General Discussion: The Fuk Restaurant Thread!

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snaye avatar

11089 posts since 24/10/02

29 Sep 2014 13:15
Nice on Rira Cool
Noble Locks
Noble Locks avatar

66963 posts since 10/7/03

posted 29 Sep 2014 21:16, edited 29 Sep 2014 21:16
Top ten british.

The City

Angler, South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, EC2M 2AF
Perched atop the South Place Hotel near Moorgate, Angler has netted a Michelin-star for its sustainable seafood from British waters and fresh, seasonal produce. Tweeting eaters gave oceans of rave reviews to Angler, with @StephenInk providing a fairly definitive review: “The food was amazing. Best food ever.”

Bread Street Kitchen, 10 Bread St, EC4M 9AJ
Chef Gordon Ramsey does not have a kitchen nightmare on his hands here. Using home-grown, seasonal produce for British classics with international flair, tweeting diners at this City hotspot love the food and excellent service. In fact, diners like @isobelstanley are on a first name basis with staff: “A fantastic meal @breadstkitchen …Thank you to Erion, Tom and all the staff for another lovely night & delish food.” Now that’s personal service!

Duck and Waffle, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY
Not only is Duck & Waffle in our #TwizooFinds Top 10 for British cuisine, it’s also truly one of the highest restaurants in the UK. (On the 40th floor of the Heron Tower!) @DanielleAHine was one of the tweeting eaters who didn’t waffle when it came to praise: “J’adore the Duck & Waffle and the cinnamon/apple dessert: TO DIE FOR.” Clearly, she managed to live to tell the tale and, like so many tweeters, had a lot of love for Duck & Waffle.

Close, or not too far from Millennium Bridge

Northbank Restaurant and Bar, Millenium Bridge, 1 Pauls' Walk, EC4V 3QH
Near the bridge once known as the “Wobbly Bridge,” there’s nothing shaky about the Northbank, with a focus on quality British suppliers for meats and more, along with New York cocktails and a fab terrace with Thames views. Lunch al fresco got an enthusiastic endorsement from @gemmajones32: “@NorthbankLondon lovely lunch yesterday on the terrace. Great food, great service!! We will be back!!”

OXO Tower, Oxo Tower Wharf, SE1 9PH
With stunning vistas to match its excellent offerings, the iconic OXO Tower rises up to its customers’ expectations with modern British food, creative cocktails and a fab wine list. @stephenwmarr summed it up nicely: “Wonderful dinner tonight. Excellent wine. Fabulous view.”


Shane’s on Chatsworth, 62 Chatsworth Rd, E5 0LZ
With a focus on British game and fish and fresh, often foraged, ingredients, Shane’s is a foodie favourite. The service (and Shane) are just as wonderful as the cuisine. @miss_harryjones tweeted: “Best meal I've had in ages. Incredibly tasty, super nice waitress & even met the delightful Shane!”

King’s Cross

T.E.D. Restaurant, 45-51 Caledonian Rd, N1 9BU
Another king of British cuisine is T.E.D. Restaurant, located in King’s Cross. Showcasing tastes of seasonal Britain, T.E.D. stands for “Think. Eat. Drink.” a philosophy that embraces a more ethical approach to where food and drink come from. Many tweeters were inspired to note the tasty + ethical approach, with @jellymalin giving a specific menu item shout-out: “Amazing pan-fried monkfish with artichoke.” While you may not be able to try the monkfish if it’s not in season, tweeting eaters seem sure that good, ethically sourced British fare is always on the menu at T.E.D.


St. John Bread & Wine, 94-96 Commercial St, E1 6LZ
This more casual Spitalfields outpost of Fergus Henderson fame draws rave reviews from tweeting diners, offering experiences that transcend mere eating. As @lovefood_jason tweeted: “You filled my belly and soul with joy tonight. Roe and sorrel. My lord. Thanks to all.” A full belly and a soul full o’ joy. It doesn’t get much better than that.

The Strand

The Strand Dining Rooms, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, WC2N 5EJ
With a European twist on British cuisine, everyone seems to agree that dining at the Strand is pretty grand. Just steps away from Trafalgar Square, this centrally located London favourite got a lot of happy eating and tweeting. @LauraJHyatt tweeted: “Try good British dining with @StrandDining this week – I recommend the lamb.” Mmm. Lamb.

Around London

Hawksmoor, Several locations around London
Many of Hawksmoor’s locations have put their steak, erm, stake in the ground as London’s best place for steak. British steak, that is. Featuring beef from native British cattle breeds, diners rave about the quality of Hawksmoor’s food and service. Quite a few meat-loving tweeters celebrated birthdays at Hawksmoor and @CynthiaWongster was one: “Thank you for the best bday dinner a hungry girl could dream of! All restaurants should follow your lead in graciousness!”
EVERS avatar

8580 posts since 2/7/06

posted 30 Sep 2014 14:46, edited 30 Sep 2014 14:46
anyone been 'ere?
Blanco87 avatar

377 posts since 26/9/09

30 Sep 2014 17:06

Yeah went a couple of months ago on a Saturday night. Food was decent. Nothing special IMO. Nice atmosphere.
DuffMan avatar

14389 posts since 21/2/07

30 Sep 2014 21:44
Overpriced by the looks of things
Luke avatar

5711 posts since 21/1/03

2 Oct 2014 09:03
Went to last night and thought food was really good… Quite reasonable too. Ordering system is a bit strange
DuffMan avatar

14389 posts since 21/2/07

2 Oct 2014 10:07
I went there on the weekend and thought it was just a slightly less good version of wahaca
Crackajack avatar

8155 posts since 21/4/05

2 Oct 2014 10:21
Went a few weeks ago and thought it was good, its a quick in and out kind of place a level above the queue at the counter style burrito places.
selkiefolk avatar

426 posts since 27/3/13

12 Oct 2014 07:00
Smokehouse or Drapers Arms for Sunday lunch - anyone been to either?
DuffMan avatar

14389 posts since 21/2/07

12 Oct 2014 09:10
Been to Smokehouse but not for sunday lunch, I liked it but I'm not sure I buy into the hype.
seenmy avatar

6670 posts since 17/6/06

12 Oct 2014 13:06
jeg wrote:
swede wrote:
not even kidding would really like to go there

walked past yesterday - it is where Hideout was

went a week or so ago for quick lunch,for what it is its good, very simple and a bit of novalty
selkiefolk avatar

426 posts since 27/3/13

12 Oct 2014 17:57
Went to smokehouse. Roast was great 8/10. Recommentd
shego avatar

1599 posts since 11/12/07

posted 22 Oct 2014 15:08, edited 22 Oct 2014 15:08
Kings Cross for tonight? Caravan fully booked until late. It's with gf/her old man - he's got a train to get to need 7-7.30pm. No burgers.
DuffMan avatar

14389 posts since 21/2/07

22 Oct 2014 15:41
Grain store next door?
shego avatar

1599 posts since 11/12/07

22 Oct 2014 15:59
Yeh, just saw that - cheers mate. Will call now, OpenTable says fully booked. Anyone eaten at The Fellow?
Best avatar

9976 posts since 21/10/05

22 Oct 2014 16:39
Yep, it's pretty good and worth a try
lee7seven avatar

448 posts since 3/7/01

23 Oct 2014 12:07
shego wrote: Yeh, just saw that - cheers mate. Will call now, OpenTable says fully booked. Anyone eaten at The Fellow?
D-J-S avatar

143 posts since 10/4/14

24 Oct 2014 11:10
Places for lunch in Manchester?

Keen on deli style food- cured meats etc. but want to hear any suggestions.
illmurray avatar

587 posts since 18/4/12

27 Oct 2014 16:10
Looking at Andina, Dishoom, Corner Room and Mission for tonight, anyone been to any? Dishoom I've been to before but girl i'm going with hasn't. Was also looking at Fika or Mishkin too. Basically no limit on location. Trying to spend student amounts. Cheers.
Shiggy avatar

1773 posts since 28/9/03

28 Oct 2014 11:23
anyone recommend anything around Euston?

low key/discrete..