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  • billythekid 3 Feb 2011 13:24:58 11,780 posts
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    ryandsimmons wrote:
    L_Franko wrote:
    If I was to go to an expensive restaurant and there was no dress code I'd still want to suit up.
    I was in a posh'ish place last night just for a drink and everyone that was walking through the door was dressed nice and smart then there is me sat there in a hoodie, jeans and trainers and I felt rather scruffy and out of place.

    My step brother got my family into The Fat Duck on Tuesday and I can't imagine anyone getting to up the drive way without a suit.
    I didn't go because I'm poor :D

    Fat Duck Website...

    ēWe do not have a dress code
    http://www.thefatduck.co.uk/Reservations/

    Edit: shit, I was actually looking to see about maybe treating my wife for a meal there. £160pp for the tasting menu is a bit out of my range though. Plus service charge that's £360 before you even think of drinks.

    Anyone recomend anywhere good that I'd get away for under £200?


    Try Dinner, it's Heston's new restaurant.
    http://www.dinnerbyheston.com/
  • Deleted user 3 February 2011 13:26:17
    I know it's cliched, but if you're booking early enough in advance it's actually quite easy to get a table at The Ivy, and it's very reasonably priced, excellent food and you're very likely to see some celebs there as well which is fun.
  • L_Franko Moderator 3 Feb 2011 13:26:45 9,695 posts
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    ryandsimmons wrote:
    L_Franko wrote:
    If I was to go to an expensive restaurant and there was no dress code I'd still want to suit up.
    I was in a posh'ish place last night just for a drink and everyone that was walking through the door was dressed nice and smart then there is me sat there in a hoodie, jeans and trainers and I felt rather scruffy and out of place.

    My step brother got my family into The Fat Duck on Tuesday and I can't imagine anyone getting to up the drive way without a suit.
    I didn't go because I'm poor :D

    Fat Duck Website...

    ēWe do not have a dress code

    Oops, my fault I didn't read through that to well did I? :)
  • Deleted user 3 February 2011 13:27:06
    ryandsimmons wrote:
    Anyone recomend anywhere good that I'd get away for under £200?

    A Berni Inn or Harvester.
  • henro_ben 3 Feb 2011 13:28:52 2,289 posts
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    If it's a swanky resturant then I'll usually dress up for it, after all, you can always take off a tie or your jacket if you need to.

    I tend to work on the "when in doubt, dress better than you have to" rule, although having said that it's been a long time since I've been to a resturant that actually insists on a dress code.
  • RyanDS 3 Feb 2011 13:31:18 10,710 posts
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    oooh... Dinner looks a bit more reasonably priced. £72 for a main meal to share.

    Wife absolutely adores Blumenthal so that would make an awesome treat for her. Cheers guys.

    I'll check out the Ivy as well.
  • billythekid 3 Feb 2011 13:45:07 11,780 posts
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    Dinner is supposedly booked out for 3 months but you might be lucky with a cancellation.

    Another place that is meant to be amazing is Pierre Koffman's restuarant in The Berkley, Knightsbridge. http://www.the-berkeley.co.uk/koffmanns.aspx
  • Deleted user 3 February 2011 13:50:00
    On the topic, I can understand why restaurants have dress codes to be honest (even though most donít). Itís about respect for the location, the food prepared and the other diners present.

    What I donít understand is nightclubs that donít let you wear trainers. Again, they could easily stipulate that you should not dress scruffily and use discretion, but whatís wrong with a pair of pristine Prada trainers in a club where youíll be dancing? Seems stupid to me.
  • RyanDS 3 Feb 2011 13:57:05 10,710 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    Dinner is supposedly booked out for 3 months but you might be lucky with a cancellation.

    Another place that is meant to be amazing is Pierre Koffman's restuarant in The Berkley, Knightsbridge. http://www.the-berkeley.co.uk/koffmanns.aspx

    Cheers.

    A few months delay is of no issue. Also gives something to look forward to.
  • chopsen 3 Feb 2011 13:59:52 17,348 posts
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    Yeah, I find the whole shoes in nightclubs a bit strange. Ironically at my age now I find myself wearing shoes anyway a lot of the time, but have no inclination of going to a nightclub.

    /grandad
  • billythekid 3 Feb 2011 14:03:20 11,780 posts
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    Even McDonalds have a dress code, NO TRACKSUITS :D
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 3 Feb 2011 14:04:53 11,012 posts
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    billythekid wrote:

    Try Dinner, it's Heston's new restaurant.
    http://www.dinnerbyheston.com/

    --Dress Code : Comfortable

    So like a dressing gown and slippers...?
  • oceanmotion 3 Feb 2011 14:06:15 16,456 posts
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    I think if the trainers are white you get knocked back at a club but I've worn vans, onitsuka tigers and had no trouble whereas my friend with white trainers is turned back.
  • billythekid 3 Feb 2011 14:07:30 11,780 posts
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    Ignatius_Cheese wrote:
    billythekid wrote:

    Try Dinner, it's Heston's new restaurant.
    http://www.dinnerbyheston.com/

    --Dress Code : Comfortable

    So like a dressing gown and slippers...?

    A slanket.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 3 Feb 2011 14:08:24 17,078 posts
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    Ignatius_Cheese wrote:
    billythekid wrote:

    Try Dinner, it's Heston's new restaurant.
    http://www.dinnerbyheston.com/

    --Dress Code : Comfortable

    So like a dressing gown and slippers...?
    I think it means as in "slip into something more comfortable".

    What I'm saying is: crotchless panties.
  • Zomoniac 3 Feb 2011 14:11:31 8,509 posts
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    WooHoo!!! wrote:
    I think if the trainers are white you get knocked back at a club but I've worn vans, onitsuka tigers and had no trouble whereas my friend with white trainers is turned back.

    I didn't get let in somewhere once wearing black Vans. My response to the no trainers declaration was "have you ever tried training in a pair of these?". It didn't work. Cunt.
  • RyanDS 3 Feb 2011 14:12:25 10,710 posts
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    Ignatius_Cheese wrote:
    billythekid wrote:

    Try Dinner, it's Heston's new restaurant.
    http://www.dinnerbyheston.com/

    --Dress Code : Comfortable

    So like a dressing gown and slippers...?

    Well I've been trying to find tables. I'm up to 15th May and still no luck...

    Popular place.
  • billythekid 3 Feb 2011 14:16:52 11,780 posts
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    ryandsimmons wrote:
    Ignatius_Cheese wrote:
    billythekid wrote:

    Try Dinner, it's Heston's new restaurant.
    http://www.dinnerbyheston.com/

    --Dress Code : Comfortable

    So like a dressing gown and slippers...?

    Well I've been trying to find tables. I'm up to 15th May and still no luck...

    Popular place.

    Wow, they're not doing bad for somewhere that only opened on Monday :)
  • Folant 16 Jul 2013 07:09:26 1,784 posts
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    For me, I think it's more a case of "I'm out for (occasion), gonna dress for that." rather than any specific venue etiquette.

    Not gonna go grey tie to a restaurant if I'm out to dinner, but a blazer goes down well enough.
  • AaronTurner 16 Jul 2013 07:09:36 8,159 posts
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    I haven't run into an issue in London yet, no one has turned me away with T-shirt and jeans. I had some frightened looks by the staff in one place I'm canary wharf but I just strolled in and sat down, no one said anything.
  • Armoured_Bear 16 Jul 2013 07:37:28 14,796 posts
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    Where on earth do you have dress codes in restaurants?
    Is this a London thing?

    I've been in Michelin starred restaurants with no sign of a dress code.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 16 Jul 2013 08:01:24 42,596 posts
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    I like the way Folant continued the conversation like it had never stopped.
  • AaronTurner 16 Jul 2013 08:06:55 8,159 posts
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    It was someone else who bumped it, they didn't last long I guess
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 16 Jul 2013 08:11:08 17,078 posts
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    The gold "m" doesn't stand for Michelin.
  • boo 16 Jul 2013 08:11:34 12,222 posts
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    Dress code?

    ďThose who mind donít matter and those who matter donít mind.Ē ó Bernard Baruch
  • twelveways 16 Jul 2013 13:10:39 5,205 posts
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    I had some scouse friends once who used to go to clubs wearing black socks over their white trainers, they thought they were the dogs bollocks getting one over 'the man'.

    Cocks.
  • spindle9988 16 Jul 2013 13:21:03 3,946 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    I like the way Folant continued the conversation like it had never stopped.
    It is strange. If my mate tried to continue a converstion that ended 2 yrs ago, he would get some funny looks
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