Best value near National Theatre or Pimlico ( post Theatre ) and near Whitechapel Gallery Sunday lunch ?
In search of guidance re the above. Staying in Pimlico -Saturday night will be at NT , Sunday Spitalfields market then Whitechapel Gallery.
Not looking for anything too flash or romantic as travelling with a mate not partner, just good quality fresh food and a few ('real' ale? ) beers.
Any cuisine acceptable ; have previously been to ( and enjoyed ) Canteen (though patchy ), Vinoteca ( though bad experience with 'city types' on last visit has put me off somewhat and been intrigued by Terroirs ( couldn't get in without reservation ) . What is the latest on these ?
Also, are there any decent late pubs/bars in Pimlico/ Westminster area, or anywhere else easily tube or cabbable nearby ? We aretwo blokes in our ( early ! )40's so nowhere full of kids, please.
Thanks for any help you can give.
For Sunday, you could either snack at Spitalfields or the indoor place on Brick Lane (I can't remember its name - there are posts on this board about it - lots of different nationality food stalls. Or the Whitechapel Gallery has a well-reported cafe, veggie I think, with very beautiful food. There's also Tayyab's near there - lots of posts on this.
We had a good, decent meal a few months ago at RSJ. We had been to the National for a matinee, and the restaurant is just a five-ten minute walk at most... Coin St. The three course dinner was something like £32 per person. Service was excellent but I found it a bit rushed as most diners were pre-theatre and anxious to leave on time.