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Oct 27, 2006 11:25 PM

Two London Question for California Visitor

I'll be staying in Primrose Hill in November.

1. Where can I take my host for a lovely meal for under 100USD for the two us (no alcohol) where it's not dressy or too smart? Not travelling with a dinner jacket (hardly ever get used in informal LA, anyhow).

2. Where can I do shopping for best quality produce, meat and fish in that neighborhood? She's just moved there and I doubt she's looked into it. Local and seasonal is best.

Thanks, Londoners!

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  1. You may be in luck

    Bryn Williams who is an excellent young chef has just taken over a Odettes in Primrose Hill. I think it will prove pretty popular so you may need to book in advance. £60 for two is still on the cheap side for London, but I think, without booze, you should be able to manage it there.

    Hope this helps

    2 Replies
    1. re: Simon Majumdar

      Would argue that Odette's is pretty dressy/fussy. Try La Collina on Princess Road instead

      1. re: Tango

        The lovely and talented Marina O'Loughlin just reviewed Odettes, so it's bound to be packed! Especially since she liked it better than the eponymous Gordon Ramsey.


    2. Primrose Hill Farmers' Market is open from 9am-1pm every Saturday in Primrose Hill School on Princess Road.

      London Farmers' Markets are excellent.

      1. Sardo Canale is a lovely Sardinian restaurant in Primrose Hill, i reckon u'de pay about £60 (without wine, but not sure though.

        1. thanks, folks! is there anything Camden you can also suggest since it's nearby?

          1. I posted this a while ago but it is worth repeating as this place is a great little Lebanese just South of Camden tube


            Well worth a try