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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:42 pm 
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Where is it


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:50 pm 
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Where is it


Capital of England, near Kent.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:53 pm 
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Philomenas do food - that's all the info most people need.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:53 pm 
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I can't think of a single decent restaurant in London.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:54 pm 
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You will loose the will to live in The Salmon & Ball, Bethnal Green.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:55 pm 
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ZappaMan wrote:
I can't think of a single decent restaurant in London.


Tbh I get taken out a couple of times a week in Central London. There's only two restaurants I've enjoyed. Can't remember the names of either but will look them up. One was French the other Japanese.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:57 pm 
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The White Horse in Parsons Green is a fine pub to get the list of pubs going.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:58 pm 
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iarmhiman wrote:
The White Horse in Parsons Green is a fine pub to get the list of pubs going.


Sloany pony?

No it isn't.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:02 pm 
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SamShark wrote:
Philomenas do food - that's all the info most people need.


I ate there around this time last year. It's shit. Not a bad pub though :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:03 pm 
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Johnny Marrmight wrote:
ZappaMan wrote:
I can't think of a single decent restaurant in London.


Tbh I get taken out a couple of times a week in Central London. There's only two restaurants I've enjoyed. Can't remember the names of either but will look them up. One was French the other Japanese.


I'll take the Japanese recommendation please.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:05 pm 
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I left London in 2007 but The Auld Mitre near Holborn was a grand pub and it did ham and cheese toasties too so it ticks both boxes.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:09 pm 
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Dinings
Roka
Zuma

That order.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:12 pm 
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Johnny Marrmight wrote:
ZappaMan wrote:
I can't think of a single decent restaurant in London.


Tbh I get taken out a couple of times a week in Central London. There's only two restaurants I've enjoyed. Can't remember the names of either but will look them up. One was French the other Japanese.


I'll take the Japanese recommendation please.


http://www.matsuri-restaurant.com


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:21 pm 
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henry wrote:
Dinings
Roka
Zuma

That order.



What and where is dinings fine sir. Rokas great.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:23 pm 
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Zuma is closest so that wins.

Is Galvins any use


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:25 pm 
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Zuma is closest so that wins.

Is Galvins any use


Actually I've just looked it up. Scratch that. Glad I'm not paying :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:31 pm 
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Has Philomenas been mentioned ? EOT tbf.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:37 pm 
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Sport, The Sheephaven, Camden
Music, (Trad) The Auld Triangle, Finsbury Park
Bopping till 4am, The Lexington, Pentonville Road.
Lock in, I'm going to keep shtum on that.

Restaurant: Who needs more than a piece of chicken, 3 wings, and fries ? Bought all over London with very little difference in quality.

For you, I wouldn't have a clue as I would never go near a pub you like.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:37 pm 
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Johnny Marrmight wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
The White Horse in Parsons Green is a fine pub to get the list of pubs going.


Sloany pony?

No it isn't.


It actually has a great selection of beers but is let down by a glacial speed of service and the fact that you will be rubbing shoulders with all the Tim Nice but Dims


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Leinster in London wrote:

For you, I wouldn't have a clue as I would never go near a pub you like.


:lol: hint: pr is not real life


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:45 am 
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Galvins is excellent.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:50 am 
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ZappaMan wrote:
I can't think of a single decent restaurant in London.


Rancid bait


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:54 am 
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:lol:

Really!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:07 am 
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Duff Paddy wrote:
Leinster in London wrote:

For you, I wouldn't have a clue as I would never go near a pub you like.


:lol: hint: pr is not real life


What on earth did you do to poor LiL?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:09 am 
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Galvins is excellent.


Which one?

Going by the proximity to Zuma, I'm guessing DP was asking about Galvin Windows.

The lunch there is reasonably good value but the evening menu is a rip off imho and there are plenty of places in between the two that offer good cooking and way better value.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:10 am 
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What you after? London is currently the best place to eat out in the world. (You can disagree but you would be wrong).


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:12 am 
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Builders Arms in Chelsea does decent grub


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I still enjoy greatly some of the old classics, like J Sheeky.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:20 am 
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Azlan Roar wrote:
bimboman wrote:
Galvins is excellent.


Which one?

Going by the proximity to Zuma, I'm guessing DP was asking about Galvin Windows.

The lunch there is reasonably good value but the evening menu is a rip off imho and there are plenty of places in between the two that offer good cooking and way better value.



I like spittle fields, and lunch at Windows is good value, in the evening you're paying the view / Russian hooker tax I agree.

The brothers are opening a pub near me soon, which is good.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:28 pm 
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bimboman wrote:
henry wrote:
Dinings
Roka
Zuma

That order.



What and where is dinings fine sir. Rokas great.


Marylebone.

Japanese tapas. Like an oriental Polpo. Relaxed, informal, delicious. Probably not business-centric.


If you fancy something non-Japanese, I would recommend Story or the Typing Room. Both very good, very interesting.


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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.....


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:46 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.....


Not even a guaranteed shag would get me into Hush. It's brimmed full of wankers. Then again, I'm the sort of pleb who hadn't heard of 5 Hertford St so perhaps we're operating in different social circles.

That said, down Bermondsey St, Hide is a decent bar shout and not far away, you've also got Cecil's.


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Azlan Roar wrote:
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Galvins is excellent.


Which one?

Going by the proximity to Zuma, I'm guessing DP was asking about Galvin Windows.

The lunch there is reasonably good value but the evening menu is a rip off imho and there are plenty of places in between the two that offer good cooking and way better value.

All of them are good, particularly The Bistrot De Luxe in Baker St at lunchtime, good vaalue.
They are re-opening the Cafe a Vin next to La Chapelle in Spitalfields into a pub called Galvin Hop due to open in a couple of weeks


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Newman Arms in W1
http://newmanarmspub.com/
The Marksman in E2
http://www.marksmanpublichouse.com/#publichouse

Both good food and drinks


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henry wrote:
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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.....


Not even a guaranteed shag would get me into Hush. It's brimmed full of wankers. Then again, I'm the sort of pleb who hadn't heard of 5 Hertford St so perhaps we're operating in different social circles.

That said, down Bermondsey St, Hide is a decent bar shout and not far away, you've also got Cecil's.


You haven't missed much by not being invited to dine at 5 Hertford.

The basement restaurant is decorated like a tarts boudoir and the food is dreadful.


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Looks like Mitty has moved on from the Gore


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http://thehawksmoor.com/

I highly recommend the Blue fillet with triple fried chips :thumbup:

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where is the best falafel in town ?


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Apart from Stage Door and Philomenas obviously...

Haven't been for ages but always liked the Edinboro Castle in Camden. Hard to get a good beer garden in central ish London, but this has one.


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