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London Rec's - Please Review!

jayk | | Oct 4, 2006 04:01 AM

Hi, I'm going to be in London for the Frieze Art Fair at Regents Park next week. Staying at the Landmark Hotel nearby. Looking for a critique of my current eating itinery as well as rec's for some more places. I would prefer to find more places to eat within walking distance to the hotel as I will be spending most of my time at the Frieze. In terms of what I'm looking for - probably F&C, Middle Eastern, Indian and things that are "uniquely British". I'm probably NOT looking for Italian, Mexican, Chinese, French, Japanese, unless it is REALLY worth it.

Wednesday: Arrive in the AM. Will be jetlagged. Probably walk around some and crash at the hotel. Lunch: TBD Dinner: Fish and Chips at Golden Hind or Takeout at Sea Shell
Thursday: All day at Frieze. Lunch: TBD Dinner: Fairuz Lebanese
Friday: All Day at Frieze/Zoo. Lunch: TBD Dinner: Sea Shells in Lisson Grove
Saturday: Brunch Buffet: Bombay Brasserie Dinner: TBD by where we end up sightseeing
Sunday: Checkout the Farmers market on Maryleborne street - Ginger Pig/La Fromagerie

Other places around Landmark that I have on back up:
Cinnamon Spice, Gaylords, Lemonia, Wagamma, pickup from Selfridges

I'm looking for some decent breakfast places around the Landmark since the breakfast at the hotel is mediocre and $$$. I think there are some greasy spoons, cafes, pastry shops (i.e. Valerie, Paul) at the Tube station but I was wondering if there is a more traditional English Breakfast place?

I am also looking for place to eat around these sites:
British Muesuem: Malabar Junction
Tate Modern - I heard the cafe in house is pretty good with decent views
Harrod’s - Ishbilya (does anyone have the exact location? Is this on Williams Street? should I not bother? read from Howler that it has gone downhill)

I am also looking for sights to see around these places to eat:
Bosphorous kebab house
Al Dar

Is Four Seasons worth it? I have lived all over (NY, Houston, CA, Boston) and wonder if their peking duck is really that good-as really good peking duck is quite hard to come by

Thanks for reading my long post!