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Seattle, Washington hound in London for five days


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Seattle, Washington hound in London for five days

Tom Armitage | | May 27, 2011 09:46 AM

I'm tagging along with my wife who is attending a conference at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel on Edgware Rd. We arrived last night (sorry for the short notice). An initial foray of the immediate Edgware/Paddington area has resulted in a tentative list that includes:

- Alarez
- Abu Zaad
- Satay House

I've heard mixed things about Mandalay Burmese. Any thoughts?

I'd appreciate any suggestions for places in the immediate area of my hotel that are worthier of my limited time here than the places listed above.

I'm also interested in fish & chips (not that Seattle is short on F&C places) and my current list includes The Golden Hind, Golden Fish Bar, and Sea Shell. If I have to choose one F&C place, are any of these worthy? Other suggestions?

For pubs in the area, The Chapel and The Victoria initially seem worthy. Are they? Are there any pubs worth travelling a greater distance to sample, like White Horse, Dove, or Bull and Last?

Finally, are there any places outside the Edgware/Paddington area that I should make the effort to get to because they offer something both delicious and unique that I'm unlikely to get in Seattle. Texture, for example, since there is no Icelandic cuisine in Seattle, that's for sure. There's virtually no type of food or specific food items that I don't like, so there's no limitations in this regard. Price is not irrelevant, but not a significant hurdle. A few other places that popped up during my research are Providores, Locanda Locatelli, Guinea Grill (pies), and Pearl Liang (xlb).

Any and all suggestions will be gratefully received. I'll report back on my experiences. Thanks.

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