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Re: Restaurants recommended
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2016, 09:59:46 AM »
It's business you don't understand. McDonalds don't give chips with burgers. Nobody does. Why would they? If you don't think it's value, you don't go. Simple.

If you order a burger from TGI Fridays, Frankie & Benny's or the vast majority of other restaurants there is not a separate price for chips. It's included with the meal. Having said that if Handmade wasn't shite I'd still go even thought they price the chips separately. That's not a deal breakers. It's the shiteness of the burgers that makes it poor value and that's why I don't go. Mcdonalds offer "extra value meals" which incorporate a drink and chips with the burger for a lower price than buying them separately. Exactly what Handmade doesn't do. 

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Re: Restaurants recommended
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2016, 09:14:44 PM »
Not been to Byron yet but I'm obviously in the minority regarding Handmade burger - never had a poor burger there. And ordering chips separately cannae be too onerous surely?!

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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2016, 07:56:31 AM »
Not been to Byron yet but I'm obviously in the minority regarding Handmade burger - never had a poor burger there. And ordering chips separately cannae be too onerous surely?!

It's just odd. I don't understand why they do it that way when generally no one else does. If the food was good it wouldn't stop me going though. But it's nae IMO my opinion.

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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2016, 08:51:19 AM »
Not been to Byron Burger yet but I was in Coast To Coast back in october which was very good, one of the best burgers I've had for a while actually.
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2016, 03:09:57 PM »
Chester Hotel for lunch yesterday. Had never heard of it before. Absolutely superb.
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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2016, 03:13:07 PM »
Chester Hotel for lunch yesterday. Had never heard of it before. Absolutely superb.

Whats the price range like? Up in Aberdeen next month and need a few tips on places to take the girlfriend for lunch

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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2016, 03:16:52 PM »
Whats the price range like? Up in Aberdeen next month and need a few tips on places to take the girlfriend for lunch

You get what you pay for. It's excellent but not mental expensive. Very reasonable in fact. The wife had sole and loved it. The Crayfish salad was awesome and included watermelon and mango of all things. £11/£12 a dish I think.

http://www.chester-hotel.com/dining/number-ix-restaurant

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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2016, 03:18:51 PM »
You get what you pay for. It's excellent but not mental expensive. Very reasonable in fact. The wife had sole and loved it. The Crayfish salad was awesome and included watermelon and mango of all things. £11/£12 a dish I think.

http://www.chester-hotel.com/dining/number-ix-restaurant

Excellent, sounds good!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2016, 03:22:48 PM »
Excellent, sounds good!  :thumbsup:

Thai Khun in Union Square our current favourite. I'm itching to go back. It's been three weeks and the cravings are growing stronger.
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2016, 04:08:56 PM »
I went to The Prime Cuts last night. Having always fancied trying it I heard it was closing down ("hibernating because of the oil downturn") on Friday so decided to go and check it out. They were doing a deal where you'd get 10% off so I booked a table and went. The first thing I noticed when I turned up was that the prices on their menu were almost 20% higher than the prices on their website. Online menu linky. I'd be really keen to know when they bumped the prices up because the cynic in me would suggest that it happened around the time they started doing a 10% "discount".

Anyway. I ordered the T-bone done medium and a pepper and whiskey sauce. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. No complaints on that front at all. Service was fine but then came the bill fuck up. The mannie took the bill over and said "The 10% has been taken off already". He was half right.. the sauces had been discounted by 10% saving us a total of about 60p. The steaks were charged at full price (£7 more each than the online price). So I said to the guy that the prices were already a lot higher than online (which he got a little defensive about) and that I expected 10% off the whole bill. He took the bill away, corrected it and took it back but I don't believe for a second that that was an honest mistake. That was them blatantly trying their luck and seeing if they'd get away with it. So for that reason I can't go back when it re-opens which is a shame because I've never had a better steak in Aberdeen.

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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2016, 09:31:37 PM »
Poldinos opposite Ma Camerons. Never again.

My son and I went there before we beat Celtic 2-1 and it was excellent.

So with daughter visiting from France this week, we decided to go there tonight.

Great meal. Good wine. Delighted. Service non-descript but hey, it's Aberdeen.

Then the bill came. It was wrong. It was an overcharge by 2 or 3%.

I have no problem with genuine mistakes. It's human to err. So I take the bill to the counter where the grey haired grey beard was punching icons on the computer and handed over my card with the bill. Are you the owner I asked. Yes I am said he. I waited till he put my card in and handed me the terminal before I fully responded to his question if everything was all right. I said yes excellent and when he handed me the terminal I said apart from the bill being wrong. He gave faux pretence for caring and I said no it's fine. Must have been in your favour then, he had the audacity to utter. No I insisted, £136.40 it says here, that's what I'm going to pay.

What a fucking balloon. I would have tipped him £20 if he hadn't tried, and succeeded in stealing £3. Worse for him, we will never go back and every one of our friends will learn of this experience. The shame is their pasta is outstanding. I don't give a fuck. It's hardly London or Roma standard. Hate people like that. So small minded they can't see the big picture. Cunts like him don't deserve to succeed. Utter scummy slime ball. Hope he fails.
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« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2016, 09:22:39 AM »
Not too dissimilar to my experience at Prime Cu(n)ts. Dicks.

I went to Byron Burger the other night. I enjoyed it. Much more so than Handmade Burger but it's really expensive for what it is and I don't think it's worth it. I won't be back unless I get some sort of money off voucher.

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« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2016, 10:20:41 AM »
We went to Yatai Izakaya in the end, excellent place!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2016, 10:35:48 AM »
We went to Yatai Izakaya in the end, excellent place!  :thumbsup:

It was probably the company that made it so enjoyable though  ;)

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« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2016, 08:18:01 PM »
We went to Yatai Izakaya in the end, excellent place!  :thumbsup:

Was there on Friday night. My favourite restaurant in the toon. It's ace.

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« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2016, 07:34:38 AM »
It was probably the company that made it so enjoyable though  ;)

Aye. Our partners definitely bring the class, let's not kid on its us  ;)

Was there on Friday night. My favourite restaurant in the toon. It's ace.

Really enjoyed the sake there, like their concept too. Out of interest, what was the music they were playing when you went? They were playing Mexican music when we went, complete confusion for the senses!

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« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2016, 08:34:57 AM »
Out of interest, what was the music they were playing when you went? They were playing Mexican music when we went, complete confusion for the senses!

These guys were playing live.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSedE5sU3uc

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« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2016, 11:26:14 PM »
Aye. Our partners definitely bring the class, let's not kid on its us  ;)

Really enjoyed the sake there, like their concept too. Out of interest, what was the music they were playing when you went? They were playing Mexican music when we went, complete confusion for the senses!

You may have a point  ;)

I enjoyed it too though, surprised by the Mexican music but apart from that I loved it.

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« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2016, 01:37:30 PM »
Muchacho next to the Light of Bengal is superb. Went specifically into town just to go there for the 3rd time now.

Mexican street food in Rose Street. Get the 4 chilli Punch in the face sauce. The 3 chilli Chipotle isn't spicy enough.
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« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2016, 05:26:39 PM »
Chaophraya in the Monkey House.

Aberdeen now has one outstanding restaurant.

Best meal I've ever had in my life.

The Chang Rai cocktail and the Spicy Beef salad complimented each other, weirdly.

The dumplings to start were excellent.

The coconut pannacotta was grotesquely delicious.
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