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London chowhound looking for tips!

helen b | Jun 20, 2010 09:49 AM

Hi there. British food fanatic, happy to reciprocate with London reccs for anyone coming over here...

In the meantime, coming to San Diego on the 17th July for a week for a work conference, staying at the Loews Bay Resort in Coronado, with my boss who is a marvellous and easy dining companion.

We'll get there late on the Saturday. Sunday is a day off, so tips for lunch and dinner warmly welcomed. I like all good food - sorry, know that's not a great brief! - but here in London am equally happy at 3* Michelin places and obscure, authentic, holes in the wall. There is no cuisine I don't like, as long as it has been prepared lovingly. And no ingredient. Well, apart from bell peppers that is. Which you guys seem to use all the time!!!

Decent Mexican I guess would be a wish, as we don't have much of that here, on account of Mexico being a tad closer to you than it is to us. Love Szechuan. Love a bloody steak. Don't really need Spanish/French/Indian as that's great here. Love the clam and lobster shacks of Maine, so not sure if there's a Californian seafood equivalent? So maybe something a bit homestyle for lunch? And then somewhere a bit more posh (but not stiff) for the evening? And what about cocktail bars?

I think we'll probably be having ghastly hotel meals for the rest of it, but I then have the Friday off as there are meetings I'm not in, so recommendations for solo lunch would be good. And then would be lovely for us both to have a blow out on Friday evening. Again, not all starched tablecloths though.

Also any tips for what to see/do/go/buy that ties in with recommended food locations would be great - mods, I know this is off topic, forgive me.

Yours in anticipation. And I mean it - will give you loads of reccs for London and beyond.


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