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mlproc May 28, 2011 09:37 AM

My husband and I will be in London for a few days in mid-August and staying in the Tower Bridge area. We're looking for some recommendations for places to try for dinner. We both like varied cuisines, including Asian, Indian, Greek etc. Don't want to have to get a bank loan either! Thanks for suggestions

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    Tripowski May 31, 2011 04:28 PM

    Suggest you take a walk down river through Wapping and go to Wapping Food at the Wapping Project: great food, a great space and a nice walk there and back from Tower Hill.

    You're also close to some of the great ethnic places like the Vietnameses on Kingsland Road and sub-continental places like Needoo, Lahore and Tayyab.

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      scranchav May 30, 2011 12:20 AM

      try Bodeans in Trinity square
      the 'Jacobs ladder' beef ribs are amazing
      Sweetings in queen victoria st does proper old scool english grub but very well particularly the fish dishes, the Turbot is my fave
      best pub in the area is the Dog & Truck on backchurch lane (jack the ripper area) very cheap meals and a great boozer
      good luck
      steve

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        gemuse May 29, 2011 04:21 PM

        Maltings Cafe on Tower Bridge Road. They are only open for lunch and only do a couple of chalkboard specials each day, but I've never been disappointed. Usually they have one meat dish and one fish for around £8-9. It's really serious food and an outstanding value. BYOB.

        Check these posts for lots more suggestions:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/745348
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/720326

        The area immediately around Tower (and Shad Thames on the South Bank) is pretty touristy, with the resulting sea of mediocre restaurants. You'll probably want to venture south further down Bermondsey Street or west toward London Bridge and Waterloo. Or head north from Tower and up Bishopsgate toward Shoreditch. Lots more affordable ethnic eats in those neighbourhoods.

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          brokentelephone May 28, 2011 07:08 PM

          Great pub nearby called The Draft House -- its not quite a pub and has an amazing beer selection and pretty good food as well. Otherwise, there is a cheesy german beerhaus worth trying if you like to drink brewzzzz

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