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Parents are visiting in a couple weeks and recs?

charlestonfoodiegal Apr 4, 2007 08:33 PM

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.

  1. zuriga1 Apr 5, 2007 04:07 AM

    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...

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      winematcher Apr 6, 2007 04:53 AM

      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
        charlestonfoodiegal Apr 9, 2007 11:07 PM

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

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        annew Apr 10, 2007 10:23 AM

        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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          Brit on a Trip Apr 10, 2007 12:44 PM


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

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