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in [London] for 3 nights

justpete Aug 11, 2009 11:58 AM

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)?

  1. therubyslippers Aug 12, 2009 02:49 AM

    Jump in a cab, go a little bit more west to Chiswick, and try http://www.urbanpath.com/london/frenc....

    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.

    6 Replies
    1. re: therubyslippers
      limster Sep 30, 2009 02:25 PM

      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
        DollyDagger Nov 10, 2009 11:19 AM

        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
          Ibrahim.Salha Nov 10, 2009 12:51 PM

          Ooze in Westfield is still open.

          1. re: DollyDagger
            limster Nov 10, 2009 01:09 PM

            Sorry, was referring to the Ooze near Goodge St.

        2. re: therubyslippers
          PhilD Sep 30, 2009 02:43 PM

          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
            therubyslippers Nov 10, 2009 07:47 AM

            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 :)

        3. j
          Jetlagged Aug 11, 2009 01:29 PM

          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
            pj26 Aug 12, 2009 01:52 AM

            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
              imn204 Sep 30, 2009 09:44 AM

              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
                Dan G Sep 30, 2009 01:05 PM

                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
                  imn204 Sep 30, 2009 08:14 PM

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

                  1. re: imn204
                    Dan G Sep 30, 2009 08:29 PM

                    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. d
            deziree Aug 11, 2009 12:59 PM

            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.

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