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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I remember going to a Berni Inn in Blackpool, must have been about 1978 or a bit before.
    My very first 'meal out' (ie without parents and siblings) was at a Berni Inn in Liverpool somewhere, in the very late 60s or early 70s. My memory for that sort of thing is very poor so I can't remember whether the food was good, bad or meh, or where exactly the restaurant was. I think it was also the first time I drank red wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Garden thermometer says 14C, and no clouds. Off to sunny Blackpool this morning. Someone has to get up on the roof to bring a boiler flue through the slates while clinging to a cat ladder, so that would be me. Should get a nice tan provided I don't fall off first
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    last time we had night out in blackpool cpl of years ago we stayed at metropole and you are rite it is now a dump but still has a lot of original features. Were supposed to be there next month for a pool tournament but that has been cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    My very first 'meal out' (ie without parents and siblings) was at a Berni Inn in Liverpool somewhere, in the very late 60s or early 70s. My memory for that sort of thing is very poor so I can't remember whether the food was good, bad or meh, or where exactly the restaurant was. I think it was also the first time I drank red wine.
    Interesting... What age were you then, Joe? I'm quite a bit younger than you and was drinking red wine (admittedly diluted with water) not much later!

    Being an only child back then, in a family with a reasonable disposable income, meant that I often accompanied my parents to 'posh' restaurants, as both (like me now) were major foodies. I think it's most likely what 'honed' my palate for fine food and wine in later life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Interesting... What age were you then, Joe? I'm quite a bit younger than you and was drinking red wine (admittedly diluted with water) not much later!

    Being an only child back then, in a family with a reasonable disposable income, meant that I often accompanied my parents to 'posh' restaurants, as both (like me now) were major foodies. I think it's most likely what 'honed' my palate for fine food and wine in later life!

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    I'd have been 16 or 17. I'd tasted beer a few years earlier, and hated it (we'd smuggled some cans of Tennant's on a school trip).

    Far from my parents being 'major foodies', I can count the number of meals out with my family on the fingers of one hand. My older sister recently told me about one meal we'd had at a posh restaurant and being made to finish her soup, but it rang no bells with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    Far from my parents being 'major foodies', I can count the number of meals out with my family on the fingers of one hand. My older sister recently told me about one meal we'd had at a posh restaurant and being made to finish her soup, but it rang no bells with me.
    Just different cultures... My parents weren't gourmets, far from it, but liked to eat well (as do most Italian families). My mum was a fabulous cook, so when they ate out the food had to be at least as good as my mum made at home, which predisposed them to dining in decent restaurants.

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    Nice day around 22c at the moment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    That would've probably been half decent. They were generally pretty consistent in quality and knew how to cook steak!

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    I remember it being excellent. Don't recall ever having a bad meal in a Berni. Used to go to the one in Old Hall Street in Liverpool about twice a year. Down in a basement. There was one on the Pier Head too but that was more expensive for no apparent reason. Only went there once Long gone now, even the building has been replaced.
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    a roaster today.. took car out to a smallish service station m&s shop.. i went in and got a few things... first time ive met folk in 11 weeks.. i was shaking after it strange reaction; just shows tho
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