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Best "Taste of London" in 3 days - Help!

FoodieNess | Dec 29, 200701:36 PM

Hi everyone!

This is my very first post, so be kind. :-) My husband and I are traveling to Europe this Spring (Late April/Early May), and one of our stops is London for 3 days. We would like to find one excellent "fine dining" restaurant, and the other two to be good food at more reasonable prices. We really want to stay away from tourist traps/chain restaurants, if possible. We are looking for the recs that would start "When in London, you can't miss _____ restaurant" or "When I go to London, I always eat at _____ restaurant." You know what I mean...

We are also comfortable with having our "main meal" as a lunch, and a lighter dinner, if that works out better for the restaurants recommended. Also, we would love some recommendations for a traditional high tea, and a good, traditional English Breakfast. We don't mind taking the tube, so don't base your recs on where we are staying (especially since we aren't sure, yet!)

Husband loves Guinness, so going to a fun pub with good food is also a great option. Also, we are going to Paris and many cities in Italy, so we don't particularly need it to be French or Italian (unless it is simply not to miss!)

Thanks so much in advance, for all of your help and knowledge! I should mention that this is our very first trip to Europe. We've been to almost every major city in the US without much problem, but for some reason, planning this trip overseas has thrown me for a loop!

I will be following up with questions for the other cities that we are visiting, on the appropriate boards, too (Paris, Florence, Siena, Venice, Rome), so any help you can give is greatly appreciated! I promise to come back and write a full report! :-)

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