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Dinner near Barbican? [London]

magneticophelia Jan 31, 2012 08:16 AM

Hello, does anyone have suggestions for great restaurants near Barbican Centre? Happy to walk 20 mins. or so to find something with a nice vibe that's also delicious. Have been to St. John and love it, but looking for other suggestions as well. Thanks for your help!

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    uniqueusername Feb 10, 2012 06:28 AM

    Pham Sushi on Whitecross Street is great. Probably the place I miss most now that I no longer work in the area. Alba, also on Whitecross Street is a solid modern italian. Morgan M is a good choice too - especially good cheeseboard worth saving space for! Bistro Bruno Loubet or The Modern Pantry are both decent (Bruno Loubet would be my choice from the two), but possibly a bit of a walk from the barbican...

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      pj26 Feb 10, 2012 07:46 AM

      A bit of a walk? They are just around the corner, if you consider 5 - 10 minutes a bit of a walk?!

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        zuriga1 Feb 10, 2012 11:35 AM

        We'll be up at Sadlers Wells next weekend, and I decided to try Bruno Loubet (recently seen on Masterchef). I've wanted to get there for awhile and it seemed someplace of note fairly close. I don't think a taxi would break the bank.

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          pj26 Feb 13, 2012 03:55 AM

          I had a fabulous meal there not long after it opened (although the service left a bit to be desired). Would only be about five minutes in a cab so definitely worthwhile if you are in the area.

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      pj26 Feb 1, 2012 04:40 AM

      Bistrot Bruno Loubet is great, or Sedap on Old St?

      1. deansa Jan 31, 2012 03:04 PM

        Hix is quite good and if you fancy a more casual wine bar style, vinoteca's also worth a try. Some people also like Morgan M, though I haven't been.

        1. malino Jan 31, 2012 10:16 AM

          St John is also easy walking distance.

          St. John
          26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY, GB

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            tavegyl Jan 31, 2012 09:58 AM

            The Modern Pantry or the Zetter, both on St John's Square?

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