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North - South Restaurant Prices.

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The differential between north/south restaurant prices appears to be widening.

I can now buy duck a l'orange with dauphinoise potatoes at my favourite local café, for less than the price of pie and chips at my daughter's local pub in Wiltshire, and with no automatic service charge "to boot".

Long may it continue.

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I thought Duck a l'orange went out years ago which is why it is so cheap (or quack as the case my be). You just have to look round before eating as there are always excellent menues at reasonable prices to be had.

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Yet strangely I can pay less for fuel when I'm in London than what I pay in my home town in Nottinghamshire.

I have also noticed this there is a Shell (I think is Shell) garage on the Embankment that is cheaper than where we live. I thought that was why they got the (London Waiting Allowance)sad.png sad.png

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I thought Duck a l'orange went out years ago which is why it is so cheap (or quack as the case my be). You just have to look round before eating as there are always excellent menues at reasonable prices to be had.

NOT if you are hungry!!!!!

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I thought Duck a l'orange went out years ago which is why it is so cheap (or quack as the case my be). You just have to look round before eating as there are always excellent menues at reasonable prices to be had.

No, you're getting confused with prawn cocktail.

Classic French cuisine is timeless, but unfortunately there is a dearth of French restaurants in the UK as the French still consider the British as food "Neanderthals".

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Not bad for a country with a poor record for animal welfare (veal just one example), once they were the front runners in the food world and are still living off the past.

Everyone else around the world has caught up and in most cases passed them with the quality of food and Britain certainly up there. Yes we still have greasy spoon cafes & chippies but also some of the best restaurants around. I believe Wheels that you are right in the divide but living up north has its advantages for a change!!

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I can say, from the Midlands, that I had one of the best 4 course meals last night ever. It only cost £67.00 including wine and was far better than any specialist resturants on board ship. It shamed anything P&O produced for us on our last 5 cruises and made us ask if a husband and wife team can do it them not a company that focuses on its food heroes?

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Not bad for a country with a poor record for animal welfare (veal just one example), once they were the front runners in the food world and are still living off the past.

Everyone else around the world has caught up and in most cases passed them with the quality of food and Britain certainly up there. Yes we still have greasy spoon cafes & chippies but also some of the best restaurants around. I believe Wheels that you are right in the divide but living up north has its advantages for a change!!

I do not think that you define a country's food by the number of expensive restaurants that have been opened in the capital, but by what is cooked in every home in the land on a daily basis. Thirty five years ago I took a lot of flack about British food tastes when working in Spain, the meat pie in particular causing much amusement, along with the fact that most of the high quality fish and seafood caught around British shores went to Europe.

Nothing much has changed in the interim.

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