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Drinking in London

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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.

Not going to disagree with either point there. I'm going to be keeping a close eye on this thread as I'm always on the look out for new brunch opportunities for weekends and days off.

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Canteen is a short walk from Baker Street and women seem to like it there.

 

Might end up in Blandford's Cafe myself tbh.

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

 

I'd rather pay £4 a pint in a sociable pub and enjoy it, than pay £3 and not.

 

Besides, I live halfway between Wigan and Leigh where a decent pint for under £2 is still a reality (and not just in Wetherspoons/Last Orders).

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For good food, try the Holborn Whippet, on Southampton Row, a couple of minutes walk from Holborn tube. Not sure if it's open at weekends though.

 

Decent burgers and a fantastic selection of beers.

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...and not just in Last Orders...

 

I went in there pre-match last Saturday. It was, erm, eye opening to say the least!

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I went in there pre-match last Saturday. It was, erm, eye opening to say the least!

 

Last Resort would be more appropriate. I once saw a Last Orders that did Karaoke at 2pm on a Tuesday.

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Probably nipping round to Ladbroke Grove for a couple too, if I can remember where some relatives live. Last time we used to go to a pub called The Eagle but it's a bit hazy now  :wacko:

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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.

 

Likely to be rammed to the gills though...

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Been thrown out of the craft beer co pub. Welcome to London.

What for?

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Probably nipping round to Ladbroke Grove for a couple too, if I can remember where some relatives live. Last time we used to go to a pub called The Eagle but it's a bit hazy now   :wacko:

I spent many a happy friday night drinking in pubs in the Grove. The Eagle was still there last time I went past, but the Percy and the Cow Shed had both gone (one a hotel, the other demolished for flats) and the Elgin has become a non-descript Notting Hill-type pub. The Kensington Park Hotel is the only old fashioned boozer still surviving, if that place ever changes then the world really has tilted on its axis.

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Well Baker Street pubs were absolutely rammed so hopped on the tube and am enjoying a couple of civilised pints pre game in Kilburn.

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Ended up getting to Wembley a bit late, headed for the JJ Moon to meet up with the reset of our party. Absolutely rammed and 20 minute wait to get served so gave up on that. Post match sorrows were drowned in the Waterloo area first at The Hole in The Wall (beer not great) and then The Kings Arms, Roupell Street which was excellent serving both great beer and Thai food at a very reasonable price. Mood finally lifted by about 9:30. :rolleyes: 

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I spent many a happy friday night drinking in pubs in the Grove. The Eagle was still there last time I went past, but the Percy and the Cow Shed had both gone (one a hotel, the other demolished for flats) and the Elgin has become a non-descript Notting Hill-type pub. The Kensington Park Hotel is the only old fashioned boozer still surviving, if that place ever changes then the world really has tilted on its axis.

I can only agree about the Elgin. Was full of middle class bores on Saturday night. Did one sharpish.

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Played safe and had loads if pints in the Betjeman in st Pancras before catching the ten o clock from kings x

They do nice food although I didn't have any had lots if pints of very nice beer though in some very convivial company

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I didn't get to Wembley in time to have a drink outside but I had a couple of very expensive pints of lager inside the ground. Then to The Nag's Head, Islington for a fair few pints where I watched West Ham v Chelsea and then the France v South Africa Union match. ( I have a number of union loving friends.). Neither were a patch on the first semi-final at Wembley though for skill and excitement and enjoyment. despite the result.

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I went in there pre-match last Saturday. It was, erm, eye opening to say the least!

 

Unfortunately I forgot on the Wigan thread to post pubs to avoid.  ;)

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Halfway between Wigan and Leigh.......Platt Bridge ?

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Griff9of13, on 25 Nov 2013 - 5:01 PM, said:

Ended up getting to Wembley a bit late, headed for the JJ Moon to meet up with the reset of our party. Absolutely rammed and 20 minute wait to get served so gave up on that. Post match sorrows were drowned in the Waterloo area first at The Hole in The Wall (beer not great) and then The Kings Arms, Roupell Street which was excellent serving both great beer and Thai food at a very reasonable price. Mood finally lifted by about 9:30. :rolleyes:

Shame about the Hole in the Wall. Used to serve superb beer in there.

Perhaps you should have tried Oaka in Kennington Park Road.

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Halfway between Wigan and Leigh.......Platt Bridge ?

 

No, Hindley Green.

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Thanks for the help I got in pointing me to some nice places by the way lads

 

In the end, we had a good feed in the hotel (free, blagged as compo for a terrible performance by the hotel - DO NOT EVER STAY AT THE HOLIDAY INN BRENTFORD LOCK!) and headed via the Leicester Sq ticket booth to that new shopping centre at Wembley - kept her happy enough (If anyone did see me I was lugging round a big orange Superdry bag in block 550!). We then headed to Soho for a top and cheap nosh at La Porchetta Pollo bar on Old Crompton Street (starter, main and bottle of red for less than 40 quid in central London!) and on to the Vaudeville to see "Eric and Little Ern" which didn't half put a smile back on my face.

 

Oh, and we met a great couple from Greenwich in the restaurant, he's a RU man, but had huge knowledge of League and watches religiously on TV, his mrs had bought him the tickets for a birthday pressie. She supports Cas, but has never been. If you go in the Boot Room or Early Bath next season, look out for 2 cockneys with wide open mouths as they price up the beer.

 

I used to love going to RL matches at Wembley and the whole weekend experience, bring back Wembley internationals please.

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