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#1 2017-07-11 02:02:56

Kingston1an
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Classic cafes

English breakfast. Shepherds pie etc.
A list of notable establishments around the country catering to British tastes
http://www.classiccafes.co.uk/index.html
No foreign rubbish please.

Leeds San co co. New Briggate Street. North of Kirkgate market
English breakfast. Sausages cut along the length for some strange reason. Beans and tomato in separate bowls. Very nice bread. You have to ask for the brown sauce though. A welcome alternative to Wetherspoons breakfast in a city centre without many independent cafes.

The River Cafe. No not that one

http://www.classiccafes.co.uk/rivercafespecial.htm

Still going strong. Gets busy when Fulham are at home. Otherwise plenty of room.

Last edited by Kingston1an (2017-07-11 02:04:34)


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#2 2017-07-11 02:09:29

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Re: Classic cafes

Newcastle Mark Toney. They do ice cream as well but never tried that.
http://www.marktoney.co.uk

More space in the one in Grainger Street. There is also one in the market. Decent nosh.


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#3 2017-07-11 09:09:08

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Re: Classic cafes

I'll stick to the foreign rubbish - if done well - any day, thanks.


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#4 2017-07-11 14:20:58

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Re: Classic cafes

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/viewtopic.php?id=19525

I am a bit surprised that you are violently ignoring this post

 

#5 2017-07-12 04:58:32

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Re: Classic cafes

Yuca wrote:

I'll stick to the foreign rubbish - if done well - any day, thanks.

Not on here - thank you very much.


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#6 2017-07-13 10:08:02

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Re: Classic cafes

Beestonplace wrote:

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/viewtopic.php?id=19525

I am a bit surprised that you are violently ignoring this post

'Violently ignoring'? Maybe I forgot about it.

This thread was prompted by Wetherspoon 'new' offering of pastrami bagels. Meanwhile they have stopped providing Sunday roasts.


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#7 2017-07-13 12:56:20

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Re: Classic cafes

Kingston1an wrote:

Beestonplace wrote:

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/viewtopic.php?id=19525

I am a bit surprised that you are violently ignoring this post

'Violently ignoring'? Maybe I forgot about it.

This thread was prompted by Wetherspoon 'new' offering of pastrami bagels. Meanwhile they have stopped providing Sunday roasts.

The reason was supposedly that they couldn't compete with the offerings at Toby Carvery. The beer is crap at our local TC though.

The best food at 'spoons is their steaks.


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#8 2017-07-14 04:02:13

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Re: Classic cafes

Woof,
Toby carvery is great. One near me gave a 33% discount on the already low prices after you had been there once. Decent beers too. Consequently very popular with families at weekends.
https://www.tobycarvery.co.uk/restauran … cesterpark

Steak is the best Spoons food, I agree.

Last edited by Kingston1an (2017-07-14 04:09:47)


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#9 2017-07-14 04:17:11

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Re: Classic cafes

I have noticed an increase in the number of fish and chip shops, which is good news provided they are selling fish and not offering fish along with pies etc.

Barbers and chip shops seem to be two businesses that are more evident on our streets these days.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/news … -fare.html


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#10 2017-07-14 04:24:34

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Re: Classic cafes

Gino's Cafe opposite Marylebone Station is a good feeding point if you are ever in the area, perhaps visiting John Simons. Great cafe food at reasonable prices, dished up double quick.


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#11 2017-07-14 04:34:27

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Re: Classic cafes

Thanks. I have used Marylebone frequently but never noticed that Cafe. Seashell fish and chips nearby in Lisson Grove is pretty good too. Not much in St Johns Wood or nearer Lords cricket ground though.


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#12 2017-07-14 04:49:45

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Re: Classic cafes

Willow tea rooms Glasgow.

Fantastic place. A nice pot of tea for the price of a crap Starbucks coffee. Inexpensive sandwiches and cakes to go with it. Rennie Mackintosh architecture.

If it was in London they would charge a fortune. One branch sadly closed now.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g … t-36478526

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#13 2017-07-14 06:39:28

Yuca
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Re: Classic cafes

Kingston1an wrote:

Yuca wrote:

I'll stick to the foreign rubbish - if done well - any day, thanks.

Not on here - thank you very much.

Is there anywhere left in the UK / the world that serves a pot of tea with tea leaves, a pot that has been warmed and water that is VERY close to boiling? (Or in other words, a pot of tea made how it is supposed to be.) I've never seen one, which makes them even harder to find than somewhere that does a decent espresso.

And whilst I'm here: what about a fish and chip shop that doesn't use hydrogenated oil? The problem with hydrogenated oil is that if you're out of the habit of eating it then it tastes like the poison it is.


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#14 2017-07-14 09:28:13

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Re: Classic cafes

woofboxer wrote:

Gino's Cafe opposite Marylebone Station is a good feeding point if you are ever in the area, perhaps visiting John Simons. Great cafe food at reasonable prices, dished up double quick.

Haven't been in a for a while.  It used to be a regular stop off when I arrived at Marylebone.


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#15 2017-07-16 09:51:08

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Re: Classic cafes

Yuca wrote:

And whilst I'm here: what about a fish and chip shop that doesn't use hydrogenated oil? The problem with hydrogenated oil is that if you're out of the habit of eating it then it tastes like the poison it is.

Beef dripping?

Superfish round my way fry in that. Ewell and Tolworth branches recommended
"We are proud to cook our fish and chips in the traditional Yorkshire way using beef dripping"

http://www.superfishuk.co.uk/our-story/


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#16 2017-07-16 10:18:31

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Re: Classic cafes

Yuca wrote:

Is there anywhere left in the UK / the world that serves a pot of tea with tea leaves, a pot that has been warmed and water that is VERY close to boiling? (Or in other words, a pot of tea made how it is supposed to be.) I've never seen one, which makes them even harder to find than somewhere that does a decent espresso.

Twinings in The Strand might be your sort of thing. I used to walk past it all the time.  I am happy enough with builders' tea.
https://www.twinings.co.uk/about-twinin … 216-strand

Missed a trick yesterday. A pot of tea that I ordered cost more but contained less than the mug of tea that friends order. More washing up I suppose.


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#17 2017-07-19 02:06:48

Yuca
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Re: Classic cafes

Tea bags are passable (unlike instant coffee) but it's definitely inferior to tea made with leaves. I find it incredible - yet unsurprising - that the UK's most famous drink is rarely made in a quality manner, at home or in cafes etc.


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#18 2017-07-19 02:25:48

Yuca
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Re: Classic cafes

Kingston1an wrote:

Yuca wrote:

And whilst I'm here: what about a fish and chip shop that doesn't use hydrogenated oil? The problem with hydrogenated oil is that if you're out of the habit of eating it then it tastes like the poison it is.

Beef dripping?

Superfish round my way fry in that. Ewell and Tolworth branches recommended
"We are proud to cook our fish and chips in the traditional Yorkshire way using beef dripping"

http://www.superfishuk.co.uk/our-story/

I've never tried fish and chips cooked in beef dripping but I'd like to. Cooked in non-hydrogenated vegetable oil is fine though. If I eat them cooked in hydrogenated oil then afterwards I feel like shit, hence I don't bother any more.


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