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barons court, london - pre theatre options?

abby d Sep 17, 2013 03:20 AM

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.


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    brokentelephone RE: abby d Sep 17, 2013 03:39 AM

    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. howler RE: abby d Sep 17, 2013 05:11 AM

      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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        brokentelephone RE: howler Sep 17, 2013 07:14 AM

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

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        hyperion RE: abby d Sep 17, 2013 10:00 AM

        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. abby d RE: abby d Sep 20, 2013 08:35 PM

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

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            abby d RE: abby d Sep 22, 2013 01:27 PM

            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.

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              howler RE: abby d Sep 22, 2013 02:26 PM

              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.

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