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Near North Ealing tube?

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I'll be staying near the North Ealing tube station on my visit to London next week. I haven't been in this neighborhood before, so I am looking for any chowish recommendations nearby. From my reading so far it sounds like Ealing is a good area for both Japanese and Polish cuisines. The Polish sounds particularly inviting since, unlike Japanese, we have very little of that in the San Francisco Bay area. Pubs with good food are always welcome, as are Indian and South Asian recommendations. Thanks for any assistance!

Michael

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  1. Maybe this website will have names that match forthcoming recommendations. My only friend in that areas has moved to St. Petersburg, and we've lost touch. If nothing else, you'll have some reading and an idea of what's around.

    http://trustedplaces.com/places/uk/lo...

    1. I used to live out there and it's a bit of a wasteland. There's a decent neighbourhood Italian restaurant which does nice pizzas and pastas but it's very neighbourhood-y and not really a destination.
      Haven't been into the pub in ages but it was very mediocre.
      If you walk down Hangar Lane to the common there's a pub just there -- think it's called The Grange -- and it's fairly charming and had decent food.
      My suggestion would be to get on the Tube and go into town.

      1. Go to Southhall and behold all that is Punjabi. Check my Southhall post for a recc of restaurants. Don't go to the one I went to.

        1. Re pubs, the best in that area are the Grange and the Red Lion; although the former is about 2/3 mile from North Ealing station and the latter about a mile. Both do good food.

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          1. Ealing is not to far from the suburb of Chiswick which is becoming quite a good place for food.

            There is The Devonshire (a new Gordon Ramsey gastropub), La Trompette (a fine dining restaurant) , and High Road Brasserie (part of the Soho House group - good food/people watching). It also has a stretch of river by Kew Bridge which has some OK pubs. across the bridge is Kew Green with some more pubs and restaurants - very close to the Kew Botanic Gardens.

            You are quite close to Southall so head there if you want good Indian food (Brilliant or Madhus).

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            1. re: PhilD

              Thanks to all for the recommendations and advice. I have an Oyster card and do plan to use it. I've had a fine meal at Sam's in Chiswick, but haven't tried the places listed here. Getting to Chiswick and more central locations is easy, but getting to Southall by transit seems a bit complicated for this trip. The pubs sound great so I hope to check them out.

              High-end Indian might be my big splurge this trip. The owner of our best local Indian restaurant gave me a list of places he thinks I'll really like, based on his last visit.

              Michael

              1. re: mdg

                Southhall is one extremely easy bus from N Ealing. It's like 20 mins max.

            2. Getting on the tube and going into town is indeed what I did. As you suggested, North Ealing is quite a bit smaller than other suburban locations and nothing looked particularly promising. (Has anybody tried the Zeera Indian restaurant there?)

              Highlights of the trip were some great Indian meals at Kare Kare and Bombay Brasserie in South Kensington and was treated to a fine meal at J. Sheekey, plus a couple of nice pub meals.

              I didn't make it to the Grange, but I did try the Nando's near the Ealing Common tube one night, hoping it would be in the same vein as Zankou in southern California. The decor is nicer than Zankou but the chicken wasn't quite as good.

              Michael

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              1. re: mdg

                Am I too late for this? I live in Chiswick and can heartily recommend both La Trompette and the Devonshire House. Although LT is very fancy, and you will need to book ahead. Haven't tried the High Road House brasserie, because it looks both expensive and poncey to me. I have had some seriously fabulous Italian food at Vino Rosso on Devonshire Road in Chiswick (just a few doors nearer the high street than La Trompette), which is the place to go if you like your handmade pasta with truffles, or your carpaccio with venison. I've also heard great things about Le Vacherin (like the cheese) on Acton Green, although I've not been in.

                I lived in Ealing for a while, and can honestly say there's not much around for destination eating. For a special night out we often went to the Ealing Park Tavern near South Ealing tube, but the most chowhound-y place I ever ate in Ealing was the fabulous Tai Hing Fish Bar next to West Ealing mainline station. Seriously fantastic fish and chips. Also the pub there, The Drayton Court, is excellent. Look at fancyapint.com for other pub recommendations.

                1. re: sloepoke

                  You might try the Laguna on Uxbridge Rd. It used to be great but I don't live there anymore and things change. Also, on the (South?) end of Ealing is the Ealing Park Tavern Gastropub.