If you like Lebanese food, Hiba
on High Holborn:
Very close to Holborn tube station and a few minutes away from the British Museum.
Also very near the British Museum and great if you are into hummus (perhaps not such a draw if you're not
) is Hummus Bros on Southampton Row (another branch is in Wardour St.). Bowls lined with hummus and filled with beef stew / guacamole / mushrooms or whatever may sound a bit odd, but the first time I tried the beef version I must admit I had the thought that having experienced that, I could die happy
One of the things we tend to do in London is go somewhere like the food court at Spitalfields Market or the South Bank behind the Royal Festival Hall - give the children a tenner each (change expected!) to go off and choose from whichever stall takes their fancy and 'regroup' to sit and eat our various choices. Lots of lovely spicy things, usually