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#166 voyager

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 05:12 PM

finally wrote up my meal at the mothership in late august (now with a pink pig citation).

 

 

Just came across this.  

 

This marrow toast, made up in kitchen, would be a stunning addition to a dinner party first course.     Maybe passed on a platter.     I am loathe to serve marrow as a complete first course since not everyone eats it.    Like my husband...

 

 

 

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#167 joethefoodie

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 07:28 AM

it didn't look like a queue--they were just milling around. but you're probably right.

 

The milling around, I think, seems to be around various pubs...and I don't know if it's really milling around, but instead standing outside with their drinks in order to soak in the beautiful day (it's been way too nice in London for me), as well as to smoke.

 

That said, those tiny brown shrimp were just great tossed with shredded cabbage as a first course last night, Delicious peas in their pods accompanied our first glasses of wine. And pickled mackerel with potatoes was super too.

 

Roast Middlewhite, Megrim sole, and violet artichokes braised with peas rounded out our meal pretty damn nicely. Eccles cake, too. 

 

Just a fine time, with excellent service from the friendly, knowledgeable staff.



#168 Wilfrid

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:34 PM

It is, of course, legal to drink in public in the UK, so where pubs don't have seats, people just drink on the sidewalk on a nice day.



#169 mongo_jones

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:44 PM

yes, people mill around outside pubs even after dark (a friend and i did that last night in covent garden after a play). however, i don't think i've noticed people milling around outside another establishment's entrance to the point of making it hard to enter.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:54 PM

for reference here's the photograph of the crowd i commented on last august. note that the crowd is entirely in front of the st. john entrance.
 

 

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#171 Wilfrid

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 10:28 PM

That looks annoying.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

...not really, St. Peter is still the gatekeeper.