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#992877 - 25th Nov 2015 9:23pm Dining out over Xmas
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Hello all,
I was hoping you could suggest somewhere I could Dine with my family on Boxing Day as its my Wife's Birthday.
We have been going to the Glegg arms for a few years but I am not happy with their food or service over Xmas, it has gone down in my estimation, therefore looking for a new location on the Wirral.

All suggestions will be looked into.
Many thanks
Brian

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#992883 - 25th Nov 2015 9:50pm Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: TheComebackKid]
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Same problem everywhere, restaurants cramming too many people in, kitchens can't cope, huge delays, customers p'eed off, drunk customers causing problems.

If you enjoy each others company, hit the supermarket, get a load of party food in (bahjis, samosas, quiche, prawn parcels, chicken strips etc) that you can just throw in the oven and slap on serving plates - you will probably have a better time and your stomachs certainly will.
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#992887 - 25th Nov 2015 10:04pm Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: TheComebackKid]
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A relative of mine 'dined out' one year. Miserable experience, she said. NMW staff who, let's face it, would not want to be working atall....

Nah, give me the atmos' of a home-cooked dinner, paper hats and forgetting to serve yourself a 'plate' laugh

D.D quote:

'If you enjoy each others company' then great!!!! If not, then why bother with the farce, atall???
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#992893 - 25th Nov 2015 11:30pm Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: RUDEBOX]
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I believe its all down to Granny's house this year, but your to bring your own wine. See you there !!!

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#992894 - 25th Nov 2015 11:41pm Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: TheComebackKid]
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Try the Devon Doorway, opposite corner to Glegg.

http://www.thedevondoorway.co.uk/content/pcdg/north-west/thedevondoorway/christmas


You'll find me in the garden. I'll be just past the hollyhocks at half past three.
See you there Lollipop, put your gnome costume on.
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#992895 - 25th Nov 2015 11:54pm Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: granny]
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Originally Posted By: granny
Try the Devon Doorway, opposite corner to Glegg.

http://www.thedevondoorway.co.uk/content/pcdg/north-west/thedevondoorway/christmas


You'll find me in the garden. I'll be just past the hollyhocks at half past three.
See you there Lollipop, put your gnome costume on.
The Devon Doorway used to be a favourite of ours, but since it was revamped a few years ago it became too expensive and far too pretentious, the last time we were there they didn't even use the sign on the price list, presumably they deemed it too common.

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#992897 - 26th Nov 2015 12:24am Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: TheComebackKid]
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Anywhere between xmas and new year is going to be a risk. Wont you be stuffed after xmas day blow out. Id go for an Indian as they aren't too bothered about the whole xmas thing.

3 restaurants Ive always fancied till I see the prices.
Sheldrakes
Del Piero (irby)
Devon Doorway

Supermarket party food---yuk! with perhaps the exception of a creamy gateux

good hunting--aren't we a helpful lot..

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#992898 - 26th Nov 2015 12:44am Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: ludwigvan]
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Originally Posted By: ludwigvan
Originally Posted By: granny
Try the Devon Doorway, opposite corner to Glegg.

http://www.thedevondoorway.co.uk/content/pcdg/north-west/thedevondoorway/christmas


You'll find me in the garden. I'll be just past the hollyhocks at half past three.
See you there Lollipop, put your gnome costume on.
The Devon Doorway used to be a favourite of ours, but since it was revamped a few years ago it became too expensive and far too pretentious, the last time we were there they didn't even use the sign on the price list, presumably they deemed it too common.


Have to agree to a point. Been there a couple of times, it is a bit sit up and beg, but it may have changed since then.

How about Parkgate ? There are quite a few to choose from. Sheldrakes used to be good, but not been for quite a while now. Normally crawl to the Bassett these days, but it's not much good now and The Old Quay in Parkgate is NOT for a birthday special IMO.
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#992903 - 26th Nov 2015 3:30am Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: ludwigvan]
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Originally Posted By: ludwigvan
The Devon Doorway used to be a favourite of ours, but since it was revamped a few years ago it became too expensive and far too pretentious, the last time we were there they didn't even use the sign on the price list, presumably they deemed it too common.


Yes, totally agree, Devon Doorway used to be one of our regulars at one time, only went twice after the revamp and walked out on the second occasion, menu was sadly lacking and I didn't feel at all comfortable in the place.

Sheldrakes keeps on getting revamped so I've no idea what it is like now.

Bassett Hound seems to go through phases of being very busy and quite quiet, sadly whenever I go it always seems to be during the busy spells.

I quite liked the Royal Oak in Bromborough, especially when it used to be Cromwell's Restaurant. You get a bit more elbow room there than most places.
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#992905 - 26th Nov 2015 6:43am Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: diggingdeeper]
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The Boathouse Parkgate is good but a tiny bit pricy , and the Old quay carvery tother end of the prom would be great value and not too bad at all for the price (around 3.99) if they could just cook the veg a bit more and learn to make decent stuffing .I Dont like mushy veg, but a 2 min dip in boiling water just isnt enough . If you dont eat meat, you can have a veggie or fish alternative.

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#992921 - 26th Nov 2015 10:53am Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: TheComebackKid]
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Hi Brian.Brilliant food and a warm welcome you get at Oriental Delight 188_190 Bebington Road.Check out their website at oriental delight.net The phone no is 0151 645 5271 evenings except Monday from 5pm

Not sure if they are open on Boxing Day as festive info not yet on website. They have a happy hour meal deal though it might not apply over Xmas. Reasonably priced.
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#992922 - 26th Nov 2015 11:27am Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: TheComebackKid]
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If she is the ONE for you , then this is the ONE for you ComebackKid.. A Little Mystery Trip ...georgeous!!

http://www.wheatsheaf-cowshed.co.uk/

Open Boxing Day. Give them a call see what food they are offering.

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#992938 - 26th Nov 2015 1:15pm Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Thank you for the suggestion Diggingdeeper, but the idea of going out for a meal is to prevent my wife from having to cook on her birthday

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#992939 - 26th Nov 2015 1:18pm Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: granny]
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Thanks Granny, I will look for you in the garden If we decide to go there....

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#992940 - 26th Nov 2015 1:21pm Re: Dining out over Xmas [Re: fish5133]
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Thank you for the reply and suggestions Fish, I will consider looking into these...

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