Honeymoon in London, Paris, Rome advice

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Get Smart, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    Thanks! The offseason is def something we're glad for, and my fiancee is a schoolteacher so it's her break and won't interfere with work. We're gonna end up spending Xmas in Rome, NYE in Paris, then after holiday sales in London.

    Our hotels are booked, our Rome hotel seems to be in a great location, very central to everything....the Paris hotel i really have no idea about other than it being recommended by our travel agent, and the London hotel is in Kensington

    nice to hear it won't be *that* cold....but cold enough to put some gear into use that doesnt normally see much wear, being in LA


    I like english pubs. Unfortunately, I haven't been to any in London. The only pubs I've been to were in Weymouth and the small village (hamlet really) my grandfather lived in.
     


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  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    thanks for that link Il Vecchio! That will be very helpful
     


  4. VKK3450

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    Drop me a message when you are getting closer to your travel date. I already spend quite a bit of time in London, and am moving there at the end of the week. As a (now ex) student, who used to make good money and has a girlfriend in London I got fairly adept at finding good reasonably priced food.

    Sites like www.toptable.co.uk and www.london-eating.co.uk frequently offer 50% deals on restaurants that you book through the site. You wont get Ramseys at Claridges, but there are some good eats that pop up. Mind you, its not 50% off everything, but its a start.

    Ethnic is also a great way to go, as is pub food. I'll give you some reccos.

    But yes, London is expensive. Prepare yourself for it

    K
     


  5. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    right on VKK, thanks for the heads up

    I'm fairly prepared for high prices on food....I did Tokyo back in the mid 90s when $1 got you 100Y, which was an alltime low and Tokyo was the #1 most expensive city. After a while you get used to thinking "great, lunch will *only* cost me $30 today"
     


  6. Omegablogger

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    Thinking more about food in London, our national dishes would be worth trying;

    English Breakfast

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    Fish and Chips, Cod or Haddock is acceptable, mushy peas optional.

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    Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, AKA Sunday dinner.

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    I feel Kenneth Pollock should write up a European guidebook for the discerning among us.

    Eating at a grocery store sounds worse than using plastic cutlery and standing up to eat.
     


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    Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, AKA Sunday dinner.

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    I absolutely love yorkshire pudding. Roast beef with roasted parsnips, carrots, potatoes and yorkshire pudding is one of the most satisfying meals you can eat.
     


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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    BTW, don't get me started about . . . NY.

    Start!
     


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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Jason, congratulations on the upcoming wedding and honeymoon.
     


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    Will you be riding a vespa or a lambretta to go around? [​IMG]
     


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    One of the most acclaimed restaurants in London is Gordon Ramsay's at Claridges. If you feel like spending in excess of $150 a person it is a good bet.

    There are also quite a few nice (andt much cheaper) restaurants right behind the Four Seasons hotel near Hyde Park. The best pub I visited in London was in this part of town.
     


  13. tiger02

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    Keep reminding him it is your honeymoon...works for me every year.

    Damn man...


    Jason: I'll grab you a rec along the same lines as Matt's place in Trastavere, don't remember the name off the top of my head.
     


  14. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    da Alfredo e Ada
    Via Bianchi Nuovi, 14
    687-8842

    The menu is whatever Ada felt like cooking that night, and the white wine is home made.
     


  15. Get Smart

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    Will you be riding a vespa or a lambretta to go around? [​IMG]


    lol, my fiancee would love to re-enact the Vespa riding scene from Roman Holiday, one of her fave movies
     


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