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LONDON for 7 days #57845
06/11/2015 02:33 PM
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carolandgeoff Offline OP
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My first time to London and we're only there for a week.
Where should we eat? Any idea on some good pubs? <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />

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Re: LONDON for 7 days [Re: carolandgeoff] #57846
06/12/2015 08:34 AM
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I am certainly not an expert, but from my brief experience in London, pub food was mediocre and only there to give you something to eat with the excellent cask ales! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/drinking.gif" alt="" /> The Italian and French restaurants had the monopoly on good food! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />


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Re: LONDON for 7 days [Re: Nutmeg] #57847
06/12/2015 10:23 AM
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That's because the English can't cook!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" /> ...ducking here to avoid blows from the Brits around here!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: LONDON for 7 days [Re: Carol_Hill] #57848
06/12/2015 05:57 PM
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Carol_Hill said:
That's because the English can't cook!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" /> ...ducking here to avoid blows from the Brits around here!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

And if they are pitchers on a cricket team, you better look out. On the question of pub Food, i have found that for lunch it is the perfect meal for me. Plowmans lunch, Perfect, or eggs,bacon sausages,tomatos and beans, or sandwiches, ham, turkey, beef or cucumber. Just pick and choose. A Perfect lunch for me with a pint or a glass of white wine.


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Re: LONDON for 7 days [Re: Carol_Hill] #57849
06/16/2015 04:49 PM
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I can't even repeat what we think of American food!!! We've just come back from France and on the whole the food was extremely poor. I hope visitors to Britain will be pleased that their misconceptions re food are totally wrong. Bear in mind though that in London food will be grossly over priced and most likely no Brit has been anywhere near to it! Sadly London is generally overpriced and rip offs will be common. Unless the visitors are really into seeing the major sites, which you can do in a day or a year depending on intensity, I would suggest getting out into real Britain. Go at least well outside the M25 ring road and you will find beautiful scenery, history and charm and good food without the down sides of London.
Now I'm going to get hit re my thoughts no doubt ........

Re: LONDON for 7 days [Re: salica] #57850
06/16/2015 06:22 PM
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salica: I agree that the food outside of London was very good. I also thought that there was some good food IN London, but just not in the *pubs* that we visited.


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Re: LONDON for 7 days [Re: Nutmeg] #57851
06/17/2015 02:44 AM
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The possible reason is that pubs in London are really still that: pubs, and essentially their turnover iis based on the drinking community, whereas outside the city, pubs have had to evolve into food providers in order to survive. Of course there are always exceptions, but that is the generalisation. Good and bad everywhere. Also depends on what you call London.......

Re: LONDON for 7 days [Re: Carol_Hill] #57852
06/27/2015 11:50 AM
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Corblimey- just seen your post. A Yank telling the English they can't cook. Did the pot just call the kettle black.
Get out of "Central Florida" and get to London, now recognised - by the cognoscenti- as the gastronomic capital of the world. Bring lotsa bucks though.

Re: LONDON for 7 days [Re: carolandgeoff] #160565
05/10/2018 09:15 AM
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Raison D'etre is a good restaurant in London to eat daily meal. I personally do not know much more because I hardly visit there 2-3 times during my last visit there but I like their food so much and also heard a lot from my friends about this who go there always in summer vacations. The staff in this restaurant is really nice and welcoming. Also,the fresh food with good value is available at the affordable prices.

Re: LONDON for 7 days [Re: carolandgeoff] #167521
08/10/2018 07:05 PM
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London is probably the best food city in the world - and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The caveat to that is, it's a great food city because it serves brilliant food from all across the world - not because of great British food. Although you can certainly find that if you look. There is probably not a single type of cuisine that you can't get at almost every price level. Even the French grudgingly admit that London is now the food capital of the world - so you know it must be true.

Trick is, stay off the main roads in tourist areas. Because those will be the one's with the highest prices and the crappiest food! Pubs in London generally don;t serve great food (there will be some exceptions like the Anchor and Hope), but pubs in wealthy rural areas will serve AMAZING food. That's not London though...

If you want British food, try Roast (general British food), Hawskmoor (steak), Poppies (fish and chips), Quo Vadis (seasonal British food) and if you have lots of money then places like Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. But the most proper British food is a curry. Go to Brick Lane, near where Jack The Ripper did his work, and try not to find a bad one from the miles of choices. Or you could get a rainbow bagel instead.


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