London – Harrow Restaurant Suggestions

Sometimes we just want to stay local and find a restaurant close to home. This could save on travelling with your rental car into the centre of London. This can be an experience for you and your car hire from Harrow particularly if you are not used to driving around London. Whether you are on a visit to London Harrow or if you are staying with relatives. Trying out a local restaurant may be the solution to your dilemma.

We often think the good restaurants are in the city centre but you may be pleasantly surprised by what is on your door step. Here are a few ideas for the Harrow district of London.

If you are close to Putney Station why not pop in and order a pizza and cocktail from citizen smith. There are lots of traditional types of pizza on the menu. Or you could be adventurous and try and order a bizarre sorry experimental pizza to taste. If pizza is not your thing then you could try out a Sunday roast or a salad. Ending the meal with a delicious dessert. Pizza generally cost between seven and ten pounds each.

Keeping on the Italian theme. Visitors could try out Sazio which is a modern, sharp, clean looking restaurant which can be found on Station Road in harrow. Your average meal can cost between ten and twenty pounds for each person. You can order all your Italian favourites before heading off to the vue cinema which is close by to Sazio.

Not forgetting the vegetarians in Harrow. You can order a take out from the very funky menu. Or you can sit in and order a la carte. Most meals cost from around ten pounds from Sakonis. The vegetarian restaurant is situated on the Dominion Parade close to Station Road.

The Vintage Restaurant is located on Station Road and offers an Indian menu. So if you are in the mood for a korma curry, bhoona, or rogan josh with nan bread. Then stroll along to the Indian Vintage.

There are a number of pubs located within the London Harrow area. Yates wine lodge can be found in Station Road with a royal blue banner along the top of the pub frontage.

Molly Malones is located on the High Street close to the Harrow Weald News and Uxbridge Road.

Not that far along from Molly Malones you will find the Fiddler’s restaurant on High Road. This is an Italian restaurant which also covers a variety of special days such as mothers day, Christmas and New Year, Valentine’s day etc. The owners offer a delivery service which customers can order over the telephone and online. A small delivery charge applies please ask when ordering.
You can order a la carte for a set menu price on various courses. The prices start at around fourteen pounds for two courses. If you prefer just to order one course from the menu then the price starts at four pounds for a starter.

The Panom Thai restaurant is also situated on High Street in Harrow. They offer take out as well as a sit in set menu. Depending on how many are in your party the price starts at sixteen pounds for a set menu for two. Dishes on offer include duck, chicken, beef with various sauces including black bean sauce, curry, sweet and sour.

Restaurant Meals Can Be Healthful

Everyone can enjoy an occasional meal in a restaurant and order whatever they want. But if you have to eat in restaurants several times a week, you need to devise ways to make healthy choices and avoid the temptation to over-eat. If you are trying to control weight, diabetes, cholesterol or high blood pressure, you need to must find ways to meet your special requirements.

First, choose restaurants that gives you a fighting chance. Find a restaurant with a good salad bar and load up on fresh vegetables. Order broiled fish for your entree. Ask to have it prepared with lemon juice instead of butter. Have steamed vegetables as an accompaniment, without added butter, and fresh fruit or fruit ice for dessert.

Asian restaurants often have a wide array of tasty dishes with lots of vegetables. Thai and Vietnamese restaurants and Mongolian grills are good choices if you stick to the vegetarian and seafood entrees. Go easy on the white rice.

Your chances of finding whole grains in a restaurant are slim to none, but if you travel a lot, you might want to pack or shop for your own cereal to eat in your hotel. Large cities and college towns often have vegetarian restaurants that offer varied, flavorful meals made with vegetables, beans and sometimes even whole grains. Whatever you order, watch out for the huge portions that many restaurants serve. Divide it up at the beginning of the meal and save some for the next day’s lunch, share with a friend, or just leave it.

The restaurants listed below are a few of the national chains that offer good to excellent salad bars and some other healthier choices for people on the go.

Black Eyed Pea

Bob’s Big Boy

Chili’s

Denny’s

Golden Corral

Long John Silvers

Lone Star

Olive Garden

Ponderosa

Ruby Tuesday

TGI Friday’s

If you have found other good choices let me know and I’ll add them to this list (send an email through my web site, below)

Going Vegetarian

Giving up meat is not an easy feat. Our carnivorous cravings are there for good reason. Meat has many nutrients that are essential to a healthy diet not and, at the same time, tastes incredible. Many people hesitate to move from an omnivorous, meaning meat and vegetables, to a vegetarian diet. Some are compelled to do so for health risks and some think about doing so because they think it is the healthier option. Whatever the reason, switching from meat to greens should not be a difficult task. You need not feel deprived and battle with crazy food cravings.

Focus on the good things in a vegetarian diet. Remember that you still get to each chocolate and drink milk. At the beginning, it may be difficult because you’ll miss the texture of the meat products. Not to worry, there are not very good mock meat soy products. There are veggie burgers now that are so good, you can’t even tell the difference. The secret is to finding the right stuff. Remember that going vegetarian does not necessarily mean that you’re giving up good tasting food altogether. It’s a matter of ingenuity. Find the right dressing and combination that will make your all-vegetable meal a sumptuous one. Be creative in preparing your meals. Be on the lookout for quality vegetable product and vegetarian restaurants. Connect with other vegetarian and get tips and great finds. And most importantly, enjoy the switch. Think of it as a fun way to get healthy rather than a deprivation.