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The Bear Grill.

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Andreas Rex, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    No. I remember that much......
     
  2. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Well, 8 of us went tonight. It was a combination of a retirement meal and an 18th birthday. I had the Nacho Burger.
    SFC coated chicken breast topped with bacon, nacho cheese sauce and nachos. Very onomnomnom
    Really lovely, and so much!
    @ChrisLewis . This was my first time in The Bear. I have to say it was lovely and clean, food was soooooo nice, we had a pretty little blonde waitress serving us. She said she was only 16, turns 17 next week. Sorry didn't get her name. That girl deserves a gold star at the very least. Pleasant, not too chatty, but attentive. Worth her weight in gold.
    I will be taking at least 1 of my brood in asap.
     
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  3. ChrisLewis

    ChrisLewis Well-Known Forumite

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    Many thanks for the review of your recent visit to The Bear - I'll feedback to Amy your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
     
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  4. Carole

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    I know this isnt the right thead but hey ho...

    @ChrisLewis

    I had the bestest most gorgeous fish and chips on Monday night in the bar at the Moathouse. EVER

    I like to ring the changes and try other places but I very frequently get very disappointed. (As per my lunch today in Salt).
     
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    Went along to The Bear yesterday as its my birthday - afraid I left somewhat disappointed though :(

    I have an egg allergy - I pointed this out and it was noted, with the waitress saying that she was going to double check with the chef that everything was OK for me. A definite plus point, and done very well - however, it turned out that the burger bun contained egg, meaning I couldn't have it

    I was a bit surprised I have to say - firstly because they never used to, as I've been to The Bear previously many times and never had a problem, and secondly because it is essentially just a bread roll - why on earth does it have eggs in it? It's something I have never come across before.

    I was told that I could have the burger without the bread, which I accepted - I should say that I can't fault the service which was friendly and spot on, and the food I did have was great (especially the sweet potato fries) - but I was very disappointed that I couldn't have a complete burger. Obviously when you have an allergy you do accept that there are going to be things you can't eat, but to be told that you can't have a complete burger because the bread has eggs in it is a bit frustrating.

    Doubt I'll be going back I'm afraid - I used to think the burgers in The Bear were the absolute best anywhere, but given that I now can't eat them...
     
  6. My Name is URL

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    @photography_bloke

    That reminds me of the black pepper I have at home... label clearly states "Ingredients: 100% Whole Black Peppercorns" and it then goes on to state something like "Warning: May contain nuts, milk, wheat" or something along those lines....

    So I guess its a bit harsh to be disappointed at The Bear Grill, they are just being cautious and going off what the packet states.... I guess the bread might be made in an area that may also have been used for producing egg products, as with the peppercorns example? Perhaps with some fore-warning next time, they can try and get you some special ones in?
     
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    You are right, that is a possibility - my understanding in this case is that it was a listed ingredient though, not a 'may contain' warning. Judging by the look of the burger bun my friend had, I'd say it's an egg wash applied to make it look shiny

    I don't mean to be harsh, I'm just a bit frustrated :( If they are able to bring some egg-free ones in with some fore-warning they would certainly win some fairly major brownie points!
     
  8. juice-comedy

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    An authentic (and in many minds superior) American burger will use a savoury/light brioche bun, which will of course contain eggs.

    Annoying for your allergy, but a bread roll is really no comparison.
     
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    Authentic? isnt the brioche bun on american burgers a recent innovation?
     
  11. Carole

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    I hate brioche buns ...they are too sweet and in my mind dont seem to go with burgers.
     
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    We have just launched a brand new breakfast menu! Available daily from 11am - 12 noon!
     

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    Looks bloomin' lovely!

    Breakfast burger and The Big Bear, win win.
     
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    You spoke and we listened, our breakfast menu is now available even earlier. From 10.30am Mon - Fri and from 10.00am on Saturday's. Giving you even more time to indulge in some yummy bear breakfast action.
     

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    1JKz Well-Known Forumite

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    Anyone else read the review in yesterday's Express & Star* (30.07.15)?

    Sounds like someone pissed-off with The Bear Grill because of the rain and traffic problems, to me!

    *Can't find it online, soz.
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Pages 2 & 3 of the Weekender section in the middle - if you don't want to wade through it all....

    He seems to like the cottage pies at Kidderminster Harriers.

     
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    Yes, being shown to a yet to be cleaned table was probably not the best start.
     
  18. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    I've tried one, they are great.
     
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    New menu launches tonight!
     

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    That looks delicious - I booked a table last night for December so will look forward to trying it :)
     

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