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    Quinn's (Piano Bar & Orangery) for Aberdeen (SC Semi) - Saturday 22nd Apr - 12:30 KO

    All great meals are invocations of other meals, real and imagined. Past meals; the promise of meals; table gossip, snaps, Instagrams and advertisements. The tangible realisation of tables decked with pristine white linen and wine glasses, the unctions of fried garlic and cooked flesh. "Feast" is the most wantonly overused word in all restaurant promotions, and the heaviest ingredient we carry is the weight of expectation.

    No restaurant destination comes swaddled in so much wish fulfilment and awe assumption than Pierre at Quinn's. Restaurants are individually unique. They are also all the same. There is a presumption on behalf of the purveyors that these are special occasions, perhaps once-or-twice-in-a-lifetime experiences. This means that the animals you are about to eat are almost guaranteed to have lived a life and are still about to give yet further pleasure at the hands of a master. People celebrating significant birthdays and honeymoon couples, for whom the allegory of Quinn's seems to be a spur to future romance.

    The London Hibs meet-ups are essentially dining experiences with the football often secondary. They follow a prescribed pattern: an early pre-match aperitif, a couple of glasses of wine, 90 minutes of cursing/cheering (delete as appropriate) and then a leisurely meal followed by the cheese trolley and some coffee. That's been the backstory of Quinn's for us for well over 12 years and it's a formula that works.

    Next Saturday will see us dining immediately after the match. Two courses being served - starter is a Scotch Egg made with a Pig's Trotter (I’m informed that this is very good) - main is a simple Rib-Eye served with Polenta and Borage. Truffle season is coming to a close, but shavings are currently available.

    This week’s house wine is Fonte Cupa Montepulciano 2009 priced at 22.50 per bottle from Italian wine specialists, Bat & Bottle - www.batwine.co.uk

    See you there!


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    Apologies for slightly off topic however did the branch used to drink in the William Wallace (now Gunmakers?). Down in London this weekend and came in with the Jambo father in law as thought it was still WW and would show the game.

    Notice it's Quinn's you go to now? I am staying in an apartment on Parkway in Camden Town and seems pretty close. Any planned meet ups this weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Since1875Hibs View Post
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    Apologies for slightly off topic however did the branch used to drink in the William Wallace (now Gunmakers?). Down in London this weekend and came in with the Jambo father in law as thought it was still WW and would show the game.

    Notice it's Quinn's you go to now? I am staying in an apartment on Parkway in Camden Town and seems pretty close. Any planned meet ups this weekend?
    We used to drink and meet in the William Wallace - it was a bit of a dive run by a couple of Aussie dykes and it's little surprise it went into the ether. No loss on many fronts.

    No planned meets this weekend - a large number of the LHSC are up for this weekends match. Do drop me a PM with your email address and I'll add your details to the database.



    Hope to see you next weekend

    (If you know Quinn's - you'll know the dress code).
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    We used to drink and meet in the William Wallace - it was a bit of a dive run by a couple of Aussie dykes and it's little surprise it went into the ether. No loss on many fronts.

    No planned meets this weekend - a large number of the LHSC are up for this weekends match. Do drop me a PM with your email address and I'll add your details to the database.



    Hope to see you next weekend

    (If you know Quinn's - you'll know the dress code).
    Thanks for the reply, only visiting London until Monday. Dresscode, please let me know as we might pop in tonight?

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    Thanks for the reply, only visiting London until Monday. Dresscode, please let me know as we might pop in tonight?
    Jeans and trainers are a bit of an issue. We got round the collared shirts debacle.

    Enjoy your evening and the Hawley Arms is just around the corner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergey View Post
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    Jeans and trainers are a bit of an issue. We got round the collared shirts debacle.

    Enjoy your evening and the Hawley Arms is just around the corner
    I am still not happy about the relaxation of the collared shirts rule. Relax that and soon it'll be open to blokes in knock off Nike trainers and grey cotton jogging bottoms.

    On a side note, since moving across the pond, I've yet to find truffle shavings any where near as good as pierres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Since1875Hibs View Post
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    Apologies for slightly off topic however did the branch used to drink in the William Wallace (now Gunmakers?). Down in London this weekend and came in with the Jambo father in law as thought it was still WW and would show the game.

    Notice it's Quinn's you go to now? I am staying in an apartment on Parkway in Camden Town and seems pretty close. Any planned meet ups this weekend?
    The William Wallace!! What a tip that was.

    Scotia was much better but that's gone. Don't know if the Rob Roy's still there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colr View Post
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    The William Wallace!! What a tip that was.

    Scotia was much better but that's gone. Don't know if the Rob Roy's still there.
    Got barred fi WW after the Celtc cup final for being launched into the bar in a shopping trolley. Wouldn't dream of such debauched behaviour in Quinns. A barring there would really affect my social standing in London town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpj View Post
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    Got barred fi WW after the Celtc cup final for being launched into the bar in a shopping trolley. Wouldn't dream of such debauched behaviour in Quinns. A barring there would really affect my social standing in London town.
    I was in the WW before the smoking ban when the fumes from cigarettes could go some way towards masking the aroma from the toilets!

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    Rob Roy is long gone as well.

    Unfortunately I will not be dining with the chaps this Saturday as I have a prior engagement in the South side of Glasgow, where I expect to be feasting on Aberdeen reared lamb.

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    It's a 12:15 KO! Don't go missing the first 15 mins of the match!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ma6mkd View Post
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    It's a 12:15 KO! Don't go missing the first 15 mins of the match!!!
    Everybody turns up early anyway due to Mr Quinn (RIP) and staff taking so long to serve. Don't know if Vinnie is back at the bar but he has the smarts to set up the TV and the London Hibs flag if it is still there?
    Can't make it muself but should be a good turn out.

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