Just St. James
Eating in London
To Support the Brits
RONIC, isnít it? During the War of Independence, our enemy was Great Britain; our friend was France. Today the opposite prevails. Since 9/11, circumstances have prompted us to disdain the French and direct our support to the Brits.
Instead of French fries, some Americans have taken to fish Ďn chips.
So we canít do better in showing our appreciation to Great Britain for standing with us against an evil regime in Iraq than to spend our vacation dollars in Limeyland.
In London we recommend these outstanding eating places guaranteed to thrill your palate.
Just St. James (12 St. Jamesí Street, SW1, 7976 2222) is among the best restaurants the British have to offer.
First course choices include Breast of Pigeon, Honey Glazed Foie Gras & Chicken Liver Salad. The menu offers vegetarian as well as fish and meat dishes. The desserts are spectacular ranging from Baked Chocolate Pudding with orange scented custard to Just Brulees. The wine selection is awesome.
Just The Gallery, situated above the restaurant, is dedicated to private parties of 20 to 120 guests. Although separated in private space, guests still feel the warm friendly ambience of the main restaurant.
Just Oriental (19 King Street, SW1, 7930 9292) can be reached at its own entrance around the corner or by the stairs or elevator in Just St. James. Naturally, you expect delicious Oriental cuisine, and thatís just what youíll get.
Just the Bridge (1 Paulís Walk, Millennium Bridge north side, EC4, 7236 0000) lets you dine in casual comfort at the foot of the famed Wobbly Bridge. Gaze at the passing boats on the Thames. Across the river are the Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre.
The Crescent (34 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, W1, 7402 4288) is an elegant restaurant with an excellent selection of mains. Chef Stephen Whitney will take good care of you in the modern British manner.
Yatra (Dover Street, Mayfair W1, 7493 0200). Owner Sonu Lalvani serves traditional and contemporary Indian cuisine in two surroundings: one offering European tables and chairs; the other low-level seating for reclining over a meal.