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London- your three favorite places for dinner, money no object- not looking for fancy- just good food

intrepid Feb 28, 2010 05:14 PM

thanks in advance

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  1. steve h. RE: intrepid Feb 28, 2010 05:36 PM

    River Cafe has merit. It's pricey and on everyone's yesterday radar but worthwhile nonetheless.

    Further down the price chain is Cigala. Tapas for the rest of us.

    I like Korean food. Asadal is pretty authentic, pretty good.

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      PhilD RE: steve h. Feb 28, 2010 06:46 PM

      River Cafe may be very popular over the next months as people go there to pay homage to Rose Gray who died yesterday (28/2).

      A true force for change in the UK restaurant scene, who influenced many chefs and home cooks (via her books) to cook simple food were the ingredients were centre stage. She leaves a fantastic legacy.

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      bopper7 RE: intrepid Mar 1, 2010 01:49 AM

      maze in grosvenor square is lovely, best pork belly ive ever tried

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        pj26 RE: intrepid Mar 1, 2010 02:11 AM

        I had a fantastic lunch at Hibiscus a few weeks ago - couldn't fault one thing. Go for the tasting menu, it truly is an experience.

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          bleep75 RE: intrepid Mar 1, 2010 02:47 AM

          I would choose Viet Grill in Kingsland road - Kastoori in Tooting and Leongs Legend in Chinatown.
          Really enjoyed skylon the other night and maze was good too.

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            pj26 RE: bleep75 Mar 1, 2010 03:56 AM

            I used to really like Viet Grill but the standard has dropped considerably in my last couple of visits - there's better Vietnamese places around the area (on another thread...).

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              bleep75 RE: pj26 Mar 1, 2010 04:56 AM

              i had the five spice beef which restored my faith in them with a lovely egg fried rice! Its weird how such a simple thing is so easy to get wrong - I think mien thai is actually my favourite but its such a small place - don't want it to get crowded - oops.

          2. Dave MP RE: intrepid Mar 1, 2010 03:20 AM

            Sedap - Old Street.

            1. abby d RE: intrepid Mar 1, 2010 04:23 AM

              my immediate thoughts are barrafina, magdalen and kastoori.

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