We will be in London for a week in early February. We always rely on Chowhound to get us started, and have also used The Good Food Guide, egullet.com, and more to make this list.
We are not able to spend for high end places, we don't drink alcohol, and we are trying to stay fairly central.
I will list what we have so far:
Sunday: dinner at Medlar
Wednesday: lunch at Koffmann's; we will be attending a performance at the Barbican in evening
Friday: dinner at Bistrot Bruno Loubet
Saturday: dinner at Zucca
One of our free days will be a day trip to Ely Cathedral and Cambridge. We will probably have lunch so recs in either place for lunch would be appreciated.
We would like to fill in with seafood (although the places I've checked have been expensive for us), and maybe Indian and/or Chinese.
Our home city has no outstanding Chinese, and has passable Indian. We ate at Tayyab's on a London visit not long ago, and are thinking about going back. We liked what we had and the prices suited us. We would consider Turkish or Persian, as we can't get either of those around here. We have plenty of Lebanese so that isn't on our list.
I seem to have missed out on the Harwood Arms; toptable.co.uk says there is no availability during our stay, or I would have booked that.
I booked Bistrot Bruno Loubet because my husband wants French (another thing we can't get at home); if there is a better option at a similar price, I'd be happy to have it.
I still haven't give up on Theo Randall as they have a 30£ menu as late as 7:30 in the evening, which was appealing.
Finally, I prefer to go with places that take reservations because I have health issues and it will just be easier for me to have a table than to risk a wait.
I hope this isn't too much information. I think it helps to not leave these sorts of questions too open-ended if one has particular desires. Thanks.
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