Casual dinner in London RIGHT NOW - where?
August 11, 2010 2:56 PM   Subscribe

It's 23:00 / 11:00PM. I'm in London, near St. Pauls. Where can I eat right now? Nothing fancy, just something to get a decent late casual dinner. Takeaway or delivery is fine (or even preferred), and totally flexible on cuisine. A good curry or Kebab shop would be idea. I don't mind taking a taxi or the tube, but I don't want to be out all night. Any ideas?
posted by true to Food & Drink (12 answers total)
Any pubs nearby whose kitchens are still open?
posted by Doohickie at 2:58 PM on August 11, 2010

Yelp is by far your best bet:
posted by Brockles at 3:06 PM on August 11, 2010

You could try
posted by Leon at 3:15 PM on August 11, 2010

Best answer: Brick Lane's just about walkable. Certainly taxiable very swiftly. The Shampan will still be open, serving curries, as will a few others, and as a last resort there's salt beef, bagels and soup at the Brick Lane Beigel Bake...
posted by game warden to the events rhino at 3:18 PM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]

I am not a Londoner.

Is Whitechapel too far? Lahore Kebab House is South Asian, open until 0100, and is *number 1* on Yelp's "Fast Food and Takeaways" list. No deliveries but they do takeaway.
posted by mdonley at 3:20 PM on August 11, 2010 [1 favorite]

This is a very fun thing to do while traveling: step out of your hotel and explore. You will find something. Report back!
posted by nitsuj at 3:23 PM on August 11, 2010

Also, perhaps closer, Damascu Bite made the first Yelp reviewer on the page create this image.
posted by mdonley at 3:27 PM on August 11, 2010

There's apparently a decent pub called Mustard at 2 Old Change Court which is open until 5 am.
posted by bearwife at 3:43 PM on August 11, 2010

Also a wine bar with nice sounding eats called Davy's at 100 Creed Lane.
posted by bearwife at 3:46 PM on August 11, 2010

I'm a bit late to this but for future ref you could try City Spice. It's two minutes walk from St Pauls at the North side of Blackfriars bridge, Indian restaurant and take out, good food, very reasonable.
posted by freya_lamb at 2:22 AM on August 12, 2010

What did you eat in the end? Just curious :)
posted by keijo at 7:17 AM on August 13, 2010

Response by poster: Ah, thanks to all involved. To specific people: Brick Lane was the tentative winner, and we were on our way...but the hotel employee we asked said that he thought most kitchens would be starting to close. We ended up taking a cab to the West End and eating a fairly decent meal. There were lots of places open. For when I go back I'd totally try City Spice, the Brick Lane area, and those pubs that bearwife recommended.

And to nitsuj: Having traveled before, I am familiar with that approach. I had in fact done it the night before. And I'm here to report back: not a damn thing was open except for a moderately useful convenience store. Hence the question.
posted by true at 8:15 PM on August 18, 2010

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