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Meal after show at Wyndham Theater

michaelstl Mar 21, 2009 09:24 AM

My fiancee (actually my new wife at the time of our London visit) and I will be in London for our final day of our honeymoon before flying back to the U.S. We will be attending a Sunday afternoon performance at the Wyndham Theater and will be looking for a nice meal afterwards.

As far as what I mean by "nice meal", we have a pretty open mind. Either a good traditional English pub where we can get good pub fare and a few (or many) pints or a more upscale place with contemporary fare (we like more moden French/American cooking with a focus on good ingredients and unique flavor combinations/presentations ). Our budget for either type of meal is 100-125 gbp (including alcohol). I know London is very expensive so let me know if a nicer meal is unrealistic for my budget. One item to note is that my fiancee is a vegetarian so any place that might be able to accomodate this would be welcomed (I'm not expecting many places to have vegetarian options, but we'll have spent the previous two weeks in France so she'll be used to having to make do with limited vegetarian options).

Any recommendations or tips would be greatly appreciated.

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    batfink23 RE: michaelstl Mar 23, 2009 03:32 PM

    what about J sheekey?

    its upscale trad, and is open on sunday nights and is just behind the theatre.

    it serves wonderful seafood, and is a london institution. but its not modern.

    L'atelier Joel Robuchon might be fun, though budget might be a stretch. and if you're looking for something simple, pub like as you say, maybe the cork n bottle in leicester sq?

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      michaelstl RE: batfink23 Mar 24, 2009 07:01 PM

      Thank you for your suggestions.

      I had come across J Sheekey and it is under consideration.

      After just a bit of research, I came across Hereford Road and right now that's where I'm leaning towards going. I know it isn't within walking distance of the theater, but if I recall it is still relatively close.

      L'atelier Joel Robuchon is a good suggestion, but as these are in several cities, I'd like to try something unique to London.

      I have not read about cork n bottle, but I will definitely look it up.

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        batfink23 RE: michaelstl Mar 25, 2009 01:52 PM

        hereford road is NOT close.

    2. MMRuth RE: michaelstl Mar 25, 2009 02:02 PM

      You might want to look at L'Autre Pied - it's not that close, but a pretty quick taxi ride, I believe. My meal there was one of my favorites during my recent trip to London, and they have a lovely vegetarian prix fixe - though you may have to ask to see the menu. I was with a vegetarian friend who was delighted with her food, and I had the risotto off that menu.


      You can see their menus on their website, to which I think I link to further down on that thread.

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      1. re: MMRuth
        pj26 RE: MMRuth Mar 26, 2009 02:43 AM

        Maybe also have a look at Arbutus or Wild Honey? Or Quo Vadis?
        Hereford Road is in Notting Hill so a good £15 cab ride.

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