister have never been to NYC so it should be something that will blow their minds (and tastebuds :) i am planning to take them to Gramercy tavern which i know is good but i want to find something more extraordinary. I need 3 restaurants for dinner and maybe som advice for brunch/lunch. since we ́ll be staying close to Chinatown a good chinese place would be nice too any tips?
(my mother is 75 so it shouldnt be to noisy)
thanx for you help Cheers Jacob from Stockholm

Sep 14, 2006
JacobtheSwede in Manhattan