Anyone see Rick Steins Long Weekends

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  1. Jo662

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    On one of the episodes he visited Bordeaux,and the restaurant La Tupina.
    Well we had lunch there on Friday and it was really good.
    So if you are visiting Bordeaux its well worth a visit!(y) 20160729_142005.jpg 20160729_132744.jpg 20160729_141055.jpg
     
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    looks pricey..

    I'd be right out of my comfort zone.. chippy for me :LOL:
     
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    Can not be doing with a plate of fish or meat with no veg, otherwise looks very nice.
     
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    didn't like to ask if the chips and mushy peas were extra .. :unsure:
     
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    Looks great , please don't tell me there fish eggs under the fish . I hope it's good old comforting tapioca. @scotjimland you could have chips with it.
    Life is a journey , experience as much as possible.
     
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    I've done my fair share of 'experiencing' thanks..

    in my experience.. fancy eating places are overpriced and overrated ..
     
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    Wasnt expensive for lunch Jim,18 euros for the Plat de Jour,three courses.
    Which was very nice,and even included a small coffee.:)
     
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    No it was`nt tapioca,it was the same texture but was explained to be
    like potatoes!:confused:
     
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    Noted. (y) Looks delicious and a nice setting too. Considering that France big themselves up as the Gastronomic centre of the universe, we have been disappointed so many times in France. But, when it is good it is very good.
     
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    I have been to La Tupina a couple of times. Absolutely Bloody Fantastic!!!! I didn't find it extortionately expensive though.
     
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    I always found lunchtime eating in France and Spain very good value for money as long as you do not deviate from the plat de jour. Its much the same the world over and thats why we tend to eat out at lunchtime as opposed to night. For a change we had the earlybird dinner at The Old Blind School Liverpool last night, who have a half price offer on during July and August. I can recommend if anyone is in the area.
    http://www.oldblindschool.co.uk/
     
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    A visit to La Tupina is already pencilled in for our trip to the Bordeux area in 2017.
    Snowbird..We are quite close to Liverpool and have dined at The Old Blind School,we really enjoyed it too
     
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    i find that the best meals are never near the coast little villages inland have turn up some great meals we look for rows of parked cars near resturants at lunch time
     
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    .... as you were in France ... was it frogspawn .... :D
     
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    Lol !
    It did look like it but tasted like potatoe!
    We try anything once!:)
     
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    Can you tell me which site you used? We plan to head to Bordeaux in Sept and lunch here is on our list.
     
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    We stayed at Village du Lac in Bordeaux.
    It has a bus stop right out side which links
    with a tram that goes directly to the city.
    The city and the restaurant are well worth
    a visit.(y)

    I hope you have a great time!:)
     
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    I forgot to quote you!:rolleyes:
     
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    Just noticed. That table you are sat at is the same table I sat at the last time I went. Just round the corner from the open fire that they cook on. In fact you are sat in my seat :p

    I didn't notice that picture first time I read this thread.

    I really want to go back there again...
     
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    Yes the seat was still warm:LOL:

    Yes we want to go back again too!(y)
     
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