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barons court, london - pre theatre options?

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can anyone recommend anywhere for an early evening meal? I had thought about Thai 101 but it seems to be getting "gone downhill" feedback (would be keen to hear if 'hounds tend to agree or not with this)and is possibly a bit far in the wrong direction.

thanks

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  1. I had Thai 101 the other day and didn't find evidence of any downhill trajectory.

    Otherwise, Best Mangal at the low end, and River Cafe at the high-end.

    1. somewhat in the area (on blythe road) is chez marcelle. lebanese food cooked by your grandmother.

      going early means you'll get her full attention. the place is really very special.

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      1. re: howler

        that sounds great howler -- im gonna check it out. thx for the rec

      2. Taiwan Village is close and very good (their 'leave to us feast' is excellent). 101 is still very good, but a bit further away. Addies in Earls Court is another local (ish) Thai option (No 10 is there too for another Chinese option)

        1. Thanks everyone, we're going to try Chez Marcelle.

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          1. re: abby d

            We enjoyed it very much, thanks for the recommendation. We had a mix of meze plus a lamb and rice main. My favourites were the fattoush (minus cucumber, as I dislike it) and the fried chicken livers with lemon.

            1. re: abby d

              Good to hear!

              Try the fattoush dressing at home: it's basically lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and sumac. The local Lebanese restaurant here adds thyme, red wine vinegar, mint leaves ... Lots of ways to take it.