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Help with meals in Chelsea and around St Paul's or other tourist areas [London]

clarkgranny | May 25, 201203:02 PM

Our daughter is in the Olympics ( USA 2012 Olympic Sailing Team) this year so we are headed to London July 24. We have to go south of London for the actual sailing events so will only be in London for 4 nights. Some friends are letting us stay in their house in Chelsea so we need places to eat around there. With all the tickets etc the whole trip is quite costly so we don't need Michelin experience places. I mean I am from NY and can get fancy anytime and with our dollar so weak I want good places but not too expensive. For dinner I noted Le Colombier which is very close to where we will be staying. After walking all day we don't want to stray too far from our place, although a mile or two is ok. I also noted Bumpkin, Bangkok, Bistro 15, and The Pig's Ear. Again all of these are close to where we are staying. All have some good ratings and some bad. So I am at a loss. We like all kinds of food except Indian.

We have to go one night near to the South Kensington Tube station so a few choices in this area would be good too.

For one lunch I need a place in the tourist area where we will be seeing the sights.We will be finishing the Tower of London and will be in the ST Paul's area around lunch one day and would like a place near there. Or since we will be walking back toward Westmister and Parliament area we could eat any place for lunch between there and St Paul area.I made a quick reservation for 28-50 based on my Michelin Guide. But really I am wide open. I have looked at so many restaurants I am going crazy and so ask for help here as I always get great advice.

The only meal I have planned is a Afternoon TEa for our first night as we can eat at 5:30 and then crash. Lastly we will be going to many classic pubs as we head south to Weymouth where the sailing is taking place. But if you guys think a good London pub is a choice then that is ok too.

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