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Quiet dinner London SW1/Pimlico/Victoria

Boston rez Jun 8, 2012 01:56 AM

I've enjoyed Thomas Cubitt, Pantechnicon, Orange, Botanist, and the local pubs but need a quiet place for a nice (but not quite Zafferano or Santini level) dinner with an old friend. What am I missing?

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    brokentelephone RE: Boston rez Jun 8, 2012 02:10 AM

    I like Hunan and Tinello in that area.

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      mjgauer RE: Boston rez Jun 8, 2012 02:52 AM

      I second brokentelephone - between those suggestions and the places you've already visited I think thats about it. Unfortunately it's not the most exciting area for food.

      Actually, Gastronomica on Tachbrook Street is also a nice spot for Italian meats/cheeses and wine - (slightly grim setting though)

      The Admiral Codrington isn't too far if youre already at Sloane Sq

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        lacemaker RE: Boston rez Jun 8, 2012 05:32 AM

        Le Cercle is on the outer edge of your range, but I was very impressed with food, service and price when I visited a couple of years ago. Quillon, which again I've only been to for lunch, does the upscale Indian thing quite well in my view, but my London Indian experience is a bit limited. And I'll third Hunan.

        1. Robin Joy RE: Boston rez Jun 9, 2012 10:31 PM

          The Ebury Wine Bar is a lovely spot to spend a couple of informal hours. Caraffini in Lower Sloane Street is rather swisher, and excellent IMO.



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            elcapitano RE: Boston rez Jun 21, 2012 02:47 PM

            Used to live in Pimlico for 3 years. Le pou au pot is great - but can be pricey. My favourite for a relaxing time is Grumbles - a bistro with a good selection of wine at cheap prices.

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              chicfille RE: Boston rez Jun 26, 2012 07:08 PM

              Tinello delights on all fronts, small plates if you want, lovely surroundings, chic neighbourhood clientele and off the radar with crowds. Love the idea of small plates ,half-pastas which allows you to try lots of dishes, and they have an organic, locavore focus. Excellent wine list. Glam, too.

              1. limster RE: Boston rez Jun 27, 2012 12:21 PM

                If you're eating dinner in the Sloane Square area, stroll over to William Curley for a multi-course chocolate dessert tasting afterwards.

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                  Transplant_DK RE: limster Jun 27, 2012 12:50 PM

                  I'm only seeing tea on their website, am I just blind or is this called something else?

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                    limster RE: Transplant_DK Jun 27, 2012 01:27 PM

                    Seems that their menu is only listed at the store, it's not on their website. Perhaps worth calling them for details.

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