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    Pick one restaurant in London

    Iím looking for inspiration.....

    If you had to pick just ONE restaurant in London,which one would it be?

    The only restriction is not Indian.


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    Impossible - so many good ones.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Not been, but number one on my list to go Brat, Shoreditch. Looks exceptional https://www.bratrestaurant.com/

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    Kiln, Soho

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    Well, McDonalds usually have very high hygiene ratings... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Not been, but number one on my list to go Brat, Shoreditch. Looks exceptional https://www.bratrestaurant.com/
    I have but I still think the Quality Chop house is my number 1 (I reserve the right to change my mind whenever I like)
    Would recommend Brat though, had some memorable dishes there.

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    Not been to that many, but the one I would most like to go back to? Murano.

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    PF chang's...... Just for the dynamite prawns.

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    Nobu - Old Park Lane.

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    Koba is good. La Caprice is a decent Italian. I've been to Nobu and it was very nice but I'm glad I wasn't paying. Really like Barrafina but it's first come first serve and you sit wherever there's room - I sat next Keira Knightly last time I was there (quite plain but with a massive jaw).

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    Blacklock, Soho. It's not fancy and it isn't fine dining. But it's very, very good.

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    Misatos in Chinatown. Proper Japanese food. The place looks awful and itís dirt cheap, but the food is, and has been for decades, impeccable.

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    Beast!

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    The Wolseley

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    Have been very fortunate with work and done most of the Michelin starred ones. All really nice but if you asked what my absolute favourite is it would be Cappadocia in Kingston Upon Thames. Brilliant Turkish restaurant and very keenly priced.

    Of the fancier stuff the Ivy is always really good.

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    St John, Smithfields.

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    Scottís in Mayfair.

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    So difficult to choose... so I'd pick one from this list that I like the look of

    https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/galler...rant-in-london

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    I don;t get to eat out in London very much so my experience is not very wide but Chotto Matte on Frith St. is probably the one I'd go with.

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    Marcus. Been to about 10 restaurants with a * and this stands out amongst them for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parabola View Post
    La Caprice is a decent Italian.[/URL]
    'Le Caprice'. (Not being pedantic, just that that ensures you'll get the right one via google.)

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    Far too difficult to say. More criteria needed.

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    https://www.marcusrestaurant.com

    Been here a couple times and the food was very nice and the service excellent.

    Some quick and dirty photos:










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    Yet to have a bad meal in Langans
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    Yet to have a bad meal in Nandos, Hammersmith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Yet to have a bad meal in Nandos, Hammersmith.

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    Canít argue with a Nandoís to be honest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Yet to have a bad meal in Langans
    +1.
    Went this year. Great food, service and a lovely place to eat

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    Yet to have a bad meal in Langans
    +1.
    Went this year. Great food, service and a lovely place to eat

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    some great shouts here already that have been mentioned that id echo as below

    Scotts in Mayfair for Fish is great
    The Ivy
    Sketch is great
    Mash for Steak
    Roux at the landau
    Langahms brunch is very good
    city social is excellent


    My favourite though was dinner by Hestonin Knightsbridge

    so much choice though in London

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    Quote Originally Posted by village View Post
    Iím looking for inspiration.....

    If you had to pick just ONE restaurant in London,which one would it be?

    The only restriction is not Indian.


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    Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Yet to have a bad meal in Nandos, Hammersmith.

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    100%. Half chicken. Always a winner
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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    100%. Half chicken. Always a winner
    Donít forget the mash!


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    Goya in Pimlico. Best place for tapas. Big potions, delicious, good choice and very reasonable!

    The mains are great too. Fillet medallions in red wine and mushroom sauce are just splendid!


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    Beaten to it by R0bertB00th, was also going to say Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge.

    There's definitely a sense of occasion but doesn't feel formal or stuffy.

    Just hunting through the photos from when I took my daughter when she was younger. The at-your-table liquid nitrogen ice cream was fun.

    Behold the wonder of the 'meat fruit'..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    Totally agree, Zuma is outsanding both as decor and as food. So is Locanda Locatelli in Marylebone, an italian of great class and familial taste for me.
    Last edited by Franco; 17th September 2019 at 14:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100thmonkey View Post
    100%. Half chicken. Always a winner
    Nah, chicken thighs (extra hot), peri peri chips, macho peas FTW


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    Maureens Pie & Mash Shop, Chrisp St Market, Poplar.

    Pie, mash and liquor par excellence.

    https://maureenspieandmash.business....edium=referral




    Last edited by Captain Morgan; 17th September 2019 at 14:53.

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    Simpsons In The Strand.

    Hardly cutting edge but beautifully historic and atmospheric with great food, if you like traditional English fare.

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    Im surprised no one has mentioned......... RULES maiden lane (iv not eaten there) oldest restaurant in London.

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    Planet Kebabs, Archway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkaholic View Post
    Im surprised no one has mentioned......... RULES maiden lane (iv not eaten there) oldest restaurant in London.

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    I didn't think it was that good really. Bit old fashioned (maybe that's the point) and average food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hansblix2001 View Post
    I didn't think it was that good really. Bit old fashioned (maybe that's the point) and average food.
    Yup I was not impressed either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hansblix2001 View Post
    I didn't think it was that good really. Bit old fashioned (maybe that's the point) and average food.
    Interesting....... The Google reviews seem to be pretty good.

    Another which hasn't had a mention........ Hawksmoor?

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    My vote is for Petrus.

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    Three that I’ve enjoyed:

    The Wolesley
    The Goring
    Galvin at Windows

    I think The Wolesley is my favourite though.

    Also, I was really impressed with The Ivy Chelsea Garden recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backward point View Post
    Andy: Somebody's hacked your account, mate!
    Unfortunately i inadvertently obtained a wife who can't stand Indian food. This is a lesson in doing your homework before popping the question.


    Anyhow,thanks for the replies so far......I don't suppose anyone has eaten in Mere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Morgan View Post
    Maureens Pie & Mash Shop, Chrisp St Market, Poplar.

    Pie, mash and liquor par excellence.

    https://maureenspieandmash.business....edium=referral




    Not unless itís double pie and from Manzies in Tower Bridge Road!


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