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Single Diner East London: Questions

I'd check about Viajante, I head it might be closing soon. Towpath Cafe is usually closed in the winter, I'm pretty sure it's not open at the moment. There are some other places on the canal in that area though, including Proud Archivist, pretty much next door, where you can definitely sit and have a drink or a coffee at any point right by the canal. Not sure how the food compares to Towpath though.

Feb 05, 2014
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Tea Place -- Lapsang Souchong

I'm sure it will be, I don't think many places insist on more than one, but you may want to think about booking as places will be very bust just before Christmas. Most places that do afternoon tea will have lapsang on their menu.

Dec 16, 2013
BritInDC in U.K./Ireland

Tea Place -- Lapsang Souchong

Lapsang should be relatively easy to get at any 'tea' places. Are you looking for a full afternoon tea, or just a cup of tea?

Dec 12, 2013
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Is fortnam and mason good for high tea?

I also assume you mean afternoon tea. Fortums is very good for this. I went for a family occasion a few years ago, and it was really wonderful. Lovely sandwiches and scones, and a seemingly unlimited supply of cake (they actually gave us extra cakes in a box to take home!).

Dec 09, 2013
BritInDC in U.K./Ireland

Pre theatre and celebration meal - London

You'll find lots of pre-theatre menus near Drury Lane, which will offer good value and quick food. There are loads of places around - it depends what you want! Otherwise, Wahaca is near by if you like Mexican food, but you can't book so there can be a queue. In Covent Garden, Homeslice Pizza does quick, good value slices of pizza.

What sort of budget are you thinking for the Saturday and any thoughts on an area?

Sep 12, 2013
BritInDC in U.K./Ireland

Exciting Brussels restaurants

Hello chowhounds, I wonder if you can help me. My partner is currently living in Brussels, which so far we've found is great for traditional Belgian restaurants, as well as Congolese, Thai and Vietnamese food, but we are looking for something a bit more exciting.

When not in Brussels we live in Dalston, east London (no longer in DC, despite my user name) and we enjoy going to pop-ups and new restaurants in Dalston/Hoxton/Hackney, as well as in Soho, Shoreditch etc. We are looking for any suggestions of more 'interesting' dining in Brussels - pop-ups, street food, different cuisines etc, anything out of the way or unusual, and ideally not too expensive... In Paris, for example, we found lots of little hidden away restaurants that served various plates of whatever they had that day, anything like that would also be good!

Any help appreciated!

Sep 09, 2013
BritInDC in Europe

solo bar dining in London

The Hawksmoor at Spitalfields would be the nearest one to Shoreditch, and their bar food is usually very good. Not a problem to go there as a solo diner.

Sep 09, 2013
BritInDC in U.K./Ireland

Brixton and Broadway Market/London Fields! gifts! [London]

Broadway Market is very near to Mangal, as ManInTransit says, along with a whole host of other Turkish places, which are good value - and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. I think the Turkish breakfasts at Evin Cafe on Kingsland Road are great. Also around there is Dukes Brew & Cue in Haggerston, Lardo in Hackney, and Lardo's pop up in London Fields, which is called Copa. That's only open Thursday-Sunday. I loved Lardo, and haven't been to Copa, but I've heard good things. The E5 Bakehouse in London fields is meant to be good also. Hope that helps!

Aug 27, 2013
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Four Restaurants Chosen -- Three More Needed

I'd definitely agree with the Madgalen Arms. There are other good places in Oxford, but this is my absolute favourite.

Aug 15, 2013
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Please critique my 'old favourites' (London) for this weekend

You've got loads of choices near Village Underground as you are in Shoreditch, lots of mid-rangey offers. Pizza East is nearby, and great. There's a Dishoom if you want curry, or Yalla Yalla's pop up is there. You could go to the bar at Hawksmoor Spitalfields which is not too bad price-wise. On the Kingsland Road there are loads of Vietnamese places, including Tay Do.

Jul 16, 2013
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In London mid July looking for a GOOD steak place

I love Hawksmoor, and the new Air Street restaurant is really lovely inside too.

Jul 01, 2013
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The one must eat restaurant in Istanbul

You could skip the salad bar and go straight to the mains I'm sure. The mains were amazing, and I'd highly recommend. The salad bar was quite mezze focused, and I love mezze so that was perfect. But you wouldn't be compelled to eat it!

May 14, 2013
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The one must eat restaurant in Istanbul

No, still the same! The salad bar you just help yourself to, and then they weigh it. The mains are the part that you point to. They cook different things each day, and you go and have a look at all the pots, and they explain what everything is. You just point to what you want and they bring it to you. The food was great!

May 13, 2013
BritInDC in Europe

Brussels - Fab Italian pizzas at L'Appuntamento

That sounds great, always looking for good places in Brussels!

May 01, 2013
BritInDC in Europe

Athens, Santorini & Istanbul Recs needed

A great place for lunch in Istanbul is Sultanahmet KÖFTECISI (not the one with a similar name right by it). There was a queue when we went but it moved fast. Great food, and a good price.

May 01, 2013
BritInDC in Europe

The one must eat restaurant in Istanbul

We went a few weeks ago and I have a few places to recommend...

Ciya, on the Asian side, is great. Really worth trying, different from restaurants on the European side. You start with a salad bar (pay by weight) and then mains are different each day. I would suggest going for lunch as the last ferry back to the European side was around 8pm.

Hamdis, by the spice market was also great. Eat on the top floor if you can, the view is amazing. Great mezze and kebabs.

We also had dinner one night down by the Bosphorus, just a random place with tables out by the water, where they grilled fish and bought salad and bread. No licence so no alcohol but not expensive at all!

May 01, 2013
BritInDC in Europe

Supper club & social dining enthusiasts in London area

Hi Jean, this website is good for a list of supper clubs and pop ups http://www.londonpopups.com/p/london-...

Juliette

May 01, 2013
BritInDC in U.K./Ireland
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Central London reccs, on a budget - also for Oxford, Newbury

I love the Magdalen Arms, it's always my top recommendation for Oxford. However, it's slightly outside the city centre, and may not be that convenient for lunch. My absolute favourite sandwich place in Oxford is Olives, in the High Street (by Queen's, opposite exam schools and University College). You can't sit down there, but the sandwiches are amazing.

Apr 03, 2013
BritInDC in U.K./Ireland

Central London reccs, on a budget - also for Oxford, Newbury

Agreed, there's loads of stuff in Kings Cross/St Pancras. Leon is good, and there's also a Giraffe, which is always reliable.

Apr 03, 2013
BritInDC in U.K./Ireland

Reasonably priced food - Islington/Angel

I'm a big fan of Delhi Grill too, definitely worth a try.

Jun 18, 2012
BritInDC in U.K./Ireland

Current Favorite Dish/Item for Less Than $10

Ok, I finally went for lunch today, Jeserf. I had the veg and chevre panini, which really was very good. I was very disappointed that they were out of the cold cucumber soup, but I do intend to go back. Thanks for the recommendation.

Apr 27, 2007
BritInDC in Washington DC & Baltimore

Current Favorite Dish/Item for Less Than $10

I believe it's House Side. Second and Independence I think, down the side of the James Madison Library of Congress building. I've been meaning to go for weeks...

Apr 26, 2007
BritInDC in Washington DC & Baltimore

Late-night grub?

There's always Tune Inn on Capitol Hill...

Apr 25, 2007
BritInDC in Washington DC & Baltimore

Oya

I loved the seabass on oxtail.

Apr 25, 2007
BritInDC in Washington DC & Baltimore

Long lunches

I finish interning this week, and I then have a few weeks hanging around DC, doing some more touristy stuff, sleeping, shopping and eating :)

I am looking for recommendations for the best weekday lunch/brunch offers, particularly buffet-style, so that my unpaid intern friends and I can make the most of the great restaurants in DC, but on the cheap.

Thank you :)

Apr 23, 2007
BritInDC in Washington DC & Baltimore

D.C. Dinner with French business colleagues

And great raspberry beer too!

Does Madam's Organ have a cover?

Apr 18, 2007
BritInDC in Washington DC & Baltimore

A week of DC Eating

Really? That would be great-I know some hungry British guys who would be very pleased to pay that!

Apr 17, 2007
BritInDC in Washington DC & Baltimore

A week of DC Eating

My parents came to visit me in DC, and as an unpaid intern, I was pleased to take the opportunity to go to some good restaurants! We are generally unfussy eaters, with the exception of one sister who is a little harder to please. Choosing where to eat was difficult-I changed my mind constantly! But here is a summary of where we went:

Old Ebbitt Grill: I know it's not the most popular place, but it was pretty perfect for what we wanted-it was close to our hotel, which was good as my parents had flown in from the UK, and it served good, American food. I thought that the crab cakes were lovely.

Etete: as recommended on here. It was all of our first experience of Ethiopian food, and we all loved it. We ordered lentil sambusas to start and then shared the vegetarian plate and a selection of meat dishes. My favourite was the derek tibs, I think. I have since been to Meskerem in Adams Morgan, which was also good, but I think that Etete was better.

Oya: although not everyone raves about this place, we thought that the food and decor were perfect, although it was very empty. We shared a selection of sushi dishes, some small plates, and some edamame and udon noodles. The best thing was probably the seabass on oxtail. No need for a knife!

Central: Fantastic space, great food, wonderful service. Shrimp burger was amazing, as was the pear sorbet. Everything we tried was delicious, and I loved the homemade mayo.

Jaleo: we stuck to tapas, and it was great (we all love Spanish food). We had quite a good selection, the service was prompt, and everything tasted good. Patatas bravas could have been hotter!

Fogo de Chao: soo much food, but both the salad bar and the meat were delicious. Especially the filet minion. I'd love to go back, but I'm not sure that any of us interns will be paying $45...

All in all, a pretty good week!

Apr 16, 2007
BritInDC in Washington DC & Baltimore

Saturday breakfast in Eastern Market

I'm from the UK. I think we are used to much worse service!

Apr 16, 2007
BritInDC in Washington DC & Baltimore

Saturday breakfast in Eastern Market

We went a couple of weeks ago for Saturday lunch, and found the line moved quickly, the food was excellent, and the service whilst not perfect, was still pretty good.

Apr 16, 2007
BritInDC in Washington DC & Baltimore