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Cheap date

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by shoes, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. shoes

    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    I'm going to be enjoying a rendez-vous with a very nice young lady this friday evening, and am planning on taking her to dinner. Can anyone recommend somewhere local (can travel reasonably) which would be nice for such an occasion? It's worth noting that she is one of these vegetarian types.

    I saw a thread about eating out (oo-er) in stone, I think it might be worth going out there. Any recommendations?

    Edit: Bugger. Admin, if you have a min please could you move this to out at about - apologies.
     
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  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    If you let us know where you finally decide upon, then some others may be able to attend and offer useful advice and encouragement on a real-time ongoing basis..
     
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    Admin You there; behave! Staff Member

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    Done. :)
     
  5. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    There were quite a few places in Stone that appeared to cater for your veggie types, what sort of food and what budget?
     
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    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    Any food will do really, I don't think she's fussy as long as it never had a face :D

    As for pricing - the kinda place where the prices are on the menu would be preferred ;)
     
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    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    Thanks !
     
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    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    Can I pick the team?
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I bet there's an app for that.....

    The mexican looked good, I have the menu here if you want me to post a copy? Its roughly 5 quid starters, 10 quid mains. I really liked the Italian near the canal, La Dolce Vita, took my other half there and it cost about £60 for starters/mains/drinks/tip.

    EDIT: Actually, the Mexican may have looked good, but I have to say the atmosphere was kinda destroyed by it being in a back room of a hotel! They didn't have a street entrance open, meaning you had to walk into the hotel, through their bar/restaurant to get to the Mexican place. If it'd been open from the street it would have been much nicer, if you are trying to impress maybe best not go there after all.

    The food looked great though!
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I like the sound of La Dolce Vita (isn't that also the cafe at db's joint?), you can't really go wrong with italian food, it's all good! How formal is it there, I'm looking for quite a relaxed environment.
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Was very relaxed, I really liked it. Staff were very friendly and attentive while not in your face, food was good and also looked impressive. My other half had some trio of meat thingy, was a small steak, pork and chicken each with a different sauce on it. Very tasty I have to say, although if she's a veggie maybe best not to emphasise that 3 different animals died for your meal! They do a mushroom starter that was filled with mashed scampi that tasted great too, if she's one of those weird veggies that eat fish?
     
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    Nah I think she's a proper veggie - not tried feeding her any kind of meat yet, I'll report back on an ad hoc basis ;) :quagmire:

    This place sounds idea, just had a look at the menu - some very very tasty sounding food on there!

    For example:

    Cipolla E Courgettes
    Baby courgettes and onions fried in oil and finished with pesto, parmesan and cream cheese

    Filetto Di Manzo Alla Dolce Vita
    Fillet steak smothered in la dolce vita special napoli sauce topped with mozzarella cheese and sliced red onions

    om nom nom nom
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Giggidy!

    Thats what I had :D
     
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    Goldilox/Wormella would be a good bet for answering questions about veggie eating establishments in Stafford/Stone
     
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    Just to stick my twopennorth in, I reckon Pasta di P kicks Dolce Vita's arse. IMHO
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I have heard this, but it doesn't look as impressive TBH. Depends what impression he is after really. Anyone tried The Olives.
     
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    Fair enough.
     
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    Seems like there is a lot to choose from with pro's and con's from all. Damn you all, this was meant to be easy :P

    Sod it, think I might dig out the old dusty duster and chloroform - just like the good old days :teef:
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    :strange:

    What sort of food does she like? Prob the best way to choose!
     
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    I think she'll eat anything which is face/souless tbh mate - she deffo eats italian as we've been out for that before. Calzone and chloroform - the winning combination :quagmire:
     

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