Prices in cafes and restaurants (1 Viewer)

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Jan 31, 2016
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Average now in a cafe for a scone and coffee up here in the Twighlight Zone is £6 -7, a harbourside cafe in Ullapool charged my mate £3.30 for a cheap machine coffee and £5 for a traybake, a few years back it was around £3, it now makes even more sense to go out travelling in the moho.
 

Minxy

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I wonder if they have the "we need more income, lets put the prices up" mindset when instead they need to reduce the prices and get more people willing to go in. Give me a flask and my own grub any day.
 
Apr 13, 2019
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Pot of tea for 2 ( 1 cup each), 1 tiny cheese scone and butter, one scone with jam and cream……………£13.50 in Hunstanton a few weeks ago.And it wasnt even very good.
Horrendous!!!!
Bag of Chips………£2.50.(but they were nice)
Fish………over £6.50 per standard , yes STANDARD size.
Pint in a pub…….. £4.00 ( not bad )

Large hot chicken ciabatta with side salad and large hot spicy meatfeast pizza with chips and 2 large toffee latte’s , which was all delicious , in an italian restaurant in Mablethorpe……….£15.60 and beer in bottles at just over £1.00.
Much better😊
 
Aug 27, 2009
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Had our full English this morning with toast and coffee in the fabulouse Radlett Cafe, two of us including bubble toast and coffee in what is a quality greasy spoon. Have just asked my lovely lady what she paid. £16.50 plus a tip. I think that is excellent value. 👍
 

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Everyone has a choice.
I won't have a desert in a restaurant as they are invariably overpriced for what you get.....£5 or £6 for a thin slice of a large cake or 2 scoops of ice-cream.
That cake would make the owner maybe £80 and cost less than £20 to buy in or even make on the premises.
 
Nov 13, 2011
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Not that I would ever buy one, but seen display cases at forecourts and in Asda, full of different doughnuts. I could not believe the prices, they ranged from £2.50 to close on £4 'EACH'
Sainsbury's chocolate iced ring doughnuts £3 for twelve. Now that's more like it.

Not a fan of any sort of eating out, vegetables aren't quite done to my liking, roast spuds no where near as good as mine, thin gravy, not hot enough and in my opinion way over priced. But then others enjoy cafes and restaurants.

Geoff

PS. By the way I am a southerner, as I was born in Brighton, quite a few years ago.
 
Jul 27, 2013
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Two coffees and two pieces of cake yesterday in a small local cafe - £14.00.
Lunch and coffee a couple of Sundays ago - £17.00

Coffee at the services on my way home from Yorkshire was £4.20. The only reason I bought it was because I had migraine symptoms and sometimes coffee with my meds helps. I only carry de-caff in my van, which I think will now change!

I am still going to spend in nice small cafes. Their costs have spiked, both for infrastructure and food. A major concern is that if small/medium businesses aren't supported, we are very quickly going to lose them altogether (I'm not suggesting people who can't afford it go out and spend money they don't have). That's the same with van repair businesses etc as well as coffee shops. Admittedly, the once a week coffee/cake I used to go out for with my Mum may now be every few weeks instead.
 
Nov 18, 2011
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I favour a ready cooked chicken from a supermarket, they are usually quite cheap and with Cristy rolls can easily make a lunch for two for two days, or with a salad or some veg dinner and lunch the next day.
We do like a pree cooked chicken and the carcas and skin makes grate soup
Bill

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Jan 23, 2016
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Prices are what they are, whether you choose to pay them is an individual choice.

I know what like and what is important to me so that I can enjoy my day.

Everyday, 6:30am, gym fo workout and swim. Membership is about £30 a month. A pound a day and that includes shower and shower gel, if I get too hot, sweaty or dirty during the day I go back for just a shower. I've not used hot water or shower gels at home for four years. I probably save my membership just in washing.

After the gy social groupm it's off to the coffee shop, Starbucks.

I have an espresso machine at home but we have a 'morning' group and it is a bit like a social club. I have a loyalty card, on which I have earnt 'Gold' status. Each pound I spend I get points which gives me a number of benefits;

Free extras, shots, syrups, cream and three or four free drinks a month.

Also free refills on certain drinks.

I take my own mug and get 25p discount.

Free WiFi which I can use when I have large downloads that may otherwise take a bite of my data allowance.
 
Dec 24, 2014
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I am still going to spend in nice small cafes. Their costs have spiked, both for infrastructure and food.
But not I assume the staff wages, as I see many businesses like pubs and caffs with a notice looking for staff. One local pub (there may be others) has stopped doing lunches due to not having the staff.
My neighbour has worked in the caff of a local garden centre for 6 years and says that they just haven't managed to get a full complement of staff since Covid began.
I realise the shortage isn't entirely due to the pay but also to the unsocial hours and shift patterns.
 

Minxy

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Not that I would ever buy one, but seen display cases at forecourts and in Asda, full of different doughnuts. I could not believe the prices, they ranged from £2.50 to close on £4 'EACH'
Sainsbury's chocolate iced ring doughnuts £3 for twelve. Now that's more like it.
Morrisons 5 jam/custard/salted caramel doughnuts around 60p ... :tounge:
 
Apr 7, 2014
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I favour a ready cooked chicken from a supermarket, they are usually quite cheap and with Cristy rolls can easily make a lunch for two for two days, or with a salad or some veg dinner and lunch the next day.

We do like a pree cooked chicken and the carcas and skin makes grate soup
Bill
We bought a cooked chicken from Costco last week for less than a fiver. Much bigger than any of the so-called large ones from supermarkets. We got a huge chicken salad for two, chicken butties for dinner (lunch) the next day and then boiled up the leftovers and frame for a delicious soup. So three good meals for two for about £7.
 

Minxy

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...so eat in your MoHo
Rather defeats the claim that we bring spend/money at destinations, so they should welcome us all with open arms :unsure:
No, if they are going to rip off the tourists I'm afraid they deserve NOT to have any customers.
 

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2 coffees and 2 bagels in Strasbourg €18 slightly eye watering, what the heck we were on Holliday. A Cappuccino and a pastry in Cafe Nero will cost over £5
 

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No, if they are going to rip off the tourists I'm afraid they deserve NOT to have any customers.
And given the huge rise in costs etc etc blah blah... what's your evidence they're "ripping tourists off "

Attitudes like that explain why places are closing.
 
Oct 9, 2019
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I favour a ready cooked chicken from a supermarket, they are usually quite cheap and with Cristy rolls can easily make a lunch for two for two days, or with a salad or some veg dinner and lunch the next day.
And you can make a great Jewish Penicillin (chicken soup) with the carcass and a few veggies 👍🏻

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