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shevi Mar 25, 2010 07:00 AM

I've found lots of posts and a great resource (http://www.londonkosherguide.com/) for kosher London. However, I'm mostly interested in restaurants in walking distance from Tube stops, since I will not have a car and will be staying in Central London.

I'd appreciate recommendations on good restaurants (particularly ethnic cuisine--Thai, Indian, etc.), since there aren't a lot of ethnic restaurants where i live, other than Chinese) close to Tube stations. If there is one further from a Tube station that's worth taking a cab, I'd appreciate input on that as well.

Thank you!

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    avitrek RE: shevi Mar 25, 2010 07:47 AM

    In Central London your only options are Reubens and Bevis Marks, both are in walking distance to tube stations but I wouldn't call either "ethnic". Reubens is technically an ethnic Jewish Deli, but I'm assuming that's not quite what you had in mind.

    Everything in Golders Green is walkable from the tube stop, but it's about a 30 min ride out of Central London. There is an Indian restaurant there, but I forget the name.

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      cheesecake17 RE: avitrek Mar 25, 2010 08:03 AM

      I was in London recently. We didn't end up going to Golders Green or Hendon b/c it turned out to be a 45 min+ tube ride.. not 30 min. Selfridge's did have more than we thought they would have in terms of packaged stuff..

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        ferret RE: cheesecake17 Mar 25, 2010 08:46 AM

        That kind of defeats the purpose. There are plenty of options for food in Central London, but if you want to experience a restaurant, you're pretty much out of luck.

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          cheesecake17 RE: ferret Mar 25, 2010 08:51 AM

          We went to a few veggie places recommended by our concierge so that took care of the restaurant part. For lunches, it just wasn't worth it to go to Golders Green. The food in Selfridge's was actually very good.

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            ferret RE: cheesecake17 Mar 25, 2010 09:08 AM

            I've had it and I agree, it's just not a restaurant experience.

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              avitrek RE: ferret Mar 25, 2010 09:31 AM

              Going back and forth daily to Golders Green I agree is a waste of time. It is not worth losing the extra 1+ hour in the middle of the day for lunch. But if you will be spending more than a day or two in London then going out to Golders Green once for dinner and to experience "Jewish London" is worth it.

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      shevi RE: shevi Mar 25, 2010 12:25 PM

      I'm looking for dinner recommendations, and I'm fine with riding to Golders Green/Hendon (all my co-workers will be spending their evenings clubbing, so going to get kosher food is a good way to gracefully backing out). I'm actually most interested in places near those Tube stations.

      Thanks!

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        avitrek RE: shevi Mar 25, 2010 02:01 PM

        Here are some recommendations from previous London threads.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/688272
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/406945

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          ilysen RE: avitrek Mar 25, 2010 08:37 PM

          Looking for a kosher restaurant that will be open during Pesach, for next Thursday April 1

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          zsero RE: shevi Mar 28, 2010 09:12 PM

          Note: for places in the northern part of Golders Green it makes more sense to stay on the train for one more stop and get out at Brent Cross. So if you're phoning the place ask which station they're closest to.

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