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London foodies last minute anniversary trip

SCONES4TEA | May 7, 2012 03:06 AM

This surprise trip is really exciting, but there's not much time for planning - and booking - where and what to eat, the most important part for us.

Places we love to eat/drink in London - Barrafina for tapas, Bocca di Lupo, the Archer St bar, St John Bread and Wine, Ottolenghi, River Cafe, Vinoteca. We love buzzy, friendly, great food, good service - not a fan of the hushed, touristy or over priced. We're both good cooks ourselves and love the atmosphere at Barrafina and Bocca sitting at the bar watching the chefs and interacting.

We're arriving this Fri 2pm and will leave Mon around 2pm and Sun is our anniversary. Staying in Times Square.

We'd like to plan breakfasts, lunches, pre dinner drinks/cocktails and dinner. Although I am thinking a late breakfast may rub out lunch as we're not huge eaters?
We'll plan our other itinerary around our meals (as it's a first trip for me these are some things we could include if food choices make it possible - Staten Island ferry, Roosevelt island tramway, evening stroll along the High Line? central park somewhere, a spot of clothes shopping) The forecast indicates mon could well be rainy and saturday sunny, sunday cloudy).
Prefer not to have massive waits in line to eat, but as its last minute realise there may be no option if we want a good eating/dining experience.?

We've read through posts and wonder about :

Fri
arriving hotel Times Square 2:30/3pm so a late lunch/snack?
and then MOMA (4PM - 8PM as its free entry then)
Cocktails?
Dinner?

Sat
breakfast - clinton st bakery? or Prune? or Locanda Verde?
maybe followed by staten island ferry?
snack
drinks
pre or post dinner evening stroll along the High line? Maybe both
dinner

Sun
Breakfast -
Lunch
Drinks
Dinner- somewhere fun/buzzy - our anniversary dinner

Mon
Breakfast
lunch/snack near Times Square, ready for the airport return trip

Like to have nyc burger street food too . . egg cream etc

Thank you

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