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Good restaurants near Russel Square?

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Good restaurants near Russel Square?

Any suggestions for unique good restaurants and sights in the Russell Square area or near The British Museum? Authentic or fun? Many thanks

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1. Re: Good restaurants near Russel Square?

I really like Tas, which is part of a mini-chain of Turkish restaurants. The set menus are very good value. The Bloomsbury branch is at the corner of Bloomsbury St. and Great Russell St.

tasrestaurant.com/tas_bloomsbury/index.htm

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2. Re: Good restaurants near Russel Square?

I have always enjoyed the food at the North Sea Fish Restaurant on Leigh Street. TA has reviews for it if you are interested.

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3. Re: Good restaurants near Russel Square?

I agree with DrJ, North Sea Fish has great food. Also: Il Fornello, is a lovely little Italian restaurant on Southampton Row, just south of Russell Square. Food is yummy. You might try the little restaurant that is right in Russell Square. They even have outdoor seating in good weather. For a quick, decent pub lunch, head to the Museum Tavern directly across from the BM. Karl Marx used to frequent it. It's a great little pub.

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4. Re: Good restaurants near Russel Square?

Second the suggestion re TAS. We ate there several times last year and had good meals (and service) each time. In 2008, the set menu was 8.99 pounds for an appetizer and entree - excellent value. We also ate a couple of times at an Indian restaurant over on Southampton Row (cannot recall the name). The food was good, although we did have an issue with them the second time pressing bottled water on us (which they had already opened), instead of the tap water we had asked for.

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5. Re: Good restaurants near Russel Square?

You could try the Italian Kitchen on New Oxford Street. Nothing too flash, just good honest home cooked Italian food. I don't know about unique, but it certainly fits your requirement of authentic.

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6. Re: Good restaurants near Russel Square?

The best italian food near Russell square is Ciao Bella

http://www.ciaobellarestaurant.co.uk/

Very reasonable price around $8 for a main. It's always very busy.

There is also a very nice wine bar two mins walk away called Vats (Lambs conduit street).

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7. Re: Good restaurants near Russel Square?

Vats is a lovely wine bar and the staff are rather quirky (in a good way!) There is also the Lamb pub on Lamb's Conduit Street, always good and very much a traditional English pub.

If you have a small child with you, make sure to pop into Corams Fields- you are not allowed in without a child-

http://www.coramsfields.org

I rather like La Porchetta (Italian); and the early bird deal at Giraffe in the Brunswick Centre (241 drinks, £7.25 for two course meal 5-7pm- http://www.giraffe.net);

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8. Re: Good restaurants near Russel Square?

Smile, the older waitress in Vats is particularly feisty :)

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