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Food

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:02 pm
by TheDukeAbides
As we are back in Leicester Square again, thought I'd point out that Burger King are doing their vouchers again...

Of course there are many other food options available...

Which maybe people could suggest, for the newbies around here...

Re: Food

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:39 am
by Amkfinch
MOD Pizza have recently opened up on the other side of the square. If you haven't heard of them before, it's create your own pizza (kind of like subway but fresher ingredients).

12" pizzas are under £8 and they are pretty damn good and quick as well. Definitely worth hitting up.

Also Noodle Stop opposite the Vue is an old favourite. Quick and cheap, but I think they are cash only so bear that in mind.

Re: Food

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:11 am
by Sue77
Just behind the Empire is Chinatown. it's well worth checking out the Chinese cafe's as they often do bowls of pork/duck and noodle soup, with spring onion and bak choy. These used to cost around £6; the portions are large and filling.

There are also a number of take out buffets, which cost more but provide variety and yumminess. Avoid the one which you can reach turning right out of the Empire and right again at the first main junction. It's on the left hand side and appears to be a cheap option, but the food quality and hygiene were terrible the last time we were in Leicester Square.

Also opposite the Vue is a café which does a super falafel pitta bread with stacks of salad. Again around £5-6 and a good vegetarian option.

Now I'm hungry.

Re: Food

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:02 am
by DJBenz
The Tokyo Diner, which is sort of behind the Empire just on the border of Chinatown does great Japanese food. Quick service and reasonably priced.

Also, if you fancy a Burrito, Chipotle is a five-minute walk away on St. Martin's Lane.

Re: Food

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:31 am
by husky1
I would agree with all those mentioned,if you plan to eat on the square it self be careful as prices can be high.. chinatown ( pretty much brhind the Empire) is a good bet for variety and quality.
There is a nice little cafe opposite the vue, which is excellent value, good quality and fast.. depends what you want really. there is also the standards ( mcdonalds, KFC and burger king)
It really depends on the scrdule as to what you can fit in between films etc, but for me thats part of the experience

Re: Food

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:35 am
by Commodore
There are a few new arrivals in the area (and new outlets for old favourites):

Shake Shack - this has opened up in place of KFC. Good burgers, fries and desserts, cooked to order.
McDonalds - McD's is back on the west side of the square (behind the Lego store). It is significantly cheaper than Burger King
MOD Pizza - South side of the square, MOD is a US pizza chain that has just arrived in the UK. The Uk franchises are owned by the same guy that owns the UK Five Guys chain (Sir Charles Dunstone, who owned Carphone Warehouse)

Five Guys is also a short (3-5 min) walk away at the corner of St Martins Lane and Long Acre

There is also an easyCoffee next to the VUE cinema, doing fairly decent coffee for £1 a cup.

For good, well-priced and quick food, you can't beat Tokyo Diner. The Katsu Curry is highly addictive and will keep you going all day.

Re: Food

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:51 am
by zappa fan
Couple of places I always visit when I'm in town

Herman ze German - 33 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 5JU

Chipotle Mexican Grill - 92-93 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4AP

Re: Food

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:29 pm
by Commodore
Good point on Herman Ze German.

In fact, Old Compton St, which is only a few mins walk away, is a great location for eats. Everything from cream cakes to meat.

Re: Food

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:01 pm
by TheDukeAbides
Commodore wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:29 pm
Good point on Herman Ze German.

In fact, Old Compton St, which is only a few mins walk away, is a great location for eats. Everything from cream cakes to meat.
That sounds like a Carry On sketch.

Re: Food

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:22 pm
by hingethunder
Commodore wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:35 am
Five Guys is also a short (3-5 min) walk away at the corner of St Martins Lane and Long Acre
There's a new Five Guys in Piccadilly Circus, in the Trocadero building on the corner near Picturehouse Central (turn right coming out of the Empire)

Re: Food

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:49 am
by Vice
zappa fan wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:51 am
Couple of places I always visit when I'm in town

Herman ze German - 33 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 5JU

Chipotle Mexican Grill - 92-93 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4AP
Last time Frightfest was in Leicester Square, Herman ze German were offering a pretty hefty discount on food with a festival pass

Re: Food

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:14 pm
by DJBenz
TheDukeAbides wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:01 pm
Commodore wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:29 pm
Good point on Herman Ze German.

In fact, Old Compton St, which is only a few mins walk away, is a great location for eats. Everything from cream cakes to meat.
That sounds like a Carry On sketch.
They do a really meaty sausage. Matron!

Re: Food

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:06 am
by iomega
I'm about half way through timing all the films up and so far, the good news is I have managed to work in a minimum of a 50 minute break every day to allow everyone to go get some food before the first of the evening films.

Re: Food

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:10 pm
by scoutthehorizon
That is genuinely amazing; thank you Ian. You have no idea how much this is necessary after even one day of eating takeaway crap for some people.

Re: Food

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:27 am
by MalJutley
In addition to the above Wok to Walk just past leicester square station and also if you walk towards Shake Shack opposite is a shwarma place...they do a very good chicken shwarma. I usually end up at Five guys, Pret, the chippy opposite too