Friday, September 12, 2014

7 Spots To Get a Good Feed in London

With one  of these stores on practically every corner in London, Pret a Manger, translated  from French as Ready to Eat, is fast, fresh and really great value.  There are different prices for eat in or take away and you can pick up delicious salads, gourmet sandwiches and rolls, pastries and fruit.  We have eaten here several times and taken a light dinner back to our hotel room, when we were too tired to venture out for a big night.

If you fancy a little French on your shopping travels.  The beautiful Cafe Rouge is situated just behind Harrods in Knightbridge.  Sadly it wasn't open when we passed by, but it sure looked like the real deal.
27 Basil Street
Ph: 44 20 7584 2345
Opens daily  8.30am - 11pm

Speaking of French, the oldest French restaurant in London is Mon Plaisir in Covent Garden.  We did dine here and apart from being completely authentic, they have some great value options on the menu.  If you take the pre or post theatre menu you can have a 2 course meal for 13.95 pounds or a 3 course meal for 15.95 pounds.

Details of the times the theatre menu is available is here on the top of that menu.  We got out of there for around 61 pounds for 2 adults and 2 kids (2 courses each).  They also charge a discretionary 12.5% gratuity.  We chose to pay it, as the meal was fabulous and the service was gentle and attentive.

It is rare too that my kids eat everything on their plate.  That's how good the food was

19-21 Monmouth Street
Covent Garden
Ph 020 7836 7243

Monday - Friday
Open Lunch: 12pm -2.30pm
Dinner: 5.45pm- 11.15

Open Lunch: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner: 5.45pm- 11.15

Closed Sunday

For a Classic Pub Lunch you can get a great value meal at The Old Monk.  A traditional English pub just up from Westminster Abbey.

If it's Bangers and Mash, Fish and Chips or an Beef and Ale Pie you fancy, at 6 pounds it's not gourmet, but this is great value and more than adequate for a hearty lunch.
61 Victoria Street London SW1H 0HW
Ph: 44 20 7233 2248

The Beef Pies (Below)  at the Lord Moon of the Mall were amazing.  Just down from Trafalgar Square, this pub is about as traditional as it comes.  Don't let the "Hang on to your handbag" security signs put you off. Just make sure you don't leave your bag anywhere.

They also have a good kids menu, which is great value at 3.99 pounds.  Including a drink and bag of  fresh fruit. 

They also have a range of meals on the menu, which are below 500 calories.  That pasta bottom right is one of them.

The Lord of the Moon of the Mall
16-18 Whitehall

Now it's a toss up between Mon Plaisir and Jamie's Italian Kitchen, as to which was the best meal we had in London.  For star power, I would have to say Jamie's, purely because he is so inspiring to this home cook.

With a fantastic atmosphere, great food and lots of wow factor this restaurant in my opinion is one not to miss. We did not need to book.  You can see a full review here.

11 Upper St Martin's Lane
 Ph:020 3326 6390

Now Dishroom was one we did not eat out, but when you see a queue this long, you know you are on to something good.  It is next to Jamie's Italian on St Martins Lane Covent Garden.  According to it's website , the restaurant takes the best from the traditional Bombay cafes.  It serves Indian food and is definitely worth checking them out if you are in the area as it was rocking.

I will be dining here next time, believe me there will be a next time as Covent Garden and London in general was totally fantastic.

12 Upper St Martins Lane
London WC2H 9FB
0207420 9320.

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1 comment :

  1. Reading your choices and prices I guess London is cheaper than the States and better too!AriadnefromGreece


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