I'm using the digital map from Love and London's 3 day itinerary this time when I go in April, so if I'm wandering in an area, I can pull up the digital google map she created and it will map my way to a nearby, already-reviewed restaurant (and sights, and loo, and playgrounds, it's a good map). I'll be staying in Paddington for 3 days and then Acton for 15 nights, will be interviewing for a PhD program, and want to be able to wander as I want to this time (4th visit), so having a tried-out list of restaurants will be very helpful. Once I was in Mayfair and my daughter and I wandered into a restaurant, and after the waiter served the bread and all, we realized there was no lunch on that menu for anything less than $60 ! eek. We ordered soup like we were watching our weight, and was able to leave somewhat honorably. :)
I don't want to do that again. :)
Have a great time! Every time I go, the weather is perfect, so I hope you benefit from it as well.
If you have any Girl Scouts, the World Centre Pax Lodge is in Hampstead, and the pub near there that's called The George (probably 100 other pubs are also known by that name) at the Rosslyn Hill bus stop, was really great when we were there last. It's across from Air Studios, where Harry Potter music (and Kung Fu Panda, and dozens of other fabulous films) sountrack was recorded, if kids are interested.