Need restaurant recommendations in London (UK)

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 6:21am
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I am going to London for a week-long vacation in March and would love to get some PA and TNA-safe restaurant recommendations (soy and sesame are okay; I am also comfortable with commercial peanut oil).

I'm especially interested in non-fastfood, non-touristy, and relatively budget-friendly places.

Are there any ethnic restaurants, such as Indian, where you feel safe (even if, possibly, they have a nut dish or two on the menu)? How about vegetarian spots? And fish and chips places--is it common for them to fry candy bars that contain peanuts? Any speciality shops such as bakeries or ice cream shops that I should know about?

I am planning to try out Wagamama (Japanese)--looks like they have good allergy info on their menu online.

Would love to hear other recommendations.

Thanks!

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 2:50pm
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I was in London in Sept 2005 and ate at Wagamama's several times. They are very allergy aware.. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] They have many locations.
[url="http://www.wagamama.com/"]http://www.wagamama.com/[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 02/24/2006 - 6:58am
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Hi, although I am in the UK, I am not familiar with London restaurants. Indian restaurants seem to pose quite a high risk. Fish and chip shops don't generaly fry confectionry,(except in Scotland!). You are more probable to get cross contamination from "vegi-nut-burgers" fried in the same oil.
Marks and Spencer stores sell a wide range of nut free foods, but I guess that is not a restaurant...!
Ed.
[This message has been edited by aidansdaddy (edited February 24, 2006).]

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 2:50pm
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I was in London in Sept 2005 and ate at Wagamama's several times. They are very allergy aware.. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] They have many locations.
[url="http://www.wagamama.com/"]http://www.wagamama.com/[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 02/24/2006 - 6:58am
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Hi, although I am in the UK, I am not familiar with London restaurants. Indian restaurants seem to pose quite a high risk. Fish and chip shops don't generaly fry confectionry,(except in Scotland!). You are more probable to get cross contamination from "vegi-nut-burgers" fried in the same oil.
Marks and Spencer stores sell a wide range of nut free foods, but I guess that is not a restaurant...!
Ed.
[This message has been edited by aidansdaddy (edited February 24, 2006).]

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