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

Anything goes in The Snug, the GD's rebellious little brother. An off-topic den of iniquity for non-football/news related musings.

Moderators: bristolhammerfc, sicknote, -DL-, Rio, Gnome, chalks, the pink palermo

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

Postby WHU Independent on Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:32 pm

90 Degree melt, 235 Mile End Road, E1. near The Half Moon Pub.

A new American veggie/vegan fast food place that deals mainly with toasted Sandwiches. I had two for £6.99 which were decent and filled me up. I had the The vegan version of The Spa-artichoke - Spinach & Artichoke, with creamy cheddar and sharp Parmesan, with tangy chilli sauce and the The Harissa - Flavors of North Africa. Courgettes, tomatoes & spinach with a flavourful Harissa paste. Very unusual and very tasty. Coffee was a ripp off though - way to dear for what it was.

Quick service, very friendly staff and spotlessly clean - this was also confirmed by it's 5/5 star cleanliness certificate.

It also does veg/vegan versions of corn dogs, chilli dogs, hot dogs etc - and I'll be back to give them a go.
User avatar
WHU Independent
 
Posts: 4006
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:35 pm

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

Postby Tenbury on Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:06 am

No offence mate, but to pay 7quid for a toasted sandwich, you'd have to be more like a 360 degree melt.
User avatar
Tenbury
 
Posts: 2598
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:28 pm
Location: Too near Kidderminster

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

Postby Denzil on Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:13 am

To be fair he said he got two for £7
User avatar
Denzil
 
Posts: 1640
Joined: Tue May 10, 2011 2:39 pm

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

Postby Tenbury on Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:25 am

You're right, I'm the melt !!..

Apologies WHUI.
User avatar
Tenbury
 
Posts: 2598
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:28 pm
Location: Too near Kidderminster

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

Postby WHU Independent on Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:30 pm

NPs Tenners - if I paid £7 for a toasted sandwich, you'd be completely right to call me a melt!
User avatar
WHU Independent
 
Posts: 4006
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:35 pm

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

Postby bubbles1966 on Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:22 pm

All in Porto Montenegro over the last week (If ever a place was the epitome of "I saw you coming" - this is it.)

Murano at The Regent - 2/10 - because the waitresses are real lookers, 0/10 otherwise ; food was bloody awful. Ambience "Gawped at like a monkey in a cage" on "The Terrace" ( known in England as the pavement).

Samuson, - 3/10 - food was nice (once the exploratory expedition actually found it on the largely vacant plate - ended up going straight for a very nice, big, €7 Pizza afterwards). Level of piss-takery was humungous - 2xAsahi (small bottles) = €14 (they seemed surprised to find we'd heard of it - I didn't have the heart to tell them that Morrisons sell it - well, Mrs Bubbs, told me not to embarrass her by making a scene at their banditry).

One, - 7/10 - nice 'Med' food, nice setting, generous portions, service okay

Byblos, - 6/10 - unremarkable Lebanese but okay.

Bevenda, - 9/10 - who'd have thought a €5 Bruschetta starter would taste as though it was worth £30? Very nice food, nice bayfront setting, decent service.
User avatar
bubbles1966
 
Posts: 45895
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:01 pm
Location: It's December.....time to forget the serious things...merry Xmas all

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

Postby WHU Independent on Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:45 pm

The Lemon Witch, Southend: A crepe place that caters for vegans. My mate had the Cheese, Onion and tomato crepe ( "enjoyable but not satisfying" ) whilst I went for the caramalised onions, vegan feta and mushroom "crepe." Much like my mates food, it was nice but didn't fill me up. The service was excellent though, the staff very helpful and attentive and the ambience relaxing.

Unfortunately the bogs were tiny and not clean - piss on the floor - and at £9.00 for a small crepe and a coffee I felt it was overpriced a bit.
User avatar
WHU Independent
 
Posts: 4006
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:35 pm

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

Postby Coops on Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:59 am

Has anybody been to the new Turkish place in Hockley yet?
I'm thinking about booking it up for my birthday meal.
User avatar
Coops
 
Posts: 4308
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:23 am
Location: Rayleigh, Essex

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

Postby Denzil on Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:37 am

Chop Bloc, Chelmsford. Great service, great food, great setting. Great.

Was a bit apprehensive as looking at the menu beforehand the steaks are the same price you see in Hawksmoor, Goodmans etc however the quality was just as good and this is right on my doorstep.

Nice bar upstairs too. 9/10.
User avatar
Denzil
 
Posts: 1640
Joined: Tue May 10, 2011 2:39 pm

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

Postby chelmsfordhammer91 on Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:04 am

Denzil wrote:Chop Bloc, Chelmsford. Great service, great food, great setting. Great.

Was a bit apprehensive as looking at the menu beforehand the steaks are the same price you see in Hawksmoor, Goodmans etc however the quality was just as good and this is right on my doorstep.

Nice bar upstairs too. 9/10.


Been waiting to go here for a while now. Am I right that you choose your size steak per 100g?

Just opposite there is a nice little restaurant called Giraffe that does really nice american/Mexican and a few other dishes. We've only been there for lunch but with a young child in tow it was perfect and not too busy.
User avatar
chelmsfordhammer91
 
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:59 pm
Location: Broomfield, Chelmsford

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

Postby Denzil on Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:38 pm

Some cuts you can buy per the 100g yes, although there will be a minimum weight you can purchase I would assume.

I went for a speciality steak; Korean Rib Eye. Simpleh.
User avatar
Denzil
 
Posts: 1640
Joined: Tue May 10, 2011 2:39 pm

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

Postby Coops on Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:15 am

Aspera in Benfleet.
It's another Turkish place but t is a bit more upmarket than most. The price reflected this but then so did the quality of the food.
It was a birthday celebration (mine) so we really went for it with wine cocktails etc.
Staff were on point, I can't fault it really.
9/10
User avatar
Coops
 
Posts: 4308
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:23 am
Location: Rayleigh, Essex

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

Postby Coops on Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:21 am

Flaming Cow, Windsor.
We made the same mistake of going into a chain burger restaurant far too hungry and over ordering.
Burgers were decent, in fact all the food was. I have had better from other chains though.
It was £95 for four of us, including a couple of fancy milkshakes with bourbon. We probably could have spent 1/3 less and still been full.

7/10 would go back.
User avatar
Coops
 
Posts: 4308
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:23 am
Location: Rayleigh, Essex

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

Postby Denzil on Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:42 am

Went to the new Gunpowder restaurant at Tower Bridge (south side) last night. Every bit as good as the Spitalfield one, in a larger restaurant that doesn't have you sitting on top of each other.

I'd forgotten how good those lamb chops are!

Still one of the best in the game.

9/10
User avatar
Denzil
 
Posts: 1640
Joined: Tue May 10, 2011 2:39 pm

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

Postby Nesticles on Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:14 am

Yard Sale Pizza (Finsbury Park shop)

http://yardsalepizza.com/

9/10

I've never had a better pizza in the UK. Two pizzas, two drinks and some olives for around £30. The staff were excellent too. Top casual setting for amazing quality pizza, cannot wait to go back.
User avatar
Nesticles
 
Posts: 4537
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:48 am

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

Postby sendô on Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:26 pm

Pizza Hut.

**** me, that's as close as I've come to regretting having kids. Is this my life now, eating at completely horrendous "pizza" "restaurants" full of annoying over excited screaming kids (mine), awful over salted over greasy food, crap décor and terrible service? All for the princely sum of £50, and that me not drinking, which in all honesty I think I needed to.

Bah.
User avatar
sendô
 
Posts: 27169
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:41 pm
Location: in the pessimistically optimistic camp.

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

Postby Big George on Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:03 am

Singburi on Leytonstone High Road.

A fantastic hot and sour assault on the senses, amazing food.

It’s a BYOB with Formica tops but if this was in the West end you’d pay a fortune.

£50 for two and that was pushing the boat out.

10/10
User avatar
Big George
 
Posts: 10220
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 2:59 pm
Location: http://www.whuisa.org/

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

Postby sendô on Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:37 pm

Five Guys. Christ what an over rated pile of crap. Rated by all the same people that think Nandos is a top restaurant.

Effectively you are getting a Burger King for 2-3 times the cost. I had a cheeseburger, chips and a milkshake and it came to £18.

Oh but you can "choose your own toppings" in your burger. So effectively like every other burger restaurant then.

I honestly have no idea how this place has kept going.
User avatar
sendô
 
Posts: 27169
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:41 pm
Location: in the pessimistically optimistic camp.

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

Postby fmgod on Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:26 pm

sendô wrote:Five Guys. Christ what an over rated pile of crap. Rated by all the same people that think Nandos is a top restaurant.


Nailed it there, same clientele happy to pay £15 for glorified chicken and chips and same with five guys but burgers and chips
fmgod
 
Posts: 14121
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:54 pm

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

Postby EvilC on Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:45 pm

Honest Burgers, Kings Cross.

A relatively simple menu, decent food and a nice lager. Pleasant service.

7/10
User avatar
EvilC
 
Posts: 9957
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:54 pm
Location: In the street as the cold wind blows, in the ghetto...

PreviousNext

Return to The Snug

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], vietnammer and 11 guests