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Finalizing plans for December trip to england any help appreciated

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Finalizing plans for December trip to england any help appreciated

muushupork | Oct 19, 2012 11:06 PM

So after doing some research on this and many other sites on good eats in London, Birmingham and Liverpool, and also after reviewing a lot of menu's with my admittedly picky gf, I have made some reservations and would like to share them so that maybe we can get some tips on dishes, seating, alternate options or even just comments in general. Anything is helpful. Also just to add my gf does not like red meat or pork and she is a bit picky. I will eat anything (and everything) set in front of me. I love indian food and most ethnics but my gf is a bit scared of trying new things.

Just to complete the available info, We will be in england from the 4th of Dec. to the 18th and will spend about 9 days in birmingham and 5 in London, with side trip to Liverpool and hopefully a few scenic drives around the Cotswolds. In Birmingham we will be staying with family in Wall Heath which I believe is in the northwest of the general area surrounding the city. In London we will be staying at the Park Plaza County Hall down the street from Waterloo station.

First off, we've made a res for lunch at Roganic the day we land in London, We decided to get as much out of London as possible and we are going to walk around marylebone after and take a train to bham that night.

So far we've decided to take it easy and have just made one res at a place called Annexe for a christmas menu lunch that looks excellent. We will be staying a night in Stratford upon Avon and if there is a rec that would be great but we figure it will be easy to find one while we walk around.

We're also planning on having Lunch at the London Carriage Works when we drive up for a day trip to Liverpool, Again it is a christmas menu but my gf is bonkers for that kind of thing.

We hope to get some recommendations for old english pubs for cheap hearty eats in and around the west midlands. But any recs are welcome, as long as they are easy on the budget as we are saving the bulk of spending for London.

In London so far we have:

-Thursday the 13th late night at the Wolseley (not a res but planned)

-Friday the 14th bfast at the cinnamon club (black and white pudding)

-Friday the 14th dinner at Pollen Street Social (confirmed seating in main area)

-Saturday the 15th lunch or dinner at the delhi grill (again no res just planned)

-Sunday the 16th we plan on going to the columbia street flower market and touring that area so any recs for that would be great.

-Monday the 17th dinner at Min Jiang (just emailed to advance order the duck and request a view of the park, not sure if thats necessary)

We also plan to eat as much chocolate as possible and would love more recs for great old pubs.

Again thanks for any help it is greatly appreciated.

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