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London - uninspired!

lib0405 Nov 21, 2012 08:45 AM

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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    Harters RE: lib0405 Nov 21, 2012 08:53 AM

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

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    1. re: Harters
      lib0405 RE: Harters Nov 21, 2012 09:02 AM

      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.

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      ManInTransit RE: lib0405 Nov 21, 2012 01:42 PM

      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
        brokentelephone RE: ManInTransit Nov 23, 2012 02:58 AM

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

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        klyeoh RE: lib0405 Nov 21, 2012 11:16 PM

        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
          greedygirl RE: klyeoh Nov 23, 2012 01:03 AM

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

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            klyeoh RE: greedygirl Nov 23, 2012 02:07 AM

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

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          Nancy S. RE: lib0405 Nov 22, 2012 02:00 AM

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

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            pj26 RE: Nancy S. Nov 22, 2012 03:35 AM

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

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

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              lib0405 RE: pj26 Nov 22, 2012 04:03 AM

              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.

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                lacemaker RE: lib0405 Nov 22, 2012 05:35 AM

                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.

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