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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:31 pm 
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Any suggestions for a casual lunch around general Sloan square area


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:42 pm 
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Any suggestions for a casual lunch around general Sloan square area


Since you like Japanese, try Kurobuta.

Alternatively, there's a Polpo 'round there now I think.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:46 am 
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Zuma was good anyway cheers Henry. Good food in a trendy spot. Shit service, chaotic and overpriced but when in Rome. Some great eye candy too. The euro exchange rate is a shocker right now though :x


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:48 pm 
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Any good pubs or restaurants in East London for this weekend? Don't ask.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:04 pm 
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Any good pubs or restaurants in East London for this weekend? Don't ask.

Do you like beer and curry?

If you do, I can help.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:05 pm 
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eugenefraxby wrote:
Totally dependent on occasion.
If near City, the Garrison is a great gastropub, as is the Anchor and Hope on the Cut, Wright Brothers is good for fish near L Bridge, also down Bermondsey St are two or three little gems like Casse Croute and Jose.
Spitalfields - I like the Vietnamese cafes on Kingsland Road, Pimlico and Chelsea are seriously short of inspiration apart from the wonderful Hunan, 8 over 8 and the Bluebird are hangouts for the clueless.

Fulham/Wandsworth a bit shy of anything decent, quite like Gazette on the river and my local the Alma is decent, Chez Bruce always good.
Chelsea someone mentioned the Builders Arms which is ok too.
I do like Hush, probably because when I hit the dating apps last summer I went 3 for 3 on second dates in there, the terrace is q a nice hangout. Mortons is good and also a fine pick up joint is 5 Hertford Street, but you may well end up face down in a hotel with your pants in your pocket and your cards all gone.....


Harwood Arms in Fulham is Michelin starred food and f**k lovely. Also still is a local pub. Although they took it a bit far last time I went as a locals dog had the shits and did the smelliest, runniest shit i have ever seen from a dog right next to our table as the dessert arrived.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:07 pm 
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Any good pubs or restaurants in East London for this weekend? Don't ask.


The Dove in Hackney does a bloody good Sunday lunch, always very lively.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:08 pm 
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Any good pubs or restaurants in East London for this weekend? Don't ask.


Bethnal Green, Fri or Sat night. Mother Kelly's. Eat burger and die happy.

If still alive, finish up at the Hare.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:11 pm 
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Sounds good lads :thumbup: Bethnal Green sure why not


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:12 pm 
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Any good pubs or restaurants in East London for this weekend? Don't ask.


The Dove in Hackney does a bloody good Sunday lunch, always very lively.


Is Hackney not where you get stabbed in the head? I like to sit in the corner and drink. Like a prick.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:12 pm 
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Define East London.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:13 pm 
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henry wrote:
Define East London.

Anywhere from Clerkenwell to Liverpool Street.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:14 pm 
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Talk to Happyhooker. Though Pitcue at Devonshire sq is good


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:18 pm 
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Pitcue is good.

The Typing Room is good.

Dishoom is good.

City Social is good.

Story is different.

Goodman's is good.

Pizza East is terrific value.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:19 pm 
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henry wrote:
Define East London.


Less plum than the rest of London


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:20 pm 
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Any good pubs or restaurants in East London for this weekend? Don't ask.


Brick Lane. Sunday afternoons. Ethnic food from everywhere. Excellent.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:24 pm 
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Duff Paddy wrote:
henry wrote:
Define East London.


Less plum than the rest of London


Don't visit much, then?

East London is the epicentre of London plummage.

Filled to the gills with absolute cnuts.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:25 pm 
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obelixtim wrote:
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Any good pubs or restaurants in East London for this weekend? Don't ask.


Brick Lane. Sunday afternoons. Ethnic food from everywhere. Excellent.


Yeah. You can't fail. Honest...


But if you do want to go that way, Tayyabs.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:36 pm 
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henry wrote:
obelixtim wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Any good pubs or restaurants in East London for this weekend? Don't ask.


Brick Lane. Sunday afternoons. Ethnic food from everywhere. Excellent.


Yeah. You can't fail. Honest...


But if you do want to go that way, Tayyabs.

I rate Needoo Grill as better than Tayyabs.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Any good pubs or restaurants in East London for this weekend? Don't ask.

The Water Poet Spitalfields
http://www.waterpoet.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:43 pm 
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Rather than Brick Lane Market, try Columbia Road Market for a morning coffee. It's a more relaxed spot.
Stop off in Browns for a pint then. I'ts on the way to Brick Lane.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:55 pm 
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dinsdale wrote:
henry wrote:
obelixtim wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Any good pubs or restaurants in East London for this weekend? Don't ask.


Brick Lane. Sunday afternoons. Ethnic food from everywhere. Excellent.


Yeah. You can't fail. Honest...


But if you do want to go that way, Tayyabs.

I rate Needoo Grill as better than Tayyabs.


Apologies. I was being a bit of a prick. Haven't been to Needoo's but if it's better than Tayyabs, it is a fine shout for a cheap eat indeed.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:33 pm 
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henry wrote:
dinsdale wrote:
henry wrote:
obelixtim wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Any good pubs or restaurants in East London for this weekend? Don't ask.


Brick Lane. Sunday afternoons. Ethnic food from everywhere. Excellent.


Yeah. You can't fail. Honest...


But if you do want to go that way, Tayyabs.

I rate Needoo Grill as better than Tayyabs.


Apologies. I was being a bit of a prick. Haven't been to Needoo's but if it's better than Tayyabs, it is a fine shout for a cheap eat indeed.

This is PR. If you want people to think you are a prick you will have to try harder.

Needoo 's was set up by a long term Tayyabs employee. Think of it as Tayyabs but you can get in and the decor is, ah, more interesting. Menu is almost identical to Tayyabs.

Of course if you are just there for the lamb chops then Lahore Kebab House is better but the rest of their food isn't as good.

Pete


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paddywack wrote:
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I can't think of a single decent restaurant in London.


Rancid bait


Odd name for a restaurant......


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:01 pm 
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Hawksmoor.
Roka Canary Wharf Sunday brunch is excellent value , ditto Sunday lunch a boisdale Canary Wharf (with jazz).

Typing room is also v good. As Henry pointed out.


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Boozers - the Victoria, the Lord Tredegar and the Morgan Arms in Mile End.

Bask in the Taffness.


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henry wrote:
Boozers - the Victoria, the Lord Tredegar and the Morgan Arms in Mile End.

Bask in the Taffness.


I'm close to this kip. I will hit up one of these taff shitholes. I'll come looking for you if they're pants.


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The best night we had in London was at St John, nice, civilised bar and a just a great restaurant

https://www.stjohngroup.uk.com/smithfield/bar/


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Duff Paddy wrote:
henry wrote:
Define East London.


Less plum than the rest of London


Think you might be a bit upset


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I can't believe they've shut The White Horse in Shoreditch down, that's a f**king travesty. Gentrification is shit.


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The best night we had in London was at St John, nice, civilised bar and a just a great restaurant

https://www.stjohngroup.uk.com/smithfield/bar/

Or the branch at Spitalfields
https://www.stjohngroup.uk.com/spitalfields/
And just opposite on the dge of the market itself is this cracking place
http://www.tabernamercado.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:00 pm 
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Is the Vibe Bar still at one end of Brick Lane. Used to be an awesome night there.


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Rather than Brick Lane Market, try Columbia Road Market for a morning coffee. It's a more relaxed spot.
Stop off in Browns for a pint then. I'ts on the way to Brick Lane.

:lol:

Anyway pubs in the North

Best Irish - Boston Arms
Best Roast - The Albany
Best Beergarden - Faltering Fullback
Best Name - The Famous Cock


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Went to a Cuban themed bar over Shepherd's Bush way many many years ago - tiny inside and full of people who looked like extras from an episode of Dexter.


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South Bank food market is pretty good


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:27 pm 
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Eh back again, any new recommendations in and around Chelsea/central London for reasonably stylish lunches.
Also which website is best for booking west end tickets


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:18 pm 
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Pollen St Social

Bibendum
Cambio de Tercio
Dinner
L'Etranger
Kitchen
Koffmann's
Marcus


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Fish! in Borough Market. Not too shabby.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:39 pm 
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wamberal99 wrote:
Fish! in Borough Market. Not too shabby.


Padella, Elliot's and Brindisa are better bets 'round there tbf.


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God I love that place.

And Claude bosi is taking over bimbendium , if he has already worth checking out.


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