Frocks is good- as are the pizzas at The Lauriston pub on the same road...frocks on lauriston road, right near victoria park, for lovely and really reasonably priced french/english bistro-style cuisine (and a killer cheesecake dessert).
Oh god the Kastoori, thirded as the absolute best place to eat Indian - or any type - of food in London, oh my god what a place. The tomato curry and, if you're there on the day they do it, the baked banana curry is just the bomb.kastoori is veggie, i might add. not that this makes it any less fantastic. as a tooting-ite, i wish there was a decent pub i could recommend to you for an after-dinner drink, but tbh you're better off heading back towards balham on the bus, to the duke of devonshire on balham high road
Good question. I was a devotee of caff called Butts at the Smithfield end of St John Street.the strength of london's cuisine is the diversity of it's communities - does cheap & nice english food exist?
BRAP!jai krishnas stroud green road, finsbury park,really good veggie indian in a restaurant that hasn't changed since the early 80's with moody staff, and an odd way of ordering.Good atmosphere, very cheap.
There's a great Thai place in Stoke Newington called Yum Yum, not super-cheap but not too expensive either. The food's great, and they do some nice cocktails and Leffe on draught, which is great.
For a great cheap (non-curry-related) snack there are two great bagel places on the north end of Brick Lane, although I'm sure they've both been mentioned already.
there's an eel shop about a 5 minute walk from Camden Market that is decent... it's down the street from (i think) a Tesco... (i actually ended up copping pre-made sandwhiches from tesco and boots quite a bit last time i was in london, as i knew it would be decent enough and quite cheap and for me as an american, a chicken tikka sandwhich on brown bread counts as exotic eating...)YES IT DOES! Find a good pie shop - doesn't even have to be a restaurant, you can buy great pies in delis and markets. And great English cheeses, and hams, sausages, pickes...stuff you can either cook at home or eat raw in a pic-nic or ploughman's-type lunch. Proper fish and chips is great, although sadly increasingly hard to find these days due to competition from kebab/burger/fried chicken places.
One of these days I seriously intend to buy a pot of jellied eels, too, but I haven'tgot round to it yet.
Well I've always enjoyed the food there, though I liked the traditional decor better in the old place, before they moved round the corner.i def would not call that Thai spot "great", i would say dead average is more like it, at least by nyc standards... tho, i did appriciate the decent beer selection...
*marches jahtao back to Kastoori and rubs nose in tomato curry*Kastoori didn't rock my world like i had hoped. Had the taste bombs - a bit too wierdly lemony or something. And had the set meal thing with like three currys rice and chipatties which was cool but not amazing.... i think........ i wasn't very hungry that eve so who knows. sorry to be a downer.
Just seen this - I think Yum Yum's has fallen off a bit since it moved round the corner onto the High Street. Food is not quite as good (tho still nice) but the decor is seriously poshed up and I think you are paying for that. It's nice for special occasions I guess...i def would not call that Thai spot "great", i would say dead average is more like it, at least by nyc standards... tho, i did appriciate the decent beer selection...
"Four naan, Jeremy? That's INSANE."isnt that just a joke off peep show
I ate at the Mangal Ocakbasi 1 last night - phenomenal! I had the mixed grill with quails for 13£ and it was this incredible pile of succulent char-grilled meat with a lovely fresh salad and pickles and decent bread. It was better than the Mangal Ocakbasi 2 which is on Kingsland Road proper and is the one that Gilbert and George eat in every night at 8pm. 1 is more of a proper grill joint where you order at the counter; 2 is more of a sit down restaurant, though the food is of course fairly similar. They also have a Mangal Pide place further up the road but I have not eaten there. Will check out Somine."Four naan, Jeremy? That's INSANE."
How about Somine, on Kingsland Road near Dalston stn? Brilliant main course, bread, pickles and pudding for £6. Must try Mangal Ocakbasi next time I'm that way - had a look last night but decided to go with what I know. Seems I was wrong.
Adulis on Brixton Road for quality Eritrean (mentioned on another thread too, I think).
Estrela in Vauxhall does cheap and cheerful Portuguese, as well as being one of the nicest cafes in the city.
Rasa's always a good bet.
Little Bay's 'opera' branch in Wandsworth is utterly fantastic...