Good evening -
An NYC chowhound here - just got a call from my husband who is flying to London tonight, has a long layover and will be taking the train into Paddington with a colleague, so that they can have lunch. Should be at Paddington by 12:30 or so, have to head back to Heathrow by 3pm. Expense not an issue, but he's dressed casually (polo shirt, but nice shoes etc.), so that may be an issue. Any cuisine - except Middle Eastern - they're heading to Cairo for a week. They don't mind taking a taxi. I'll do a search now as well - but would appreciate any thoughts - I have time to email him when I get up tomorrow morning.
Thanks so much -
I found these suggestions on an older thread:
In Sheldon Square, behind Paddington next to the canal, there's a Zizzi (for pizza/pasta), Yakitoria (Japanese - maybe not the cheapest option for lunch) and Pearl Liang (dim sum).
The Frontline ,13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ Tel: (020) 7479 8960, is pretty good and for the area a real find especially for the well selected and affordable wine list.