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...Places Near Frieze

Date: 05.10.11 Category:

“Frieze is one of the most famous art shows in the world; what better excuse for a day out do you need?”

Frieze is something to be celebrated and devoured; it is a veritable feast for the eyes, an inspiring celebration of talent. But none of us can deny that it's also a stressful bum-fight; as the masses descend with their fold-out maps, backpacks and ignorant comments, it requires a conviction to culture, very pointy elbows and a well-fueled stomach to survive. 

So whether you are after an early energy burst, midday sustenance, or an evening of recovery, there are some fantastic places in the surrounding areas where you can escape the masses.

North of Regent's Park is Primrose Hill; an area known for its village feel and quirky but glamorous residents. Melrose and Morgan prepares delicious food to take-away or eat-in. Manna is the place if you're a vegetarian craving something inspired. Sardo Canale is the place for Italian food with a Sardinian-focused menu. L'Absinthe offers a cosy French-inspired retreat, as does the renowned Odette's. Serving rustic wood-fired pizzas in a relaxed and cosy setting, Primrose Hill also benefits from a spectacular pub – The Lansdowne.

Also a short walk from the park is chic and sophisticated Marylebone High Street. Orrery Epicerie, The Natural Kitchen and Cocorino are great meeting places to start the day. And a visit to the area is not complete unless you pop into renowned La Fromagerie, whether it is to eat, browse or buy...but best leave this to the end of your day unless you want to waft a cheesy odour in your wake. And both Providores and Café Luc offer a relaxed and chic atmosphere in which to recover and reward.

 

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Manna

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Manna

Restaurant

"A vegetarian restaurant with an impressive emphasis on creativity as well as on health (well, it is Primrose Hill)."

4 Erskine Road, London NW3 3AJ

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Sardo Canale

Sardo Canale

Restaurant

"This modern sister to Sardo in The West End serves Sardinian cuisine near the canal in Primrose Hill."

42 Gloucester Avenue, London NW1 8JD

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L'Absinthe

L'Absinthe

Restaurant

"Cosy and welcoming, this French bistro is a hit with the locals."

40 Chalcot Road, London NW1 8LS

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Odette's

Odette's

Restaurant with bar

"Offering French cuisine, an outdoor terrace and a superb location, this charming restaurant is one of the most popular in the..."

130 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 8XL

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The Lansdowne

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The Lansdowne

Pub

"A gastropub with fabulous food, wonderful wine and a cool, cultured crowd."

90 Gloucester Ave, London NW1 8HX

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Orrery Epicerie

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Orrery Epicerie

Cafe

"Simple but effective, Orrery Epicerie is ideal for a light bite whatever the time of day."

55 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5RB

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The Natural Kitchen

The Natural Kitchen

Cafe

"Fresh and organic, The Natural Kitchen does what is says on the tin."

77-78 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5JX

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Cocorino Italian Eatery

Cocorino Italian Eatery

Cafe

"It can be a tight squeeze but Cocorino offers a taste of Sicily in the middle of chic Marylebone."

18 Thayer Street, London W1U 3JY

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La Fromagerie

La Fromagerie

Cafe

"One of Jamie Oliver's favourite places, La Fromagerie is heaven-scent for cheese-lovers. "

2-6 Moxon Street, London W1U 4EW

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The Providores and Tapa Room

The Providores and Tapa Room

Restaurant

"Wonderfully located on chic Marylebone High Street, The Providores and Tapa Room serves what many believe to be the best coffee..."

109 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4RX

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Café Luc

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Café Luc

Cafe

"Open all day from breakfast through to dinner, Cafe Luc is a perfect pit stop when shopping on heavenly Marylebone High Street."

50 Marylebone High St, London W1U 5HN

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