Comfort Inn Edgware Road W2
450 Edgware Road
London, EN W2 1EG
Phone: (44) 20 77243569
Fax: (44) 20 77237879
Opened somewhere in the mid-1990s, Mandalay has been delighting diners with their Burmese cuisine. In an age where eateries come and go, Mandalay has only become more popular. Serving authentic fare that is very easy on the pocket, the dishes are packed with flavor, giving hints of Chinese, Thai and Indian tinges which is where Burmese food is inspired from. Tangy, spicy and tantalizing are the words that best describe the food served here. Finish of your meal with one of their home-made desserts for a satisfying dining experience.
Don Pepe has served Maida Vale's Spanish community for many years. The food is traditional and served in huge portions. Don't expect any shy, retiring tastes, rather, you will find honest and delicious Spanish dishes any fisherman would be happy with. Choose from a large selection of seafood (including squid, clams and octopus), spicy chorizo, serrano ham, juicy aubergine or tortilla.
Located in Little Venice, Hsing Chinese Cuisine is where you should be, if you want to experience the best Chinese food. It's close to the Regent Canal, so you have a beautiful view while you dine. The meaning of 'hsing' is five essences of life and is said to bring completeness when combined. It's a local favorite and the patrons would agree that Hsing Chinese Cuisine lives up to its name. You could start with the delicious king prawns or dumplings, along with soup. Then go on to the lobster. They also serve a variety of rice dishes, noddles, vegetables, duck and lamb.
Wood-fired pizzas are right here in Paddington area of London. The pizza toppings are all mozzarella and plumb tomato; at least that is what Zonzo claims! Siciliana and Allo Scoglio (with squids) are the local favorites, and takeaway is available too. Besides, 75 people can party in this space without spilling the sparkling wine over. Pizzas apart, pastas, antipasti and salads can be ordered the next time you come, and that will be soon!
People from all walks of life in London's Little Venice - named so because of the canals - flock to the more Parisian type Raouls. The food on offer here covers a very broad spectrum - full English breakfast, hamburgers, pasta or a mixed fruit tart are just some of the items on the specials menu that changes on a fortnightly basis. The desserts here are to die for.
The Perseverance is a gastro-pub that serves up a myriad mix of cuisines, in the form of dishes such as monk-fish liver, fillet mackerel and venison wellington, along with hearty desserts such as chocolate pecan torte. The restaurant also has a good collection of wines and ales that go well with the food. They have a few outdoor tables too, that are ideal for some people watching, as you enjoy your food.
Don't be deterred by the dodgy looking basement premises and less than savory location near the tube station, San Miguel's is a rather good place to have some tapas and all your other Spanish favorites. The restaurant is really not much to look at and the service is just average but tapas lovers will find the prices very acceptable. From the main menu, the paellas and the Galician fish stew are recommended.
Sea Shell of Lisson Grove has been a favorite with Londoners for several years now. Ask any local for the best fish and chips in town and they will tell you about Sea Shell. It is a perfect place to grab a meal after a day of touring the nearby attractions like Regent's Park, London Zoo and Madame Tussaud's. Don't forget to try their famous Popcorn Cod, Whole Plaice and Lemon Sole. If you are just stopping by, then they even have a special take away menu. Apart from their customers they also care about the environment which is why the fish used at Sea Shell is sourced only from local fish communities and ecologically-stable areas.
When it comes to Britishness, fish and chips is a partnership which is right up there with eggs and bacon, and strawberries and cream. No-one does it better than Seashell. This restaurant is a favorite with the cabbies, and they can't be wrong. And don't be surprised to see tourists either. Expect to queue for what many deem the best fish and chips in town. Or if you're in the mood for something else, try the fish cakes and mushy peas.
Truly a pearl in the enticing chain of London restaurants, Pearl Liang presents authentic Chinese specialties in a sophisticated setting. Try the Paper Wrapped Roasted Pork Ribs with Lemon Grass & Chili, or the pan-fried Shanghai dumplings. A full dim sum menu is available as well. To host a party or meeting, you can choose from three dining rooms along with a set banquet menu that guarantee a successful event. Pearl Liang has an intimate and bewitching decor, making it a great place for a romantic dinner. For reservations and more details, please check the website.
London's Malaysian population eats here so you can be sure that you are getting the real deal at Satay House. Try the various king prawn dishes or the mild ayam masak merah chicken curry dish. There's also a whole lot of vegetable, rice and noodle dishes. The roti canai and murtabak (stuffed with minced meat, egg and served with pickled onions) are slightly oily Malaysian versions of naan breads. Try the Ice Kacang, a sorbet like dessert. Ordering a starter and a main course is just not the Malaysian way. Go with a bunch of people and order several dishes to share. It's a fabulous way to try everything and eat loads.
Housed within the Frontline club, the Frontline restaurant offers traditional British cuisine to the residents of Paddington. This restaurant makes sure you can satisfy your hunger pangs and your taste buds without shelling out a lot of money. Begin your meal with an aperitif and one of the starters. Choose among the Courgette and Harbourn Blue Fritter, Citrus Marinated Pork Chop and Two-Way Pheasant for the main course. Try an ice-cream, a sorbet, a pudding or pie for dessert. Wash down the meal with one of the wines available here. If you love the food and are thinking of becoming a regular, consider opting for the Frontline Club membership which will entitle you to significant discounts. For details, check the website.