Archive for justcycling.myfastforum.org Just Cycling
 


       justcycling.myfastforum.org Forum Index -> The Coffee Lounge
bbnaz

RECOMMENDATIONS IN LONDON PLEASE

My daughter is currently in London studying and is most frustrated trying to find a place for good chips.  Anybody who lives there have any suggestions for her?  She is in the Kensington area if that helps.

Then she is off to Dublin for two weeks to continue the studies followed by two weeks in Edinburgh before returning stateside.  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Mrs John Murphy

North Sea Fish bar in Leigh Street

She can google it before deciding to go. I've not had a bad meal there.

What kind of chips does she like?
bbnaz

thanks MJM.  As to what type of chips?  I am an Arizona girl and have no idea but did fling it out to her.  We are rather limited in our choices here and I just eat what they serve, which is generally pretty good.  One is a legitimate English pub and the other is Irish so am at the mercy of that limited exposure.  Mostly ate Indian when I was in London.
mr shifter

Fish and chips in Kensington, really, goodness gracious me.

Get on a bus to Hamersmith or the Bush. maybe over the river to Clapham.

Earls Court with all the back packers is just down the road. (Australians eat Chish and Pips don't they)

All much nearer than Leigh Street in Camden Town I think.  Rolling Eyes

Just had a thought - must have chippies in Fulham Broadway (for Chelsea or Fulham Football)
KarenP

Re: RECOMMENDATIONS IN LONDON PLEASE

bbnaz wrote:
My daughter is currently in London studying and is most frustrated trying to find a place for good chips.


Hi Bets, I have no recs, being an NYC-er and loving fish but not chips.  I just wanted to say that I'm very jealous as I ***LOVE*** London!  I hope she is having a blast.  I noticed people eating fish and chips at the Tate Modern when last there.  I hope she gets to visit that museum.
Guiness

If in the City go to Poppies Fish and Chips by Spitafields.
http://www.poppiesfishandchips.co.uk/

I know my good local in Kent! If she wants to venture that far for chips.... Very Happy
bbnaz

Thanks all.  She is now off to Dublin for 10 days and then Edinburgh.  She has decided that she wants to live there (London) but of course as a student, that is out of the question.
Bartali

Chips should be cooked in dripping ... but hard to come by in London Town.
Slapshot 3

For proper Fish and Chips you need to be in Yorkshire....they still use dripping.....as does my local.. Wink
Guiness

Slapshot 3 wrote:
For proper Fish and Chips you need to be in Yorkshire....they still use dripping.....as does my local.. Wink


This may be another north-south divide issue.  Wink

In our house, Mrs G votes for the practice in the North and Mr G for the one in the South!!
Mrs John Murphy

This what I meant when I asked 'How do you like your chips'.

I've not had good chips done in dripping.

SS - do they also do deep fried mars bars, pizza and ice cream at your local chippie?

BB - Why is studying in town out of the question? It's not that bad here.
gerry12ie

bbnaz wrote:
 She is now off to Dublin for 10 days and then Edinburgh.  


Thats about 9 days too much in Dublin...
Bartali

Mrs John Murphy wrote:

SS - do they also do deep fried mars bars, pizza and ice cream at your local chippie?.
 Not in Yorkshire!!!
Slapshot 3

Mrs John Murphy wrote:
This what I meant when I asked 'How do you like your chips'.

I've not had good chips done in dripping.


It's a bit like the buzz you get from microdosing EPO.....there's nothing like it. Whole new flavour and texture and if done properly less greasy

Quote:

SS - do they also do deep fried mars bars, pizza and ice cream at your local chippie?


Stonehaven (where I live) is the cultural home of the Deep Fried Mars Bar and it is a delicacy to be sampled once in life.....only once mind. I couldn't handle it, just not nice. Deep Fried Ice Cream, can't say I've tried that. The Haven Chip shop is home now known as the Carron Chip bar, see wiki link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep-fried_Mars_bar

Deep Fried Pizza is a west coast delicacy but it's not like any pizza you've every tried before. Bread base, tomato sauce and a scattering of topping fried till crispy.

Similar to port and a good Stilton, this delicacy should always be consumed with another Ayrshire delicacy, Curries Red Kola, a suger and e-number infused soft drink. I grew up with these delicacies which maybe explains much..... Rolling Eyes



berck

Boy, I haven't seen a Mars bar in years. I just had to laugh after reading the wiki about it...

Mars (also Mars bar) is a chocolate bar manufactured... in the United Kingdom in 1932 as a sweeter version of the American Milky Way bar which Mars, Inc. produced in the USA (not to be confused with the European version of Milky Way, which is a different confection and similar to the US 3 Musketeers). It was advertised to the trade as being made with Cadbury's chocolate as 'couverture'.
bbnaz

Mrs John Murphy wrote:
BB - Why is studying in town out of the question? It's not that bad here.


just a little thing called the rate of exchange.........we happen to be on the wrong end.

She is looking at doing a year at the University of East Anglia through her university here but is afraid that it is too rural. Sheesh.  Rolling Eyes
bbnaz

gerry12ie wrote:
bbnaz wrote:
 She is now off to Dublin for 10 days and then Edinburgh.  


Thats about 9 days too much in Dublin...


well the verdict is out although she said that there was a whole lot more to do in London whereas where she is in Dublin the streets roll up at 8p.

A bit of exageration methinks.
ventoux

bbnaz wrote:
She is looking at doing a year at the University of East Anglia through her university here but is afraid that it is too rural. Sheesh.  Rolling Eyes


My lad did his degree at UEA, and thoroughly enjoyed his time there.... he's no country boy, he's since lived in Hong Kong, Istanbul & now Khartoum.... he would joke about the locals.... have you ever heard the expression "Normal for Norfolk", probably not true, but allegedly what doctors would abbreviate to "NFN" on case notes when dealing with, how shall we say, slightly backward individuals....  BUT he seemed to have a great time, and a lively social life....  and I suppose Norwich is quite a beautiful (and historic) city.... there was a lot of extra-curricular (and very good) stuff organised in the literary area - some very high profile visiting authors & commentators.... oh, and the on-site art gallery is not huge, but it's beautifully designed, and has some wonderful stuff in there....
Mrs John Murphy

bbnaz wrote:
Mrs John Murphy wrote:
BB - Why is studying in town out of the question? It's not that bad here.


just a little thing called the rate of exchange.........we happen to be on the wrong end.

She is looking at doing a year at the University of East Anglia through her university here but is afraid that it is too rural. Sheesh.  Rolling Eyes


Does the Uni not have a JYA agreement with one of the London Universities, or one that is close to town?

Norwich is only a couple of hours from London by train.
berck

bbnaz wrote:

well the verdict is out although she said that there was a whole lot more to do in London whereas where she is in Dublin the streets roll up at 8p.

A bit of exageration methinks.


I haven't been to Dublin, but I wouldn't disagree with her assessment. Many, many, many towns have there streets roll up by 8pm. A lot has to do with the wages that are paid later in the evening. At least, that was what I was told.
ventoux

berck wrote:
bbnaz wrote:

well the verdict is out although she said that there was a whole lot more to do in London whereas where she is in Dublin the streets roll up at 8p.

A bit of exageration methinks.


I haven't been to Dublin, but I wouldn't disagree with her assessment. Many, many, many towns have there streets roll up by 8pm. A lot has to do with the wages that are paid later in the evening. At least, that was what I was told.


hey, I've been to Dublin, and the taxis that were picking me up (slightly the worse for wear) at 3.00am were certainly running on something that looked like streets to me....  we tend to go out much later here, so probably when you "foreigners" think everything has stopped, we haven't even started yet!  Wink  Laughing
gerry12ie

ventoux wrote:
....  we tend to go out much later here


Yes, November... Smile
Biosphere

Well my brother was out and about last night and I've just seen a facebook posting from 3 hours ago so I think that settles it

What wasn't clear was whether it was an early start for Friday night or a late Thursday  Wink
ventoux

Biosphere wrote:
Well my brother was out and about last night and I've just seen a facebook posting from 3 hours ago so I think that settles it

What wasn't clear was whether it was an early start for Friday night or a late Thursday  Wink


4.00am, Friday morning? That's the start of the weekend, isn't it?  Wink

       justcycling.myfastforum.org Forum Index -> The Coffee Lounge
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum