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London Advice

michaelstl | Oct 30, 201301:25 PM

I'll be making my fourth visit to London in a few months and while I feel like I have a good sense of the dining scene and have been following this board since my last visit (December 2011), I want to get some input on my dining plan.

Here's what I have as of now:

Friday ( Day of arrival)
L- Texture (2nd visit)
D- Harwood Arms (3rd visit)

L- Terroirs (3rd visit) before a matinee theater show
D- The Ledbury (3rd visit)

L-Open, but having afternoon tea somewhere, maybe the Berkeley or the Connaught
D- The Square

Monday (Last Day)
L- Hibiscus
D- Medlar

I'm not particularly interested in Indian or Asian food, but have considered trying one of the Michelin * Indian restaurants.

I know what I have is solid, but am struggling between fitting in new places and returning to old favorites. Non-negotiables would be returning to The Ledbury and Harwood Arms and trying The Square.

Hedone is/was high on my list, but are closed on Sun/Mon and I'm concerned with how well they'd accommodate my wife (she's a vegetarian) given their style of cooking. The Kitchen Table @ Bubbledogs also appeals as well as Koffmann's to try some of the signature dishes. I've read that Clare Smyth/GR-RHR is in good form as well so that is also tempting.

So what am I missing that should push out my current selections? Clove Club? Any of the J. Atherton restaurants? Alyn Williams?

Does anyone have any experience/comment on whether the particular night of the week makes a difference at London's top tables (i.e. Friday night vs. Monday night)?

Thanks in advance for any insight or input.

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