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Parents are visiting in a couple weeks and recs?

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They like fine dining, along with hole in the wall type places...Any good pubs would be welcome. I'd love to give them some ideas, since neither are chowhounds.

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  1. The list is so long and varied. My suggestion would be to peruse some of the websites that describe London restaurants and pubs. www.london-eating.co.uk would be a good start - or search through previous suggestions offered here over the past months. Is there any particular type of food your parents enjoy... seafood etc.? The Grenadier seems popular with tourists and locals - very traditional and a good feel for the British experience. http://www.pubs.com/pub_details.cfm?I...

    1. There are some good new places they might enjoy. Scott's in Mayfair, a sexy revamp of the classic fish restaurant, is pretty cool. The wine bar at Fortnums 1707 is great. Petersham Cafe near Richmond Park is wonderful if they want a lunch out of central London. Galvin in Baker Street is a smart bustling French-inspired bistro. There's a new small Italian called Trenta near Marble Arch. Haven't been yet but it was glowingly reviewed by Terry Durack of the Independent on Sunday last week

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      1. re: winematcher

        Thanks alot, guys, I will pass these recs. along!

      2. Galvins - yes; maybe St Alban, the new King/Bernstein opening; Locanda Locatelli for superb (pricey) Italian; Nicole's in Bond Street for a shopping lunch; Chez Bruce

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        1. re: annew

          Passione

          Not as pricey as Locatelli. But good Italian from another celebrity chef.