FINDING GREAT PLACES TO EAT IN LONDON, ONTARIO
Hubby and I were checking out some of the London restaurants a while back, looking for somewhere nice to have dinner, and couldn't seem to think of exactly what we wanted.
We like Indian, but we also like Thai, but then again we would like to try Hungarian!
So he said to me ......
"Hey Barbie, why not make a section of your website about all the great restaurants and cafes in London!"
"Here we go" I thought, "more work for me!"
Actually, it has been a delicious labour of love ........ what could be nicer than dining at so many of the wonderful London restaurants that are found in this great city?
Some are unusual or delightfully elegant and would be wonderful for a special occasion, others are great for family dining, and others would be interesting to try.
I'm not going to list them alphabetically, nor am I listing them
with my favourites first, I am listing them here randomly,
in the order in which I visited them.
The Red Lobster at 667 Wellington Road South, is the place my mother loves to visit whenever she is on holiday here from England, this is one of her favourite London Restaurants - their fish dishes are wonderful and we have never been disappointed. Their delicious unlimited garlic rolls are amazing!
Michael's on the Thames at 1 York Street, London, is where hubby took me for a very special dinner recently, this is one of my favourite London restaurants and is the restaurant to go to when you have the time to relax and really dine in beautiful surroundings and enjoy fabulous food.
Jack Astor's at 1070 Wellington Rd South, near Bradley Avenue, has the best fajitas around - my daughter and I go there three or four times a year, and we always order and enjoy them so much.
The Top of the Fair at the Western Fairgrounds is somewhere we enjoy going - usually once or twice a year. It is a fascinating experience to dine whilst the Horse Races are taking place below you - its a great place to take visitors to this area as this is one of the unique London restaurants. Please check before going - the restaurant is not open during the hot summer months.
The Jewel of India at 390 Richmond Street was a restaurant we stumbled upon one day when we were looking for somewhere to eat before a performance at the Grand Theatre. It is a small restaurant but very reasonably priced and has authentic Indian food, and good service.
The Keg known as the Station Keg, this is housed in the historical old London Train Station building on Richmond Street, London. During the summer, you can dine outside in their patio garden, which is delightful.
The Mongolian Grill at 645 Richmond Street, London, is a treat - a unique dining experience! Check out their website for info on their unusual method of cooking, and the history of the Grill.
Under the Volcano at 7-215 Piccadilly Street, London, Mexican foods - Chimichangas, Enchiladas, Burritos - a little bit of everything including Mexican beer and Margaritas!
The Church Key This Bistro / Pub, located on Richmond Street, across from the Grand Theatre, is a great place for Sunday Brunch or a special meal any time - my all time favourite is their Lamb Curry served with seasoned rice with riata and fresh cilantro.
Curry Garden Restaurant I have only been to the Curry Garden once, but that was enough for me to know that I will be back! Their buffet lunch is delicious and has a good selection of authentic East Indian foods. Located at 374 Richmond Street, near King.
Barakat Restaurant is at 551 Richmond Street, London, and is the place we go when we crave Middle Eastern cuisine - and this is food at its finest! We enjoy a Pita sandwich at lunch time - there are lots from which to choose, and at dinner, our favourite is their Vegetarian Plate which has a combination of combination of falafel, hommos, or baba gannouge, fattoush or tabbouli and pita.
McGinnis Landing at 666 Wonderland Road North, just north of Oxford Street, has been serving the people of London for 30 years now.
Archies Seafood Restaurant has four locations in London. They are 1173 Wellington Road, south of the White Oaks Mall, 1146 Commissioners Rd East, 1348 Huron Street and one at 153 Wharncliffe Rd South, which is the one that we have frequented for around 20 years. These are the closest London restaurants to English Fish & Chips that I have tasted, and they also serve Mushy Peas (for those from the North of England who enjoy this treat!)
Budapest Dining Room & Tavern at 348 Dundas Street, is the place to go for authentic Hungarian food, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is friendly - try their Budapest Platter!
The Mandarin at 387 Wellington Road is a favourite of ours, for birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations - we have never been disappointed when we dine there!
Cilantro Cuisine at 525 Richmond Street is a great place for lunch or dinner as they have a rich and varied menu of Mediterranean food. We love their wraps and salads.
Shiki Japanese Restaurant has a lovely selection of starters and salads, lunches and dinners and they have been serving diners in London since 1987. Open 6 days a week (closed on Mondays)
Do you have a favourite restaurant? If so, we would love to hear about it - tell us about your best dining experience ever!
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