Eating out in Harrow tends to be a rewarding
experience. Because of the wide variety of cultures represented
and the price ranges catered to, you can get pretty much, whatever
your belly desires.
You'll find the highest end eating places
in Hatch End, strung out along the high street between the posh
decorating stores, and ranging from indian, to Greek, to French.
Generally, Pinner, Stanmore, and central Harrow
is a more moderate, featuring Italian chains and some high-end
restaurants, balanced by local greasy-spoons and cheap pubs.
has search facility that will allow you to search for restaurants
in and around Harrow. It currently lists around 133 restauarants
Two other interesting eating destinations
are Station Road between central Harrow and Wealdstone, and
Harrow-on-the-Hill. Station Road has a wide variety of price
ranges and cuisines, featuring French, Italian, Chinese, and
Indian - especially good are the restaurants featuring vegetarian
Indian especially Sakonis
and the dim sum at the Golden Palace Restuarant (reported to
be the best outside of ChinaTown). you might expect the restaurants
on the hill to be posh and exclusive, but they tend to offer
good quality food at reasonable prices.
Rose's sandwich bar/take
away in Wealdstone
As is typical for Wealdstone (kebab pizza, anyone?), Rose's
isn't loyal to any one national cuisine. In fact, Rose's crosses
Thai café and English greasy spoon, and in case that
doesn't offer enough variety, throws in a little Chinese and
Filipino. Every table was occupied with groups of young people
on their lunch breaks and the occasional retiree, who were eating
mainly from the Thai portion of the menu. I had vegetables in
a red curry sauce, and it was fantastic, with perfectly cooked
veg and a sauce spicy enough to make you sweat, but without
causing excessive pain.
Grill bar on Watford road,
past Northwick Park Hospital
It's a good thing that the grill bar is a 30-minute walk from
central Harrow - you could drive there, but you really shouldn't
because you need to work up an appetite to manage getting the
American-sized portions down. Even before you've looked at the
menu, they start you off with a loaf of Giabatta and a salad
with greens, tomato, whole garlic cloves and roast peppers.
While consuming this, you can choose from a menu of meat, fish,
or veg, all of which will be grilled, and is usually delicious
- the portabella mushrooms are especially good. You most definitely
won't have room for pudding, but have it anyway, because it's
so good - soft serve ice cream with chocolate sauce, marshmallows,
and various sweets on the side - and because you're going to
feel like you've eaten too much no matter what. Besides that,
you should have a bit of a walk ahead of you.