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    Eating out in fancy restaurants

    Maybe this is why I am such a failure with the women but I hate it

    Dressing up posh , listening to poncey piped classical music whilst waiting for some overpriced three course meal to arrive

    Sod that , give me a pub grub type meal or a beefeater steak house or a good curry or better still a Chinese takeaway in front of the telly

    Pretentious nonsense but it seems women like to be wined and dinef

    Well not by me , egg fried rice , noodles , spring rolls and sweet and sour pork followed by a good old chat about politics and the most influential heavy rock albums of the last thirty years

    What modern woman could resist that ?

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    I don't think there is anywhere in Cardiff that you can't get in with jeans and trainers on i might be wrong.
    I'll decode your message - I'm a skinflint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    Maybe this is why I am such a failure with the women but I hate it

    Dressing up posh , listening to poncey piped classical music whilst waiting for some overpriced three course meal to arrive

    Sod that , give me a pub grub type meal or a beefeater steak house or a good curry or better still a Chinese takeaway in front of the telly

    Pretentious nonsense but it seems women like to be wined and dinef

    Well not by me , egg fried rice , noodles , spring rolls and sweet and sour pork followed by a good old chat about politics and the most influential heavy rock albums of the last thirty years

    What modern woman could resist that ?
    Now show me a woman with whom I could talk Politics, Heavy Metal and Dirty whilst eating a Chinese or Curry then I'm there like a flash. None of this Celebrity Big Brother, In The Jungle or soppy romantic films please.

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    Sludge my sort of woman is the sort who prefers eating in places like the ones you like. They're out there and they're the only ones worth bothering with.

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    Re: Eating out in fancy restaurants

    I was at the Mercure hotel last night for a meal, not poncy but was a jacket & tie evening, the dinner part of the evening and whilst the meal actually being hot which is a refreshing change had, and I shit you not, 4 (four) green beans, there was some other veg!!, TBF the meal Was O.K and i enjoyed it but it was no Patrice Grill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonp_ccfc View Post
    Sludge my sort of woman is the sort who prefers eating in places like the ones you like. They're out there and they're the only ones worth bothering with.
    The cwm ciddy on weycock cross , Barry , is my kind of place

    Cheap , get in , scoff your food , get out

    Its the lidl for diners who like things simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorcus View Post
    Now show me a woman with whom I could talk Politics, Heavy Metal and Dirty whilst eating a Chinese or Curry then I'm there like a flash. None of this Celebrity Big Brother, In The Jungle or soppy romantic films please.
    Or strictly come dancing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelsonca61 View Post
    I was at the Mercure hotel last night for a meal, not poncy but was a jacket & tie evening, the dinner part of the evening and whilst the meal actually being hot which is a refreshing change had, and I shit you not, 4 (four) green beans, there was some other veg!!, TBF the meal Was O.K and i enjoyed it but it was no Patrice Grill.
    I like those microwaveable mashed swede and carrot packs you can get at the co op , perfect for the likes of me

    Keeps you regular

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    The cwm ciddy on weycock cross , Barry , is my kind of place

    Cheap , get in , scoff your food , get out

    Its the lidl for diners who like things simple
    Ha that's a bit too far in the wrong direction

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonp_ccfc View Post
    Ha that's a bit too far in the wrong direction
    Where to are you ?

    There's sure to be a beefeater or Toby inn nearby

    Its always a winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    The cwm ciddy on weycock cross , Barry , is my kind of place

    Cheap , get in , scoff your food , get out

    Its the lidl for diners who like things simple
    I reckon 90% of 'restaurant' food comes from the likes of Castell Howell. Microwaved up, add the sachet of sauce provided, and plate up. Curry the same. Remember [for those old enough], that agonizing wait for your curry to come to the table. Nowadays they all buy the sauces in, add the meat [again pre-ordered - very few have 'tandoori ovens noways'], and chuck in a couple of extras just to make it authentic..

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    I reckon 90% of 'restaurant' food comes from the likes of Castell Howell. Microwaved up, add the sachet of sauce provided, and plate up. Curry the same. Remember [for those old enough], that agonizing wait for your curry to come to the table. Nowadays they all buy the sauces in, add the meat [again pre-ordered - very few have 'tandoori ovens noways'], and chuck in a couple of extras just to make it authentic..
    Couldn't agree more

    The chicken balls , perfectly formed ?

    What's all that about ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    I reckon 90% of 'restaurant' food comes from the likes of Castell Howell. Microwaved up, add the sachet of sauce provided, and plate up. Curry the same. Remember [for those old enough], that agonizing wait for your curry to come to the table. Nowadays they all buy the sauces in, add the meat [again pre-ordered - very few have 'tandoori ovens noways'], and chuck in a couple of extras just to make it authentic..
    Sounds like you're going to 'restaurants' instead of restaurants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    I reckon 90% of 'restaurant' food comes from the likes of Castell Howell. Microwaved up, add the sachet of sauce provided, and plate up. Curry the same. Remember [for those old enough], that agonizing wait for your curry to come to the table. Nowadays they all buy the sauces in, add the meat [again pre-ordered - very few have 'tandoori ovens noways'], and chuck in a couple of extras just to make it authentic..
    Where the **** are you eating?!

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    Re: Eating out in fancy restaurants

    Go somewhere fancy occasionally as a treat. Take some Slipknot sheet music for the string quartet and ask them to serenade your date.
    Meet someone who'll appreciate that and won't mind the pub grub at other times. Mix it up, avoid routine.

    Signed,
    Relationship expert Bluebirdman (single).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    Where to are you ?

    There's sure to be a beefeater or Toby inn nearby

    Its always a winner
    Ha in Barry. Love a Toby or Beefeater but not that place 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelsonca61 View Post
    I was at the Mercure hotel last night for a meal, not poncy but was a jacket & tie evening, the dinner part of the evening and whilst the meal actually being hot which is a refreshing change had, and I shit you not, 4 (four) green beans, there was some other veg!!, TBF the meal Was O.K and i enjoyed it but it was no Patrice Grill.
    Now there's a blast from the past,my stop off after town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudy gestede View Post
    Where the **** are you eating?!
    I have eaten out in Nook, Heaney's, Porro [Llandaff] and the Lower Street Bistro, Stansted, in the past month. All excellent food prepared on premises. Step down a notch and you're getting Castell Howell.

    It's easy to work out which ones. CH and others prepare for example a chicken breast or Lamb shank. and have around 20 different sauces and accompaniments such as sliced mushrooms, onions, to go into the sauce. Then a single portion of veg - again a large range - ready cooked to put in microwave. Even 'posh' mash. Right down to a little sachet of crispy onions for a garnish. The permutations are endless which create an impression of uniqueness for each restaurant.. Nice shop grub at restaurant prices..

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    The OP neglects to mention in his younger days he was a regular at posh nosh joints. His dine and dash escapades involved scoffing an enormous amount of grub before squeezing through a bog window to make good his escape before the bill arrived.

    He does very occasionally cough for an expensive meal as a knicker-dropping inducement for 'a right sort' who simply refuses to do the biz in exchange for a rissole and chips washed down with a can of Stella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Organ Morgan. View Post
    The OP neglects to mention in his younger days he was a regular at posh nosh joints. His dine and dash escapades involved scoffing an enormous amount of grub before squeezing through a bog window to make good his escape before the bill arrived.

    He does very occasionally cough for an expensive meal as a knicker-dropping inducement for 'a right sort' who simply refuses to do the biz in exchange for a rissole and chips washed down with a can of Stella.
    I had a cheese and onion rissole the other day , bloody lovely it was

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    Re: Eating out in fancy restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepster View Post
    Now there's a blast from the past,my stop off after town.
    On the lash in town, walk to the Patrice for cuisine at its finest, wholesome mixed grill and a plate of skinny chips, and at prices an apprentice welder could afford, but if we had a few quid spare which meant working a Sunday for double bubble, we went really posh to the Anastasia in Grangetown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    I have eaten out in Nook, Heaney's, Porro [Llandaff] and the Lower Street Bistro, Stansted, in the past month. All excellent food prepared on premises. Step down a notch and you're getting Castell Howell.

    It's easy to work out which ones. CH and others prepare for example a chicken breast or Lamb shank. and have around 20 different sauces and accompaniments such as sliced mushrooms, onions, to go into the sauce. Then a single portion of veg - again a large range - ready cooked to put in microwave. Even 'posh' mash. Right down to a little sachet of crispy onions for a garnish. The permutations are endless which create an impression of uniqueness for each restaurant.. Nice shop grub at restaurant prices..
    Yeah the trick is not to eat at average over priced restaurants. There are more good independent ones than ever and everything is so well reviewed it should be easy to avoid shit ones.

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    Went in Asadors last week and it was crap and bloody expensive.

    Sludge steak club in spoons is a good start for you. Ladies that can handle a bit of meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    Maybe this is why I am such a failure with the women but I hate it

    Dressing up posh , listening to poncey piped classical music whilst waiting for some overpriced three course meal to arrive

    Sod that , give me a pub grub type meal or a beefeater steak house or a good curry or better still a Chinese takeaway in front of the telly

    Pretentious nonsense but it seems women like to be wined and dinef

    Well not by me , egg fried rice , noodles , spring rolls and sweet and sour pork followed by a good old chat about politics and the most influential heavy rock albums of the last thirty years

    What modern woman could resist that ?
    Using a knife and fork is considered posh in most parts of Wales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louth View Post
    Using a knife and fork is considered posh in most parts of Wales
    It would be for Sludge when he's noshing back a kebab.

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    Talking of things culinary, I went for a walk with a Bristol walking group on Saturday and the very garrulous but not unpleasant Bristol Rovers fan on the walk (his bobble hat and apparel declaring his allegiance to the aforementioned sporting entity) expalained that we was over on Cardiff on a dual mission last Tuesday i.e. to watch the Wales game (as he part-Hungarian) and to visit the home of Clark's pies. He explained that Mary Clark, the founder, was his great-grandmother (and I didn't realise that the company expanded to Bristol, Swindon, Reading, Newport and Gloucester - although he said that some of that empire fell apart due to a particular gentleman in the family being too fond of the sauce (and I don't mean the meat sauce).

    By the way, he attended the game in the Wales end as the away tickets sold out in a jiffy and was blown away by our fans singing the Welsh National Anthem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    Talking of things culinary, I went for a walk with a Bristol walking group on Saturday and the very garrulous but not unpleasant Bristol Rovers fan on the walk (his bobble hat and apparel declaring his allegiance to the aforementioned sporting entity) expalained that we was over on Cardiff on a dual mission last Tuesday i.e. to watch the Wales game (as he part-Hungarian) and to visit the home of Clark's pies. He explained that Mary Clark, the founder, was his great-grandmother (and I didn't realise that the company expanded to Bristol, Swindon, Reading, Newport and Gloucester - although he said that some of that empire fell apart due to a particular gentleman in the family being too fond of the sauce (and I don't mean the meat sauce).

    By the way, he attended the game in the Wales end as the away tickets sold out in a jiffy and was blown away by our fans singing the Welsh National Anthem.
    Hungry pie-eater?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    Talking of things culinary, I went for a walk with a Bristol walking group on Saturday and the very garrulous but not unpleasant Bristol Rovers fan on the walk (his bobble hat and apparel declaring his allegiance to the aforementioned sporting entity) expalained that we was over on Cardiff on a dual mission last Tuesday i.e. to watch the Wales game (as he part-Hungarian) and to visit the home of Clark's pies. He explained that Mary Clark, the founder, was his great-grandmother (and I didn't realise that the company expanded to Bristol, Swindon, Reading, Newport and Gloucester - although he said that some of that empire fell apart due to a particular gentleman in the family being too fond of the sauce (and I don't mean the meat sauce).

    By the way, he attended the game in the Wales end as the away tickets sold out in a jiffy and was blown away by our fans singing the Welsh National Anthem.
    They've been separate entities since the 1920's. Not sure if Clark's Pies in Bristol use the same recipe

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    Wetherspoons my level
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