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The Savoy Grill - London

I'm looking for anyone who has eaten at The Savoy Grill. We will be celebrating our anniversary in London and our friends wanted to treat us to breakfast at The Ritz. Why breakfast? There is a much more lenient dress code than other meals and the guys don't want to carry a sport coat and tie around for one meal. Anyway, my friend informed me today that she was unable to make a reservation. Our Plan B is dinner that night at The Savoy Grill. Opinions?

We have a tour of Buckingham Palace at 2:00 that afternoon. Is it walkable from there to The Savoy?

Thanks!!

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It's about a mile.

It's okay if you like Ramsay. It's famous. Eat anywhere if somebody else is paying. I'd rank it somewhere below number ten of the fairly expensive joints.

Posted by
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Thanks Ed. My friend had previously mentioned wanting to eat at one of his restaurants. It doesn't matter to me either way.

If anyone has any suggestions for a nice 'special occasion' type restaurant, I'm all ears. It doesn't have to be super expensive either. :-)

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That's a tough one. For this dinner we aren't looking for pub grub or that type of thing. With 4 people who have varying tastes, maybe something not too 'unusual.'

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Emma, thanks for the suggestion. I like the looks of it. I think it would be better to go for dinner. We were only going to go to breakfast at the Ritz because of the dress code for later in the day. I'll run this by my friend and see what she thinks. Thanks again!

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We have eaten at the Criterion Restaurant several times. It has a beautiful interior and the food is excellent. It's in the theatre district - the Criterion Theatre is located below it. If you are "into" Downton Abbey, it's the London restaurant where Lady Edith met her editor / lover.

http://www.criterionrestaurant.com/history

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If you're still wanting a Ramsay, I had lunch this week at the Narrow, in Limehouse. They do a £25 set 3 course lunch. My colleagues and I really enjoyed it.

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9110 posts

Two pretty good places to eat:

Alain Ducasse's joint at the Dorchester

The Cock in the basement of Smithfield Market

There's a price difference. One opens real early. One has sort of French grub, the other has excellent lard.

And if you mostly just want to see famous people from out of town and eat pretty good food: Langham Hotel
Breakfast at the Palm Court and supper at Roux at The Landau
The whole mess is across the road from the BBC Center and everybody pops in and out to eat - - you'd probably be the only one you didn't recognize.

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8409 posts

Thanks for all the suggestions. I mentioned some options to my friend. The Wolseley it is! The reservation has been made.

Posted by
4365 posts

I think you really want The Cock.

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