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London during the holidays - where to go? So many places closed! Please help...

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London during the holidays - where to go? So many places closed! Please help...

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woojink | | Dec 7, 2007 06:13 AM

Hello,

Avid 'hound from LA here asking for, no pleading for, some help....

I'm planning my wife's FIRST ever trip to London right now... a bit last minute. We didn't know we were able to go until just a few days ago.

We will be arriving on Xmas eve (12/24) and staying until Friday the 28th, when we leave for Paris... already have GREAT restaurants there. I'm fairly resigned to have eating options restricted to whatever is open near our hotel (Renaissance Chancery Court - the West End) on the 24th and 25th. However, would like to have fabulous dining, whatever the price, high end awesome food on the 26th and 27th. So far, every place (except one) I've called are closed that week! I've called the Fat Duck, Gordon Ramsay, Petrus, etc...

Any really great high end recommendations? I have booked a table for the 27th at La Chaumière, based on an earlier post by some and the Telegraph article. Could you please give me your impressions of that selection and any other recommendations for either the 26th or 27th? Price no object. I'm determined that my wife have a wonderful visit her first time to London. :).

As an aside, does anyone know anything about this Renaissance Chancery Court hotel? I spend a LOT of time in Marriott affiliated hotels, so am using points. I also can stay at the Grosvenor's House (not Grosvernor's Square) if people think it better.

Thanks for everyone's help.

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