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#406 johannabanana

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 05:18 PM

Have only eaten once at Smoking Goat (but tried a lot of the menu) and didn't like it.

 

Yes, skip Noble Rot and go to 40 Maltby instead. Think about bringing bottles to The Sportsman for corkage as it's likely to be cheaper and better than ordering from their wine list.

 

Lyle's is great. I'd add Bonhams to the top of your fancy list.

 

I know mongo_jones doesn't approve of Gymkhana but I've had many good lunches there.



#407 mongo_jones

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 05:59 PM

i don't approve of trading on or supporting raj nostalgia; i have no opinion on their food.


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current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#408 joethefoodie

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 10:02 PM

Yes, skip Noble Rot and go to 40 Maltby instead. Think about bringing bottles to The Sportsman for corkage as it's likely to be cheaper and better than ordering from their wine list.

 

Lyle's is great. I'd add Bonhams to the top of your fancy list.

 

Enjoyed Bonham's immensely.  Then again, also enjoyed Noble Rot for the casual good.



#409 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:34 PM

I can hear the screaming in my head as I think about how people here would react to eating inside a railway arch where nothing can be changed to the walls and everything has to be freestanding.

 

I had forgotten how much high street london was chain dominated, and it seems like nearly anything middle market and good quickly spawns multiple locations that aren't very good.

 

I wish more cultural institutions had members rooms a la the V&A (where I had to become a member to see the Winnie the Pooh exhibit)

 

More to come but meals of note:

StJ B&W

Hedone

Sportsman

Rochelle Canteen@ ICA (surely the best museum restaurant I've ever been to)

40 Maltby Street.

 

Great to have access to Yurpeen produce, coooked a few meals, lots of cheese from Neal's Yard and La fromagerie.  Good plus toms, great Asparagus. I can't countenance another month of Supermarket produce here.


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#410 voyager

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:40 PM

You're living well!    Hedone and especially Sportsman are the siren calls that would bring me back to Britain.    I look forward to your  comments.    


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#411 Suzanne F

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:17 PM

But will they still have access* to Yurpeen produce once Brexit is complete?

 

*at reasonable prices, that is


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#412 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:06 PM

the kind of can't put too high a tariff barrier on it as too much of the regular person food comes from there as well.


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#413 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:00 PM

Anyone (Balex?) thoughts on a casual lunch option near Canary Wharf? 


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#414 mongo_jones

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:11 PM

dim sum at royal china. arrive by boat, as i once advised iant (but did he listen?).


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson


 


#415 mongo_jones

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:12 PM

(and go to the museum of london, docklands.)


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson


 


#416 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:08 AM

You realize I'm there for work yeah?

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#417 mongo_jones

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:08 AM

why is that my problem?


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson


 


#418 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:11 AM

The suggestion I go to a museum when I'm out there.

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#419 mongo_jones

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:05 AM

maybe skip lunch?


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson


 


#420 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 10:44 AM

It is for wimps

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