On December 4th, the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay will open his new restaurant in London, where you can find a hamburger that costs £80. Don’t expect a big plate either for that amount of money, you will only get an hamburger, if you want fries with it you will have to add another £6.
The restaurant is called Gordon Ramsay Burger and is only found in Las Vegas, now it opens another branch inside the Harrods store in London. The expensive burger is called ‘Wagyu Burger’ which includes beef patty, seared Wagyu sirloin, truffle pecorino cheese, porcini mayonnaise and fresh black truffle.As it costs so much, it can’t just be some beef and a slice of cheese, it has to include very special ingredients.
But don’t despair if £80 is too much for you, you can have a lobster burger for only £ 42. If you’re on a tight budget, you can buy a plain burger for just £ 21. If you want to dine there you can book here.
The best Fish & Chips shops in the UK
Many tourists would like to try real fish & chips when they come to the UK. Unfortunately, in central London and other tourist spots, decent fish & chips are not easy to find According to the ‘Fry Magazine’ these are the 50 best fish & chips in the UK.
As you can see there is only one in London and it is in Harrow, not exactly in the centre of town. But on the list ( not by ranking) there are some shops in fairly touristy places like Alnwick, Norwich, Dorchester, Weymouth, Kendal and Penzance.
Finn’s Traditional Fish and Chips, Reading, Berkshire
Fintans Fish & Chip Co, Llanishen, Cardiff
Fish ‘n’ Fritz, Weymouth, Dorset
Fisherman’s Bay, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
Fochabers Fish Bar, Fochabers, Moray
Fraser’s Fish and Chips, Penzance, Cornwall
Frydays of Kendal, Kendal, Cumbria
George’s Fish And Chips, Hanham, Bristol
Harlees Fish & Chips, Westbury, Wiltshire
Henley’s of Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe, Essex
Hiks, Brynhyfryd, Swansea, Glamorgan
Hooked On The Heath, Knutsford, Cheshire
Jason’s Fish And Chips, Rackheath , Norwich, Norfolk
Land & Sea, Sowerby, York, North Yorkshire
Linfords Traditional Fish and Chip Shop, Market Deeping, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Market Hill Fisheries, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
McLeod’s Fish and Chips, Inverness
Auckley Friery, Auckley, South Yorkshire
Callaways Fish & Chips, Dorchester, Dorset
Carlo’s, Alnwick, Northumberland
Castiglio’s Fried Fish & Chips, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire
Chippy Chippy, Holyhead, Anglesey
Chips @ No. 8, Prestwich, Manchester Chish & Fips, Norwich, Norfolk
Cox’s At The Lighthouse, St Neots, Cambridgeshire
Croft Street Fisheries, Farsley, Leeds
Davenport’s Fish & Chips, Louth, Lincolnshire
David’s Fish And Chips, Brixham, Devon
Dhillons Fish Inn, Throckley, Newcastle
Dunkeld Fish Bar, Dunkeld, Musselburgh, East Lothian
My Plaice Fish and Chips, Gorleston-on- Sea, Norfolk
Newington Fish Bar, Ramsgate, Kent
Priory Plaice Fish and Chips, Ulverston, Cumbria
Sea Salt Sole, Dyce, Aberdeen
Seasmiths Fish Chips, Porthtowan, Truro, Cornwall
Shap Chippy, Penrith, Cumbria
Shaw’s Fish And Chips, Dodworth, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Smith’s Chippy, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
Sykes, Pendlebury, Salford, Greater Manchester
The Cafe Royal, Annan, Dumfriesshire
The Cottage by Haddocks, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire
The Crescent Fish & Chip Shop, Flint, Flintshire
The Esk Cafe, Carlisle, Cumbria
The Fish At Goose Green, Wigan, Lancashire
The Fish Bar, Crewe, Cheshire The Fish Works, Largs, North Ayrshire
The Friary, Carrickfergus, County Antrim
The Golden Fry, Benllech, Isle of Anglesey
The Horseshoe Fish Bar, Pontnewynydd, Torfaen
The Little Chippy Tyldesley, Manchester The Plaice to Be, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
The Shire Fryer, Shrewsbury, Shropshire Tony’s, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire
Towngate Fisheries, Idle, Bradford , West Yorkshire
Valerio’s Fish And Chips, Lanark, South Lanarkshire
Yan’s Fish Bar, Cardiff Every Fish Bar, Harrow, London
Farnhams Fish And Chips, Boverton, Llantwit
Major Fiddlers Elbow Fish and Chips, Leintwardine, Herefordshire
Too Good to Go against food waste, how does it work?
On paper it seems like a great idea and I wanted to try it. This is the Too Good To Go app which would is a system to collect food that shops or supermarkets intend to throw away at the end of the day. It is good to know that food is not thrown away in this way, but there are also excellent bargains to be found.
Of course, the biggest problem with food is that it needs to be eaten right away and those who live alone may struggle to eat everything. Another problem is that once booked we do not know what the bag (Magic Bag) contains. Which for many is a positive aspect to have a surprise. Those with intolerances and allergies or a particular diet can have problems and must limit themselves to shops or restaurants that have everything gluten-free or vegan food.
When I tried this app, I first of all looked at what was next to me, because you have to go in person to get the mysterious bag. With restaurants closed during the pandemic, the choice is a bit limited, but I have a Greggs store very close to home and I decided to try this app.
The shop seems to give five bags a day to those on a first come first served basis, of course, yesterday I found a bag on the app and reserved it, paid immediately with PayPal, at a cost of £ 2.59. I had to pick my bag up this afternoon and the app reminded me an hour before that it was nearly time to go. Once you arrive at the store, just show the cashier your phone with the order and then you have to swipe and confirm that you have had your bag, in front of the cashier. This done, I was given a paper bag.
Inside I found a baguette with cheese and salad, a tuna baguette, one of the famous vegan sausage rolls that made a lot of noise a couple of years ago, a kind of cheese and onion pasty, and a large biscuit with jam. . In all, if you think about the retail prices, the package is worthwhile, however, I have to eat it all today. There are also supermarkets that offer food packages for a few pounds and these should last a little longer.
The whole procedure is very simple, at the shop they knew very well what it was and I had no problem. To conclude, I think this is a very efficient way to get cheap food and maybe try new restaurants that may be out of reach. Those lucky enough to live in central London will find a variety of famous restaurants that allow to eat delicious dishes for a few pounds.
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