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Restaurants & take away foods?

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  1. sturose

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    I was thinking a few days ago about the huge selection of restaurants and take aways we have here in the uk, from good old McDs to pizza, Chinese food, Indian, mexican, sushi, noodle bars. You get the picture, basically cuisines from all over the world.

    Do you guys from your respective countries have such a diverse range of eateries available? Also do any of you guys have British food available either in restaurants or take away?
     
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    Never seen a British restaurant in any part of America that I've been in.

    Guess your food isn't interesting enough to be served in one of the fattest countries in the world.

    That ought to tell you something.
     
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    In Scotland it's mostly just chips... and battered stuff
     
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    always thought a good british chippy would do well in USA, guess nobody has figured out a franchise idea yet.
     
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    There was a place in St Augustine on US 1 that was a British pub that served food... I never ventured in but they were there for years.

    I'm not sure if they still are or not but they had a good run if they are no longer in business.

    I'm pretty sure that almost any restaurant in the States has the option to take out food... may Ruths Chris does not and a few others in the higher end but I would be surprised if they did not as money is money and even Ruths Chris offers a container to take what you did not/can't eat home with you.
     
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    Didn't see any British food restaurant in my city. Just McDonalds and Burger King from fast food chains and local restaurants
     
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    How dare you leave out the kebab.

    Get to bed now!
     
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    So you've never eaten a sandwich?
     
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    Some nice places to get British food here in Vegas but none of them do it properly. I could find anything I wanted here but all I really want is some nice fish and chips, maybe a battered jumbo sausage and some curry sauce on the side. I would do unimaginable things for that right now :( or even a decent cup of fucking tea! Found a shop selling Branston pickle the other day and I cleaned them out, they had chocolate digestives too which I also loaded up on.
     
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    British people did not invent sandwiches. You were not the first people to go "Oh let's smash meat between bread and eat it."

    The Greeks and the Turks were doing it way before British people were. In fact, that's where they got the idea.

    You didn't invent the English language either. English is primarily made up of German words.

    What you people did invent is boredom. I will give you credit where credit is due.
     
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    Here in Budapest and Vienna you can find everything you can imagine, tho I've yet to find a good mexican restaurant(but you can eat in bad ones if you are desperate). I've gone to St. Julians, Malta earlier this year -> total disappointment food-wise. Mainly italian and maltese restaurants, not much street-food, few fastfood chains in the centre...
     
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    Kings Head British Pub? Small fuckin' world...
     
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    That's the place... still open?

    I have not been in that neck of the woods in years.

    Has an old phone booth on the outside near the road.
     
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    Related story.

    I got take-out pork lo mein yesterday from a seedy, sticky-looking Chinese restaurant near home.

    The cashier was, I shit you not, nine years old. It was the son of one of the employees. He was this fat little brilliant Chinese kid and had incredible customer service. Perfect English, called me "sir", said "we appreciate your generosity" when I gave them a $10 tip, told me about how he could make change in his head, and had his mom give me an extra shrimp roll.

    In turn, I left them a solid Google and Yelp review. The food was terrible, but I'll go back again to chat with that kid.
     
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    And a double decker bus next door? We stopped in last week. My wife wasn't a fan of the shit British food, though, so we left and got disappointed at some place called Maple Street Biscuit Company instead.
     
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    That's it... heading south on US 1 it is on the left.

    How I remembered the phone booth and forgot the bus is nuts... I must be on the weed.
     
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    Did you do more than one marijuana? That'll do it to you.

    If you ever venture towards Asheville, NC, there is actually a coffee shop built inside a double decker that looks just like that one. Best blueberry muffin I have ever had. It's right beside the Aloft. It's the hotel with all the hippies protesting outside of it because it's a corporation and not a small, local hotel.
     
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    Ouch, that's harsh AI

    Staple diet in many parts of England so I guess it's just crossed the border to you scots!

    Sounds like an opportunity for an offline business plan to me.

    Never tried one and don't think I'd want to!

    So we have at least made a mark somewhere else in the world then. I'll bet the food wasn't proper traditional British though.

    Well they are everywhere, let's face it, students have to work somewhere don't they!;)

    I did, fell asleep after posting this.

    The kebab isn't a meal, it's a sponge for soaking up the alcohol after a good Friday night!:D

    Well there isn't anything particularly interesting about a sandwich though is there!

    Haha, sounds like a typical homesick brit living overseas but missing all the usual home comforts. Whenever I've been out of the country I always miss our food and beverages.

    And then you Americans got hold of it and look what you did to our once great language!!:D:D

    J/k

    I've never visited your part of the world and don't know much about your food tbh. I would like to visit Budapest one day though.

    Future employee for you there then. Grab him while he's still young enough to exploit teach.:D


    So us brits haven't left much of a mark on the culinary world. I was just curious because I haven't travelled much, only our own little island here and a few nearby European neighbours. I've never been too far away from the good old British chippy or a cornish pasty and when I have been out of the country and find someone trying to copy British food it is never very good.
     
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    Ooppps, the sandwich was named after earl of sandwich, so at least the name is British
     
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