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Hammersmith - Baron/Earl's Court - London

zuriga1 Feb 5, 2014 09:13 AM

We have to stay overnight in this area next week. Any suggestions? I know about No.10, River Cafe. Any other ideas nearby with a short taxi ride? Thanks.

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    hyperion RE: zuriga1 Feb 5, 2014 09:32 AM

    Taiwan Village for the 'leave it to us' menu, Addie's Thai or Thai 101 for decent Thai, Saigon Saigon is not bad Vietnamese in more upmarket surroundings, Best Mangal for Turkish on the North End Rd, Rose Persian is authentic, but not really a restaurant (plastic chairs and no windows) and the best pub in the world is the Colton Arms on Greyhound Rd for a drink (no food, but the fixtures have been kept the same since 1960 and there are very few places like it left)

    No 10 is still great too!

    1. limster RE: zuriga1 Feb 5, 2014 12:47 PM

      Mohsen for Persian food.

      Haven't been to Tosa in Hammersmith for a long time, but had good yakitori.

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        foreignmuck RE: limster Feb 5, 2014 03:44 PM

        Went to Tosa a few months ago - seemed to have gone massively downhill unfortunately. Pork and Shiso kushi used to be really lovely but now a lot smaller and just a bit rank tasting. other yakitori items lacked the charred tastiness. Shame, as that place used to be pretty good for a UK yakitori bar. (or maybe they had an off day)..

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          limster RE: foreignmuck Feb 5, 2014 04:33 PM

          Thanks much for the update. Shame to hear of your experience. Have you tried Jin Kichi recently?

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            foreignmuck RE: limster Feb 6, 2014 01:17 AM

            No, i haven't been to Jin Kichi recently. Last time was a good few years back. Was pretty decent if I recall. would you recommend it now?

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              limster RE: foreignmuck Feb 6, 2014 12:52 PM

              It's probably been a couple of years since I've been to Jin Kichi, was hoping to get an update. :)

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          brokentelephone RE: limster Feb 5, 2014 06:21 PM

          Mohsen is really really good. Their platter to share provides a great selection; be sure to get yogurt on the side to eat w/rice, and their hummus is banging too

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            howler RE: brokentelephone Feb 6, 2014 03:40 AM

            finally! he admits it.

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              brokentelephone RE: howler Feb 6, 2014 04:42 PM

              I KNOW RIGHT!?!?!?!?

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                zuriga1 RE: brokentelephone Feb 6, 2014 11:41 PM

                Have you ever tried Mahdi? An Iranian person once told me that's the best Persian food, but I wonder.

        3. zuriga1 RE: zuriga1 Feb 6, 2014 12:01 AM

          Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm going to let Mr. Zuriga decide as he's the one who can't eat the next day... minor surgery. I'm leaning towards Mohsen as we have no Persian restaurants close by to where we live. I love Fesenjan. Is that ever on the menu?

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            howler RE: zuriga1 Feb 6, 2014 03:44 AM

            do take mr zuriga to the dove for a pint - their lines are scrupulously kept clean and so the ale is delicious. allegedly hail britannia was written in it - it is certainly twee with lovely river views.

            it takes a bit of finding, so let me know if you want directions.

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              hyperion RE: howler Feb 6, 2014 07:27 AM

              The Dove is a fine riverside pub (having grown up right next to it), but is a bit touristy (with terrible food) and the beer is not nearly as well kept as at the Colton!

              The Dove on a summer's day is a different story!

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                howler RE: hyperion Feb 6, 2014 12:50 PM

                wow, must get me to colton then!

                has the dove dived recently?

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                zuriga1 RE: howler Feb 6, 2014 08:07 AM

                We'll have to skip the pints this time. He's having surgery the next day, and I don't think he'll want to drink. We'll give it a go next summer.

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                hyperion RE: zuriga1 Feb 6, 2014 07:30 AM

                Yep - Fesenjan is on the menu. It's a particularly rich version.

                The bread at Mohsen is amazing btw.

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                  zuriga1 RE: hyperion Feb 6, 2014 08:07 AM

                  They should put Fesenjan on the website menu!

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