So, I'm heading to London for 3 days in April for my honeymoon and am looking for must try places.
I have read and read, but the big names and the Michelin stars dominate the discussion. I want some real good food that will make me want to go back.
I have already made a reservation at St. John, but I wanted to try some Indian, classic British food, maybe even some Cambodian.
Money is never the issue, but spending good money on bad food is a big deal. Most of our favourite restaurants are cheap hole in the walls.
These are some places we love in the States so you can see what we like and can maybe suggest a similar experience in London.
San Francisco: Lers Ros (thai), Nombe (Japanese Izakaya), Beretta (Italian small plates), Alembic (California cuisine), La Palma and Taqueria San Jose (Mexican) and Pho 2000 (Vietnamese, way better than the Slanted Door). We did not like NOPA, have not yet been to French Laundry or Manresa, thought Mission Chinese Food (a pop-up) was way overrated.
Los Angeles: King Taco, Guisados, In-n-Out, Ruen Pair (Thai)
I want to try things like meat pies and mushy peas. Things people queue in line for or crash after a night of partying. Read about River Cafe, will pass on the best Italian in London, Dining with Hester Blumenthal sounds interesting but I bet there is better English food in a local mom and pop. Bob Bob Ricard sounds interesting. Might try the Ledbury, if I can get in.