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Jun 6, 2009 11:59 AM

[London] Lunch/snacks near Oxford St?

Oxford Street itself isn't great for foodies, but is there anywhere nearby that I could try for lunch / snacks tomorrow?

Ideally I'm looking for somewhere as close to Oxford Circus as possible, but I'm wondering if I should give up and head into Soho? Fernandez & Wells maybe, or a quick curry at Zayna?

Even somewhere to have a decent glass of wine / cocktail and some charcuterie would be great.

Any ideas and suggestions welcome!

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  1. how about Carnaby Shopping area? there are a couple of places around there that might fit the bill. But i guess if you're going that direction, i guess you could head to Fernandez & Wells.

    There's also a Swedish bakery that looked really good around that area if you wanted to try.

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    1. re: felizglfr

      Is that Nordic Bakery you're referring to? Worth calling to check when their batches of cinnamon buns come out of the oven, nothing like a warm fresh bun (well, except maybe the ones from Scandinavian Kitchen, which I like a bit more).

      1. re: limster

        yup, nordic bakery it is. i passed by that place last month and wanted to try but I already had some takeaway food on me.

        oh yah here's the place on carnaby that looked good:
        everytime i've been to carnaby, i've seen that place packed. (maybe from the tourists?) i wonder if it's good.

        1. re: felizglfr

          dehesa is the sister restaurant to salt yard. i think its over-priced but the food is nice.

          ozer is a nice turkish place, north of oxford circus. i also like la trouvaille which is just off carnaby street. there are various branches of leon and a pain quotidien which is reliable.

          1. re: abby d

            there's also Tierra Brindisa you could pop in to for a few dishes, and Dehesa, mentioned above is also good - sister restaurant to Salt Yard.