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MattSantos, on 19 Nov 2013 - 11:21 AM, said:

Any decent boozers around Kings Cross Friday evening?

Moist with excitement. Moist.

The Parcel Yard in the station is very good - although not cheap.

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Cheers for all info. Im just goin london for day gettin into kings cross bout 10 so prob stick around there n try find a pub i been to parcel yard b4 n like mr posh sed it not cheap but its a great place.

Wud u say stick around kings cross or go baker street cos i know sum ppl go there to drink?

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Cheers for all info. Im just goin london for day gettin into kings cross bout 10 so prob stick around there n try find a pub i been to parcel yard b4 n like mr posh sed it not cheap but its a great place.

Wud u say stick around kings cross or go baker street cos i know sum ppl go there to drink?

 

Lots of decent options around Baker Street (Thornbury Castle is a personal favourite, even if it is a rugby union pub!), although I suspect that area may be very busy.

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Any decent boozers around Kings Cross Friday evening?

 

Moist with excitement. Moist.

 

There'a good place just south of King's Cross on Swinton Street called The Queen's Head.  On York Way, right next to the station, there's a place called The Fellow that's new and pretty decent - and there's a great little bar called Simmons on the Caledonian Road, about a minute walk from the station.  Also there's the Big Chill House on Pentonville - all within a couple of minutes of each other.

 

But as I mentioned in another post, you're only ten minutes up the street from Islington, the promised land.  I'd start in the Craft Beer Co pub near Angel and then take it from there...

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Tha Cole Hole is a pickpockets favourite.

Really? I was in the coal hole last Friday and it looked to be full of people from the city and tourists. I suppose they are their targets. We'll I managed to get home with my wallet and iPhone so I must have been lucky. (They did do a nice pale ale from Tynr and Wear in there though). The Harp is better but it can be a battle to get to the loos.

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Anywhere good in Paddington area on a Saturday night?

Yes there is a lovely pub in a residential area about halfway between Paddington (lLittle Venice)and Warwick Avenue. I think it has Warrington in the name so it must be good.

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Really? I was in the coal hole last Friday and it looked to be full of people from the city and tourists. I suppose they are their targets. We'll I managed to get home with my wallet and iPhone so I must have been lucky. (They did do a nice pale ale from Tynr and Wear in there though). The Harp is better but it can be a battle to get to the loos.

A favourite pub of a certain Richard Harris, well known in Rugby circles for 'This Sporting Life'.Not as a pickpocket as far as I know.

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A favourite pub of a certain Richard Harris, well known in Rugby circles for 'This Sporting Life'.Not as a pickpocket as far as I know.

Yeah been there a few times after work away days in that part if town and always been pretty good. Nicholson's isn't it? They're usually good in my experience.

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Anywhere good in Paddington area on a Saturday night?

 

Traditionally an area where Roxanne might put on the red light.  Not sure she stocks any decent ales.

 

There's the odd pub here or there - I quite like the Lord Wargrave on Crawford Place, just off the Edgware Road - but you're probably best heading into Soho from there.

 

I would, however, recommend a late night lamb shawarma at Ranoush Juice on the Edgware Road before you retire - best kebab outside the middle east. Finish off with a few baklava and you're sorted.

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Traditionally an area where Roxanne might put on the red light. Not sure she stocks any decent ales.

There's the odd pub here or there - I quite like the Lord Wargrave on Crawford Place, just off the Edgware Road - but you're probably best heading into Soho from there.

I would, however, recommend a late night lamb shawarma at Ranoush Juice on the Edgware Road before you retire - best kebab outside the middle east. Finish off with a few baklava and you're sorted.

Prossies? Soho?

What sort of night do you think I was planning? ;)

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If you don't mind Sam Smiths (personally I don't like it), I can recommend the Cittie of Yorke on High Holborn. Worth a visit for the building alone - it looks like a medieval great hall, although it's barely 100 years old.

Why don't you like Sam Smiths the prices are great.

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Any recommendations for a good place to watch the Froch-Groves fight on Saturday night? 

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Any recommendations for a good place to watch the Froch-Groves fight on Saturday night? 

Yeah the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester is a safe bet.

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Why don't you like Sam Smiths the prices are great.

 

There's more to good beer than the price*. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* unless you're a Yorkshireman. ;)

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We will most likely head to the Wetherspoons outside Baker Street Station. Usually a good atmosphere and not too pricey as London goes.

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Curve ball time

 

My better half, a recent convert to RL, doesn't do boozy pubs but we are going to need a good feed before we head to Wembley as I'm a dyed in the wool Yorkie and refuse to pay Wembley prices!

 

We're staying in Brentford and heading up to Central London and then out via Baker Street/Marylebone and we both know London pretty well, know there are loads of pubs etc but I don't know anywhere that will do a good brunch - even better if it does it with a glass or two of bubbly so I can get in her good books!

 

Over to you southern aficionados please.

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Curve ball time

 

My better half, a recent convert to RL, doesn't do boozy pubs but we are going to need a good feed before we head to Wembley as I'm a dyed in the wool Yorkie and refuse to pay Wembley prices!

 

We're staying in Brentford and heading up to Central London and then out via Baker Street/Marylebone and we both know London pretty well, know there are loads of pubs etc but I don't know anywhere that will do a good brunch - even better if it does it with a glass or two of bubbly so I can get in her good books!

 

Over to you southern aficionados please.

 

You could try The Providores on Marylebone High Street - very good if you want to impress: http://www.theprovidores.co.uk/

 

Or there's a Giraffe just of Marylebone High Street if that's your thing...

 

Or if you go to St Christopher's Place (nearest Tube Bond St) there are a few places... including Patty & Bun - one fo the best burger places in London at the moment...or Comptoir Libanais, for a meze brunch...

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Curve ball time

 

My better half, a recent convert to RL, doesn't do boozy pubs but we are going to need a good feed before we head to Wembley as I'm a dyed in the wool Yorkie and refuse to pay Wembley prices!

 

We're staying in Brentford and heading up to Central London and then out via Baker Street/Marylebone and we both know London pretty well, know there are loads of pubs etc but I don't know anywhere that will do a good brunch - even better if it does it with a glass or two of bubbly so I can get in her good books!

 

Over to you southern aficionados please.

 

Forgot to say - it's the relaxed Tapa Room within Providores which does weekend brunch - rather than the white linen table cloth restaurant section... they have a great sister place in Covent Garden too...

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Over to you southern aficionados please.

I went to Dishoom (http://www.dishoom.com) a couple of months back and thought it was pretty good. They do something that's like a slightly spicy version of scrambled eggs. Fire toast is good too. Bit different and tasty, reasonable price as well. Detour to Covent Garden but decent enough.

I've never been but have heard very good things about the Breakfast Club, http://www.thebreakfastclubcafes.com

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I went to Dishoom (http://www.dishoom.com) a couple of months back and thought it was pretty good. They do something that's like a slightly spicy version of scrambled eggs. Fire toast is good too. Bit different and tasty, reasonable price as well. Detour to Covent Garden but decent enough.

I've never been but have heard very good things about the Breakfast Club, http://www.thebreakfastclubcafes.com

 

For years not that many people went to the original Breakfast Club in Soho.  Now for some reason I do not understand it's almost impossible to get a table at either Soho or Islington at a weekend - queues right down the street at Soho last Sunday, even at 4pm.  Wierd. 

 

Dishoom's good - but not a great location for Wembley though. 

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