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DrAlexanderTobacco
Jun 11, 2012

Help me find my true dharma

Thanks very much guys! I'm only here for another month but will make the most of it

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therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

DrAlexanderTobacco posted:

Thanks very much guys! I'm only here for another month but will make the most of it

You are also close to SE Soho which has Koya, Opuz for excellent kebabs, Cay Tre, Rosa's, etc.

sweat poteto
Feb 16, 2006

Everybody's gotta learn sometime

I lunch around there most weekdays. Timber Yard does great coffee, cakes (coconut zucchini bread) sandwiches and quiche. There's a Bill's too, and Monmouth up the street. I can rarely justify Kopapa but it is excellent. Up on Charring Cross there's Foyles bookstore cafe (on the top floor) and Chipotle then you're into SOHO with tonnes of options. Also there's a Nisbets on Shaftsbury Ave.. kitchen porn.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


sweat poteto posted:

(coconut zucchini bread)

<throws up a little>

sweat poteto
Feb 16, 2006

Everybody's gotta learn sometime

Incorrect! Think carrot cake.

BizarroAzrael
Apr 6, 2006

"That must weigh heavily on your soul. Let me purge it for you."

Doubt there's much of note, but I've just moved into Cricklewood, between the train station and Kilburn tube, any good restaurants or takeaways I should know about?

ineptmule
Dec 3, 2005

Not suited, just booted.


College Slice

It's not too far...

I went to school in Golders Green all those years ago, and I was about to suggest Cafe Japan... but it looks like there has been a spate of very negative reviews lately which is a shame as it was the bollocks back then. Might be worth poking your head round the door to see if you get a good feeling about if you're ever in GG for some reason, but it looks like its not worth a special trip out there any more.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


BizarroAzrael posted:

Doubt there's much of note, but I've just moved into Cricklewood, between the train station and Kilburn tube, any good restaurants or takeaways I should know about?

You're right by Wing Yip, the huuuuge Chinese supermarket, which has 2 very nice restaurants in it. Also, you're like, 10 mins from me!

angor
Nov 14, 2003
teen angst

BizarroAzrael posted:

Doubt there's much of note, but I've just moved into Cricklewood, between the train station and Kilburn tube, any good restaurants or takeaways I should know about?

You're not TOO far from Sacro Cuore which is a fantastic pizza joint.

NLJP
Aug 26, 2004




BizarroAzrael posted:

Doubt there's much of note, but I've just moved into Cricklewood, between the train station and Kilburn tube, any good restaurants or takeaways I should know about?

Not so sure about Cricklewood but there's some stuff around Kilburn these days. Ariana II is probably the restaurant of note on the high road itself. It's a pretty good Afghan. Near Kilburn Tube you have the North London Tavern and the Kilburn Ironworks. The Ironworks just reopened as a hipstery gastro pub situation with some ok opening buzz and North London tavern has been that for a while. I've never had food there, though.

My favourite takeaway in the immediate area there is probably Speedy Noodles. It's extremely takeaway chinese but oddly good. I mean, I'm usually all about genuine chinese etc. but man, speedy noodles hits the spot for me for some reason. Plus, it's very very cheap. I don't know how much they charge for delivery since I just pop down normally.

I'm midway between Kilburn and West Hampstead so I'm not sure if you can get stuff from the Tiffin Tin where you are but that's my indian takeaway of choice.

BizarroAzrael
Apr 6, 2006

"That must weigh heavily on your soul. Let me purge it for you."

NLJP posted:

Not so sure about Cricklewood but there's some stuff around Kilburn these days. Ariana II is probably the restaurant of note on the high road itself. It's a pretty good Afghan. Near Kilburn Tube you have the North London Tavern and the Kilburn Ironworks. The Ironworks just reopened as a hipstery gastro pub situation with some ok opening buzz and North London tavern has been that for a while. I've never had food there, though.

My favourite takeaway in the immediate area there is probably Speedy Noodles. It's extremely takeaway chinese but oddly good. I mean, I'm usually all about genuine chinese etc. but man, speedy noodles hits the spot for me for some reason. Plus, it's very very cheap. I don't know how much they charge for delivery since I just pop down normally.

I'm midway between Kilburn and West Hampstead so I'm not sure if you can get stuff from the Tiffin Tin where you are but that's my indian takeaway of choice.

Kilburn is only a 5-10 minute walk away, and I think I can use the bus on my Oyster season ticket, so thanks for the recommendations.

Followup, any recommended pubs/bars for a first date, maybe more around West Hampstead?

Amused Frog
Sep 8, 2006
Waah no fair my thread!

BizarroAzrael posted:

Kilburn is only a 5-10 minute walk away, and I think I can use the bus on my Oyster season ticket, so thanks for the recommendations.

Just confirming you can use buses on a travelcard. The zones don't matter either. A zone one season ticket gets you on all London buses.

A question of my own: does anyone have recommendations on a good place to get haggis, eating out or cooking at home doesn't matter.

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011


If you see my husband Mr. Gaston Ramirez please tell him I love him signed tarbrush


Most half decent butchers will do haggis these days. Hell, I'm pretty sure I've seen some in supermarkets, though I don't think I'd eat a supermarket one.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

Amused Frog posted:

Just confirming you can use buses on a travelcard. The zones don't matter either. A zone one season ticket gets you on all London buses.

A question of my own: does anyone have recommendations on a good place to get haggis, eating out or cooking at home doesn't matter.

The butcher on Tottenham Lane in Crouch End definitely has them, and it's a good place so they are probably decent. (I get biltong there).

Godline
Jun 17, 2013


Guys, I'm after a real good BBQ joint. Slow smoked ribs, wings and all that stuff.

Need recommendations please!

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Godline posted:

Guys, I'm after a real good BBQ joint. Slow smoked ribs, wings and all that stuff.

Need recommendations please!

Bodean's Tower Hill
Bodean's Soho
Bodean's Fulham
Sticky Fingers (maybe? Not been, heard good things)

peanut-
Feb 17, 2004


Grimey Drawer

Godline posted:

Guys, I'm after a real good BBQ joint. Slow smoked ribs, wings and all that stuff.

Need recommendations please!

Pitt Cue Co is the best but it's an absolute bugger to get in.

HotBox on Commercial St is meant to be excellent but I haven't been.

Bodeans is decent for a place that you'll actually be able to go without any hassle.

Loving Africa Chaps
Dec 3, 2007


We had not left it yet, but when I would wake in the night, I would lie, listening, homesick for it already.



tarbrush posted:

Most half decent butchers will do haggis these days. Hell, I'm pretty sure I've seen some in supermarkets, though I don't think I'd eat a supermarket one.

I get it from waitrose and its lovely

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

Loving Africa Chaps posted:

I get it from waitrose and its lovely

Well, it is from Waitrose.

Godline
Jun 17, 2013


Cheers guys.

Amused Frog
Sep 8, 2006
Waah no fair my thread!

Thanks for the haggis recommendations.

NLJP
Aug 26, 2004




Godline posted:

Guys, I'm after a real good BBQ joint. Slow smoked ribs, wings and all that stuff.

Need recommendations please!

Talking of West Hampstead, this is where to get the best ribs I've ever had (commercially): http://www.one-sixty.co.uk/ Just a small walk up West End Lane from the tube/overground/thameslink. Their burgers are not great but the ribs and wings are pretty amazing at least, also actually good coleslaw and pickles etc. edit: I know this whole post makes me sound like a west hampstead/kilburn partisan but I genuinely think onesixty is the best bbq place in london right now, but gently caress what do I know.

As for pubs to go out on a date with, the Black Lion (again, a little up on west end lane) is pretty nice but I always find that generally it all gets a bit weird and posh-hipster up that way but that's just my personal taste. For more general food stuff, Wet Fish Cafe is good general european bistro type of stuff with good lunchtime deals. La Brocca is good generalised italian in the same area. There's also the Alice House but I found it pricy, boring and just generally meh. There's a branch of Guglee there which is always decent for southern-ish Indian but only five minutes farther up is the Tiffin Tin which I personally prefer.

Other good reasonable date pub pub is more down on kilburn: The Priory Tavern on 250 Belsize road. They have a good spirits selection too. The Earl Derby on Kilburn high road itself is a reasonable boozer but skip the food; it used to be far better. It's still finding its feet and tends to be a little empty.

There's also always the Czech Pub (place still owns though the staff has changed a lot in recent years). The Czech Pub is, well, more homey so it depends on the date but well worth going for a quirky place with reasonably priced pilsner and good central european food. It's a place with history and basically just plonked in a former detached house. Used to be the place to watch ice hockey world cup but last couple of times I've been in there the TVs have been on the blink so not sure about that one now. Mind you, not sure where else would be better to watch it in the area.

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therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

I just had extremely good tapas for lunch in Crouch End at Bar Esteban. I think it's the best Spanish food I've had in London. We just had V dishes: pan con tomate, tortilla, fried aubergine with honey and walnuts, crispy chickpeas, spinach with pine nuts and raisins. Everything was absolutely delicious. With a coffee and service, the bill was 24. Really really good. We are DEFINITELY going back. They also do weekend brunch.

therattle fucked around with this message at Feb 28, 2015 around 17:06

Brand New Malaysian Wife
Apr 4, 2007
I encourage children who are bullied to kill themselves. In fact, I get off to it. Pedophilia-snuff films are the best. More abused children need to kill themselves.

therattle posted:

I just had extremely good tapas for lunch in Crouch End at Bar Esteban. I think it's the best Spanish food I've had in London. We just had V dishes: pan con tomate, tortilla, fried aubergine with honey and walnuts, crispy chickpeas, spinach with pine nuts and raisins. Everything was absolutely delicious. With a coffee and service, the bill was 24. Really really good. We are DEFINITELY going back. They also do weekend brunch.

This is around the corner from my house so definitely going to give it a go.

ineptmule
Dec 3, 2005

Not suited, just booted.


College Slice

Yeah that sounds excellent. My girlfriend is veggie and we live nearby, so we'll have to try it!

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

Good! It was properly good. I want to spread the word because it deserves to flourish. Where are you guys? I'm in Stroud Green.

sweat poteto
Feb 16, 2006

Everybody's gotta learn sometime

Just stumbled into one of the best vege meals in memory here in Bath at Acorn. I think it's new. £20 fixed price menu (before 6:30pm) is insane.

ineptmule
Dec 3, 2005

Not suited, just booted.


College Slice

therattle posted:

Good! It was properly good. I want to spread the word because it deserves to flourish. Where are you guys? I'm in Stroud Green.

I'm up in Muswell Hill. I actually suggested this place to my mum today as she's getting married in a few weeks and I thought this could work well for a nice low-key wedding dinner (which is what she wants.)


sweat poteto posted:

Just stumbled into one of the best vege meals in memory here in Bath at Acorn. I think it's new. £20 fixed price menu (before 6:30pm) is insane.

That sounds great but it's a shame that it is not in London! I got to Bath occasionally with my girlfriend so I will try to remember it

angor
Nov 14, 2003
teen angst

sweat poteto posted:

Just stumbled into one of the best vege meals in memory here in Bath at Acorn. I think it's new. £20 fixed price menu (before 6:30pm) is insane.

That looks awesome! Last time I was in Bath we went to Demuths and it was super expensive and pretty underwhelming. If you're still in Bath and haven't checked out Yak Yeti Yak, please do!

sweat poteto
Feb 16, 2006

Everybody's gotta learn sometime

Yeah, I know it's a 90 minute train away. But that fixe price menu almost pays for the train fare :-)

Anae
Apr 23, 2008


Theatre tonight, sooo...dinner around Leicester Square that isn't expensive and crap tourist traps? Ideally with a nice veggie or fish option or two.

Brand New Malaysian Wife
Apr 4, 2007
I encourage children who are bullied to kill themselves. In fact, I get off to it. Pedophilia-snuff films are the best. More abused children need to kill themselves.

Brasserie Zedel near Piccadilly Circus is alright?

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

Anae posted:

Theatre tonight, sooo...dinner around Leicester Square that isn't expensive and crap tourist traps? Ideally with a nice veggie or fish option or two.

Rosa's Thai bottom of Dean Street. Maoz falafel on Old Compton; very casual but good and all veg, reasonably priced. Taro on Old Compton; Japanese ramen cafeteria style, cheapish and tasty.

Lenin Riefenstahl
Sep 18, 2003

That's enough! Out of here, you tubs of beer!

Went to http://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...staurant-review recently and it's really good. That review's right as well, the laksa is fantastic, and great value

Rolled Cabbage
Sep 3, 2006


Can anyone suggest somewhere good for cocktails near bank?

Two caveats: Partner will be coming straight from Eurogamers (and will look like it) and I am gimpy so nowhere that is standing room or has horrible furniture.

Went to Brasserie Zedel bar a few weeks ago and it was full of oligarchs on a stag night (not sure why they'd escaped their city/kennsington prison, but hey...), their perfect manhatten is perfect though.

knox_harrington
Feb 18, 2011
Running no point.

therattle posted:

Good! It was properly good. I want to spread the word because it deserves to flourish. Where are you guys? I'm in Stroud Green.

me too, have you been to the new tapas place on SGR? Pretty good but a bit expensive

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

knox_harrington posted:

me too, have you been to the new tapas place on SGR? Pretty good but a bit expensive

No, but I want to. How's the cleft arsehole, Knox? Where in SGR are you? I'm on Corbyn St.

pointsofdata
Apr 25, 2011



NLJP posted:

Not so sure about Cricklewood but there's some stuff around Kilburn these days. Ariana II is probably the restaurant of note on the high road itself. It's a pretty good Afghan. Near Kilburn Tube you have the North London Tavern and the Kilburn Ironworks. The Ironworks just reopened as a hipstery gastro pub situation with some ok opening buzz and North London tavern has been that for a while. I've never had food there, though.


Seconding Ariana II, my favourite restaurant in the area

Kaiho
Dec 2, 2004



Rolled Cabbage posted:

Can anyone suggest somewhere good for cocktails near bank?

Two caveats: Partner will be coming straight from Eurogamers (and will look like it) and I am gimpy so nowhere that is standing room or has horrible furniture.

Went to Brasserie Zedel bar a few weeks ago and it was full of oligarchs on a stag night (not sure why they'd escaped their city/kennsington prison, but hey...), their perfect manhatten is perfect though.

Don't think the Folly minds what you look like, and has tons of seating. That said, my whiskey sour wasn't that great the one time I happened to have a drink there.

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sweek0
May 22, 2006

Let me fall out the window
With confetti in my hair
Deal out jacks or better
On a blanket by the stairs
I'll tell you all my secrets
But I lie about my past


Rolled Cabbage posted:

Can anyone suggest somewhere good for cocktails near bank?

Two caveats: Partner will be coming straight from Eurogamers (and will look like it) and I am gimpy so nowhere that is standing room or has horrible furniture.

Went to Brasserie Zedel bar a few weeks ago and it was full of oligarchs on a stag night (not sure why they'd escaped their city/kennsington prison, but hey...), their perfect manhatten is perfect though.
Merchant House, which is expensive but has amazing rum and gin. I also really like the gin bar in the Barbican. A little further afield: Hawksmoor in Spitalfields (their full fat old fashionends are amazing) or Happiness Forgets in Hoxton.

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