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Do you want to Toss the Barman? Dice game.


The Well is what i would call a Gastro Pub Restaurant in London. Excellent food and drinks. The only disadvantage is that there is no underground or train station nearby. They have started an interesting experiment. In fact they often have interesting experiments there and my visit was in fact using Tastecard which gave me 50% the food bill.

Every tuesday you can gamble the price of your drinks by rolling a pair of dice.

double 6 = free
Odd number = pay half
Evens = Pay up
Excellent idea. Love it.

http://www.downthewell.co.uk

The Well. A restaurant and cocktail bar. Clerkenwell. London. Toss the barman for free drinks?


The Well is what i would call a Gastro Pub Restaurant in London. Excellent food and drinks. The only disadvantage is that there is no underground or train station nearby. They have started an interesting experiment. In fact they often have interesting experiments there and my visit was in fact using Tastecard which gave me 50% the food bill.

Every tuesday you can gamble the price of your drinks by rolling a pair of dice.

  • double 6 = free
  • Odd number = pay half
  • Evens = Pay up

Excellent idea. Love it.

The photo below is not from The Well but could have been.

Really superb food

http://www.downthewell.co.uk

Pan Fried Cod and Broccoli

Pan Fried Cod and Broccoli

Could this be the Smallest portion of Cottage Pie ever?


On a recent business trip I stayed at the Dalmahoy Marriott hotel, a pleasant hotel about 8 miles from the Edinburgh city centre.  I ate my meal in the bar area, called Zest, where one might either have a drink or have a normal dinner.  My choice was Cottage pie, allegedly ” traditional cottage pie”. The cost 14.95£ which for me is fairly high firstly for cottage pie and secondly for any meal in a kind of bar, that does not equate to Gastropub by any stretch of imagination. Please judge for yourself if this size portion is reasonable and feel free to pass this onto your friends too.

The plate is shown clearly and is a small dinner plate!

 

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The Victoria Restaurant GastroPub Sheen


Dinner was served for my 55th birthday there. We had heard about the restuarant on Twitter, looked on the website and decided to go for it. This is not a place one will find by chance tucked away in the residential areas of Sheen. A small car park. There is a lot of resemblance to another of my favourite restaurants The Dog and Partridge at Sunninghill. The menu is short but with some great choices. I went for the Sea Trout. All four of us enjoyed our meal a lot. The only negative choice was the Pork Cheek, which despite having a great taste had too much a jelly texture for my son and indeed I tried it but did not like. The general consensus was great place, starters and puddings were best. We drank beer but the wine list looked good. Next time we return we will do the two course menu. Recommended!

The Restaurant

A nice course

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