Thursday, September 29, 2011

What 2 Eat in London?

I'll have four days in London during my Paris trip... What to eat? Starting the day with a proper English breakfast sets you up perfectly. You could almost eat nothing until tea time... I love the food served in the streets in London... All you need is a 'fiver' and you can eat superbly at Covent Garden...
Or Borough Market...
The classic fish n' chips - a must-do this trip
I've been going to Food For Thought for years - it offers balance to...
 Ottolenghi's divine passion fruit meringue tart.
However did I miss Ottolenghi's Lemon tart? This oversight must be remedied a toute a suite.
Stopping in at Sketch Tea Parlor is another repeat not-to-be-missed - perhaps the best tea salon in the world!
Faux cakes at Liberty's plus a stop at Fortnum & Mason are essential browsing.

Finally Gelato at Selfridges. Where should I eat during my 4 days in London pray tell.
BONJOUR LONDON EATS!

34 comments:

  1. We ate at Wild Honey on St Georges St near Regents Park last summer. Fantastic!

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  2. Hi There Carol

    So glad you loved the Sketchrecommendation I sent you last time !!

    Fish and Chips at The Seashell in Lisson Grove consistently wins awrds & is very Close to Alfie's Antique market which is worth a visit .

    Have you been to Spitalfields Market ?? That is worth a look and there is a fabulous Coffee House opposite in Brushfield Street called The Market Coffee House, it does a wonderful breakfast/brunch/lunch/dinner oysters etc etc. In a wonderfully atmospheric building dated 1670. Do go and look upstairs if you visit and i would recommend you go.

    www.marketcoffeehouse.com/home
    www.seashellrestaurant.co.uk
    www.alfiesantiques.com

    Regards
    Rosemary

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  3. Thanks Rosemary!!
    I never know where to get fish n chips - The Seashell looks perfect!
    I'll have the skate...or the haddock or...the fishcakes?

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  4. Fish Pie?
    (Cod, Salmon, Prawns and Mushrooms Finished With Cheesy Mash)
    £14.50

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  5. Oh great ideas, I loved eating my way through London, I think I gained 10 pounds!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  6. Go for the Haddock and Chips its great !!!

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  7. What dates are you coming to London ?? there are a lot of Food festivals on immenently ...

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  8. After seeing those pics, I am now officially starving, and it's not even 10 am yet. Thanks a lot!

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  9. I think the paella at Covent Garden is a must! (Preferably the large-size serving. Small really just isn't enough.)

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  10. I love British food too..
    Don't know why people say it's not so delicious when it is!

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  11. Don't forget my fav Breakfast tea from Fortnum & Mason!!!

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  12. http://www.lrbshop.co.uk/cakeshop just cut through the History section... looks like a double danger.

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  13. .. oh Carol .. all good, so yum ... how will I fine this post when I get to London? Very good stuff here. Thanks a bunch .. hope you have a GREAT time in Paris ... we all love it when you go. xo

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  14. i have had the fish and chips at the Seashell in Lisson Grove....they are beyond words.....well worth a little trip there......

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  15. Ohhh it makes me think of my favorite British food : fish & chips and scones at Fortnum ... I'm hungry now I have read your post!

    I would add something forbidden : Marks & Spencer' white chocolate cookies :)

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  16. Three words Carol.....Eat it all!! When are you coming? xv

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  17. fyi - pierre herme is now at selfridges and nopi is ottolenghi's new all day restaurant behind regent's st.

    the burrata with (i believe) fennel powder is the biz!

    bon appetit!

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  18. Kerrie2:51 PM

    Asian food in London is awesome, especially Indian. I'm always on such a budget that I tend to eat take-away sandwiches, but my favorite treat is the little pot of tea just about anywhere for not much money. Add a scone, and it's just right! :) So many lovely art exhibits and theater going on this fall. Wish I was going, too!

    Oh yes- the cafe at St. Martin in the Fields has good comfort food, lots of scope for imagination, & it's across the street from the Nat'l Gallery, one of my favorite free London indulgences. Still free, for the moment!

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  19. It looks amazing..My friend went to J .O's resto and loved it..
    My other friend love the Indian food..and one friend went to a famous woman's chef resto and I forget the name:(

    You will show us all!

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  20. I haven't eaten yet today, & I get to look at all of those delicious photos! I'll have one of each & see how far I get :)

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  21. Do try fish pie, if you have not had it before. It sounds strange, but like many British foods it is really very good! Most any fish in the UK is excellent.

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  22. I fell you have this subject well in hand!

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  23. It all looks wonderful. I am sure where ever you eat it will be great. Now I am hungry looking at all this food. :)

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  24. oh dear, I put on 5 lbs reading this!

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  25. What fun! These all look like grandma's infamous tea parties. Can't wait to see where you go this time. I feel certain you'll share your adventures with us, your loyal groupies.

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  26. I too have always loved London foods, from Pub offerings to Indian fare.
    Yummmmy! I'm jealous, Carol.

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  27. I'm going to London in 10 days. Food for Thought looks great, but is there a more central location?

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  28. Oh my, you are lucky! I love London! We were there in June last year. My fav shop of all time- Fortnum & Mason! I love love that turquoise colour in their logo and decor! We ate in their cafe - scrumptious and so prettily decorated too - I think you'll enjoy it- try it out if you haven'r yet!

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  29. Forgot to add- Great restaurants are in Shepard Market - very close to the Ritz Hotel on Picadilly street - just about a block or off. There is a fabulous atmosphere.
    http://shepherdmarket.co.uk/

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  30. Florida Bird -
    Food for thought is in Covent Garden area - you can't get more central London than that.

    Ah ha Veronica!
    So Shepherds Market is a kind of foodie mall of sorts...many, mnay choices.

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  31. Anonymous11:17 AM

    tout de suite

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  32. Just came across your blog . . . those meringues are incredible!!!

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  33. Leslie in London3:58 AM

    I Was in Rococo in my neighborhood this afternoon, buying some things to take as gifts to LA and it turns out that next week is Chocolate Week in the UK !!!!
    Rococo is doing a number of events, and you will be in London for their Autumn 2011 launch and tasting --- as well as other events, though you will miss the chocolate and wine tasting.
    You can book for the events at rococochocolates.eventbrite.com --- perhaps you planned this, or perhaps serendipity....
    Have a great time ---- I bought some homemade marshmellows, raspberry and blackberry.... thinking of them floating in hot chocolate......

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