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    The Basement - Mexican place. The portion size was tiny and the (small amount of) meat was no better than what I'd buy for 2 quid in Aldi and make at home.
    That's a pity. I used to eat there at least once a week in the mid/late 90s. The food was great and was superb value for money. It was a good bar too.


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    Down in what was sunny Morecambe for the Easter Weekend but sunny everywhere according to the reports. Missed the game against Celtic but had a ball down in a packed out seaside town with scooters and bikers galore but no fighting on the beaches. My other half dragged me along to see Cannon and Ball on the Friday night at the Railway Station that's now a hub for comedians (loosely said) and other such acts but I did actually enjoy watching the retro pair in action.

    Anyhow we ended up there again on the Saturday for a meal as it also doubles up as a bar and restaurant albeit in a separate area and the meal for me was not up to scratch. The chicken was scorched to what looked like black dog excrement bits and other assorted chicken wings were brick hard as if they had been cooked over and over again.

    But the pints of real ale were good however I would advise against going there for food.

    Morecambe was packed out all weekend and I can only assume every other seaside town was the same and it was a blast.

    Delighted to learn we had maintained our unbeaten run when asking in the bookies (don't tell the other half) what the score was.

    Mon the Cabbage!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    That's a pity. I used to eat there at least once a week in the mid/late 90s. The food was great and was superb value for money. It was a good bar too.
    That and Ramsays just down and across the road were favoured haunts for me and my crowd too,

    The food was good for a long while, shame if it has gone downhill.
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    I rarely use them but I keep hearing how poor Wetherspoons have become.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim44 View Post
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    I rarely use them but I keep hearing how poor Wetherspoons have become.

    Just about everything is nuked in the micro, general rule of thumb for these pub chains, O'Neils and Yates pubs just as bad for food.
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    Nandoís - while not necessarily being minging itís ridiculously over priced for what is essentially a wrap from a supermarket meal deal thatís been warmed up.

    F&B id definitely agree with.

    Braw Burger on Broughton Road. Quite simply the worst burger Iíve ever had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermit Crab View Post
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    Just about everything is nuked in the micro, general rule of thumb for these pub chains, O'Neils and Yates pubs just as bad for food.
    Not really for Spoons, if you look in their kitchens they have fryers, grills, chargrills and hot plates so a decent mixture of stuff does actually see some cooking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calumhibee1 View Post
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    Nandoís - while not necessarily being minging itís ridiculously over priced for what is essentially a wrap from a supermarket meal deal thatís been warmed up.

    F&B id definitely agree with.

    Braw Burger on Broughton Street. Quite simply the worst burger Iíve ever had.

    Speaking of burgers I don't rate that 5 guys highly either. Yes they are fresh and you can pick whatever you want to go on it but imo the burgers are average at best and very expensive at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Boatman View Post
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    Not really for Spoons, if you look in their kitchens they have fryers, grills, chargrills and hot plates so a decent mixture of stuff does actually see some cooking.

    Wasn't aware of that, the food quality isn't exactly top quality though, you get what you pay for though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermit Crab View Post
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    Speaking of burgers I don't rate that 5 guys highly either. Yes they are fresh and you can pick whatever you want to go on it but imo the burgers are average at best and very expensive at that.
    I quite like Five Guys. Itís definitely expensive but I do think the burgers are pretty good. I donít understand the point of the chip portions though. A small feeds two folk with there being no option for an individual portion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-O View Post
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    Was many moons ago now, but Hard Rock Cafe in Edinburgh was undoubtedly the worst Hard Rock food Iíve had in the entire world. And Iíve been to a good few of them (much to my wifeís chagrin).
    We went for my birthday a couple of years ago. Used to go as kids and remember it being terrific - it was absolutely *****. Completely over hyped and over priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calumhibee1 View Post
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    Nandoís - while not necessarily being minging itís ridiculously over priced for what is essentially a wrap from a supermarket meal deal thatís been warmed up.

    F&B id definitely agree with.

    Braw Burger on Broughton Road. Quite simply the worst burger Iíve ever had.
    If I go to Nando's it's usually with the wife or my brother. If you get the whole chicken and four sides it's pretty good value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hfc rd View Post
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    Never understood the clamour around Frankie & Bennyís. Overpriced and the food is nothing special at all.

    Overrated pile of s****!
    Iíve been three times (different branches each time) and all three times Iíve had the ****s the next day.

    A colleague is obsessed with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calumhibee1 View Post
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    I quite like Five Guys. Itís definitely expensive but I do think the burgers are pretty good. I donít understand the point of the chip portions though. A small feeds two folk with there being no option for an individual portion.
    Now I love a big portion (even since losing loads of weight) but 5 guys is ridiculous. The first time I went was when I was in London on business. Got the bigger portion and was full with just the chips.

    Second time I went I got the small chips and it was still too much!

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    I remember Frankie and Bennies and Chiquita were either side of the UCI at kinnaird back in the day, OK I was young but I remember them being great. Not set foot in either branch for at least 10 years for the reasons others have stated.

    Used to like a Toni Macaroni, but that again has went way downhill and not enjoyed one for a while (the mrs loves the cabonarra I get forced to go now and then)

    Vittorias on the walk - controversial I know, but the last 5 or 6 times I have been I have left pretty disappointed in comparison to a few years back. I wouldnt say it was terrible, but its just been 'OK' in the last 18 month to 2 years.

    I love a good ol fashioned roast, and carvery when you find one can be great (Don't know the name, but my mum lives in York and has a cracking carvery locally) ive tried Toby and both the Elginhaugh farm and whatever the one is called at the Gyle and all were pretty crap. Ive tried different things on the menu there as well and been crap. Although I think there was a mexican chicken burger that was pretty decent once, must of got lucky that one day.

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    Dunno if itís still there, but that Jamie Oliver restaurant on Rose Street was terrible.
    Got dragged in there 3 or 4 years ago. Crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    The theme seems to be chains:

    Jamie Oliver
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    Cafe Andaluz
    Hard Rock Cafe
    Cosmo
    I like Cafe Andaluz and meet old pals there every few months.
    I LOVE Hard Rock and been to many all over the place, always quality and greatcstaff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    The theme seems to be chains:

    Jamie Oliver
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    Cafe Andaluz
    Hard Rock Cafe
    Cosmo
    I like Cafe Andaluz and meet old pals there every few months.
    I LOVE Hard Rock and been to many all over the place, always quality and great staff.
    Never been to the Edinburgh one though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    That's a pity. I used to eat there at least once a week in the mid/late 90s. The food was great and was superb value for money. It was a good bar too.
    Agree went there a few times when stayed in Meadowbank late 90s and was tremendous value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frazeHFC View Post
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    The Basement - Mexican place. The portion size was tiny and the (small amount of) meat was no better than what I'd buy for 2 quid in Aldi and make at home.
    I was there for the first time in years recently and the portions are definitely much smaller but still a cracking place for a bite to eat, I still think the bar is great...a proper place to hideaway when the weather is pish 😁
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbutdim View Post
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    I like Cafe Andaluz and meet old pals there every few months.
    I LOVE Hard Rock and been to many all over the place, always quality and greatcstaff
    I actually didnít mind the food in Hard Rock when I ate there but the prices are scandalous as far as I can remember.

    Edit: just had a look online, theyíre much the same as any other chain it would seem

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    Down the hatch in south queensferry is pretty garbage

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    Down the hatch in south queensferry is pretty garbage

    Any restaurant with Food Porn on its menu will be !

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaturalOrder View Post
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    Down the hatch in south queensferry is pretty garbage
    Yeah have to agree, it's good for grabbing a morning roll apart from that it's pretty shan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by overdrive View Post
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    Iíve been three times (different branches each time) and all three times Iíve had the ****s the next day.

    A colleague is obsessed with it.
    Is he a doctor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaturalOrder View Post
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    Down the hatch in south queensferry is pretty garbage
    The daily specials they put on Facebook look/sound incredible. Glad to hear it's not as good in the flesh cause then I've not missed out!

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    Wetherspoons in Musselburgh, was in there yesterday, my mate had a burger, I didn't eat at all, his food arrived, the burger had been microwaved, even the lettuce had been nuked, he said it was horrendous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbutdim View Post
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    I like Cafe Andaluz and meet old pals there every few months.
    I LOVE Hard Rock and been to many all over the place, always quality and great staff.
    Never been to the Edinburgh one though.
    I should note I also love Hard Rock, but that Edinburgh one was awful when I went. Got the fajitas and they somehow tasted like an ashtray had been emptied into them. Rancid.

    Had pretty good meals at other ones around the world though and always seek them out, even though it annoys my wife big time - "they're all the same!"...

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