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(Original post by Silver Arrow)
Nandos is overrated and a little expensive IMO.

can't hear you over the sound of me eating my spicy drumsticks
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(Original post by Bupdeeboowah)
That's someone true for me too! Fish and Chips are perhaps one of the more value-for-money and safe-bet dishes in pubs. But elsewhere they aren't worth the price.
Had fish and chips at a service station and the fish wasn't that large and there was a thin layer of batter, air then loads of batter -_-. At a pub would get fish for the entirety of the inside of that plus some better batter rather than whatever they made that out of.
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(Original post by Wilfred Little)
You must have gone to an exceptionally **** chippy, I've never had 'dry' cod from a chippy before.
Dry as in flaky and thin compared the more oily Chilean Seabass
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(Original post by harinimnida)
We have Five Guys, which isn't any good.
Blasphemy! :gasp: It's a little expensive, but oh so nice... :coma:
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(Original post by super_kawaii)
Bland is the last word I'd use to describe them! They're so good!
would rather have broomhill friery's cheesy chips sober than taco bell
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(Original post by BookBird)

can't hear you over the sound of me eating my spicy drumsticks
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(Original post by Bupdeeboowah)
Dry as in flaky and thin compared the more oily Chilean Seabass
Ain't that just different types of fish?
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(Original post by Vikingninja)
**** abort abort ABORT ****... THE SENTIMENT IS THE SAME *walks away*
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Wendy's is awful

Never tried the others, but the pics aren't great.
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(Original post by super_kawaii)
Bland is the last word I'd use to describe them! They're so good!
The stuff doesn't look great, a mild step up from subway (which is in itself pretty poor)
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(Original post by Wilfred Little)
Ain't that just different types of fish?
Haddock is not satisfactory either. Perhaps you could recommend a moist fish for me to try out next time?

Still, I stand by my statement saying that British food is generally terrible.
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(Original post by Straighthate)
so they die earlier and use less resources
Critical thinking.
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(Original post by Wilfred Little)
Why wouldn't they, they're delicious. With chicken though not beef.
It's like eating meat with crackers :yucky:
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(Original post by Bupdeeboowah)
Haddock is not satisfactory either. Perhaps you could recommend a moist fish for me to try out next time?

Still, I stand by my statement saying that British food is generally terrible.
British food culture has been sort of ruined by the abundance of high quality ingredients.


This country produces some of the best meat in the world just due to climate, but the problem is that people were not encouraged to be creative to get more interesting flavours.


Even the desserts are the same, cream tea's are amazing, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam tastes really good, but it's not exactly an achievement in creativity.
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(Original post by Bupdeeboowah)
Haddock is not satisfactory either. Perhaps you could recommend a moist fish for me to try out next time?
I dunno, I'm not even sure if moist fishes (salmon etc?) are battered & available in chippies, I know some serve plaice but I've never had that, I just go for cod every time. Or balti pie.

Still, I stand by my statement saying that British food is generally terrible.
What's so bad about it?
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It's like eating meat with crackers :yucky:

lol, I guess.
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(Original post by Straighthate)
in america they have:
-five guys
-chipotle
-wendys
-taco bell


and we are stuck with crappy kfc, bk and mc d
Firstly, I know there are Taco Bell's in Britain (and also apparently Five Guys?)

Secondly - I think you should reconsider before wishing there was a Chipotle and Taco Bell near you... apparently they give you some serious aftermath.
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It's unfair, isn't it? But at the same i am glad we dont have those tasty fast food shops because i would be at least 20 stone by now
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(Original post by draculaura)
Firstly, I know there are Taco Bell's in Britain (and also apparently Five Guys?)

Secondly - I think you should reconsider before wishing there was a Chipotle and Taco Bell near you... apparently they give you some serious aftermath.
There is Five Guys. One in the Bullring and another somewhere else I forgot, and we have Wendys too. I forgot the name of the restaurant, but there's a Mexican one opening at Grand Central which is meant to be better than Taco Bell anyway.
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Do burger joints (as in, restaurants that specialise in burgers, not a tricked out campervan fitted with a fryer) count as fast food?

I'm thinking GBK, Half Man Half Burger, Burger Brothers, Three Brothers, and all of the other chain and independent burger places, not the kebab shops that do a remarkably underwhelming cheese burger.

Tasty ****, mayn.
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(Original post by Wilfred Little)
I dunno, I'm not even sure if moist fishes (salmon etc?) are battered & available in chippies, I know some serve plaice but I've never had that, I just go for cod every time. Or balti pie.



What's so bad about it?
Generally quite bland and uncreative. Side vegetables are boiled to a mush, Sunday roasts are anything but awe-inspring, few cooks/chefs (in my price range at least) actually cook well, and what strikes me as most surprising is that diners have to actively season their own food because the chef quite often does not add salt at all.
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