My wife and I will be in London for 6 days, starting June 30th. I'm busily researching where we will eat, so wanted to see what London Chowhounders think of our ideas. My wife and i are adventurous eaters, and have a wide range of things we enjoy. We live in Toronto, where we have cuisine from all over the world. When we travel, I love to seek out unique places, but they don't need to be fancy - in fact, I tend to dislike the super-expensive splurge places. That's why Gordon Ramsay isn't on my list.
Our first night, I know I will be so jet-lagged, that I want to eat casual. We are staying in Kensington, so I was wondering about a gastropub, like Angel and Crown, or even the pub attached to our hotel: we are staying at Sanctuary House hotel, which is on top of a Fuller's pub.
My cousin, an expat living in London, will be our guide for dinner our second night. But that leaves 4 more dinners.
For July 2nd, I was thinking of Randall and Aubin. I know they don't take reservations, but we won't be in any rush.
On July 3rd, I was considering Clarke's, as I heard about Sally Clarke, and this sounds like a great place, and we wanted to walk around Notting Hill. (For that matter, would Notting Hill be worth strolling around after dinner, or will everything be closed? Are we better off walking around Notting Hill before dinner?)
The next night, we have 730 pm tickets to War Horse, so I was thinking of Dishoom for a pre-theatre dinner. We love Indian food, and since London is known for that, I figured it would be a good thing to try while we are there.
For our last night, I was thinking of trying Spanish tapas at either Iberica or Salt Yard.
Any thoughts on these choices?