CE: Food Guide

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British food might be famous for all the wrong reasons but there are plenty of eateries in London. Pubs, restaurants, greasy spoons, burger vans and restaurants are all within easy reach of the venue so pop your thoughts down and spare other attendees a dose of London Belly


Here's a list of food guides:

www.london-eating.co.uk/
http://www.timeout.com/london/restaurants/

Here's a list of restaurant links:

Tokyo Diner: http://www.london-eating.co.uk/2058.htm
Gourmet Burger Kitchen: http://www.gbkinfo.com
Embassy of Texas: http://www.texasembassy.com/texasmain.htm
Starvin' Marvin's - http://www.starvinmarvins.co.uk/site.asp
Cafe Pacfico - http://www.cafepacifico-laperla.com/cafepacifico/index.htm

I'll add to these as more get suggested.

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Peter, don't go that way, man! Do you wanna be like Fatboy Slim?


I'm not saying I don't like the occasional BK (slightly hate McDee) and I l-o-v-e any kind of Italian food.
 
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Baron_Ployer said:
Peter, don't go that way, man! Do you wanna be like Fatboy Slim?


I'm not saying I don't like the occasional BK (slightly hate McDee) and I l-o-v-e any kind of Italian food.
Mate, I ensure you, you WILL BE surprised when we meet, as I am already on that line.
 
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Oh, I know of a great place in Soho .. It's called "The Stockpot", and it has great food, for great prices.
 
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No visit to London can be complete without getting offended by the staff at Wonkees Chinese resturant
 
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Jose_Fiuza said:
Any good Japanese restaurants one might go to?
The best Japanese restaurant in the UK is in London - Tokyo Diner is in the West End. It's not cheap (but not expensive either) and the food is fantastic. I'm hardly qualified to say this because I don't really like Japanese food, but the one time I ate there I couldn't get enough. Must be the small portions and MSG


Peter_S said:
McD, BK, KFC or any good pizza place will do it for me.
If you really have to go "American" then try and get out to Starvin' Marvin's on the A40. The food is average but cheap, the portions aren't as large as you'd find in the USA but the atmosphere is great. It also helps that it is in one of those funny silver tubes that so many diners were in during the 1950s.

And if you want TexMex there is The Embassy of Texas which serves a blend of Mexican-American food, and Cafe Pacifico, which serves traditional Mexican food in a typical cantina environment. Both are in the West End are come highly recommended by my waistline


David_Tree said:
No visit to London can be complete without getting offended by the staff at Wonkees Chinese resturant
Here's a review of the restaurant Dave is recommending:

"went to a chinese resturant called wonkies in central london. the waitress served me a flat coke. I complained and demanded a fresh one. she called the manager. To my horror the man walked up, picked up my coke, took a sip and said nothings wrong with it. he set it down b4 me and walked away. I was like Huh?!"

Let's ignore Dave from now on OK?!

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No way, Wonkees is world famous for it's rudeness, it's hilarious as they just don't care and have a go at you if you are not ready to order, the reviewer just didn't get it I guess.
 
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Where's the best place to get a kebob? I have been dying for one of those for about a year. They just look so darn good.
 
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Kebab's can be found everywhere in London, and there is no "best place" because anywhere that serves street food is going to have questionable standards.

But don't let me put you off - after 8pm all you'll need to do is follow your nose.

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Yes, we have Turks and Greeks in the UK too you know
You'll probably see more kebab houses in London than all of Germany and Austria put together.

Except our kebabs aren't made of chicken, or beef or any other identifiable meat for that matter. Most of us simply refer to the contents as "elephant [censored]" because that is marginally more appealing than considering what is really in them "meat".

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I have a lot of friends from the UK and they have sent me pictures of their kebabs many of drunk nights. They look like crap, but they look like GOOD crap!
That will be the first thing I do when I get to London. I can't wait!
 
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Luke said:
I have a lot of friends from the UK and they have sent me pictures of their kebabs many of drunk nights. They look like crap, but they look like GOOD crap!
That will be the first thing I do when I get to London. I can't wait!
Not 100% on this but I don't think it's legal to buy a kebab in this country unless you're too drunk to order it properly, so unless you'll be drinking all the way here hit a pub first.
 
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can we talk a little about price? here in the states a burger can be bought for 1 - 5 dollars. it would be a little tough for me to justify 5 pounds (about 10 dollars) for a burger. i would love to experience food that the US cant offer, but i would like to save a few pounds/dollars in the process any advice for meals on a budget?
 
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Burger King in Leicester Square are doing Whopper Burgers for £1.99.


I do love a good Taco though


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4 dollars for a whopper?? they are .99 cents here. im excited for the food, ill just have to buy a few less toys at the show.
 
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I can do without the $4 Whoppers, one of the first things I'll be eating is some Fish & Chips.
 
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Well, good english food .. wait, did I just said that in 1 sentence?


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This from a native of the county where they put mayonnaise on their chips??!!
 
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GSRJedi said:
I can do without the $4 Whoppers, one of the first things I'll be eating is some Fish & Chips.
If you dont like the price of Whoppers dont go for Fish and Chips, its £4 where I live so in london its probably twice that if not more, fish is not cheap these days.
 
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As long as there are:

Yo! Sushi Bar
Wagamama Noodle Bar
Deep Pan Pizza Company
Harry Ramsden's

I'm good to go LOL
 
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Dick_Vaughan said:
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Well, good english food .. wait, did I just said that in 1 sentence?
This from a native of the county where they put mayonnaise on their chips??!!


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Don't get me started on that one ..

It brings back memories from CIII when I was with some other guys in the Indy Steak & Shake. A Waitress was asking what dressing I'd like on my french fries.

The dialogue went something like this:

Kris: "I'll have the french fries, and salad with mayonnaise"
Waitress: "Mayonnaise? No ranch or anything?"
Kris: "Just mayonnaise"
Waitress: "Sure?"
Kris: "All I want is mayonnaise!!!"
Waitress: "Positive?"
Kris: "Yes!!!!"

After 3 confirmations of my order she finally left. Good thing I was assured by my friends that not everyone saw Pulp Fiction as much as we did.

 
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lol
I tell you what I am going to pull that one off a C4 just to see what people say lol
 
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I'm banking on whatever hotel i stay at has a reataurant that i can eat at.

Don't particulary want to go out around london on my own at night
 
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amdevil said:
it would be a little tough for me to justify 5 pounds (about 10 dollars) for a burger.
That im afraid is the consequence of Mr G.W. Bush taking the USD down his road of madness!
 
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well my hotel does have a restaurant and the food is not too badly priced at £12 for a 10OZ steak and chips with veg but i am sure i can find somwhere near that is cheaper
 
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Shane Turgeon said:
Jer, are there any decent vegetarian places to eat nearby?
I have just scoured the facilities at ExCel and the neighbourhood immediately adjacent to the conference center and I did not see any overtly obvious veggie restaurants. I'm going to recommend that you look towards Canary Wharf (15 mins by train) or central London (25 mins by train).

In fact I am going to recommend that anyone who wants to eat or drink off site (by which I mean not within ExCel or in their hotel's restaurants/bars) would go to Canary Wharf or central London.

I'll be putting together the Euroscum guide to surviving CE in the next few weeks, and so more will be revealed soon.

Jeremy
 
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Doesn anybody know what kind of food you can get at the ExCel?
 
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I think this is what you want to know.....it's on the Celeb Euro site......

excel-london.co.uk/en/visitors/venue_dining.html
 
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