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BFI Southbank / Waterloo tube stop [London]

ml2197 Jan 26, 2011 05:56 AM

[London] Any suggestions in walking distance of BFI Southbank / Waterloo tube stop? I'm new in town, and looking for some good stuff in that area. Thanks!

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    damien76 RE: ml2197 Jan 26, 2011 07:05 AM

    Welcome to London, if you give your budget/preferences you may get a better response?

    This guys Mexican stall in Waterloo is authentic and excellent for informal/inexpensive lunch:


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      cathodetube RE: damien76 Jan 26, 2011 07:20 AM

      Agree. Just make sure you get there early. Between 1200 and 1230 is good.

    2. zuriga1 RE: ml2197 Jan 26, 2011 07:21 AM

      If you're after dinner ideas, RSJ and Anchor & Hope are both excellent... and terrific fish and chips at Master's Superfish ... about 3 blocks from the station.

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        Paprikaboy RE: zuriga1 Jan 28, 2011 05:07 AM

        I second Masters Superfish.
        Far superior to the Golden Hind.
        If you don't mind a 20 min walk along the river to London Bridge there's Wrights Oyster bar and other interesting stuff near Borough Market

      2. Samuelinthekitchen RE: ml2197 Jan 28, 2011 12:42 AM

        I really like Tas on The Cut .

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          Victorfoxtrot RE: ml2197 Jan 28, 2011 04:45 AM

          There's only one place I'm going if I am in that area and it is the Anchor & Hope. As you are local take advantage of the fact you can get there early or go on a less popular night, so you don't have a long wait for a table. Every time I have been the wait has been at least an hour, but it has been worth it.

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            Jenny Sheridan RE: Victorfoxtrot Jan 30, 2011 06:14 AM

            The BFI has two restaurants. The upstairs one is crowded, buzzy, quite good fun but over-priced. I really like the downstairs cafe for lunch. A few months ago I had some of the best chips EVER there.

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              helen b RE: Jenny Sheridan Jan 30, 2011 12:06 PM

              RSJ is a fave.

              What kind of food/budget are you after?

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