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Apr 16, 2008 07:36 AM

A week in London with Teenagers

Our family with 3 teens are heading to London for a holiday next week. We're looking for a few interesting choices, shouldn't be high end since two of the three of them have very basic food tastes. Everyone likes Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and would probably be delighted with pub fare. We are from New York, so do eat out quite a bit. We're staying in Knightsbridge, (SW7). I'm looking forward to your thoughts.

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  1. This is your pub, no question. Less than 10 mins walk from Harrods, which itself has some good (but pricey) eating places, especially in the astonishing Food Halls.

    They take credit cards and I suggest making a telephone reservation for an evening visit for 5 people.

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    1. re: Robin Joy

      I mention this just because of proximity to your hotel. Two Lebanese restaurants which were highly recommend by Howler and both of which I (and many other 'hounders have tried and loved) are very near:

      Ishbilia, 9 William St, London, SW1X 9HL
      Beiteddine, 8 Harriet Street

      Both have excellent food (better than any Lebanese places I've tried in NY) and reasonably priced.




    2. I took a few visiting family members (also from NY) to Belgo near Covent Garden. Kids seem to enjoy the waitors in monk attire, plus the food is reasonable and good-tasting. There's nothing too fancy - roast chicken, fries, moules and I think there's an early-bird special price before 6:30. I'd second the idea of Ishbilia... the food is very good.

      1. Thank you all, these are great suggestions. We will report back upon our return.

        1. Why not try gordon ramsays Boxwood cafe - that is in knightsbridge and they do a simple set 3 course menu that might appeal, otherwise pub choice - Greta Queen st in covent garden, try one of the Yo Sushi branches (sushi on a conveyer belt) They have one in the department store Harvey Nicholls in knightsbridge. Also wagamamas in knightsbridge again in harvey nicholls. Why not try Giraffe in Kensington high Street (great brunch/smoothies etc) too happy eating!

          1. try searching for teenagers on this board...there was a pretty comprehensive thread on this a while back. Ah it is