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  • boo 20 Sep 2011 09:10:03 11,795 posts
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  • Jeepers 20 Sep 2011 09:11:48 13,181 posts
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    Name: Fat Duck

    Location: Bray

    Type: Molecular gastronomy

    Web: Here

    Approx price: 180 per person without wine

    Description : Lovely. And I am showing off.
  • boo 20 Sep 2011 09:14:20 11,795 posts
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    Name: Rockfish

    Location: Dartmouth, Devon

    Type: Upmarket Fish 'n' Chips

    Web: Rockfish

    Approx price: 100 for 4 people, (3 courses + plus wine)
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    Description : Sited on the harbour in Dartmouth, looks like a regular Fish 'n' Chip shop from the outside, but has a pleasingly unfussy interior with around 20 tables. Very friendly and helpful staff, slightly pricey prices, but the best Fish 'n' Chips I've tasted outside a Rick Stein place. I had a Crab cocktail salad, White prawns in batter with chips and a knickerbocker glory (my first one since I was about eight years old!). Fabulous.

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  • darkmorgado 20 Sep 2011 09:23:51 15,561 posts
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    Name: McDonalds

    Location: Everywhere

    Type: Cheap slop for the busy, the poor and the morbidly obese

    Web: www.mcdonalds.co.uk

    Approx price: 4 per person (wine and service excluded)

    Description: Like eating in a nursery. Often full of feral ratboys and their fat, hollow-eyed paramours. Smells of grease, sweat and desperation. Background music of a type normally only heard blaring from mobile phone speakers on public transport.

    Overall: where did it all go wrong/10

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  • LeoliansBro 20 Sep 2011 09:28:25 44,420 posts
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    Name: Wright Brothers

    Location: London (Carnaby St, Soho, Borough Market etc)

    Type: Oyster bar and fish restaurant.

    Web: Here.

    Approx price: 60 per person for a decent run of oysters and wine.

    Description: Very good, reasonably priced oysters and a good selection of fresh fish. Try an oyster shooter with a caper berry! Alternatively if you're rock bottom skint, Live Bait is on the taste london card so you can get a half dozen for a fiver.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Load_2.0 20 Sep 2011 09:36:36 19,359 posts
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    Hawksmoor - Steak - 40 quid a person
  • henro_ben 20 Sep 2011 09:46:14 2,216 posts
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    Name: St. John Bread & Wine

    Location: Spitalfields, London

    Type: Seasonal British

    Web: St. John Bread & Wine

    Approx price: 50ish for 2 people (lunch: 2 courses, 1 glass of wine each)

    Description: Busy, noisey, rather cramped resturant in a former bank, with plain wood tables packed closely together. Ingredients are fresh & seasonal and the menu seems to change on a daily basis depending on what ingredients they've got, food itself is excellent - prepared simply but very well. The Eccles cakes they have here are AWESOME!

    Don't know what it's like for dinner, but nice place to pop into for lunch.
  • Bremenacht 20 Sep 2011 18:30:40 18,459 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Hawksmoor - Steak - 40 quid a person
    \o/

    Yum.
  • RobTheBuilder 20 Sep 2011 18:48:12 6,521 posts
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    Name: Nawaabs

    Location: Manchester

    Type: All you can eat - Indian

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    Approx price: 10ish

    Description : Huge buffet of Indian food, the best quality all you can eat I have ever been too.
  • ElNuevo9 20 Sep 2011 20:13:18 13,444 posts
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    Name: Rosso

    Location: Manchester

    Type: Italian inspired, though they cater for all. It's the gaff that Rio Ferdidnand it involved in, and it isn't anywhere as vulgar as you'd expect. The building is lovely; a grade 2 listed bank in it's day. The food is really good, the black ink squid is bloody lovely. Much better than San Carlo IMO, which I think is mediocre.

    Price: expect to pay 60-70 per head if you have a bottle of wine and three courses.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • Folant 7 Jul 2012 20:01:58 1,247 posts
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    Anyone eaten at Corrigans Mayfair in London?

    Seems ok from the website but online reviews seem mixed. Mostly switching between price/portion, time at table, waiting times, etc.

    Posted from my Nexus 4, not using Tapatalk 4.

  • Blakester 12 Jul 2012 10:22:10 3,630 posts
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    Name: The Hand and Flowers

    Location: Marlow

    Type: Classic french cooking with a British twist. Hearty portions rather than arty-farty nonsense.

    Web: http://www.thehandandflowers.co.uk/

    Approx price: 160 for two which included a decent bottle of wine and a couple of champagne cocktails

    Description: The wife and I went here for our 10th wedding anniversary and it was bloody amazing. The restaurant is very small and intimate and the staff were warm and welcoming. We were both fans of the owner Tom Kerridge having watched him many times on Great British Menu, so the highlight was being able to order the duck dish that won him the competition on the show. Quite frankly the best main course I have eaten in my life!

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • glaeken 12 Jul 2012 10:29:11 11,199 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Hawksmoor - Steak - 40 quid a person
    \o/

    Yum.
    Hawksmoor is great. There is one near Covent Garden now.

    http://www.bookatable.com/uk/restaurant/hawksmoor?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=hawksmoor&utm_campaign=Chain+-+Hawksmoor&utm_content=sAlmbUuHQ_pcrid_15182807110_plid__kword_hawksmoor_

    Any of these are well worth checking out if you have one near you. Mostly in Kent.

    http://www.elitepubs.com/

    The Farm house is my local and the food is superb. I understand they are all of a similar standard though.

    Edited by glaeken at 10:33:50 12-07-2012
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