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Decent bistro near Covent Garden
« on: 21 September, 2021, 04:00:19 pm »
I'm sure there are a million places near CG, but I don't mind a short walk to find somewhere that isn't a) a chain and b) extortionate. I'm meeting someone for an early dinner, so any recommendations? Most cuisines are fine, although my friend is Spanish, so no tapas places, please.
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Re: Decent bistro near Covent Garden
« Reply #1 on: 21 September, 2021, 05:35:44 pm »
Mildreds. Lexington Street.
Vegetarian.
It's been there forever.
And the food is great.

ETA - I think they're actually vegan these days.

Re: Decent bistro near Covent Garden
« Reply #2 on: 21 September, 2021, 06:41:01 pm »
Not a Bistro, but My Old Dutch in High Holborn is fun. Mon Plaisir in Monmouth Street is has been there for yonks and is (was?) always consistent, although on the spendy side. Despite that area being very much my stamping ground at one time my knowledge isn't current so I can't really recommend much.

Re: Decent bistro near Covent Garden
« Reply #3 on: 21 September, 2021, 06:43:37 pm »
Not a Bistro, but My Old Dutch in High Holborn is fun. Mon Plaisir in Monmouth Street is has been there for yonks and is (was?) always consistent, although on the spendy side. Despite that area being very much my stamping ground at one time my knowledge isn't current so I can't really recommend much.
I met Wowbagger, Zipperhead and others at My Old Dutch a couple of years ago.
It was a good hit then.

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Re: Decent bistro near Covent Garden
« Reply #4 on: 21 September, 2021, 07:53:51 pm »
^ I have been there too, with some or all of those people  ;D
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Re: Decent bistro near Covent Garden
« Reply #5 on: 21 September, 2021, 08:06:47 pm »
I'm faintly surprised and rather pleased that My Old Dutch is still a going concern. It was, erm, a long time ago when we used to go there. Also the Hare and Tortoise (always the Hairy Tortoise to us) in the Brunswick Centre (though it's now on the other side of the cinema).
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Re: Decent bistro near Covent Garden
« Reply #6 on: 21 September, 2021, 08:12:36 pm »
^ I have been there too, with some or all of those people  ;D

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Re: Decent bistro near Covent Garden
« Reply #7 on: 21 September, 2021, 08:16:07 pm »
A quick google suggests My Old Dutch is “temporarily closed” so worth a phone call beforehand.
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Re: Decent bistro near Covent Garden
« Reply #8 on: 21 September, 2021, 08:49:21 pm »
I think when I glanced at their website to verify the fact they're still going it says they reopening on 8th October.

I remember when there used to be one on Ealing Broadway. But that was so long ago that there were also brontosauruses on Ealing Broadway.
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Re: Decent bistro near Covent Garden
« Reply #9 on: 22 September, 2021, 07:20:45 pm »
Thanks everyone...
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