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Thread: OK, What's For Lunch or Tea Today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post

    No way would you get that quality of food in pubs down where you are for that price, at least not in my experience!

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    Lunch menu prices between 6-10, main menu between 10-20 so not bad. My pork belly with seasonal veg and triple cooked chips was 13.

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    If the quality of the food is good, that's decent value

    What I like about The Three Pigeons (where I went today), is that all the food is home-made and cooked fresh from scratch, using only locally-sourced ingredients. That's a BIG selling point for me when eating out, as it impacts massively on the quality of the food served.

    I'm simply not interested in how cheap it is to eat somewhere, or how much food there is, if the quality of the food served is merely average (or poor), as in that case I can eat much better at home!

    For me, it's not merely about being 'filled up', or sustenance - I have to *really enjoy*, and savour every mouthful, of what I'm eating (or drinking)!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    If the quality of the food is good, that's decent value

    What I like about The Three Pigeons (where I went today), is that all the food is home-made and cooked fresh from scratch, using only locally-sourced ingredients. That's a BIG selling point for me when eating out, as it impacts massively on the quality of the food served.

    I'm simply not interested in how cheap it is to eat somewhere, or how much food there is, if the quality of the food served is merely average (or poor), as in that case I can eat much better at home!

    For me, it's not simply about being 'filled up', or sustenance - I have to *really enjoy* what I'm eating (or drinking)!!

    Marco.
    The food was excellent at the Boars Head. Take your point about price/quality/quantity but I'd still be a little disappointed with just ten chips (even if they were the cheapest & best I'd ever tasted).

    It's not a pub we frequent often, we just happened to be house hunting in the area. We generally head into Brentwood to eat but, unfortunately, our favourite italian has just been turned into yet another curry house!
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    Good stuff, Roy. The Boar's Head sounds excellent. Lol - what are you like with your chips?

    We'd already had a starter, and I'm not a big chip eater anyway, especially chunky ones (as I prefer 'skinny fries'), so there were plenty for me. Indeed I left two, because I was full up!

    I'm like that, though: when I'm full, I'm full. And when I reach that stage, I can leave a spoonful of peas on my plate, one chip, or whatever. I don't believe in 'clearing plates' just for the sake of it (and hate feeling bloated), especially in restaurants where they've filled my plate for me, and often there's just too much food.

    Looking at the size of the portions of food you eat with your meals, you've clearly got a bigger appetite than me, and that's cool. Plus, if I can, I prefer having my main meal at lunchtime, rather than at night, as it's healthier that way, and I only ever have one big meal per day

    For example, after going out for a pub lunch yesterday, last night I just had a bowl of soup for my tea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Good stuff, Roy. The Boar's Head sounds excellent. Lol - what are you like with your chips?

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    I love a good chip, the ones I had at the King’s Head in North Weald with a fantastic Wagyu burger a few weeks back were superb.

    This was from their 'weekend treat' menu, 2 courses for 22 each with a bottle of wine (which I took home )




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    Looks pretty decent and good value for money, and it's a lovely old property. Is the pub part of a chain?

    However, compare those onion rings with the ones I had yesterday, and for me there's no comparison...

    Until you say whether that pub is part of a chain, I won't know, but in general I avoid chains, as the food tends to be nothing special and somewhat 'formulaic'.

    That's not to say I wouldn't enjoy eating at some of those places, as I always adjust my standards according to where I am, but the ideal for me is privately owned pubs, run by a husband and wife team, serving freshly made home-cooked food, using fresh local ingredients, and local real ales.

    Not always easy to find these days, but in my experience those are the true gems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Looks pretty decent and good value for money, and it's a lovely old property. Is the pub part of a chain?
    17th Century & partially constructed from old ship's timbers apparently. Yes, it's a 'Vintage Inn' (& the onion rings were great )

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    Just gone in - puff pastry pizza. Two cheeses.

    How you did a selfie 30 years ago....

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    Nice.... However, two further pictures are required: one when it comes out the oven, and later, one when the remains come out your botty!

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Nice.... However, two further pictures are required: one when it comes out the oven, and later, one when the remains come out your botty!

    Marco.
    When you gonna grow up Marco?

    What, never?
    How you did a selfie 30 years ago....

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