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Suggestions for lunch/dinner near Temple Place and also Cardiff/Swansea

kimeats | Feb 18, 200910:34 AM     3

I'm in town from 2/21 (arriving late) until 2/24 and then for the night of 2/28 (saturday night).
This is my first time in London.
I will also be in Wales/Mumbles midweek.

I'm looking for a suggestion of somewhere to eat near the Howard (Temple Place), as I won't be arriving to my hotel until after 11pm. Is there anywhere awesome nearby to eat? I will be jetlagged and feeling like it's only 6pm instead of 11 so I will be hungry.

We are pretty open to new experiences, but my dining partner does not eat seafood so I cannot book at all seafood restaurants.

Planning on a lunch at St John on the 22nd, but need suggestions for the late night meal on the 21st (saturday) and 23rd, and dinner for both nights.
I am open to going to takeaways if they have incredible food, also not adverse to going to a food truck.
The suggestions do not need to be fancy, just looking for good food.
I was thinking of doing lunch at the Borough market, any must see's/must tastes there?

In Wales I will be staying in Cardiff and Swansea, planning on visiting the Swansea market. and looking for shop suggestions on Chippy Alley.

This trip is mainly to eat, visit friends, and visit lots and lots of pubs.
I'm also doing the Fullers Brewery tour on Monday the 23rd.

To let you know about myself, I often travel just to have new dining experiences. I am very open to "offbeat" or unusual dishes. I am not a food snob and not really looking for that fancy schmancy dress up and have a 4 hour meal experience. Although I do aspire to go to the Fat Duck someday ;) Oh and I did get turned down AGAIN this year for El Bulli :)

Thanks for reading, I look forward to your suggestions.

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