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like if it was REALLY NICE and FANCY?
I just wouldn't do it very often. That's the point of a really nice, fancy meal, is it not?
knows the deal
bit of background - i'm going to paris and want to take the girl out somewhere all awesome and fancy
Erm, I dunno. But I'll say £120, plus tip, for convenience.
I think I once paid more for one, but it still makes me sweat now to think about it so is clearly out of my comfort level. High single figures
I'LL GIVE YA $9NZ FOR IT, MATE
and I may pay in weak NZ currency, but I DO NOT - repeat NOT - barter when I’m out courting. I pay the agreed, single figure price and move on
Any more than that and I have to be celebrating a lottery win or something.
I don't pay.
(I do. I'd say about £50-60 per person if you're splashing out. Anything more than that and I'd pretty much die.)
'splashing out' = Romford slang?
its what we all say out here. Splashing aaauutt
I honestly didn't expect my cheeky post to be comprehensively kicked into touch by a reply of such filthy aplomb.
when I wonder where Foley is lurking.
And where the "Dinner?" crowd have got to.
and just for the record ladies, I would gladly pay £50-60 per person if it means I get to splash out at the end of the night
Is this just a young persons thing?
Possibly more on a REALLY NICE and FANCY meal.
But for getting into three figures it's gonna need to be some kind of once in a lifetime opportunity. But if I'm in a once in a lifetime situation, then that's usually pretty special without adding a dining element to proceedings (just do the once in a lifetime thing and then have a nice brie & basil baguette innit).
(also the poshest git restaurants very rarely specialise in veggie food, so going to them is always gonna end up feeling like you're paying for the posh element rather than the nosh element)
I made a similar mistake once - I thought it meant a two pound coin, you know, because it looks so grand, and told a girl I was taking her to a meal that was "going to set daddy back five grand. FIVE OF THE BIG ONES"
Not a good night
That was Steve Claridge.
on one meal?
was it better than this 2 grand pizza woulda been?
It was our company Christmas meal, my credit card bravely put itself forward at the end but I got the money back. About 90% of it went on wine. I've still got the receipt somewhere.
Of those of you have broken the £100ph barrier, how often have you done it?
I've been guilty twice- once for a mate's birthday when we got trashed and just order fuckloads of fairly nice but not at all fancy food, and another time where I was attempting to woo a young lady.
The getting trashed with mates one was a better use of my money.
a couple of bottles of wine and it's quite easy to spend over £100
Only when someone else picks the bottle. I can't be doing with the whole testing it charade.
There's no escaping it, might as well ham it up and enjoy yourself.
I do this. It's fine for the first bottle, but swirl & sniff for bottle # 2 tends to involve throwing wine across the room by mistake
was pretty wasted by the end of each one so was well worth it.
Maybe 4 times. Only twice in London though - one was The Ivy and the other was Oxo Tower. Neither is close to the best meal I've had here incidentally
her and me
both were among the best meals we've had, to be fair
actually drank when eating (aside from the odd bottle of wine), then I might break the £100/head mark.
None of us do though, so it doesn't really happen.
puts me in mind of DBC Pierre's latest book about extravagant foodie-ism. Anyone read it (or any of his other stuff) and can reccomend it/him?
I'll prolly pass on it then.
Which is £150ph (tasting menu, obvs)
But I wasn't paying :D
So...how much is a whopper and fries these days?
£50-60 head including wine.
Apart from Hestons, where can you pay £100/head without getting into the posh wine?
I spent about £250.... £90 of that was on champagne though. It was worth it though because it was AMAZEBALLS.
Here you go my friend. Are you going to Paris? Go to this restaurant if you are!
But I'd be interested in any evidence proving otherwise!
planning out an early december visit! going to pop over to versailles to check this out as well
wanted to go to the koons in 2008 but didn;t get round to it
Go to La Petite Cour dude, your lady will love it. You will be a hero. The President of the United States will put in a personal call to congratulate you.
(I managed to book on the day, but I'd recommend booking earlier to avoid disappointment. Also, we sat on the terrace as it was nice and warm... if your French is any good ask them for a table on the terrace, if it won't be too cold)
won't it be a bit cold in december?
"if your French is any good ask them for a table on the terrace, if it won't be too cold"
They might have heaters n shiz in the winter. In which case the terrace FTW. It'd be magical in December...I'm jealous!
that is not rick steins, it is £65 for the tasting menu each. it is for her birthday and doesnt include booze. this is the very top end of my budget but my mum went a few months back and said it was amazing, although she had it with wine selection for an extra £50 i think.
if its good, and you know it will be then its worth paying the money because you can tell everyone about it for years to come.
It's supposed to be fantastic.
but probably going rick steins instead as its cheaper and is more well known so the ladygirl can talk about it to her uneducated pals.
b) how willing you are to spend a fairly large % of it on meals.
I only tend to go upwards of £100 per head on special occasions, but will regularly go for meals that are maybe about £60 per head (including wine- in fact, the wine frequently accounts for a large slice of this.) This doesn't feel especially extravagant because it's within what I can afford, and I don't have kids or other expensive drains on my resources, nor do I go on lavish holidays or drive a ferrari, or take really expensive drugs.
As for what I'd be willing to pay- if I can ever get a table at Noma or El Bulli, then I won't actually care what it costs because i'll spend the rest of my life cleaning dishes if I have to, to pay for it.
at this place : http://www.danielnyc.com/daniel.html
Had the six course tasting menu and worth every penny, best meal I've ever had.
but normally i guess around 100.
for a REALLY nice lunch buffet.
and I expect a toy an'all
gives a flying fuck what you think.
I didn't pay all the bill though. Rich people ftw,
has made me realise just how tightfisted I really am. Cheers guys!
I think that's about £50-£60 a head, including wine. So yeah, that's probably about as much as I want to spend.