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Monday, August 28, 2006

Understated London



If you want to go celeb spotting in London, The Ivy restaurant in Covent Garden is one of the best places. Of course, if you aren't on the right list then you may have to wait six months for a table, but that's part of the cachet. It is entirely understated, though, and so typical of London.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 6

Comments on "Understated London"

 

Anonymous anne said ... (14:23) : 

Yeah i've heard of the Ivy restaurant...but I didn't hear you have to wait 6mos to get a table!! Wow!

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (14:37) : 

6 months?! apart from the royals, there are people in London who plan their meals 6 months ahead!!!!! LOL, nice post Ham...

 

Blogger Michael said ... (21:44) : 

Any insight to the menu? Have you eaten there Ham? I mean, Ham, have you eaten there? Ahhh...you know what I mean!

 

Blogger Ham said ... (00:41) : 

Long while ago, but I don't suppose much has changed - adequate food, nothing spectacular.

 

Anonymous Lizzie said ... (23:12) : 

Last year my husband obtained a copy of his grandparents' marriage certificate, dated 1903. They were poor, Polish Jews, and his grandfather's address was No1, West St, London W1.

A couple of days later it dawned on us - No 1 West St ? That's the Ivy, innit ? Amazing how 100 years can change the desirability of an address - can you imagine poor asylum seekers getting rooms above the Ivy today ?

 

Blogger lynn said ... (19:49) : 

There'll be queues outside now, waiting to catch a glimpse of that guy, you know, that... Ham bloke...

 

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