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Where to eat near Wiltons Music Hall? (London)

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Jenny Sheridan May 2, 2011 03:25 AM

I'm taking my brother and his American partner to Iolanthe at Wiltons on Friday. It's near Tower Hill tube and the Tower of London. Is there anywhere half-decent to eat before the show? Wiltons does snacks but they're pretty dire.

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    qnseats RE: Jenny Sheridan May 2, 2011 03:59 AM

    Hi Jenny -- St Katharine's Dock is nearby to Wiltons and whenever I've gone to a performance there I've eaten at one of the restaurants before the show. There are mostly chain restaurants but it is convenient. Maybe someone can come up with something more adventurous.

    http://www.skdocks.co.uk/restaurants/

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      deansa RE: qnseats May 2, 2011 04:09 PM

      I'd be more inclined to eat at Rosemary Lane.

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        Jenny Sheridan RE: deansa May 7, 2011 04:12 AM

        Thanks for the Rosemary Lane tip, Deansa. We got lost on the way so had limited time but the food was excellent (wine less so). Seared tuna salad with black and white sesame seeds on a shredded salad of spring onions and cucumber, with blobs of intense cucumber essence and a Japanese herb i've never had before called I think chusu, with a marvellously elusive taste. Marvellous melting chocolate pudding with Valencia orange ice cream.

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          astereilla RE: Jenny Sheridan May 8, 2011 05:06 AM

          Your meal sounds amazing, it's making me really want to go! Is there a set menu/prix fixe available in the evenings or weekends? Am on a student budget, unfortunately, so £20 on a main course is a bit high.

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            Jenny Sheridan RE: astereilla May 9, 2011 02:35 AM

            There is a set meal but it wasn't on when I went there. The salad was a first course but was quite generous and cost I think £9.

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            deansa RE: Jenny Sheridan May 10, 2011 04:53 AM

            Glad you enjoyed it. I find you don't get the corporatey, polished, done-this-dish-thousands-of-times perfection and consistency of the bigger kitchens, but the enthusiasm and creativity of her cooking really comes through in the food, and makes me enjoy my meal each time I'm there. Had a very nice tasting menu there one Saturday, too!

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              pj26 RE: deansa May 10, 2011 06:36 AM

              I've not heard of this place before, sounds like a little gem (but they need to update their website - 'festive menu 2010'!). Thanks for the tip!

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        pj26 RE: Jenny Sheridan May 3, 2011 04:24 AM

        Depends on how far you want to travel - a few minutes cab ride could take you to the Wapping Project or The Narrow. You are also not too far from Spitalfields (St John's Bread and Wine) and a few other options.

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