General Discussion: The Fuk Restaurant Thread!


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9757 posts since 21/10/05

21 May 2009 10:57
yeah i saw that place after which was a right piss off, apparently it was voted the best place in london for burgers i'll have to check it out - im not a huge burger fan tbh Laughing out loud

nick2
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7231 posts since 18/2/09

21 May 2009 10:59
Ed's Diner used to do good burgers, and fairly cheap, and chips covered in melted cheese.

staygold
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4994 posts since 21/11/05

21 May 2009 11:03
Best wrote: yeah i saw that place after which was a right piss off, apparently it was voted the best place in london for burgers i'll have to check it out - im not a huge burger fan tbh Laughing out loud
Yeah it's nice. If you live around there Viet Anh (41 Parkway) is the best Vietnamese, not the prettiest looking place but the food is always good.

The Camden Brasserie is also decent if you're looking for a Topper lunch, Stelios has his own table in there and eats there most lunchtimes, it's a bit old school but worth a visit
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9757 posts since 21/10/05

21 May 2009 11:05
i move there next week so im definitely looking for decent places to go so thanks for the suggestions Cool
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

21 May 2009 14:02
Double D wrote: 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.

You are coming at this from a completely different standpoint. On a Sunday afternoon its busy in the Marina and the food was top quality - if I'd wanted a 'drink', or anything else, I'd have gone somewhere else. I wanted a decent meal and that's what I got.

Now, calm down love.
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132 posts since 7/3/05

21 May 2009 17:39
stay gold wrote: 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

Agreed it is pricey that place but the food's great. Bill comes to about what you pay in the Gaucho, I went with my girlfriend. Both had 300g fillet steaks which are £10 a 100g, so that and sides and the food was around £80 each. Most of the steaks are 20-30 each so £40-ish a head for food and then £20+ a bottle of wine depending on how flash you are.

For steak I'd say it was the best place I've been and would choose it over the Gaucho but it isn't going to win any prizes for interior.
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4994 posts since 21/11/05

26 May 2009 10:53
Had brunch in Bistroteque on Saturday, was so so good. I have had dinner there a few times and been impressed but the brunch was even better. Had pancakes and bacon, sautee potatos, pot of tea and apple juice and my girlfriend had similar and including service it came to £28 which is the same price I have paid before for somewhere like Giraffe which is staffed by overly cheery Australians/South Africans in Billabong trainers and full of people that seem incapable of chewing with their mouths shut.

Even the porridge was lovely, for £2.50 it came with a pot of fruit(strawberries, rasperries etc) and maple syrup, was a huge bowl as well.

Bistroteque also had a guy playing a grand piano while you ate, he played all the tunes from Womaniser to Respectable by Mel and Kim
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

26 May 2009 11:04
Had dinner at the marriot Victoria and Albert hotel in manchester last week with the girl. Was very nice, i had butterfly chicken, and my gf had sea breen and pesto mash. Really enjoyed it, not too expensive, something like £50 all together with a drink. Nice view as well from our seats, overlooking a river

Also went opus one at the radisson a month ago, which was really nice. Food was fantastic. Service was top class, very impressed. About £80 in all
MrBigStuff
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2490 posts since 6/3/09

26 May 2009 11:11
went to chop chop in edinburgh yeaterday. dunno what to say really. nice dumplings. mix your own sauces for dipping. at least it didnt taste too generic. Looked a bit like a canteen. Which I liked. I mean there is little competition in Edinburgh. not the most ethinicaly diverse place on the planet.
What i liked about it was the distinct lack of 'theme resturant' thats the norm.
anyway you can have the dumplings fried or boiled (they dont just do dumplings, but its what they are known for)
very cheap. Not worth a detour, but if you are in the haymarket area its prob your best bet.(apart from sushiya)
The service was relaxed (slow), but none the worse for it

http://www.chop-chop.co.uk/
MrBigStuff
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2490 posts since 6/3/09

26 May 2009 11:18
this is my fave chinese resturant in london

http://www.timeout.com/london/restaurants/reviews/430.html

been going for years. like the owner. always get the same table. always order the same thing.
(one time i tried deep fried pig intestines)..they said i could send back if i didnt like them, which i didnt.
anyway..its an not always about the food in resturants…….
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2490 posts since 6/3/09

26 May 2009 11:28
in case anyone is wondering..i always order the rice disdh with roast pork and duck and the crispy lamb with lettiuce wrap.
im salivating now.
MrBigStuff
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2490 posts since 6/3/09

26 May 2009 11:38
Also while im so hungry and talking about food…this is the best place i think ive ever been to. was about 3 years ago, but i know its not changed.
arthur bryants bbq in kansas city.
staff were really fucking rude.
but there was just so much meat….and the sauce…jeeez this is almost like porn for me..

http://www.arthurbryantsbbq.com/
MrBigStuff
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2490 posts since 6/3/09

26 May 2009 11:39
MrBigStuff
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2490 posts since 6/3/09

26 May 2009 11:40
im off out for a pret soup Sad
Jack
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7300 posts since 12/9/06

27 May 2009 16:47
Anyone reccomend anything decent in Horsham/Crawley or surrounding areas for tonight?

Somewhere old fashioned, with disabled access, want to take my Mum out somewhere good.
mc_blue
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7612 posts since 27/5/03

27 May 2009 17:02
Good restaurants in Birmingham? Have been to Boathouse at Bracebridge in Sutton Coldfield a couple of times, always been happy with the service there.
Rez
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7936 posts since 5/4/09

27 May 2009 17:06
Could anyone recommend anything around Oxford town centre?
fontelroy
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3200 posts since 14/6/08

27 May 2009 19:43
nick2 wrote: Ed's Diner used to do good burgers, and fairly cheap, and chips covered in melted cheese.

anybody been to The Diner?
i think theres one on the essex road as well as one on carnaby street
pretty similar to Eds Diner, amazing milkshakes
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12969 posts since 17/5/03

27 May 2009 21:45
rez wrote: Could anyone recommend anything around Oxford town centre?

malmaison in oxford castle
Rez
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7936 posts since 5/4/09

27 May 2009 21:51
Ah thanks. Only been in the castle once and it was full of chain restaurants, didn't realise there was anything else in there.