Restaurants

What better place to eat than in the world's melting pot - any kind of food, almost any time..

Malaysian
C&R Cafe in Chinatown
Satay House near Edgware Road
Puji Puji in Dalston http://pujipujirestaurant.com/ 

English
Gordon Ramsey at Claridges
Foliage at Mandarin Oriental

Mexican
Wahaca in Chandos Street

Vietnamese
Vietnamese restaurants in Kingsland Road

Ethiopian
Abyssian, Cricklewood

Tobia, Ethiopian Cultural Centre, Lithos Road, nr Finchley Road and Frognal Station

Addis near King's Cross - mixed service but otherwise good.

Korean
TCR
Han Kang in Hanway St

Japanese
Misatu
Nobu
Sake no Hana

Nigerian
tbc

Caribbean
tbc

Italian
La Brocca

Middle Eastern (Lebanese, Iraqi etc)
Fresco, Westbourne Road

Iranian
Kandoo, Edgware Road
Several in Cricklewood

Turkish
tbc

Ghanaian
tbc

Burmese
Mandalay, Edgware Road

Thai
Earl's Court

French

Moroccan
Pasha in Gloucester Road. Not an amazing fan myself..

Brazilian
Place on Westbourne Grove.. unlimited meat for ?20 quid? or so..

Nepali
I haven't tried any but there are a few places to get your Dahl Bhat fix. Kathmandu Valley is one. The feedback I've had is that they tend to be Indian restaurants with a slight Nepali twist, which is, I suppose, effectively what Nepali food is!

Jewish
Salty Beef Beigel place in Brick Lane

Pakistani
Tayabs near Aldgate or Whitechapel. Fantastic place!

Seafood
Bentleys
Stall near Aldgate

Indian (Constable Kothari's Guide)

Central

Malabar Junction is good but is purely south indian food. it is in a weird location (behind the ymca just off tottenham court rd).   I went to Malabar junction earlier this year, wasn't impressed.

I haven' t been to 
Chor Bizarre but have read good reviews. It may be a bit pricey.

I recently tried
Benares, nice food but also expensive.

Ophim
is buffet style at your table -its not that great to be honest.

I would recommend  
Masala Zone. I've been several times and have never been disappointed - it is well priced. it is indian street food and as well as doing main courses etc, they do thalis that offer excellent value. the restaurant is a partnership between the owners of Veeraswamy and Chutney Marys.

Chowki
is good - its the one where they have food from 3 different regions every month. Slightly small venue but good food and prices.

Rasa
W1 is good but v.expensive.

I thought
Mela was ok but nothing special.

Soho Spice
is nice and reasonably priced

La Porté des Indes
is one of the best (Gateway of Indian which is owned by the Blue Elephant group).

Outskirts
These three are good although Five Hot Chillies is more basic and does not serve alcohol :

Madhus
(aka Madhu's Brilliant) in Southall (Address: 39a South Road, Southall, UB1 1SW Telephone: 02085741897) 

The Clay Oven
. 13 The Mall, Ealing, London, W5 2PJ Map Telephone: 020 8840 0313

Five Hot Chillies
   875 Harrow Road,Sudbury, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 2RH - 020 8908 0666 - 020 8908 5900 (cheaper but you have to bring your own booze)

Others

Dans Le Noir - a restaurant entirely in the dark!

Tito's Peruvian Restaurant - http://www.titoseateries.com/Peruvian%20Restaurant/Peruvian_Latin_Restaurant.html

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