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Old 03-31-2005, 09:39 PM   #21
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what a great night the food was excelliant i hope to exceed the demands of Michelin star lol
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Old 04-01-2005, 12:23 AM   #22
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Thanks Ishbel, will try to get a reservation at Smiths at Smithfield. Have been to the Cock Tavern in Smithfield market and the Fox and Anchor for breakfast, urp, assume it is in the same area.

Agree that 50 is not extravagant for most upper scale places in London (although with the exchange rate for us Yanks, yipes).

Went to the 1880 at the Bentley last October (we try to go to one special dinner while we are there) and ordered one of the tasting menus, forget which one. The menu was about 70 or so, and we were quite disappointed.

If our experience was typical, that place has about as much chance of earning a Michelin star as I do for my chili (although I do like my chili).

So fifty quid seems like a deal.

Having a guest star chef make a special meal is something I would love to try.

Cookingongas sounds like that night might be a whole lot of fun.
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Old 04-01-2005, 02:17 AM   #23
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Have you tried the River Cafe in Chelsea? Really innovative Italian-based foods. Jamie Oliver worked there for a while.

Another London restaurant I like is Giorgio Locatelli's place, Locanda Locatelli. The decor is odd, but the food is great. Haven't been there for a couple of years, though. Here's a review from The Guardian - although the review is quite old, too!
http://travel.guardian.co.uk/restaur...002798,00.html

I love visiting my daughter in London.... a chance to try some of the places that I've read about in the Sunday supplements!
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Old 04-02-2005, 06:42 PM   #24
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no we havent but would like to go.i think we are a long way i off michelin stars but i would like to go for the aa rossetes
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Old 04-03-2005, 12:33 AM   #25
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Have you tried the River Cafe in Chelsea? Really innovative Italian-based foods. Jamie Oliver worked there for a while.

Another London restaurant I like is Giorgio Locatelli's place, Locanda Locatelli. The decor is odd, but the food is great. Haven't been there for a couple of years, though. Here's a review from The Guardian - although the review is quite old, too!
http://travel.guardian.co.uk/restaur...002798,00.html

I love visiting my daughter in London.... a chance to try some of the places that I've read about in the Sunday supplements!
I have two of the River Cafe cookbooks. They are great!

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Old 04-03-2005, 10:55 AM   #26
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Ishbel is there still in London restaurants serving traditional british food(the good kind:jugged hare,steak & kidney pud, etc).I remember a few years back a place called Porter who did a good job of it, are they still around?If not,who else?
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Old 04-03-2005, 05:01 PM   #27
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I've never heard of a restaurant called Porter, but then I'm not a Londoner, and it is some years since I lived there. I do visit on a regular basis (about once a month).

One of the best 'British' restaurants is Boisdale, which is owned by the brother of the present Chief of Clan MacDonald. Most of the food is Scottish in origin, ie AberdeenAngus beef, venison and fish dishes. Have a look
http://www.boisdale.co.uk/pages/rest-bar.aspx

Some of the best 'British' food in London is now available at what are termed Gastropubs - they specialise in good, well-cooked and made on the premises food. In fact, Jamie Oliver's father runs a gastropub out in Es***, just outside London.
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