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Mar 22, 2007 08:54 AM

easter saturday and sunday in london

will be in london easter sat and sunday with my 15 yr old daughter. she's a little bit of a picky eater, but not impossible. what will be open and good for us those tow days/eves? we are staying in the bayswater area. (then off to paris!) thanks!

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  1. oh dear--sorry to bump, but this lack of response is making me nervous! will we be reduced to crisps and packaged sandwiches in our hotel roo, on easter sunday? please take pity and advise...thanks!

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    1. re: chez cherie

      I'm sorry for the lack of responses. It might be caused by most people in the UK eating home on the holidays or being away as we have a four day holiday that weekend. In your place, I think I'd email or call some of the larger hotels or restaurants and check if they're open. I'm sure most will be on the Saturday and surely a large number on Easter Day, too. Getting around is simple so don't worry where in London the meals might turn out to be. The museums often have good dining - those do in a pinch, especially for lunch. Good luck!

      1. re: chez cherie

        What sort of picky is your daughter? If the weather's nice, my children loved Ransome's Dock - a laid back place with very good food (a mix of British and modern European - have a look at their web site), even better wine list (with plenty of selection by glass/half bottle) and lovely location, just off the Thames and next to Battersea Park. Good for teens. They might be open Easter Sunday. Otherwise you could try the Chinese in Queensway - they are bound to be open. Royal China (dim sum), Mandarin Kitchen (sea food) and Four Seasons (roast duck) all very good. Notting Hill has a Pizza Express (Bayswater probably has one as well) which are reliable and tasty - the decor always seems to appeal to adolescents :)

        Grab a copy of Time Out's Cheap Eats guide if you can or the toptable web site for loads of other possibilities.

      2. Pretty much everything will be open, I would think.

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        1. re: BritInDC

          I agree. If you're hoping for a proper Easter lunch then you'd be well advised to make a reservation as soon as possible. Otherwise, I don't think you'll have a problem finding somewhere to eat. It would be helpful, though, if you tell us what you mean by 'picky,' so we know what sorts of places to suggest.

          1. re: accecil

            thanks to all who took pity on me! picky (in this case) =no tomatoes, no mushrooms, not hugely keen on fish, but will eat shrimp and some other seafood. other than that, she will try, and has pledged to be a bit more adventurous on this trip.
            an afternoon tea experience would be a nice addition, as we have "done tea" together since she was about 5...any easter suggestions--hotels or otehr?
            also, i was thinking of trying "fifteen" for easter. their website states that they take reservations (for the trattoria, which i think would be best considering the pick-factor), the monday prior to the date in question. i plan to call next monday, but perhaps, considering the holiday, i should give them a call sooner. any thoughts, pro or con, re this possible dining choice?
            thanks so much!

            1. re: chez cherie

              That doesn't sound too complicated, you should be able to find somewhere easily.
              Tea-I like Fortnum and Masons, but other people will have other suggestions, I'm sure.
              As for 15, I've heard good things, but I believe that you may be too late for reservations. I would call now.

              1. re: BritInDC

                "As for 15, I've heard good things, but I believe that you may be too late for reservations. I would call now."
                did--done. thanks. will check into f&m for tea. anxiously awaiting other suggestions, as well.