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London: Good dosa near Hyde Park?

Missy Feb 4, 2009 07:53 AM

Hi all,

My husband is going to London in a couple weeks and is having dinner with someone who wants to eat dosa. They're staying off Hyde Park. Can anyone suggest a good option nearby. Or elsewhere if not there. It doesn't have to be dirt cheap, since it's on the company's dime.


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    DollyDagger RE: Missy Feb 4, 2009 10:35 AM

    It depends which side of Hyde Park really but you might want to take a look at the Rasa, Sagar or Woodlands chains.

    Reviews and possibly more ideas here:

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      MrManners RE: Missy Feb 11, 2009 01:46 PM

      Hi Missy
      This might be a little stale since your husband may have made plans by now, but can I suggest a small adventure if time allows? In an NY context this would be like a 20 minute subway ride to find good pizza. Take the Underground District Line to East Ham. Exit the station, cross the road, bear a little to the right - past the sci-fi memorabilia shop with daleks in the window - and you'll find Suvai. The dosai here are very, very good and come in a huge variety. The staff will cheerfully guide you through the menu, but my recommendation for a side is the garlic chilli chicken (bottom right-hand corner of the menu) which is simply one of the best things I have ever encountered in many a face-stuffing year. And although your husband may be on exes, he won't need the company plastic 'cos he'll be hard put to spend more than $US35 for two and still be able to walk out the door.

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        PhilD RE: MrManners Feb 11, 2009 10:19 PM

        Although in London the actual journey time is going to be at least 40 minutes if not longer.

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          pj26 RE: PhilD Feb 12, 2009 12:29 AM

          And if there's a bit of rain, snow or some leaves, you will be lucky the District line gets you there at all!

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            MrManners RE: PhilD Feb 13, 2009 08:27 AM

            Quite right PhilD, having looked into it 40 minutes is indeed nearer the mark. And 2 changes! Nevertheless a worthwhile journey if time is less of a consideration.

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          abryan RE: Missy Feb 17, 2009 08:49 AM

          I second Woodlands, they do great paper dosas and masala dosas.

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