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Anniversary Dinner Suggestions [London]

I'm not sure how legitimate it is to reply about restaurants I've never eaten at but there are two places I really want to eat for one of my future anniversaries. Moro on Exmouth Market and Konstam near King's Cross. The view at both of these places is not to be considered but the food is supposed to be excellent.

Mar 17, 2010
winsey in U.K./Ireland

Foody stuff around Waterloo/County Hall? [London]

If you want really good cake after eating any of this, go to Konditor and Cook at 22 Cornwall Road London SE1 8TW. And you are just a short bus ride away from the incredible Franco Manca pizzeria in Brixton Market. Weekday lunchtimes aren't too crazy either.

Mar 17, 2010
winsey in U.K./Ireland

Curry recommendations in London

I am a pretty big fan of Punjab on Neal Street. The pumpkin curry is amazing. They also do a dahl made with black urad beans that is spectacular. It's not the most innovative menu but the food is consistently better than anything I've ever had on Brick Lane.

If your friend is around on Saturdays, take them to Broadway Market in Hackney and get something from the Gujarati stall (I think they are at other markets as well). They have unbelievably good samosas.

I second the vegetarian Rasa in Stoke Newington (I'm not a vegetarian). I think it's much better than the seafood Rasa on Charlotte street that is also way overpriced.

And don't knock Chicago curry. Most of the stuff I ever ate on Devon Ave. was better than what I have had on Brick Lane.

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

Pancakes in London?

As an American ex-pat living in London for the past five years, I've realized that the nostalgia is for not only the pancakes but the size of the serving. The problem in London is that you get two measley little pancakes for about four times the price of anything in an American diner.

Lucky 7 is a perfect example of the Brits cashing in on selling something 'authentically' American. On the menu, what's written as the five dollar milkshake (Pulp Fiction reference) is priced at five pounds (about nine dollars with the current exchange rate). It's ridiculous.

Sep 17, 2006
winsey in U.K./Ireland

Black beans in London?

Just as a warning, don't buy Suma organic black beans in a can. I've bought them a few times (thinking that something must have been wrong the first time) and they have never actually been cooked. Why anyone would want to buy canned beans and still have to cook them is beyond me.

Sep 17, 2006
winsey in U.K./Ireland