- tom whalen Oct 21, 1998 01:25 PM
I'll be in London, UK in December. Will be staying in
Bloomsbury. Any suggestions for restaurants in the
Also, can you suggest any good London-related Web
Thanks in advance.
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.
re: jen kalb
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
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.
re: jen kalb
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.