"Nice" dinner in central London w/3-year old?
We're splurging on a Zone 1 "staycation" this weekend and trying to come up with a place to have as nice a dinner as possible at 5:30 with a fairly well-behaved (but picky) three-year old. Somewhere near either Hyde Park or Oxford Circus would be ideal. If toddler-logistics were not an issue, I'd pick Sedap or Dong San, and my husband would pick Wild Honey. (The toddler would pick either plain grilled chicken or a cheese sandwich from anywhere, so we aren't going to plan the meal around her palate and will just bring something for her if necessary). Any suggestions?
Hawksmoor, covent garden. Great simple food. Good for kids. 5.30pm is a good time before it gets busy.
Thanks very much for the suggestions! We ended up going with Patterson's, which our hotel suggested, largely because it opens early was only about a block away, and were very pleasantly surprised. It was a "nice" atmosphere but they were terrific with our daughter -- high chair, customized dinner (simple chicken with plain pasta, plus a small cup of the asparagus soup amuse-bouche, which she very much enjoyed) -- and our food was lovely. Plus they were running a 40% offer, which sweetened the deal even further. I hadn't heard of the restaurant but think it's worth a look in.
Hope to try the other suggestions at some point, too!