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Claireecy Feb 28, 2011 01:08 AM

My husband and I are looking for a fab Restaurant for post theatre dining after Much Ado About Nothing at the Windham. We are staying at the Waldorf so somewhere either end of the journey would be great. It will be our first time in London so we'd like the super star experience... suggestions please!

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    pj26 RE: Claireecy Feb 28, 2011 05:14 AM

    can you clarify what you mean by 'super star experience'? Do you mean celeb spotting or you just want somewhere fancy?

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      Claireecy RE: pj26 Feb 28, 2011 07:49 AM

      A bit of both would be great - although I probably wouldn't recognise many celebs! I'd like great food with a good atmosphere - not asking much I know! We'll be suited and booted so somewhere where we won't be overdressed. Thanks for your help!

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        emsny RE: Claireecy Feb 28, 2011 08:38 AM

        You might consider J. Sheekey, right around the corner from the theatre.

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          Claireecy RE: emsny Feb 28, 2011 09:46 AM

          Thank you - that was one I was considering - reviews seem good.

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            Nancy S. RE: Claireecy Feb 28, 2011 11:23 AM

            I'm also a fan of J. Sheekey. It's popular, so make sure you reserve well in advance.

    2. Paprikaboy RE: Claireecy Feb 28, 2011 11:37 AM

      You may want to consider the Wolseley on Piccadiliy.
      It's not far from the theatre and the space is fantastic.
      The service has always been excellent when I'm sure you'll be made to feel special.

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      The Wolseley
      160 Piccadilly, London, Greater London W1J 9EB, United Kingdom

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        Nancy S. RE: Paprikaboy Feb 28, 2011 01:28 PM

        However, the food is much better at J. Sheeky than The Woosley.

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          zuriga1 RE: Nancy S. Feb 28, 2011 10:14 PM

          Then again, the OP mentioned the 'experience,' and not the food, so maybe they're looking for a combination of both. The Wolesley has something or so many people wouldn't go there.
          I guess only Claireecy can tell us. :-)

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            helen b RE: zuriga1 Feb 28, 2011 11:13 PM

            And last time I was there saw the Michaels Winner and Caine :)

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              zuriga1 RE: helen b Mar 1, 2011 12:51 AM

              It's always fun to see celebs. In NYC, I recognized lots but here it's harder for me. I sat right next to Cheri Lunghi one lunchtime and a friend had to point that out, even though I knew who she was. Caine lives five minutes from my house, but I've yet to see him walking around town. :-)

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                Samuelinthekitchen RE: zuriga1 Mar 1, 2011 06:57 AM

                I once time Dizzee Rascal in my local Co-op. That was pretty boss.

      2. greedygirl RE: Claireecy Mar 1, 2011 12:09 AM

        The Ivy is the place to go for celeb spotting, I would have thought.

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          Samuelinthekitchen RE: greedygirl Mar 1, 2011 06:57 AM

          Totally

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            Claireecy RE: greedygirl Mar 1, 2011 11:50 AM

            Thanks to all of you - The Ivy was my first thought but reviews I've read suggest the food is not as good as it used to be. I'm fancying J Sheekley's the menu looks good and a bit of star spotting would be fun! Anyone know what Joe Allens is like? A different experience I'm sure... food reviews vary and I can't find a post theatre menu on their website. Thanks again!!

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            Joe Allen
            13 Exeter Street, London WC2E 7DT, GB

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              chochotte RE: Claireecy Mar 6, 2011 11:40 AM

              I find the atmosphere at Joe Allen's really unpleasant. It's underground, and looks dated, and ... yeah, I definitely wouldn't put it in this category. The Wolseley absolutely has the most 'star' factor out of all the places described in terms of the look and feel of the place, plus I've spotted celebs there more often than anywhere else, though I'm not really the most out-on-the-town person, so I'm not the best judge of these things.

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              The Wolseley
              160 Piccadilly, London, Greater London W1J 9EB, United Kingdom

              Joe Allen
              13 Exeter Street, London WC2E 7DT, GB

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