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One night in London- where to dine?

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By Traveller August 7, 2019
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One night in London- where to dine?

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By amanda Traveller August 7, 2019

Hello. My husband and I have one night in London this September. We will probably stay somewhere near Buckingham Palace. Any restaurant recommendations? For the right place we are willling to Uber. We live in Washington DC, so it would be nice to get something we cant get here. Thanks!

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Try Fumo in St. Martins Lane near Covent Garden.
K
Local August 8, 2019
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Hi Amanda,

As you like Asian food I'd go for Kiln in Soho. You can walk if the weather's pleasant and it's a route through central London. The restaurant is laidback but it's a style of restaurant quite trendy in London at the moment: at its core its an English take on modern Thai food with hints of street food and other southeast Asian flavours but they use native breed meats from British farms. You have to turn up and request a table and they'll put you on the waiting list (there's an app that can do it for you called "Walkin" if you prefer). If you need a place to drink a cocktail in the meantime then I recommend the Tea Room who serve very creative Chinese cocktails. (it used to be under the Bunhouse but that's since moved).

If you'd prefer East London then I second what Andrew said in a previous comment: particularly Smoking Goat which is similar to Kiln in that it serves modern Thai food (but not quite as good in my opinion).

A recent addition to East London is Angelina (https://www.europeisourplayground.com/restaurants-and-bars/angelina-dalston/). They fuse Japanese with Italian cuisine and it's a little more chic overall and surprisingly good. I was there during their soft launch and they were already doing well so I imagine by now they've upped their game even more.

You could also try Hutong (Chinese food with a focus on szechuan) in the Shard for the staggering views which is good but pricey (mostly for the views really).

Hope this helps.

Nick
Local August 8, 2019
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East London is where I live and we have some amazing restaurants here. My suggestions would be Brat, Andina or Smoking Goat. There’s are all restaurants that offer something different but also still have that relaxed vibe that east London has to offer. Probably about 20 mins on the tube from Buckingham Palace.
Hope you enjoy your holiday.
Local August 8, 2019
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There are some fabulous Indian restaurants with modern, innovative, yet traditional chefs in London, all of these will be close enough to you:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joanneshurvell/2017/04/28/seven-of-the-best-indian-restaurants-in-london/#79b5a4b22de2

If you're wandering through the streets of Soho, you could try Copita (27, D'Arblay Street) for great tapas or get a ticket for Ronnie Scott's and dine in, the food is good without being exceptional, but the experience of being in the world famous club, listening to great music, is one of London's finest.
R
Local August 8, 2019
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I hear the restaurant in the shard offers great views if you are looking for a pleasant dinning for two.

If you prefer something more lively then head over to convent garden distract. There is lots going on their. My wife and I like Belgo’s, but only the original one (in Covent Garden) where it is themed.
Local August 8, 2019
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Depending on budget, there are some fabulous Indian restaurants in London and all of these reviewed here are close enough to where you'll be staying:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joanneshurvell/2017/04/28/seven-of-the-best-indian-restaurants-in-london/#753d59942de2

If you're wandering around Soho, try Copita on D'Arblay Street for authentic Spanish tapas. Or get a ticket for Ronnie Scott's jazz club and dine there - food is pretty good but the experience of being at Ronnie's is one of London's best in my opinion.
R
Local August 8, 2019
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Dishoom for Indian, however last bookings for dinner are around 5:30pm and you must book well in advance or queue for ages! The clisest to you are Covent Garden and Carnaby.
Local August 8, 2019
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Try the Petersham in Covent Garden.

You will find The Petersham in the centre of Covent Garden, only a 3-minute walk from Leicester Square Tube Station or why not just walk through St James Park to Covent Garden?
S
Local August 8, 2019
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If you’d like to eat somewhere with a view overlooking the city, I’d recommend sushisamba (city). It’s at the top of one of the tallest buildings and has glass walls, so you can see everything! The menu is Japanese/South American, so not traditional British, but definitely a good option. A good place for lunch would be borough market, which is a big street food market under London Bridge. Enjoy your trip!
R
Local August 8, 2019
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Hello Amanda,
*Try Coya on Picadilly St. It’s sensational Peruvian. Try their ceviches and their pisco sours, one of the best cocktails.
*Dishoom offers gorgous Indian.
*Try the Old Ship Pub in Hammersmith, lovely pub food on the river
Local August 8, 2019
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Brasserie Zedel
J
Local August 8, 2019
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It depends on your budget but there are so many great places to eat. If you like Japanese fusion food, Zuma isn’t far from where you’re staying and it’s amazing. I’d also recommend Pollen Street Market, which is off Oxford Street, or the Frog at Hoxton, which is further afield but worth the trip. There are also some amazing pub restaurants that you could try - the Holly Bush in Hampstead is my favourite. No matter where you’re going, definitely book :)
T
Local August 8, 2019
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Thanks! I was just looking at Holly Bush, actually.
Hello Amanda, what type of food do you prefer as choice of the foods is limitless in London...
M
Local August 8, 2019
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Oh we like just about everything. Most nonwestern cuisines we can get in DC though, so we were thinking maybe a British gastropub or Indian. We also love Asian if there is some place really unique to London.
I'd go to Blacklock or Hawksmoor for a modern British experience. No view though. It's casual and fun.
Jan Local August 8, 2019
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