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English Dining

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A travel journal to United Kingdom by koshkha

Francs Photo, Chester, England More Photos
Quote: Don't let people tell you the food in the UK is awful - it's far from true. Like anywhere else there's good, bad and indifferent food - depending on where you look.

Coach and Horses

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Restaurant | "I didn't eat like a Horse"

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The village of Brixworth has three pubs – The George, the Red Lion and the Coach and Horses. Our favourite of the three is the George but it is under the third set of owners in the 7 years we've lived in the village. We decided to pop round and see how the new people were doing – only to discover that it doesn't open on Mondays. Since I'd eat my own liver before I'd eat at the Red Lion, we carried on up the road to the Coach and Horses, a place I've traditionally thought of as dull but cheap and dependable.When my husband and I were due to move to Northampton for my job we spent a few days house hunting and based ourselves in the very pretty village of Scaldwell. It's pretty but almost ent...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 31, 2011

Coach and Horses
Harborough Road
Brixworth, Northampton
01604 880329

Kings Arms

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Restaurant | "Not Quite Food Fit for Kings"

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The Kings Arms is a place from my student days which I recall with a high degree of fondness but very little clarity. Such is the way we remember our old drinking dens perhaps. As the second closest pub to my Oxford college, it was somewhere I inevitably ended up on more evenings than I care to recall. I don't think I've been in there in the last 20 years.My aunt and uncle from Australia have been over for a few weeks and Oxford was a convenient place for us to break our journey between relatives in Bedford and my parents in Salisbury. I thought it would be a good place to stop off and show them around. Uncle Tony has a massive educational chip on his shoulder so I thought it might be fun ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 23, 2011

Kings Arms
Hollywell Street
Oxford, England

Times Bistro at Thornton Hall

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Restaurant | "Nice food - shame about the delay"

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The Wirral is a remarkable place that very few people outside the area know about. Its proximity to Liverpool casts a dark shadow that’s undeserved and it’s location as a peninsular squeezed between Liverpool and North Wales ensures that it’s not really on the way to anywhere and this helps to maintain it’s rather retro mystique. Today I took a drive over to Thornton Hall hotel in Thornton Hough village to meet someone for lunch and was reminded that this part of the country is like a time capsule in which someone put a village and then stopped the clocks. The village is beautiful and as I passed the children playing on the village green, it could have been any time in the last 100 years (except of co...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 15, 2011

Times Bistro at Thornton Hall
Neston Road
Liverpool, England

Shamoli Indian Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Shamtastic Shamoli"

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I’ve cut down a lot on eating out in Indian restaurants, partly because I’m doing more Indian cooking at home, but largely because my husband has got the cooking bug and I don’t want to discourage him from indulging it. Every now and then I get the need for a really good curry ‘fix’ so when my lovely friend Alison reminded me that it was my turn to choose where we ate out this week, I took the rare step of proposing a return to a place we’d been before – the Shamoli Restaurant and Takeaway in Knutsford. Generally we try to go somewhere different each time we meet but we’d both loved the Shamoli when we went there earlier in the year and I’d not reviewed it yet. We met in Knutsford at 7.15p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 14, 2011

Shamoli Indian Restaurant
73A King Street
Knutsford, Cheshire

Francs

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Restaurant | "Frankly Speaking? Very good"

Francs Photo, Chester, England
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Francs is housed in a classic tall, narrow Chester ‘black and white’ building which dates back to the 17th century. The restaurant is laid out over three floors so if you have any mobility issues, it might be worth telling them that you need a ground floor table when you book. On the day of our visit, only the ground floor was in use for regular bookings with the top floor empty and the first floor being used for some kind of company party. The main dining area is not very large and I would guess there was space for around 40 people. The set up is very ‘French café’ in style with small tables for 2 or 4 people, bentwood chairs, and a parquet floor that seemed rather out of keeping with the age of the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2011

Francs
14 Cuppin Street
Chester, England 1 2
+44 (0)1244 3179

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