Foodies - Best place you've eaten on the planet

Shaboro1986

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I don't think there is anyone in the Boro would argue with you on that. I just want to know what was going on in your life to make you go sober. It took a lot to get me there drunk. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
Some mates came from London, visiting their family. They went on the drink in the town. I was working so went to pick them up from there at the end of the night. Ended having a parmo with them. It was manky
 

The_Lizards_Jumpers

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I'm not a foodie at all, but me and my wife regularly reminisce about a specific buttermilk chicken burger we had in Downtown San Francisco (near Union Square) in 2017. It came very hyped up from the reviews, and fully lived it up to them. I couldn't say the same about the Irish coffee place everyone tells you to go to.

Can you remember where ? I'm struggling to think of where it would be in that location.

Yeah The Buena Vista cafe is a dreadful tourist trap. One of my mates is a chef and food historian in the city (had his own Peruvian restaurant for nearly 20 years which is almost unheard of in SF) and he even disputes that it was invented / introduced to the city in there.
 

The_Lizards_Jumpers

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I'm certainly not a foodie, but there's a few standout meals some of which were for more than the food but the setting / service:-

Nobu - Los Cabo, Mexico - Obviously not the original Nobu, but the black cod was amazing and the setting just above the beach, to celebrate my birthday, was amazing.

Mr Chow - Ceasars Palace, Las Vegas - Food was amazing and there was 10 of us, and so you normally expect it to be pretty crappy service and food when you have large group, but absolutely not.

Burger Joint - Parker Meridien hotel, New York - I remember my first trip to New York when this place was relatively new and pretty hip, the novelty of its location coupled with what was probably my first proper American burger was something I'll always remember.

Golden Boy Pizza, San Francisco - I actually don't really like pizza, but the wait for a slide or two in this North Beach dive bar is absolutely amazing - made on really light focaccia, and only 4 different toppings available, but worth what is sometimes a 30-40 minute wait.

However I think anything would top some (what was probably packet) soup I had from a cafe near Windemere when I was about 13 and on a school trip - the best thing I'd ever tasted at the time.
 

Borotommo

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For great food probably Le Champignon Sauvage in Cheltenham.

for views various mountain restaurants in the alps.

Been there a couple of times, and it was good. The Siam Smile, Thai place about 3 doors away, is better in my opinion, and a fraction of the price.
 

Cuthbert

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I'm not a foody, so probably have no place on this thread. More of a 'subsistence eater' than a 'glamour eater'!

One of the most acclaimed places I've been to is Le Manoir aux Quat 'Saisons in Oxfordshire... but found it a bit "Emporer's new clothes". Couldn't really see what all the fuss was about, but as I admitted above WTFDIK!

As an aside, I'd recommend a meal high up in The Shard if/when you're down in London for a special occasion. Not as expensive as you might think, if you have a set menu... but a great venue, with fantastic views over London and beyond.
 

Jostler

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Been there a couple of times, and it was good. The Siam Smile, Thai place about 3 doors away, is better in my opinion, and a fraction of the price.
I really like it there, when we lived in Cheltenham, we'd go now and then on a lunchtime. You can get 3 courses for £35 which is really good value especially as it ends up about 5 courses with canapes and bread course. The Bacon Brioche is something Else! Oh to not have kids and be able to do those boozy Saturday lunches!
 

Jostler

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I'm not a foody, so probably have no place on this thread. More of a 'subsistence eater' than a 'glamour eater'!

One of the most acclaimed places I've been to is Le Manoir aux Quat 'Saisons in Oxfordshire... but found it a bit "Emporer's new clothes". Couldn't really see what all the fuss was about, but as I admitted above WTFDIK!

As an aside, I'd recommend a meal high up in The Shard if/when you're down in London for a special occasion. Not as expensive as you might think, if you have a set menu... but a great venue, with fantastic views over London and beyond.

Le Manoir is high on my list of places to go as I don't live a million miles away (along with the Hand and Flowers), but realistically it's going to cost £400+ for a meal for two, so think I might have to leave that for a post-marriage treat.

A more affordable option in Oxfordshire is the Nut Tree @ Murcott. Been a couple of times, once for tasting menu and once for Sunday lunch. Both great experiences.
 

atypical_boro

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Can you remember where ? I'm struggling to think of where it would be in that location.

Yeah The Buena Vista cafe is a dreadful tourist trap. One of my mates is a chef and food historian in the city (had his own Peruvian restaurant for nearly 20 years which is almost unheard of in SF) and he even disputes that it was invented / introduced to the city in there.
Lol. All the guidebooks tell you to go there, even the reliable ones, but it really isn’t worth the queue etc and especially if you’re not that fussed on Irish coffee.

The burger place was definitely a sort of independent craft beer bar, but it had gained a big rep for chicken burgers. Felt very contemporary, quite trendy etc, but I can’t remember the name. All I can say is it wasn’t far from the Mayflower Hotel where we stayed. I’ve done some Googling etc and getting a feeling it may not even be there anymore or changed it’s name or something. My hunch is it was on Post Street.
 
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B-Man

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The Raby Hunt, Man Behind the Curtain and House of Tides all fairly close and are brilliant. Raby Hunt being the best of the 3 in my opinion.
A restaurant called Los Marinos Jose in Carvajal, Spain. Not far from Fuengirola, best seafood you’ll ever eat.
Sushi Endo at Osaka fish market, simple but absolutely perfect.
 

The_Lizards_Jumpers

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The burger place was definitely a sort of independent craft beer bar, but it had gained a big rep for chicken burgers. Felt very contemporary, quite trendy etc, but I can’t remember the name. All I can say is it wasn’t far from the Mayflower Hotel where we stayed. I’ve done some Googling etc and getting a feeling it may not even be there anymore or changed it’s name or something. My hunch is it was on Post Street.

Wasn't Hopwater Distribution was it? It's on Bush (same as your hotel) and does a great buttermilk chicken burger, although it doesn't really have a "big rep" as far as I'm aware - I used to have my tea there quite regularly as it was on my way home from work.
 

atypical_boro

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Wasn't Hopwater Distribution was it? It's on Bush (same as your hotel) and does a great buttermilk chicken burger, although it doesn't really have a "big rep" as far as I'm aware - I used to have my tea there quite regularly as it was on my way home from work.
No, I did come across that while trying to do a search but looking at the photos definitely not there. I'm almost certain it was on Post St.
 

Artie Fufkin

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not by any stretch a fancy pants placement but the nicest meal I've ever had was at Battlesteads in Wark (Northumberland). The pea soup thing as an appetiser indicated what was to follow would be good. We both had sirloin and even as a complete philistine who likes steak well done, the medium rare was out of this world and the fries were great. We're not foodies so this sort of fare is enough for us, but it was seriously enjoyable. We shared a cheeseboard afterwards sat next to a roaring fire in the bar with a large Dalwhinnie 22 each, the setting definitely added to the experience
 
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