My husband and I are visiting London for our 10th anniversary in early September and are staying at the Mandeville in Marylebone. I'm searching for recommendations for two evenings:
We arrive in the early evening on a Thursday. I'm looking for someplace to eat near our hotel. Preferably not too expensive or too upscale since we'll have been traveling for several hours and are saving the big anniversary dinner for the following evening. We love Indian and Moroccan food. I saw that Occo is near our hotel, but from the reviews I've found online it looks like a mixed bag. Any ideas for a relaxed, delicous and nicely spiced Indian or Moroccan for that night?
On Friday night I'm looking for a combination of romance, ambiance, and great food. I've tentatively booked Galvin at Windows through top table. What do you think? La Gavroche also came highly recommended but seemed a little too old-school French formal for us. I was also thinking about Maze.
Also, ideas for a great lunch spot during our basic touristy sightseeing day on Friday (Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the Eye, etc.) would be welcomed.