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Kev
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:16 pm Reply with quote
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The question is however - are there rats in the kitchen? Find out here -

http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Business/Protection/EPSReports/index.htm
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Ms. Mingo-go
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:04 pm Reply with quote
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I think me and Roque should go have lunch at Hula soon.

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iainhasaface
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:11 pm Reply with quote
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i'll go on me own then...

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anyway i'm famished...or is it victimised? I always get those two mixed up.
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Mozza
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:23 pm Reply with quote
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I'll go with you Iain, ONLY on the condition that its a proper date.

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Ms. Mingo-go
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:10 am Reply with quote
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no, I can have Iain along too. After all, he's got a massive cock, right?

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emmakate
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:52 am Reply with quote
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cheers everyone, will put stravaigin, the observatory and ad lib on my brunch list and report back. i'm not going to ask any of you on a date, but if it's rubbish i'll extort the money from whoever recommended it.

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mein crustacean
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:35 am Reply with quote
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going to the Glasgow v Saracens match on friday at 8 and we're looking for somewhere to get some cheap grub before hand about 6ish

any suggestions?

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Mozza
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Ms. Mingo-go wrote:
no, I can have Iain along too. After all, he's got a massive cock, right?


I'm interested in his brain

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sam
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:27 pm Reply with quote
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mein crustacean wrote:
going to the Glasgow v Saracens match on friday at 8 and we're looking for somewhere to get some cheap grub before hand about 6ish

any suggestions?


ad lib
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iainhasaface
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:24 pm Reply with quote
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Mozza wrote:
Ms. Mingo-go wrote:
no, I can have Iain along too. After all, he's got a massive cock, right?


I'm interested in his brain


most of the time the two go hand in hand.


Moz, you're on. A proper date, you say? I'll get the moustache wax out then...

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Mozza
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:41 pm Reply with quote
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iainhasaface wrote:
Mozza wrote:
Ms. Mingo-go wrote:
no, I can have Iain along too. After all, he's got a massive cock, right?


I'm interested in his brain


most of the time the two go hand in hand.


Moz, you're on. A proper date, you say? I'll get the moustache wax out then...



hahahahaha. that made me laugh out loud in the real world

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Kimmy
Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:19 pm Reply with quote
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iainhasaface wrote:
Mingo, if you're bringing up 'value for money' and saying this discussion is about 'under a tenner' venues, then Mono and Grassroots fall EXACTLY into that category. In grassroots you're going to be aiming at 7.95-8.95 for a main meal, and not just a wee plate of vegetables but a massive special burger of the week (every week they've got something new), comes with a side of cajun fries which are highly superior to the rather bland 13th Note ones, and a huge salad. Plus any condiments you like (i believe they charge extra for that at the Note). Incredible value for money. AND the fact that it actually tastes of well made, passionate cooking. It's a much warmer experience overall.

turquloise - cheers! i'm gonna make another batch next week, always improving!

Forgot also about Chinaskis....could be condender for best pub grub. Anyone eaten there? LOVELY fish'n'chips.



I love chinaskis. Nice atmosphere, good selection of beers, great pub grub, gorgeous decking area which is also well heated. Also the hand dryers amuse me, theyre so fricking loud!
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Kimmy
Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:34 pm Reply with quote
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P.s I also love Macsorleys Very Happy Should try out the chicken and black pudding with mash.


I was trying to find some where the other week that done a decent sunday roast that wouldnt break the bank but no such luck.

78 vincent street have a January sale on the now, 2 courses for 10.
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mr roque
Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:00 pm Reply with quote
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I think me and Roque should go have lunch at Hula soon.


you're on.
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Coconut Shy
Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:29 pm Reply with quote
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Yes, a thread about food - one of my favourite topics!

Nice to see Macsorleys getting a mention. My friend is one of the chefs there and she has to be one of the best cooks I've met. Nice to find a pub doing decent grub for a change.

Also good to hear Hula as it's such a hidden gem. Service can be a bit slow but even the sandwiches to take away are lovely - the blue cheese and pear salsa is one of my favourites.

In terms of good restaurants I've been to recently; Guy's in Merchant City is superb. One of the best dining experiences I've enjoyed in Glasgow and not too expensive considering the quality. The chef comes out and makes sure everyone's happy which is a nice touch. That new Italian Cafe on Albion Street is also great and pretty reasonable as it's tapas style but still extremely filling. Gandolfi Fish is amazing but a bit over-priced. Nice for a treat though.

Definitely think the selection of restaurants in Glasgow's improved recently.

In terms of veggie food, I must've tried everywhere as my other half's one. Grassroots is lovely but they've really put their prices up lately which makes it a bit overpriced considering that it's basically a cafe. I do like the 13th Note and prefer it to Mono. Quite liked Stereo but the menu is limited. 78 is excellent (amazing veggie breakfast) but also a bit limited and always fairly quiet in there. Wish there was a decent 'fancier' veggie restaurant in Glasgow, like Bann's in Edinburgh.
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