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Nov 21, 2012 08:45 AM

London - uninspired!

My hubbie and I are getting round to booking to our annual new years eve, eve, meal but are totally uninspired!
Previous years have included Marcus Waring at the Berkeley, the Harwood Arms, and last year, the Bull and Last. There is no real monetary limit but as an added complication, its a sunday, and we don't necessarily want a roast dinner.
Any ideas?

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  1. Perhaps think about somewhere where the cuisine isn't "modern British"?

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    1. re: Harters

      We have been trying to, Moti Mahal is a possible, Opera Tavern, just nothing seems to be grabbing us! We're open to anything really.

    2. Viajante or Kitchen Table would be two interesting choices.
      We thought the food was significantly superior at the Square to Marcus Wareing.
      Moti Mahal and Opera Tavern would be good options, or Quilon.

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      1. re: ManInTransit

        I definitely recommend Viajante as well, though it being in Bethnal Green on NYE may dissuade if OP is staying central.

      2. UK Hound, limster, sounded me out to this place - Dock Kitchen in Ladbroke Grove, though I'd not been there yet myself:

        Beautiful, canal-side setting, and cooking by a chef who can possibly the next big thing on the local dining scene.

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        1. re: klyeoh

          He's already quite well known. Have seen hits recipes in newspapers quite a bit and I think he has a tv show.

          1. re: greedygirl

            So I've been told - guess he hasn't hit the international circuit yet.

        2. I love the Square and the Ledbury. How about Ben Spalding new gig -- John Salt?

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          1. re: Nancy S.

            Can't wait to try John Salt, promises to be fantastic.

            How about Dabbous - although getting a booking may be tricky?

            1. re: pj26

              Thanks for the suggestions, unfortunately Dabbous and the Dock Kitchen look like they're closed on a Sunday but John Salt looks great so might give it a go there.

              1. re: lib0405

                I'm not sure if it's open Sundays, but I've been very impressed by North Road's modern scandinavian tasting menu both times I've been there.