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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.

    http://www.london-eating.co.uk/1702.htm

    Hope this helps

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    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.

        http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/restaur...

        TT

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

      London Farmers' Markets are excellent.

      http://www.lfm.org.uk/primrose.asp

      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

            http://majbros.blogspot.com/2006/04/l...

            Well worth a try

            S