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rebus1805 Aug 28, 2007 05:00 PM

Miami Chowhound visiting London in early October and staying near the Goodge Street tube station. Would like restaurant recommendations within a 10 to 15 minute walk. Like all cuisines, especially Asian. Any pubs nearby? Price not the primary consideration.

Thanks in advance.

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    SpikeyD Sep 5, 2007 07:41 AM

    Sardo in Warren St - Sardinian food, as you'd expect from the name. And very good. A slice of the old Charlotte St, sort of, at Elena's (but with very modern prices). A short walk away is Latium (Berners St) for some of the best mainland Italian cuisine in London. Malabar Junction in Museum St - good for tasty Keralan cuisine (an alternative to Rasa Samudra). Otherwise cross Oxford St into Soho as another poster recommended...

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      cavorting Sep 5, 2007 05:18 AM

      Lots of good food: for asian, I'd recommend Rasa Samudra on Charlotte St, brilliant Keralan seafood (practically the only place that does it), a little pricey. There's my favourite izakaya right on Goodge St, Yoisho. For sushi and fancier Japanese, there's Kikuchi, on Hanway St. And there's a decent Korean (Han Kang) right by it too. Chinese... you might try Yauatcha or Hakkasan, both Michelin starred and nearby. Or Bar Shu for some Szechuan. Passione I've heard is good for Italian (or if you walk fast, Locanda Locatelli) and have the takeaway pizza/pasta at Malletti's on Noel St. For French Arbutus is worth eating at (or the newer sister restaurant, Wild Honey). Pubs... nothing outstanding nearby. Food-wise, I'd suggest trekking to Great Queen St for the Anchor and Hope outpost, or even to St Johns...

      1. bombaybeauty Aug 30, 2007 04:31 AM

        Charlotte Street is not bad. Many choices. Too many, that's the trouble. An Italian friend vouches for Passione, though I've not tried it yet. As some folks were mentioning 10-15 minutes can put you certainly anywhere in Soho and also toward Marylebone. Several folks have posted on the latter in response to other questions. Arbutus seems very pleased with its Michelin star. I'm a fan of Villandry over on Great Portland Street. If you're a fast walker it probably also puts Mayfair in striking distance. Not being very helpful here, other than to note that you should widen the radius of your search. Cheers, BB

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          foodie909 Aug 29, 2007 03:35 PM

          Wagamama, Bicycle Club, La Zingarella....Wagamama is a must - great food, inexpensive, convivial atmosphere.

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            dharold Aug 29, 2007 04:51 AM

            Well, my legs are long but in 15m from Goodge Street I could get to L'escargot, Arbutus, Alistair Little, Quo Vadis, and probably Villandry. Or for asian cuisine Red Fort, SoHo Spice or Mela. For Japanese I guess Wagamama. Generally I'd advise to eat a meal somewhere ritzy at lunch - most of those places have set lunch menus at bargain prices then to go for something a bit funkier in the evening. London is very walkable though and I think you've set yourself a distance you'll easily surpass given how the miles fly by in the city. Plus - you're right by a well connected tube line so you could easily nip to Tokyo Diner, Abeno Okonomiyaki (both Leicester Square tube) or Donzoko (Oxford Circus tube).

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              kristainlondon Aug 29, 2007 01:10 PM

              Rebus: You should definitely do Arbutus, particularly if you're a wine lover. All the wine is available in 250 ml carafes. (Apparently, until someone says "urologist"? Did anyone else hear that rumor?)

              Salt Yard is nice, Tapas.
              For Japanese, try Roka.
              For Chinese, try Hakkasan.

              Pubs pubs pubs...am drawing a blank. There are many options, for sure, but it's a bit of a high traffic area, if you know what I mean.

              P.S. I might need a return favor towards the end of the year...South Florida here I come!

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                rebus1805 Aug 29, 2007 03:28 PM

                I am very happy to give restaurant suggestions for South Florida. We have been here since 1973 and eat out quite a bit. Let me know the geographical parameters and cuisine preferences and I will take care of the rest.

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              suem Aug 29, 2007 01:26 AM

              Have had a couple of enjoyable and reasonably priced meals at Ooze on Goodge Street, just a few minutes walk from the tube station

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                smartie Aug 28, 2007 07:24 PM

                Charlotte Street around the corner, lots of Greeks, French, Indians and Drummond street for great Indian.

                BTW in the UK Asian means Indian, if you mean Chinese or Japanese you have to differentiate between each one as they are not lumped together.

                Goodge Street is not all that far to walk to Soho. There you choice is overwhelming.

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