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Aug 11, 2009 11:58 AM

in [London] for 3 nights

We are staying in the K.West area, and were wondering if anyone had any recommendations as time for research is limited. We'd like to eat at a great Indian restaurant, a Michelin 2 or 3 star for not more than 150Eurospp, (not including wine), and some other un-specified location. It'd be great if they were in close proximity for walking or a short cab ride, but we don't want to miss out on something great if it's worth the journey.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Also, I am a fan of Gordon Ramsey. Are his London restaurants a worthwhile venture (one would think, so but I want to be certain)?

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  1. Ramsay's restaurant in Chelsea has a prix fixe lunch. You get the luxe, the 3 Michelin stars, the service, without the huge bill. It was a complete delight. (check out his website)
    For drinks one evening my husband's family took us out to the bar at Claridge's. Truly memorable.

    1. I'll be doing the same thing next month - just made reservations for Maze after a rave review from a friend. What else is "must-eat" in London these days? It's been a few years since I've been there...

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      1. re: Jetlagged

        Maze is a very good option (I'd maybe go for this over Gordon Ramsey RHR). Other places worth checking out are de Lupo in Soho for Italian, Hibiscus, Le Cafe Anglais in Bayswater, Hereford Rd, St Johns (as always), the Square. We are spoilt for choice really

        1. re: pj26

          whats the deal with the tasting menu at maze? looking at their website it seems like its just an a la carte menu. except its the a la carte menu which doesnt have prices listed next to dishes instead of the tasting menu? maybe i am just misinterpreting "tasting" and thinking of how it is applied here in the states? if anyone could shed some light that would be most appreciated, thanks!

          1. re: imn204

            menu on the website is wrong - it is a normal tasting menu for a set price. seven courses, a choice between two items for most of them, so a couple gets to try 14 dishes. And conveniently, if you really don't like one pair -or, like my wife are allergic to fish - they will accommodate by letting you have both items from, say the 4th course in leiu of picking one from the third.

            1. re: Dan G

              thanks for the reply. would you happen to know the set price for the tasting menu? it looks fantastic

              1. re: imn204

                can't remember for sure - was there is May - but my wife was there again early sept and thinks it was 70 pounds, and another 35 for paired wines.

      2. Jump in a cab, go a little bit more west to Chiswick, and try

        If you try Maze, go for the flight of wine to accompany your meal - well worth it.

        Also, do you mean K-West the hotel? If so, it's very close to an enormous new shopping mall with a really quite good food court - everything from Pho (Vietnamese) to Ooze (risottos) to Tiffin Bites (Indian), so you can shop and have a bite to eat within walking distance.

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        1. re: therubyslippers

          I don't think the link you have is working, could you just post the restaurant name? Thanks!

          P.S. Ooze is closed.

          1. re: limster

            limster - is Ooze at Westfield closed? I thought it was just the Goodge St original that had flopped. (It is now a tapas bar called Barrica, btw)

              1. re: DollyDagger

                Sorry, was referring to the Ooze near Goodge St.

            1. re: therubyslippers

              Westfield may be good food for a shopping Mall but are you seriously saying it is a "destination" for great food?

              Agree La Trompette in Chiswick is good, but Maze is a better representation of Modern British.

              In West Ken area you must go to the Harwood Arms (in Fulham) which is possibly the best food pub in London and it does lots of game which is in season at the moment.

              1. re: PhilD

                Bit belatedly to this - no, certainly not 'great' food rather 'really quite good' - as in plenty of choice, and a big tick in the convenience box if you're already shopping there. Apart from the interminably awful Wahaca.

                @limster - apologies for not seeing your request for the link - it was for La Trompette in Chiswick. Hope you found somewhere :)