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Steve_K Aug 12, 2010 07:41 AM

Im going over to London again in November and have most of the weekend planned already. Im looking for recs for a set lunch, somewhere in the 3-4 course range and preferably 2 star. Good range of wine by the glass is essential, as it is only for one!
Ideally in the Mayfair area, though I know the West End fairly well too.

The menu at Hibiscus looks good, as does L'Autre Pied (though wine selection perhaps a little conservative?)

Any suggestions welcomed!

Edit - French style cooking preferred to Italian/Spanish/British.

  1. sped98 Aug 12, 2010 12:15 PM

    Im going to try Pied a terre tomorrow , ill report back with pics.

    1. sped98 Aug 14, 2010 07:53 AM

      And as promised heres the link to the pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/24726943...

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
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        hong_kong_foodie Aug 14, 2010 02:57 PM

        I really enjoyed the set lunch at both The Square and The Ledbury recently (sibling restaurants that have each won 2 Michelin stars). Service was solid, atmosphere was great, and food was outstanding. But there are differences: The Square is more corporate and centrally located, while The Ledbury is more upscale chic and farther west.

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          Nancy S. Aug 15, 2010 05:03 AM

          My two favorites in London -- I think the cooking at The Square is a bit more "perfect" but I love the atmosphere (and the chef) at The Ledbury.

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          Steve_K Aug 14, 2010 06:26 PM

          Certainly looks the part; thanks for the effort of posting it all.
          I shall check out the menu online :) Is this connected with L'Autre Pied at all?

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            limster Aug 15, 2010 03:28 AM

            L'Autre Pied is the sister restaurant.

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          guster4lovers Aug 15, 2010 06:11 PM

          We were disappointed with Hibiscus when we went in March. Haven't been to the other restaurants you mentioned though.

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            Steve_K Aug 16, 2010 04:31 AM

            I notice their online wine list doesn't have prices, are they printed on the hard copies in the restaurant?

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              buttertart Aug 16, 2010 12:55 PM

              Yes the wine prices are on the printed list in-house. And I'm with Harters and pj26on Hibiscus, lovely place, good value. Wish it were in NYC. But it couldn't be.

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            Harters Aug 16, 2010 04:48 AM

            I'd eat at Hibiscus again at the drop of a hat (and will be doing in few weeks)

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              pj26 Aug 16, 2010 06:16 AM

              As would I - had a brilliant lunch there a few months ago and would love to go back.

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