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London Dining Itinerary

michaelstl | Aug 18, 2009 11:49 AM

My wife and I will be visiting London for 8 nights and I wanted to solicit some feedback on what I've put together for our major meals. We'll plan out all of our dinners and some of our lunches, but we'll have some open days to eat whatever is convenient. Lunch will also probably consist primarily of something quick or different ethnic foods. We will be staying near Victoria Station so we'll have easy tube access and we're usually willing to travel to eat well.

Day 1- Arrive at 8am, plan to have lunch at Wild Honey, dinner at Giaconda Dining Room

Day 2- lunch is open, dinner at Arbutus (we'll be taking advantage of their pre-theater dinner before we catch a show). I know of the similarities between Wild Honey and Arbutus, but we enjoyed our meal at Arbutus in May and we like this style of food- it also works well as far as location goes for making it to the theater.

Day 3- maybe lunch at New Tayyabs, dinner is included in our lodging so for better or worse we'll be dining at The Library restaurant.

Day 4- lunch at L'Autre Pied, early dinner/snacks and wine at Terroirs before heading to the Theater. We've discussed going to Kettner's Champagne Bar after the show to enjoy a bottle of Champagne (I've read only poor reports on the food here so it will only be drinks).

Day 5- open lunch, dinner at Harwood Arms (probably the meal I'm looking forward to the most)

Day 6- Day trip to Paris- I love Paris and cannot be this close without spending some time there as I have no idea when my next chance will be to make to Europe.

Day 7 and Day 8 happen to be Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so I'm not expecting to eat well and we'll probably seek out whatever is convenient (i.e. open) or dine in out hotel. Hopefully, we can find a comfortable pub to have a few pints and adequate food.

So, am I missing that cannot be missed (The Sportsman is out- my wife is a vegetarian and with the day trip to Paris we already have one trip)? I'm still debating having a high end meal (if I go this route, I'm leaning towards The Ledbury or The Greenhouse), but right now, I'm leaning against it. I'm also intrigued by Morgan M, but the restaurant's location and reports of it being in a relatively unsafe location make me (actually my wife) nervous. I'd appreciate any feedback as to my choices.

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