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Mar 16, 2014 06:43 PM

The forever LHR question

Spending 3 nights in LDN on biz. Meals no problem. Meeting Husband in Paris for weekend ( we go often and will figure it out). He flies directly from CDG to BOS on Monday morning while I Chunnel back to fly from LHR early Tuesday...My train schedule isn't the best leaving Paris at 3 from Gare Nord and arriving Pancras at about 430. I could do an early lunch at Chez Casimir in Paris or would prefer an early dinner btw Pancras and LHR as I am staying last night at Sofitel LHR. I will have one bag ( not carry on). Price no concern I am thinking early dinner at River Cafe ( taxi to taxi). But would like a lovely last dinner...and bar dining is fine. Would prefer not to go to hotel and then out again unless it's really worth the effort and I have searched and see nothing close to LHR worth effort. Please prove me wrong .... favorites in past are Trinity in Clapham, Ledbury( won't take online reservation for one) and Bull and Last...isn't that the spectrum.. I would do 530-6pm reservation. And gladly stay in LDN to do that as long as on route to LHR. Thanks for thoughts.

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  1. River Cafe works but there are a few other options Hedone in Chiswick (halfway to LHR) and it opens at 18:30 for dinner, and it does have a bar looking into the kitchen. If its a nice day you could while away a little time by the river in Chiswick as it has a few nice pubs with outside areas (easy walk but very short taxi to restaurant with suitcase).

    If you want to stay closer to your hotel the Sheraton at LHR (10 minute drive - and I seem to remember a shuttle bus between hotels) has just opened a branch of Madhu's a local, and renowned, curry house. From Andy Haylers review it looks pretty good:

    1. Another good Indian option at Heathrow is Mr. Todiwala's Kitchen at the Hilton, an off-shoot of the highly regarded Cafe Spice Namaste.

      Whatever you do, don't take a taxi though. I understand it's £35 one way for a 1.5 mile trip because it's outside Greater London. The Hotel Hoppa bus service runs every 20 minutes or so from Terminal 5 and is under a tenner return.

      Menu here:

      1. I had dinner at the Carluccio's in Terminal 5 a year ago and thought it was quite good.

        1. Hedone appears to be closed on Monday. Did grab table for 1 at River cafe at 7 pm. Will take my time! have a cup of tea at Pancras and thanks for the ideas.