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On Tue, 08 Jun 2021 11:04:41 +0100, Robin wrote:

On 08/06/2021 09:41, Bob Eager wrote:
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13.50 for F&C in a London restaurant is hardly extortionate

though if the picture was actually of what was served up (rather than
some random stock picture that the newspaper already had) I thought
the portion of chips and peas was miserly


Ah, but the chips would be hand crafted, and the peas organic.




in */Ilford/*?


Ah, but surely they are cheaper there. Or are they?



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On 08/06/2021 12:04, Bob Eager wrote:
On Tue, 08 Jun 2021 11:04:41 +0100, Robin wrote:

On 08/06/2021 09:41, Bob Eager wrote:
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13.50 for F&C in a London restaurant is hardly extortionate

though if the picture was actually of what was served up (rather than
some random stock picture that the newspaper already had) I thought
the portion of chips and peas was miserly

Ah, but the chips would be hand crafted, and the peas organic.




in */Ilford/*?


Ah, but surely they are cheaper there. Or are they?



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On 08/06/2021 12:04, Bob Eager wrote:
On Tue, 08 Jun 2021 11:04:41 +0100, Robin wrote:

On 08/06/2021 09:41, Bob Eager wrote:
On Tue, 08 Jun 2021 07:52:45 +0100, tim... wrote:


13.50 for F&C in a London restaurant is hardly extortionate

though if the picture was actually of what was served up (rather than
some random stock picture that the newspaper already had) I thought
the portion of chips and peas was miserly

Ah, but the chips would be hand crafted, and the peas organic.




in */Ilford/*?


Ah, but surely they are cheaper there. Or are they?




Ilford's nearest Waitrose is 6 miles away - which in London is a *long*
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13.50 for F&C in a London restaurant is hardly extortionate


Not in a restaurant, but delivered, so likely deliveroo etc fees involved.


well para 1 says:

A dad from Yorkshire was left 'needing therapy' after forking out a whopping
54 on four portions of fish and chips at a pricey London restaurant.

I appreciate that it later on says "to be delivered"

so, is that from the "pricey London restaurant" in para 1 or from the local
chippy?



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13.50 for F&C in a London restaurant is hardly extortionate


Not in a restaurant, but delivered, so likely deliveroo etc fees
involved.


been to the deliveroo website

and locally F&C is not an available search option

but if I go to the local shop then it says "deliveroo orders" click
here. Go Figure!

Delivery is free if you order more than 15 pounds of food

But you are right, the shop prices seem to have been hiked to allow for
the deliveroo percentage (30% I understand)

10 pound for F&C, plus 2.50 for mushy peas

I don't recall the walk in prices being that high last time I was there.

and paying 2.50 for Mushy peas is simply a laziness charge.* You can buy
a tin in the supermarket for 30p and they take seconds to microwave.


Beware, that risks the criticism that you just don't understand the way
poor people can't afford to tie up their money in tins of peas just in
case they decide to order fish and chips. I kid you not.


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On 05/06/2021 10:04, Harry Bloomfield wrote:
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8 here from the mobile chippy who been coming every week during
lockdown.


Pensioners Special 3.60 (or 3.80 from another local chippie) - small
haddock, far too many chips and a pot of peas or curry, as a take-away.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...t-chippie.html
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On 09/06/2021 02:49 pm, Andrew wrote:
On 05/06/2021 10:04, Harry Bloomfield wrote:
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8 here from the mobile chippy who been coming every week during
lockdown.


Pensioners Special 3.60 (or 3.80 from another local chippie) - small
haddock, far too many chips and a pot of peas or curry, as a take-away.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...t-chippie.html


2.50 near here (at least until early 2020 - I can't speak for the
current price list).
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On 05/06/2021 10:04, Harry Bloomfield wrote:
on 04/06/2021, charles supposed :
8 here from the mobile chippy who been coming every week during
lockdown.


Pensioners Special 3.60 (or 3.80 from another local chippie) - small
haddock, far too many chips and a pot of peas or curry, as a take-away.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...t-chippie.html


I hated pease pudding as a kid

Never tried it since





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On 09/06/2021 15:20, Owain Lastname wrote:
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...t-chippie.html


The triple-cooked chips, meticulously made over a two-day process, arrive at your table piping hot, golden, and shimmering with sea salt. Choose to pair yours with caviar and crème fraiche, lobster thermidor, or homemade Matson curry sauce and cheese in a nod to Kerridges local chip shop around the corner from where he grew up. Theres also deep-fried cockle popcorn reminiscent of the seaside favourite and perfect for dipping, and a vegan samosa created with friend and fellow chef Sat Bains.

https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/restau...ges-fish-chips

The picture shows SIX chips.

At least that means there's plenty of room for pud, although I suspect that's not included in the £35.



TBH the fish looks like it has got less protein than a thalidomides arms.


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On 09/06/2021 21:06, ARW wrote:

TBH the fish looks like it has got less protein than a thalidomides arms.


You have a lovely original turn of phrase Adam.

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