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London in February

Betsypaige | Dec 12, 2011 03:13 PM

Hi all

Hope everyone is well.

I'll be coming to London in February and will have 9 full days. I've put together a preliminary list - it's big because I haven't started weeding things out yet - and I was hoping you could advise me as to where I've gone wrong or right.

Coming from the US, I'm trying to focus on what London does so well and what I can not get back in NY. Therefore, my list has a ton of gastropus/modern British type restaurants. Although I can get excellent French and Italian back in NY, I've sprinkled in a few of those restaurants just for variety. The one thing am finding very difficult is landing on a moderately priced Indian. I don't mind spending money for a good meal, but Indian has always been the kind of cuisine that I could count on to not be a splurge. As to my budget, well I don't have one. That is to say, I'm coming to London knowing it's expensive and I'm not going to aggravate myself over it - I'm just going to accept it and enjoy it. So, here goes:

Anchor and Hope *
Zucca *
Cambio de Tercio
Tom's Kitchen
Bar Boulud (I know there is one in NY; this one appears to have a different menu)
Pig's Ear
The Orange *
Busaba Eathai (I normally dislike chains, but this one has gotten pretty good reviews)

Wild Honey/Arbutus *
Le Gavroche (Lunch, if at all)
Launceston Place *
Pollen Street Social *
Newman Arms Pie Room *
Bocca di Lupo *
Great Queen Street
The Ivy *
J Sheekey *
Bistro Bruno Loubet *
Moro/Morito *
River Cafe *

I think I have too many gastropubs on here and not enough other ethnic foods. I pretty much am open to anything - Thai, Vietnamese, even Chinese, though unless it's really special I'd rather not since Chinese in NY is what I generally have when I don't know what I want - meaning I eat it alot.

The ones with stars are the ones I am particularly interested in. I just found out about Pollen Street Social today - that sounds like a really fun restaurant that I shouldn't miss. I've wanted to try Moro for years - is Morito basically the same type of food?

Thank you for all of your help - this is my favorite type of research (although planning what to do in London is not exactly a chore).

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