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 mankyI 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.
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.
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!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'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.
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.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 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.
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.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.