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Savoir Fare London: Stylish and Affordable Dining (Savoir Fare Guides) Paperback – December 2, 2008
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"Elaine Louie singles out 50 spots for Stylish Dining under $25.00. When you see how humble some of these feederies are in the revealing photographs – pastry shops, burger joints, chocolate shops, department stores - you’ll be reminded how expensive London is and be impressed she found anything. Some travelers need to eat cheap but for others, dedicated to splurge at dinner, Louie’s finds will seem perfect for lunch or a snack." --Gael Greene
"What could be more fitting in tough times than a guide to saving money? High-priced London has a way of making visitors feel poor even when they're not. This little book...is chock full of cheap-eats destinations, all serving meals under $25 (U.S.)." —The Globe and Mail
"Being in London makes me so happy....But the prices are so high! When I discovered this new little book, I pounced--and booked a flight." --Ruth Reichl, Gourmet
"If you're looking for cheap eats, Savoir Fare London: Stylish Dining for Under $25 by Elaine Louie...might do the trick." --The New York Times
"A tasteful, eclectic compilation of 50 affordable, yet delicious restaurants, bakeries and bars with loads of style. Author Elaine Louie solicited suggestions from some of England’s top tastemakers, among them Peter Ting, (a crystal and porcelain designer at Asprey who also went to cooking school) and gallerist Libby Sellers. The entries read like e-mails you’d send to a close friend, all packed with insidery details like what to order, where to book in advance and where to people watch." --Mouthing Off, A Food+Wine Magazine blog
About the Author
Phil Nicholls was born in Cornwall and studied fine art at Falmouth and Bath. He joined weekly music magazine Melody Maker in 1985 and over the next twelve years became renowned for his portraits of rock celebrities. Nicholls’s photography book, Classic Cafés (Black Dog Publishing, 2003), is a study of London's “greasy spoon” café culture. His photographs appear in The Little Bookroom’s The Traditional Shops and Restaurants of London by Eugenia Bell.
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Baker & Spice at 54-56 Elizabeth St, Belgravia SW1W 9PB. A short and beautiful stroll east of the Sloane Square station. Delightfully fresh ingredients in unusual combinations.
One not included that should be is Geales at 2 Farmer Street, Notting Hill Gate W8. Down a small alley just across from the Notting Hill Gate station. Great seafood in a quiet, sophistocated atmosphere. Unhurried service. We were there for about 3 hours for a late lunch.
Also check our the seafood bar in Harrods food court.