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London The Stafford - Dining Suggestions

richmond3005 Feb 20, 2011 04:09 PM

Staying at The Stafford - looking for location for a special dinner and a laid back, casual dinner. Suggestions?

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  1. Robin Joy RE: richmond3005 Feb 21, 2011 12:36 AM

    The Stafford is excellent, and has a very good bar and kitchen.

    There are many good places within 10 minutes walk (the Ritz hotel's dining room is gorgeous).


    For more casual places, these two are good, and in nice locations. About 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes and £10 in a cab.


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      emsny RE: Robin Joy Feb 21, 2011 04:41 AM

      And a very short walk away is Angela Hartnett's Murano, on Queen Street. Also in Mayfair and worth a visit for your more costly meal are Corrigan and Le Gavroche.

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        richmond3005 RE: emsny Feb 27, 2011 11:58 AM

        Thanks for the resposnse - anywhere else you would suggest is too good to miss?

      2. re: Robin Joy
        richmond3005 RE: Robin Joy Feb 27, 2011 11:58 AM

        These look great - anywhere else you think we should go?

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        livetoeat RE: richmond3005 Feb 28, 2011 12:38 PM

        Before we moved here we stayed at The Stafford during our trips to London, and I remember always being underwhelmed by the food in the area, and with the recommendations given to us by the concierge.
        Now having lived here and indulged greatly in the food scene, I'd go to:
        1. Koya. Very casual, no reservations, and you'll probably have to wait in line, but the food is incredible.
        2. Nahm. David Halkin's Thai temple in the Halkin Hotel.
        3. Amaya. Upscale, trendy restaurant with fantastic Indian food.
        4. Ceccione's. Italian in Mayfair. I've had three very good dinners there.
        5. Zuma. On the trendier and louder side than I like, but it's never disappointed me. Unlike it's sister restaurant Roka, where I've had horrible food.
        6. Yashin. New-ish sushi restaurant with "experimental" omakase. Very, very good.

        None of these are overly far from where you'll be staying (and try to get put in the new section of the hotel).

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        1. re: livetoeat
          richmond3005 RE: livetoeat Mar 1, 2011 03:53 PM

          Great advice! Thanks so much for the tips. I will ask for the new section.

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