Will be taking our first trip to London in June accompanied by our teenage sons. One an adventurous eater, one has a very American palate - burgers, fries, pizza. We will accommodate both needs at different times. This is a big vacation for us, so price is not our main concern - quality food is.
We are comfortable at "dives" as well as 5-star locations. The food and service are the most important issues.
We are staying at the Renaissance St. Pancras (keeping our fingers crossed that this is not too far out of the mainstream...). thoughts welcomed.
I have read most of the threads and now have a list so long that it is quite cumbersome.
I think that where we end up will probably be dictated by where our sightseeing finds us on any particular day. I am still working on that schedule.
We will do one gastropub - Harwood Arms, Bull & Last or Hope and Anchor are on the list.
We will have tea at Fortnum and Mason and Brown's. Although I hear that the Mandeville has a "man's tea" - does anyone know anything about that?
We want to do fish and chips at least twice - I have Rock and Sole Plaice and Masters Superfish as the designated spots.
We will eat at the Food Hall in Harrods and visit the Borough Market.
I do need help with Chinese. there are many dissenting opinions. So far, I am choosing between Haozhan and Min Jiang. Any other suggestions?
Adventurous son wants curry. This is one area I have not researched.
I have read that the restaurant in the new hotel Pancras will be run by a popular chef. I am not familiar with him. Any info.?
We are big breakfast people. St. John Bread and Wine sounds like a good stop. I am sure that the finer hotels (Mandarin, Claridge's, etc.) have a great breakfast - any one better than others?
All breakfast ideas are appreciated.
Lastly, ice cream. What is your favorite place?
thank you so much for sorting through all this. Answers to any of these questions will be most helpful!
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