General Discussion: The Fuk Restaurant Thread!


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Best
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9757 posts since 21/10/05

1 May 2009 11:38
going out for a curry on date is a major nish nish - garlic, bloated, bad breath etc
velvet
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9513 posts since 12/6/06

1 May 2009 11:49
El Bongo wrote: She loves Indian, its on Smiling
Looking forward to these pastries.

how did you get on?


aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

1 May 2009 11:53
Werd Best, for those reasons along with others. Went for a curry on a date ages ago, first time I had a madras and it was unbeleivably hot. Was a bit like that scene from curb your enthusiasm. She kept asking if I was ok, as if there was something wrong with me. Never again.
6thEdition
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5882 posts since 7/3/08

4 May 2009 15:38
anyone been to ramseys maze grill?? good steaks or just overpriced and trading on a name?
MoB
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36626 posts since 31/8/04

4 May 2009 15:40
Been maze a few times cos someone i work with has a bf that was a chef there. Didn't really think to much of it to be honest.
Sleuth
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5374 posts since 12/9/04

4 May 2009 16:19
marti243 wrote:
MrBigStuff wrote: lol..Ichiban is probably the WORST japanese returant i've ever been to…dire
In fact, i've yet to find a decent resturant in Glasgow.
Good curries though..

no way mate..are you serious?

their curries are pretty average but their noodle dishes walk all over any other in the city, i've been eating there for 5 years and after one trip to Tokyo I'd say food was as good as anything I tried there

only Japanese restaurants in Glasgow

Ichiban x 2
Oko
Nanasuka
Wagamama (wouldn't even class this as a restaurant)

Went to Ichiban years ago and thought it was planely average but my girlfriend at the time swore by it.
Dee
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11131 posts since 22/11/07

4 May 2009 16:21
Went to Gaucho on Chancery Lane last week for some serious surf n turf - very nice and very cool inside, impressive interior with its cowhide funiture, service is one of the best we've had and food is pretty good too, Argentine, so expect good cuts of beef and the complementary cheese bread is delicious. highly recommended. We got a few freebies thrown in but we did over indulge & spend quite a bit.

Been to Vanilla a few times lately (www.vanillalondon.co.uk), also very impressive inside, good to impress the ladies with it's pure white cocktail bar. Also recently paid a visit to Elena's L'Etoile on Charlotte Street which was over priced and one to avoid, steak was piss poor.
R
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

4 May 2009 16:27
i love gaucho, went to the hampstead one last night though with family and girlfriend for my birthday and the service ruined the whole night. never really had a problem there before but they couldnt have fucked up any more things if theydve tried.

been to vanilla a few times, always found it quite empty and lacking in atmosphere.
berk
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2116 posts since 24/3/08

4 May 2009 16:29
Stanleyboy wrote: Went to Gaucho on Chancery Lane last week for some serious surf n turf - very nice and very cool inside, impressive interior with its cowhide funiture, service is one of the best we've had and food is pretty good too, Argentine, so expect good cuts of beef and the complementary cheese bread is delicious. highly recommended. We got a few freebies thrown in but we did over indulge & spend quite a bit.

Been to Vanilla a few times lately (www.vanillalondon.co.uk), also very impressive inside, good to impress the ladies with it's pure white cocktail bar. Also recently paid a visit to Elena's L'Etoile on Charlotte Street which was over priced and one to avoid, steak was piss poor.


the gaucho in canary wharf has the same decor very smart in there
wellworn
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831 posts since 6/7/02

4 May 2009 16:29
If anyone in the north west is looking for a top pub meal, there's a small chain called Ribble Valley Inns. My regular haunt is The Three Fishes although I've tried the others also.
Food is fantastic, locally sourced produce, traditional english meals without trying too hard (if that makes sense?). Last trip had warm shrimps on toasted muffin, toad in the hole and marmalade sponge pudding with blood orange ice cream.
Bit of a drive to get to for us, but it's well worth it (especially as the missus does the driving). Usually spend about £70 for 2, including a few real ales for moi.
http://www.ribblevalleyinns.com/index.htm
jimm
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1558 posts since 22/11/04

4 May 2009 19:37
Newish place called Goodman on Maddox street - very good steak.
Davinho
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2203 posts since 2/12/08

4 May 2009 19:55
Another great pub in the North West for you Greater Manchester Fukers is 'The Rams Head' at Denshaw in the hills over Rochdale and Oldham.
The service, food and atmosphere were great. My steak was cooked to perfection.

3 of us ate: ordered 2 starters, 3 mains, 2 pints of ale, 2 orange juice and a mineral water - £85, bargain considering what I had (pictured below)

My Starter: Half a lobster in garlic and herb butter


My main: 8oz sirloin with peppercorn gravy



inversesquare
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6663 posts since 7/6/08

5 May 2009 01:45
MbBigStuff, there is a nice Spanish restaurant off Buchanan Stret. On the left as you go down, can't remember the name but it was very nice.
DuffMan
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14254 posts since 21/2/07

5 May 2009 12:03
http://www.iggs.co.uk/

The tapas place and restaurant (they're next door each other) are both excellent, really nice spanish food.
MrBigStuff
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2490 posts since 6/3/09

5 May 2009 20:13
^ tis true. iggies is a fave of mine. usually tapas rather than the resturant though…i one great meal in there and one so-so. had a head porter backpack with me and the waiter asked me if i was going hiking. (I did, with his tip)
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

6 May 2009 13:08
while im here..did smiths of smithfield and roast above borough high street recently, both pretty topper if not slightly over prced.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

6 May 2009 13:37
ched wrote:
Stanleyboy wrote: Went to Gaucho on Chancery Lane last week for some serious surf n turf - very nice and very cool inside, impressive interior with its cowhide funiture, service is one of the best we've had and food is pretty good too, Argentine, so expect good cuts of beef and the complementary cheese bread is delicious. highly recommended. We got a few freebies thrown in but we did over indulge & spend quite a bit.

Been to Vanilla a few times lately (www.vanillalondon.co.uk), also very impressive inside, good to impress the ladies with it's pure white cocktail bar. Also recently paid a visit to Elena's L'Etoile on Charlotte Street which was over priced and one to avoid, steak was piss poor.

I go to the Gaucho in EC3. the steak is fine but the starters and side dishes are a fucking disgrace.

the gaucho in canary wharf has the same decor very smart in there
KIDDADREAD
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423 posts since 30/7/07

6 May 2009 14:32
They've changed the menu at Gaucho and the chips have gone from being amazing to shiit.
Maze grill - over rated.
For steak try:
Boisdale of Belgravia
Goodmans
Hawksmoore
rural
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17518 posts since 26/9/06

6 May 2009 15:48
Gaucho is way overrated imo
Jack
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7300 posts since 12/9/06

11 May 2009 15:28
I'm meant to be going to 'Smith and Western' tonight, I've got a sneaking suspicion I'm in for a tacky gash night in a knock off TGI-Fridays.

http://www.smith-western.co.uk/index.asp?upid=1