What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

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Re: What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Coops on Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:09 pm

fmgod wrote:Not a dig at you but £120 to cook your own food?


If I have a pound for everybody that has said that to me...
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Re: What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby view from the shires on Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:46 pm

Menu Gordon Jones - Bath

9.8/10 (Would be 10/10 - but they did not have our standard aperitif of sweet sherry)

I can't recommend this place highly enough for a fine dining experience at an incredible price. 6 courses for £55 a head (drinks extra). The experience is pretty unique as you don't get the menu until you leave. The chef or another member of staff does explain each course to you when it arrives at the table so you aren't completely blind.

The best food we have had this year so far and we are already planning a return visit.
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Re: What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:26 am

Denzil wrote:I used to love Bodeans, went once a month. I've been once in the past year (always the Tower Hill one), which was a few weeks ago. I think it has gone massively down hill.


hadleighhammer wrote:Not just me that used the TH one and thinks this then. Not been for ages (well over a year) as simply not that good anymore in my experience. Maybe the Soho one is run better.


Went to Soho Bodeans yesterday for the first time in ages, not because id gone off it, but because ive tried other places that do BBQ. I must say Its still the best IMO.

I had baby back ribs and pulled pork combo with a side of beans. It was fantastic.

8.5/10
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Postby Centre Half on Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:48 pm

Off to Sri Lanka in March so me and the missus thought we'd give hoppers in soho a go on Saturday night

Outstanding stuff, best grub I've eaten in ages

Honorable mention for the hot butter prawns and the black pork kari (curry)

9/10
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Postby DasNutNock on Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:59 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:Went to Soho Bodeans yesterday for the first time in ages, not because id gone off it, but because ive tried other places that do BBQ. I must say Its still the best IMO.

I had baby back ribs and pulled pork combo with a side of beans. It was fantastic.

8.5/10


Same - went last week for the first time in years. Standards are up from recent(ish) visits. Pulled pork is largely flavourless, but their ribs and chips are good.
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Re: What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby WHU Independent on Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:15 pm

Piadina Genuina, Hackney Wick, Hackney.

Went back here with my dad. He had home made vegan Calzone with sausage, roast potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms in a mozzarella sauce. I had the special - a spaghetti bolognese, made in the style of the area the chef comes from, not as per the national dish with aside or roasties and spinach. It's BYOB (no corkage) but I was driving and we stuck to tea.

My dad - a died in the wall carnivore - gave the calzone10/10 and wants to come back to try another one next week! Getting my dad out the house to socialise is a massive undertaking, due to his reticence to try something new, so this is high praise indeed for a vegan restaurant.

My spag bol was phenomenal. Never had anything like it. The spaghetti was created in front of me and the sauce was a heady mix of various red wines, a plethora of spices and a wealth of veg. Italian home cooking indeed.

The atmosphere is great, the staff friendly, they have Alexa on so you can request your own music, and it's great value for money - approx £20 for two main courses, two side dishes, four teas!

I'll be going back for more and if I can find a place to park on the Tower Hamlets side of Hackney, I'll go more often.
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Re: What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby RichieRiv on Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:47 pm

Went back to the old school in Saturday night - Othello's in Upminster. Hasn't been refurbished in 30 years and that goes for the waiting staff as well.

Good Greek food, rude and abrupt waiters, what else could you ask for - 8/10.
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Postby Denzil on Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:26 am

RichieRiv wrote:Went back to the old school in Saturday night - Othello's in Upminster. Hasn't been refurbished in 30 years and that goes for the waiting staff as well.

Good Greek food, rude and abrupt waiters, what else could you ask for - 8/10.


So strange you said that, I drove past on Sunday and thought it's been a good decade since I went there. That and Sorrento's a few doors down are great little 'traditional' restaurants
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Postby RichieRiv on Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:41 pm

It may not be sophisticated, it may not have modern funky decor but it's great Greek fayre (ok love Greek food and it's a Shane there are not more about).

Okay scenes of greek islands maybe a bit chintz, and toilets from armitage shanks 1983 range, but I like it.
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Re: What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby bubbles1966 on Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:36 pm

I've been to Pivaz and Zaikaa in Epping in the last week or so.

Both have been decent. Not sparkling, not crap.
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Re: What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby Denzil on Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:43 am

Olio's - Chelmsford.

Very nice, hearty homemade Italian. Well priced, good food, good service. Will be going back for sure. 8.5/10
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Postby WHU Independent on Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:13 pm

Friday: Piadina Genuina - Hackney Wick. Visited here again Friday. Had the "Sunday roast" Piadina, extra spinach, two cups of the and a tiramasu - £14. An absolute steal at £14. Top quality food and a great atmosphere.

Saturday: The Indiana, Salmon's lane, Limehouse E14: I haven't been here for a while and was really glad I went as the owner Alum was also cooking and he's a top chef. I went for Vegetable Danask (Bengali style - hotter and not sweet), a potato and chick pea dish as well as Spinach aloo. My dad went for Bombay potatoes and a lamb curry. He had a large cobra, I had an orange juice and and between us we also had Poppadoms, Chapati's and a Nan, and coffee's to finish. The bill was approx £41, great value for money.

The food was superb, the decor very modern and stylish and the misc decent. The bogs were ok if a bit tiny.

We had two problems, They mixed up one of our dishes with that of another table and the service was poor by comparison. The waiters paid us little attention and we generally chatting amongst themselves.

Apart form that everything was excellent.

Sunday: The People's Feast, Weavers Fields, Bethnal Green E2: This is a place where food (veg) is donated by local businesses as it is going to go past it's sell by date or it is the wrong shape or has a slight knock and is taken in and cooked into dishes by volunteers and then dished up at 6pm. You can get there at 2 pm and help cook and get free food, or you can come at 6pm and make a donation if you can afford it, or eat for free if you can't. I usually arrive at 6pm, eat my food, make a donation and then do washing up for an hour - they need washer and dryers up as much as cooks!

Today was Shepard's Pie, mixed winter veg coconut curry ( 2 versions: one normal and one HOT!), cous cous and herb stuffed peppers, veg pakora, fried plantain, spicey herby rice all sorts of lovely salads and for afters, apple crumble plus mango, passion fruit and Sharon fruit pie. Really good food and fantastic value for money.

All the money made goes to the upkeep of the Weavers Fields Children's centre, which is in need of some cash. There are a wide range of people there and it's a nice place to meet people and have a social chat as well as eat some lovely food.
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Re: What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby bubbles1966 on Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:40 pm

I was in Clos Maggiore just before New Year. 10/10 for ambience in the conservatory on a cold midwinter day. Food was a mixed bag, though in fairness I ordered a couple of things I'd never normally eat and they didn't appeal too greatly. Probably my bad judgement. Her Majesty enjoyed hers, mind.
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Re: What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby HighWycombeHammer on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:38 am

19th December - My 50th birthday - Tom Kerridge's Hand of Flowers in Marlow which has 2 stars.

A stunning eating experience. All the staff were about 30 years of age and very friendly and enthusiastic. The place was an old traditional inn with a modern twist. The food was at a different level and I can still taste it now.

They have about 20 tables and 3 sittings a day. For an evening at the weekend you have to book about a year in advance.

9/10 (no one can be a 10).
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Postby rottiel on Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:10 pm

HighWycombeHammer wrote:19th December - My 50th birthday - Tom Kerridge's Hand of Flowers in Marlow which has 2 stars.

A stunning eating experience. All the staff were about 30 years of age and very friendly and enthusiastic. The place was an old traditional inn with a modern twist. The food was at a different level and I can still taste it now.

They have about 20 tables and 3 sittings a day. For an evening at the weekend you have to book about a year in advance.

9/10 (no one can be a 10).


I'm dying to go here, his food looks awesome, glad you enjoyed it.
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Re: What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby cockney farmer on Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:32 pm

Tom kerridege ? Never trust a skinny chef
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Postby HighWycombeHammer on Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:56 pm

cockney farmer wrote:Tom kerridege ? Never trust a skinny chef


Although he has lost about 10 stone, I m glad that I cannot call him skinny........ :D
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Re: What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby whuben on Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:04 pm

bubbles1966 wrote:I was in Clos Maggiore just before New Year. 10/10 for ambience in the conservatory on a cold midwinter day. Food was a mixed bag, though in fairness I ordered a couple of things I'd never normally eat and they didn't appeal too greatly. Probably my bad judgement. Her Majesty enjoyed hers, mind.


I was in there too just before new year. Thought it was really nice and not too toppy considering its meant to be the most romantic restaurant in the world
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Postby the pink palermo on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:33 pm

The Butchershop, Glasgow .

Not bad , tasty bit of cow , slightly too heavily seasoned, but ok, prompt service , decent wine list , good ambience .8/10 .

Meal for 3 with drinks £120 .
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Re: What Restaurant have you been in today ? Rate it out of 10

Postby HighWycombeHammer on Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:29 am

I'm dying to go here, his food looks awesome, glad you enjoyed it.[/quote]

It is stunning and I got a signed book free from him aswell. Make sure you book months in advance to save disappointment and make sure you have money left on your cards. £190 for 2 and did not have pudding as we were stuffed.

Do you live local?
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