Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Food!

As a British SF&F fan living less than an hour from central London on the train, it is unsurprising that I make relatively frequent trips to the capital to see friends, to visit the city's plethora of comic shops and SF stores (Forbidden Planet most frequently, obviously), attend author signings and so on. One of the frustrating things about London is that despite being the biggest city in the country, one of the biggest and most important cities in the world and so forth, finding a decent place to eat can be tricky. The number of alleged 'restaurants' whose fare is little better than a Hungry Horse pub meal (but they charge you twice as much) is quite surprising.

For that reason, I found this blog, dedicated to finding great places to eat in London, to be quite interesting, and vow to put its recommendations to the test soon :-)

5 comments:

etrangere said...

But I ate very well when I spent those 5 days London!

Adam Whitehead said...

True. And I ate at an excellent Asian restaurant ('Wagamama') on Friday, but my (admittedly not exhaustive) attempts to find a place to eat in London usually end with me somewhere like that unimpressive grill place you, me and Iceman found that time.

Anonymous said...

I find the price of train tickets to London totally unaffordable. It could easily cost me upward of £50 just for a day return, and that's not pocket change for a broke student. I'd have loved to see Joe Abercrombie and company at Forbidden Planet this week, but I just can't afford it. Screw trains! :(

Adam Whitehead said...

Yeah, the price of train tickets has gone up a lot in the last few years. A day return to London from Colchester was £14 or so about five years ago but is now around £21 for a generally inferior, less reliable service. Not great.

Jebus said...

Living in Melbourne, Australia has its perks - fantastic food around every corner and in many suburbs. We don't take shit food lightly in this city.