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6 and 7. (6 gives the game away as to the restaurant.)

Just realised how many I have posted and that I am probably boring you all to death.

Still 9 courses or so to go, so many apologies..... :)

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smegwina wrote:6 and 7. (6 gives the game away as to the restaurant.)

Just realised how many I have posted and that I am probably boring you all to death.

Still 9 courses or so to go, so many apologies..... :)

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No not boring me :thumbup: . I couldn't work out the name of the restaurant from the menu. But I reckon it's the new menu at the FD. It's certainly changed since I last went a few years ago.

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smegwina wrote:6 and 7. (6 gives the game away as to the restaurant.)

Just realised how many I have posted and that I am probably boring you all to death.

Still 9 courses or so to go, so many apologies..... :)

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No not boring me :thumbup: . I couldn't work out the name of the restaurant from the menu. But I reckon it's the new menu at the FD. It's certainly changed since I last went a few years ago.

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Hi Neil, well spotted sir, it is indeed the new Fat Duck menu. We thought that we would see what it was like post refurb.

Restaurant is very similar, but with upgraded lights that change depending on the course you are on, (hence the slightly dodgy photos, I didn't want to use a flash in the dark restaurant) The new chairs are chairs out of 50s sports cars and are weirdly comfortable.

The wine cellar is still upstairs with new windows that are frosted, but suddenly clear as you stand in front of them! The whole restaurant is now more techie.

Had a shufti in the kitchens and they are now about three times the size if not more!

The menu has some of the old faves, but they have been tweaked and upgraded. The new courses are excellent. Wish they would bring back the bacon and egg ice cream though!!!

It is a much more balanced menu and a bit less "weird" which is no bad thing. It still has all the theatre and the experience is second to none.

Did the usual and started in the Hinds Head. Oh my, they have some of the best Gins there, it was almost a shame to nip across the road into the FD. (they also had a fabulous tobacco liqueur that was out of this world)

Will stick up the rest of the courses in one post rather than individuals.

Well worth a revisit!

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Macaroni cheese .
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My wife's sumptuous risotto. Maybe accompanied with a glass of dry white wine.
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Re: What's for dinner?

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Friday night supper.

Gloucester Old Spot pork sausage, Faggots and Black Pudding, all from our village butcher. Together with fried egg, tomatoes and baked beans. Oh, and plenty of salt and black pepper.
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Bit of a difference to Nick's offering from last night.

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Friday night supper.

Gloucester Old Spot pork sausage, Faggots and Black Pudding, all from our village butcher. Together with fried egg, tomatoes and baked beans. Oh, and plenty of salt and black pepper.
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Bit of a difference to Nick's offering from last night.

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Looks bloody gorgeous!!!!

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Thought that I may as well finish the Fat Duck post from the other night for anyone that may be interested!

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Course 9 - comes with a smoking forest!

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No 10 - One from the old menu, but slightly updated.

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No 11 - Toast Sandwiches! Bloomin gorgeous.

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Then the meal.....

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Course 12 - prawn cocktail.

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13 - duck a l'orange with quackling.

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14 - Pud.

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15 - after dinner drinkies. (Again from the old menu)

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16 - Pud 2 on a floating pillow with a furry spoon. (I kid you not!)

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Then to the sweetshop! An astonishing mechanical steam punk model that you put your token in and it pops open your draw of wonka esque sweets (you eat the wrappers, envelopes, playing cards etc. Utterly bonkers.


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and then coffee etc.

The above courses were all interspersed with various bits and bobs, and a thoroughly good time was had by all!

On a footnote, I will hold my hand up and say that the Fat Duck is a funny old place.

The menu at the Waterside Inn just down the road is far more comprehensive (and is also well worth visiting if you get the chance) and it ain't cheap, but as an experience where you get the full theatre and some tremendous food, it is well worth a go. (It takes about 5hrs)

I look forward to doing it all again!

Be warned though, the markup on the wine is scary!!!

Apologies for so many photos etc, but some may find it interesting.


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Must confess to being a Waterside man!
The nearest we got to a 'fun' meal was at Glynn Purnell's in Brummagem: fun but not so way-out.
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bspj wrote:Must confess to being a Waterside man!
The nearest we got to a 'fun' meal was at Glynn Purnell's in Brummagem: fun but not so way-out.
Thought you may be Steve! We also love the Waterside - it is hard to beat for an overall package.

On a similar note, We were in Midsummer House recently and they have nicked the Waterside Maître d' !!!!

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Biryani is always good :D
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Seared Tuna with pickled vegetables and Kimchi.
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Cold meats, soft cheeses.
Pan fried medallions of venison*
Roast potatoes
Carrots, curly kale and broccoli
In a redcurrant and red wine reduction
Bees and chisketts,
(Bought)artisan ice cream.

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Neck fillet of lamb slow cooked in red wine and garlic with new potatoes, baby carrots and tenderstem broccoli. Strawberries and Greek yoghurt. Plus a very pleasant Californian Shiraz.
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Just cooking Greek style chicken and olive stew, with red and yellow peppers, paprika, Charlotte potatoes and a sprinkling of feta and parsley. To be washed down by a Chilian old vine Pais.

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