If all goes as planned, we will be staying at
Reubens at the Palace in London
Pulitzer Amsterdam in Amsterdam
Grand Hotel Casselelbergh in Bruges (with day trip to Brussels and Ghent)
Hotel Brighton in France
2.5 weeks total, and several tours scheduled, food and otherwise, so not a lot of free time.
But here’s the thing; it will be a group of 5, one of whom is very difficult about trying new things. Last night, frustrated after having tried to plan dining for previous trips, I joked I would find him a Chik Fi Lay and an In and Out. He said okay, but I couldn’t find any. Finally I agreed to at least give it a shot in terms of finding some places we might all find something we might enjoy. He never wanted to travel beyond Atlanta, but indulges me.
Among us, son and DIL live in Turkey, and DIL lived in London and has friends there. Son has traveled in, and loves Amsterdam, especially cured fish. Daughter lives in NY and is probably open to anything, but would probably especially appreciate vegetarian.
I’ve been getting some great tips, including Robert et Louise from @SteveR , but it was suggested by @damiano that since there were “some excellent locals there giving great advice”, I start a separate thread on France/Paris board. We have been to Paris a time or two, and it was frustrating for me when it came to food .
So we are looking for very introductory, "tourist from California " friendly food, steak frites and roast chicken, always available, but maybe something more adventurous on the menu too.