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Eating in London while standing up (i.e., not sitting down)

bcnstony | Feb 13, 201203:44 PM

Hi Fellow Foodies

Following a recent spinal surgery, I'm walking around feeling great, but have trouble sitting for more than a few hours a day, and will likely remain in this situation for another year or two, if not permanently.

So I'd love it if you could share your favorite restaurants, bars, and what-not where I can eat standing up. We're not talking a kebab on the go, but somewhere with plates, knives and forks.

I'll start.

My most recent find is 40 Maltby Street (both the address and the name of the restaurant). The food is delicious, with dish sizes ranging from tapas to light mains. Their egg mayonnaise was deceptively simple but also decadent. While they have seating, the back wall has very high chairs/stools, and it's comfortable to eat while standing, even if your fellow diners are sitting. For two people, two glasses of wine and 5 small to medium plates runs around £50 and leaves you completely stuffed.

And if the wine isn't enough, you can walk 50 feet to Kernel Brewery (Saturday only), which is a place to enjoy amazing beer in their outdoor 'beer garden', if you count a lumber yard as a beer garden.


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