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Old 04-17-2007, 11:31 AM   #11
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Jennyema, I;m finding it really had to pull things out of a hat...but if you told me the areas you are visiting and what you want to eat I'd probably do better! (BTW...best thig for Harrods eating is to go shortly before closing and pick up reduced deli items.....this really is something I know about, lol)...have you explored the other Food Halls....like Fortnams? I adore Fortnams....and tea there is a delight, if a bit cliched.

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Old 04-17-2007, 12:06 PM   #12
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I will def. be going to Fortnam and to Harvey Nichols. F and M used to make anchovy mustard which was to die for, but i don't think they make it now . Will settle for Gentleman's Relish but am bummed that it has butter in it.

We are staying in Knightsbridge but are willing to travel. Will only be there for 2 days though and then off on the train to Paris.

Since we are there on a Sunday, we may take a field trip to Spitalfields.

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Old 04-17-2007, 12:54 PM   #13
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Oh do....and grab a curry in Brick Lane! Its a young and vibrant and urban market (not much food at all....a few vendors with prepared stuff which is sometimes good....I have had some good West Indies rice and peas there) and really cutting edge. I reckon that what you see clotheswise in Spittal fields (the young designers self making for extra money...not the normal trade stands)....is a few seasons ahead of the cat walk at least! As you like the food Halls have you checked out Selfridges? Its just as fun.

Tell you what....I'll drop a not to my father and ask him to provide for my US friends a recommendation o whats currently hot in the Knightbridge/Chelsea/Ken areas.....it would be a good addition to this section from a real Londoner who knows London food and eating establishments. It'll be a while but I'm sure he'll be happy to help. :)

PS, did the train first time to France last year (not the Eurostar but the car one, so slightly different) but I was very impressed....I was the last sceptic and have been flying and when time was easier getting ferry or hovercraft then trains...up to Paris from UK, but I'm convinced now. I will train in the furture, it was so easy and comfortable and not at all as scary as getting a train under the sea should be :)
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:25 AM   #14
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In three weeks we will be in London - for the Proms in the Park ;o)
We'll arrive on Friday evening, stay in some Best Western Hotel near Hyde Park and go back on sunday...

any new suggestions where to stop for food? Maybe around Marble Arch?
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Old 08-23-2008, 07:18 AM   #15
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I am off to London myself in THREE DAYS! We have a friend who lives there and he is a bit of a foodie, so we'll be in good shape as far as finding good food. My suggestions for anyone going to the UK would be to eat in a pub. Not a "faux" pub as our English friend calls them but the authentic pubs. Also, a great website to check out is called www.fancyapint.com you can plug in the tube stop you are by and it will rate the pubs close to you. On this trip, I want to check out the Borough Market and eat somewhere on Brick Lane. We're also doing a swing up through Scotland - I'm still not sure if I'll try haggis though (whisky yes, haggis no).
If you are on hunt for cheap eats, I like the Pret a Manger chains, EAT, ASK, and if you have a fridge, go for a quick run through the Waitrose grocery store chain.

I found a lot of good advice as to places to eat from the chowhound website also.
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Old 08-23-2008, 08:37 PM   #16
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My daughter lives in Norwich and tells me that there are lots of good Indian restaurants to enjoy as well as the pubs.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:53 PM   #17
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i am so green with envy . have always wanted to go to London. unless i win the lottery, can't do it.

but you all have made it come alive for me. thanks

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