my wife and i will be in London for the first time for two days in august before heading off to San Sebastian. Since we have reservations in SS at Mugaritz and Akalare, we've decided it would be financial overkill to try and get reservations at the Fat Duck...but would still like to do one of London's "destination" restaurants, perhaps for lunch. we touch down monday around 1pm, and are staying in the tower hill area, so we'd thought a late lunch at Tayyabs/Needoo Grill, and then a late (midnight!) dinner reservation at St John Hotel. we'll probably hit a pub (or two) inbetween, maybe the Harp in convent garden, though we are certainly open to suggestions. we have a reservation at Harwood Arms for quiz night dinner tuesday, and were wondering where to go for lunch. while i'd love to head out to Whitstable and visit the Sportsman, my wife is unimpressed with that idea...so where should we go? the Ledbury has consistently fantastic reviews on site, but is it a place that could be in any world class restaurant city? would we be better off trying to get a reservation at Dinner for a more "only in London" experience? chowhounders, any thoughts?
St Johns Restaurant
24 Sir Thomas Street, Liverpool L1 6JB, GB