Dining Recommendations in the Paddington Station area?

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Dining Recommendations in the Paddington Station area?

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For our two nights in London, the Mrs. and I are staying at a Premier Inn near Paddington Station. Any recommendations for casual dining in that area? Recommended pubs? How about good places for coffee? Weaker walkers, so it need not be the immediate area.

And we’re certainly up for recommendations for places further afield.

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Re: Dining Recommendations in the Paddington Station area?

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This is not an easy task, Drew, as I don't specifically know the eateries in the area surrounding Paddington and, should one do a search on Google Maps the possibilities are endless. However . .
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.. . .a couple of pointers.

1. If you head West from Paddington to the area of Bayswater and specifically (the road) Queensway there are a number of excellent Chinese Restaurants popular with local and visiting Chinese. Some years ago I was treated to lunch there by a visiting Hong Kong Chinese Client.

2. Alternatively, for Chinese food, head to China Town, near Leicester Square where I can recommend Shanghai Modern having eaten there myself last year; plenty of Chinese patrons.

3. If you head East from Paddington to the Edgware Road that runs North West from Marble Arch, this is a Mecca for Middle Eastern / Arab cuisine.

Coffee? I'm sure if you walk around you'll find numerous Independent Coffee shops / cafes, as well as the usual Starbucks, Costa et al.

I hope this helps.

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If you want a decent breakfast, The Breakfast Club have a few locations. The closest to you is Berwick Street, so you'd have to get a cab or tube.

There's normally a queue, but it's well worth it.

https://thebreakfastclubcafes.com/on-berwick/
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Although Paddington is my landing point when visiting London, I don't know a huge amount amount eating in the area as I'm usually heading elsewhere. However, there are a couple of nice options in Paddington Basin; Pearl Liang offers Chinese food with more sophistication than you'll find in China Town and Massis, a perfectly decent Lebanese restaurant that I visited when the trains home were proving difficult. The Basin itself is a nice area tucked behind the station and there are plenty of other outlets including the Cheese Barge that I probably don't need to go into further detail on.

For coffee, I can only make one recommendation: Harrisons Coffee in Spring Street. It's a lovely little independent which I used to frequent before they upped and moved to Paddington.

You're not going to be short of choice, and I can recommend using websites like The Fork which will allow you to put in your location and cuisine choice and will show you available options with tables.

Oh, and beware the Angus Steakhouse.
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+1 for The Breakfast Club (so long as you don't mind waiting in line to get a table!).

I like the look of https://www.thegentlemenbaristas.com/ for coffee though I've never been to one!
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If you fancy a good pub meal - head to The Larrik in Crawford Place (W1H 5NN). Cracking, well priced gastro food all cooked fresh.

Or try Briciole https://briciole.co.uk/ for an authentic Italian with a deli attached.

There's plenty around the area, go down side streets to find the real independent gems!
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Another +1 for the breakfast club. Always a must visit if I'm staying over and have the time!
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Been lurking and just seen this!
Disjoin in Kensington is great and a quick ten minute hop on the district line from Paddington.
I don’t know many places directly at Paddington to eat but when in West London tend to look around Ealing or Kensington. Lots of options in both and easy to get to.
I’m staying in Ealing tonight actually!
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Also, for pubs surely you should head to The Mayflower in Rotherhithe after previous threads on here? ;) It’s relatively easy to get to on the tube. Sadly I am engaged elsewhere in london tomorrow night or is show you around!
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Not sure if there are any near Paddington, but Blacklock & FlatIron are great places to eat chops and steaks at a reasonable price. Blacklock does a roast menu on Sundays, which is great if that’s what you’re after, though I think the à la carte is better (not available on Sundays however).

Otherwise, as Guy @Bahnstormer_vRS says Queensway and China Town are good choices for Chinese food - Four Seasons has amazing Chinese barbecue and roast duck, with branches in both spots. I’ve recommended the Gerrard Street location to my son, who is heading into the Smoke for a rare visit, and he wants to take the opportunity for a great feed.

One other Asian recommendation - Vietnamese food is plentiful in Kingsland Road, but my favourite is the Bang Bang Canteen near(ish) to Kings Cross / Russell Square.
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0uatiOW wrote: Thu Jun 29, 2023 12:17 am Not sure if there are any near Paddington, but Blacklock & FlatIron are great places to eat chops and steaks at a reasonable price. Blacklock does a roast menu on Sundays, which is great if that’s what you’re after, though I think the à la carte is better (not available on Sundays however).

Otherwise, as Guy @Bahnstormer_vRS says Queensway and China Town are good choices for Chinese food - Four Seasons has amazing Chinese barbecue and roast duck, with branches in both spots. I’ve recommended the Gerrard Street location to my son, who is heading into the Smoke for a rare visit, and he wants to take the opportunity for a great feed.

One other Asian recommendation - Vietnamese food is plentiful in Kingsland Road, but my favourite is the Bang Bang Canteen near(ish) to Kings Cross / Russell Square.
Blacklock is truly special (any day of the week but particularly Sunday!) - just make sure you book a table in advance, walk-ins are notoriously difficult! And go for the "All In Chops".....
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GrahamB wrote: Tue Jun 27, 2023 9:53 am If you fancy a good pub meal - head to The Larrik in Crawford Place (W1H 5NN). Cracking, well priced gastro food all cooked fresh.

Or try Briciole https://briciole.co.uk/ for an authentic Italian with a deli attached.

There's plenty around the area, go down side streets to find the real independent gems!
Just looked The Larrik up. That’s quite close to where we’ll be, and the menu looks great. The website had a link for booking a table. Does that mean no walk ins. Think we’d need to book in advance for a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evening?
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The Larrick looks great! Their booking policy states they keep some space for walk-in customers (that's dated May '21 though) but I'd book in advance just to be sure.
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Hows the trip going so far?
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