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London restaurants for next month please

Grainger & Co in Nottinghill and Clerkenwell is good, and very fish/vegetarian friendly. We had a really great meal there a couple of weeks ago. Also Grain Store in Kings Cross is very good for non-meat eaters. It's not too far from Islington, so could work for your night there, depending on the timing. Alternatively, Le Coq near Highbury and Islington is great for chicken, and there's the Fish & Chop Shop and Prawn on the Lawn all in Islington.

Visiting London from NYC. Please help critique itinerary (researched)

Fortnums for tea is pretty amazing, but really very filling!

Jul 03, 2014
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Opera Tavern [London]

I haven't eaten at Opera Tavern, but we have tried a couple of their sister restaurants - Ember Yard and Salt Yard, and I'd highly recommend them.

Jun 10, 2014
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lunch and dinner itinerary with 11 y.o. DS

Lunch at EAT on Monday seems like an odd choice if your son doesn't eat sandwiches. Eat is fine as a sandwich shop goes (it's a chain) but I wouldn't rush there. You could try Machiavelli on Long Acre if you want something relatively light.

Westminster isn't great for food - there's a cafe in there that's open to the public but it's not amazing. You may be better to head over to the South Bank after, which is a nice walk on a sunny afternoon, and has some decent chain restaurants and places you could get lunch after the House of Commons.

Jun 10, 2014
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Cheap Groceries in London?

There's a really big Sainsburys in Angel, on the Liverpool Road, which has a huge range of things, and often is quite good for reduced to clear things. You may not want to go all the way down to Brixton for food shopping.

The market at Dalston Kingsland is also pretty good, and not too far away.

If you are coming from the US, you will probably find grocery shopping, particularly fresh produce, is relatively cheap, although eating out is more expensive.

Jun 03, 2014
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London: meals that can only be ordered by a group

Bocca Di Lupo has some amazing sounding feasting menus!

May 12, 2014
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Pre-theatre in Dalston, post theatre near Barbican

Mangal is great, but if you want something other than Turkish, there's a new Italian called Rotorino near by, which has had great reviews. Salvation in Noodles is also new, and also near by, and Huong Viet on Englefield Road is great for Vietnamese, and really inexpensive. Breddo's Tacos are doing a residency at Trip Space Kitchen in Haggerston that is also supposed to be good.

May 12, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Reasonably priced food - Islington/Angel

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

Jun 18, 2012
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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.

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...

Late-night grub?

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