General Discussion: The Fuk Restaurant Thread!


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Soultimate
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3356 posts since 8/9/08

13 May 2009 12:40
what Lahore are you talking about stay gold / MoB?
Tayyabs is top, aint been there in a while.
staygold
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4994 posts since 21/11/05

13 May 2009 12:42
Soultimate wrote: what Lahore are you talking about stay gold / MoB?
Tayyabs is top, aint been there in a while.
http://www.lahore-kebabhouse.com/ - this one in Whitechapel
Soultimate
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3356 posts since 8/9/08

13 May 2009 12:45
by any chance do you know if it's halal?
there's a nice little restaurant in Hendon, which is also called Lahore.
food is lovely in there too.
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

13 May 2009 12:46
Even KFC is Halal around there, mate.
Soultimate
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3356 posts since 8/9/08

13 May 2009 12:48
not proper halal unfortunately.
the authority that has certified it halal are not completely trusted.
MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

13 May 2009 13:02
Was it Michael from last year's Apprentice?
Larry
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1980 posts since 9/9/03

13 May 2009 13:42
If your in London and looking for a no fuss dinner without reservations, then recommend sophies streak house in Chelsea.

http://london.unlike.net/locations/301350-Sophie-s-Steakhouse-and-Bar


By the way, unlike city sites are great, have yet to be put wrong by them.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

13 May 2009 21:53
bresone wrote:
EVERS wrote: http://www.brightonmarinashopping.co.uk/leisure/food-drink/brasserie-fish/

I went here on Sunday in Brighton Marina - we both had the mussels (marinere) to start, she had fillet of bass in a foil parcel with rosemary and I had skate wing with capers. her bass was fucking top drawer and my skate was excellent. They know what they're doing.

with a bottle of water was a respectable £57.

bonus waking towards the pier was a classic MG show - must have been 100 cars.

Evers, would that place be par in your opinion to take one's chick for a birthday style dinner? staying down in brighton later in the month, she loves fish so has to be seafood restaurant. ta.
If you go to one seafood restaurant in Brighton it absolutely has to be English's… would take the piss to come down here and not go to one of it's oldest and most famous restaurants.

The marina is shit anyway, unless you're a pikey.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

13 May 2009 22:05
this place was full of people with boats in the marina and regulars and like I said, it was very good. stupid and incorrect comment.

we didn't go into town on this occasion, hence finding (and very much enjoying) this place in the marina.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

14 May 2009 16:15
I know exactly where it is and that waterfront area is, at the very best, completely soulless. Secondly there's absolutely nowhere worth going for a drink and you still have to walk through Lloyds/Mcdonald's/Asda et al to get out of there. About the only redeeming feature is the fact that it's so far out of town that you'll never have to return.

Not to mention it's attached to Whitehawk, in case there was still any question.
staygold
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4994 posts since 21/11/05

18 May 2009 17:17
Had a really nice roast at the Cat and Mutton on Broadway market yesterday, went for pork belly which isn't something i'd usually have but was very tasty. Cost £12.50 and I could barely finish it all. If you're in that area I definitely recommend it.

Going to Hawksmoor for dinner on Wednesday, think someone on here said it was good, looking forward to checking it out.
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

18 May 2009 17:20
stay gold wrote: went for pork belly

I love how all these cheap cuts of meat are being used now.

MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

21 May 2009 10:08
I went to Buen Ayre a few weeks ago - really nice, but when they say medium-rare, they mean it still has a heartbeat. There was blood literally popping onto the plate from within the steak. Enjoyed it still, but would probably have enjoyed it more if it wasn't the first thing I'd eaten that day.

staygold
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21 May 2009 10:09
Went to Hawksmoor on Commercial Street for dinner last night. First impressions weren't great, i've always thought the outisde looked like a grey old office and the inside isn't much better, too cramped when you first get in, the lighting was too dark where we sat and it was so fucking loud, few too many tables of city boys and after work crowd. Saying that the food was amazing, I had ribs to start which were cooked perfectly, really soft meat .

Then I had rump steak which again was perfectly cooked, really nice piece of meat and decent sized for £19.50. The bill can definitely add up quickly, my girlfriends parents had a kilo of rib-eye between them and it was £60. All sides like chips, mushrooms and stuff are extra, chips are a con at £3.50 for abour 10 and all other sides are £4.50 but they are good especially the mushroomsand sweet potato.

Shared a chocolotae fudge sunday for pudding which was again very nice. Not sure how much the bill was, I wasn't paying, but it definitely adds up with the sides and drinks. If you like places like the Gaucho and Buen Ayre I definitely recommend it
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

21 May 2009 10:20
MrPlatinum wrote: I went to Buen Ayre a few weeks ago - really nice, but when they say medium-rare, they mean it still has a heartbeat. There was blood literally popping onto the plate from within the steak.

Thats what I expect for medium rare, I hate when you order medium rare and it doesn't bleed at all, thats not rare thats well done.



MrPlatinum
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8939 posts since 24/2/04

21 May 2009 10:34
I agree - but it was the first thing I'd eaten on a hangover day!
suck your mum
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2389 posts since 7/4/04

21 May 2009 10:45
Someone mentioned it earlier but if you're in London, want a great steak and don't mind spending a bit of cash the only place to go is to Goodmans on Maddox Street. I took some clients there last week and it was brilliant. Best steak I have ever had in this country. All there meat is from the states and it makes a world of difference. I polished off a 550 t-bone steak (38 quid), with a lobster bisque to start (which was incredible) and a baked vanilla cheesecake for desert (which was again top drawer). The chips were great too, as was the service and wine list. It was so so so much better than the Gaucho on Swallow Street and the Wharf. Will def use it as a schmoozing venue again in the future.
Best
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9757 posts since 21/10/05

21 May 2009 10:45
why wouldn't you send it back mr P? If you don't get what you ordered say something especially at those prices

i went to the 'diner' in camden over the weekend, was another revival 40's themed american place it was pretty well done decor wise jukeboxes, neon, chrome etc - we sat upstairs on the roof terrace which was lovely but packed. The menu was decent, various themed burgers, salads, bbq'd pork + chicken etc. I ordered a california burger and a root beer (i've always wanted to have one), and the bird had a salad, both the drinks and food took an age to arrive, it was pretty busy but thats no excuse for poor service. The food was decent when it came, not huge portions and the presentation was poor, burgers started at about £8, sides were £4, salad was £9, milkshakes were £6.50

When the bill turned up they had put 15% service on, which is a pet hate of mine - i complained got the drinks for free, had the service charge removed and then didn't leave a tip

overall 4/10
nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

21 May 2009 10:52
Best wrote: When the bill turned up they had put 15% service on, which is a pet hate of mine

Hate that too, it's like forced tipping, I always ask to have it removed.



staygold
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4994 posts since 21/11/05

21 May 2009 10:54
The best place for burgers in Camden is Hache, just along from the Good Mixer