we are two hounds visiting london for the christmas season, and it so happens my birthday is the 26th. we have rented a flat so we will be cooking in for christmas, but it's always fun to go out for my birthday. we're staying in the islington/shoreditch area and are happy to walk if the weather's decent. we're very adventurous eaters and happy to go with any level of price as long as the place feels special (whether that means trendy and innovative, classic and cozy, or fancy). please no french or indian, as those have been done enthusiastically on recent travels. we'd be especially interested if there's a wild game component to the menu. let me know if you need more guidance.
and while i'm at it, where should we go for a really fabulous afternoon tea? i've booked brown's aready, and am interested in the langham's champagne and/or gin options...any others?
thanks all. can't wait to return to london.