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tom whalen Oct 21, 1998 01:25 PM

Greetings:

I'll be in London, UK in December. Will be staying in
Bloomsbury. Any suggestions for restaurants in the
area?

Also, can you suggest any good London-related Web
sites?

Thanks in advance.

  1. j
    Jim Dorsch Jul 11, 2000 08:44 AM

    For superbly handled real ale and good food, try the White Horse on Parsons Green, 1-3 Parsons Green, Tel. 0171 736-2115. It's close to the Parsons Green tube stop.

    Link: http://www.tecc.co.uk/breworld/pubs/w...

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      jen kalb Oct 21, 1998 06:31 PM

      good cheap indians (many vegetarian up toward Euston Sta nr Tottenham court Road. check current recommendations. Couple big groceries nr the Russell Sq. underground have good hot loaves of french bread, prepared foods, cheese, fruit and other picnic items of good quality, and there are some cheapish ethnic eateries north and a block or two east of there. Bloomsbury in my experience (most recently 2 yrs ago) been an pretty uninteresting restaurant scene, on the whole, though there are some comfy pubs s. of the British Museum. Timeout London has a good, comprehensive print guide to London restaurants, its website has a lot of stuff but not their full selection. U of London has a site with some links (maps etc) in the nabe.

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      1. re: jen kalb
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        Janet Traub Oct 22, 1998 12:12 PM

        Hi Tom,
        Last yr we stayed in Bloomsbury too. I agree with jen
        that there wasn't much to choose from. There's a
        popular place with tourists called The Museum Cafe (the
        owners are American, I think) just south of the British
        Museum. We went for dinner one night. Decent, but
        nothing great. Pre-fixe, reasonably priced (approx. $30
        for 3 courses), fresh food, just not very
        interesting...dull bread, etc. If you just wanted a
        nearby meal it would do the trick. They serve lunch
        too.

        If you walk 10 min further, say to SoHo or around
        Covent Garden, you should do much better. Be sure to
        stop at Neal Dairy Yard for cheese if you hit the
        Covent Garden. Click on the link below for my earlier
        post on a good seafood place in CG, Livebait.

        Janet

        Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        1. re: jen kalb
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          Joe Moryl Oct 22, 1998 07:13 PM

          The street with the vegetarian Indian places near
          Euston is Drummond St. and is just on the west side of
          the station. London dosn't have great pubs, IMHO, but
          one of the things I miss is "real ale". Go to a
          bookstore in the UK and look for the annual "Good Beer
          Guide" published by CAMRA if you want to find the real
          stuff. Caution: there is a "Good Pub Guide", more
          oriented towards ambiance, etc. Expensive trendy
          resturants were all the rage last time I was in London;
          check local listings.

          Cheers,
          Joe Moryl

          1. re: jen kalb
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            Gaz Jul 11, 2000 07:47 AM

            Check out www.londoneats.com, its the most comprehensive guide on the net.

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