Coventry city centre

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  1. Johnnythespider

    Johnnythespider Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention the noise of spoon on jar as you get the last few spoonfuls out. Imagine a restaurant full of that.
     
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    Wind assisted on the way back ?
     
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    Korean place is nice. Went last year. Priory Place is inside out. It's a travesty how soft the council were with Sainsbury's, considering the way they blithely CPO the Hippodrome and Smithfield pub.

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    I must be on about a different place. This place was Japanese possibly, next to BHan Dynasty I think.

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  5. Otis

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    It's called audio ambience.
     
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    Tommy Cooper would have had a field day... spoon jar, jar spoon.
     
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  7. Otis

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    Yeah, two now. The Japanese is next door to Han Dynasty and the Korean place is across the way at the top of the steps by Sainsbury's. Sainsbury's definitely should have gone. Not only does it block what's behind it, it is also very ugly concrete monstrosity of a building.
     
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    Went to PGR one time, it was nice enough but Trish Adudu from the radio was in there on I assume her birthday do and she's got the loudest voice I've ever heard.
     
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  9. Otis

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    Yeah, I think I encountered that too that same day.

    I was in Hastings.
     
  10. RedSalmon

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    Tend to agree with you about Sainsburys, but remember hearing at the time the council offered Sainsburys several different sites around the city centre which they turned down. When the council mentioned compulsory purchase Sainsburys made it clear they would fight it all the way through the courts and drag it out as long as they could. Realising that Sainsburys had deeper pockets than the rate payers of Coventry the council decided not to persue the option.
     
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    Shin Ramen is the Japanese place. It's fantastic.
     
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  12. Otis

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    Never ever tried Japanese food before.

    Might give it a whirl.
     
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    Careful you don't spill any.
     
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  14. Otis

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    Especially if it's miso.

    My daughter likes Itsu, but not sure how authentically Japanese that is.
     
  15. ccfctommy

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    Get a bento box
     
  16. Otis

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    Is that to put my Itsu miso soup in?
     
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    Nah, fray bentos pies.
     
  18. Otis

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    Fray Bentos pies are Japanese?
     
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    They are if you buy the cheap ones from the pound shop and they haven't changed the labels ;)
     
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    Everyone knows Fray Bentos is Cuban, I remember it coming up in a quiz one time.
     
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    You should have stopped at 5 sandwiches you pig.
     
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    I think Flay Bentos are.
     
  23. skyblueindorset

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    Fray Bentos is originally from Uruguay. The company is named after a city there. The pies are now made in Scotland.
     
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    So now McFray Bentos.

    I had no idea there was a city in Uruguay called Fray.
     
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    The only Japanese food I like is Yakitori.
     
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    Never heard of it
     
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    You're shit aaaaaaaah

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  29. Nick

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    Went to town the other day, more than usual homeless people. Woman sat by Topshop had a quick look about and then pulled out her iPhone.

    Another bloke by the skydome looked to be off his head and passed out in the middle of the pavement.

    Random bloke just walked up to us and asked for money straight off as well.

    Not sure if they were just there because there was an event on so more footfall for people to give them cash.
     
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    Yeah it seemed worse when I went in the other weekend. Might be, of course, that now I'm older I notice them more(!) but one thing you could say about the city centre was the alcohol exclusion zone etc. meant there weren't many beggars visible (could always argue that's worse however!).

    Did seem worse however. Nobody threatening, but did use another pay point for the car park, too!
     
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    This was right in the town centre, usually they are down by Sainsburys or the Swimming baths

    It was by topshop, the fountain, the old derelict shop by the fountain (BHS I think) usually has a few in the doorway and the bloke asked us for cash by JD sports.

    Not really great when you take an 8 year old to town and she sees us asked for money by a stranger and a bloke off his head in the pavement on what looked to be Spice or something (it deffo wasn't beer) at lunchtime.
     
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    Do occasionally get asked for money, but that is usually people who park themselves right next to a car park pay station, where they obviously know you have money.

    Have now developed a built in 'Only have enough cash for car park, sorry' patter.
     
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    Nah, this was just walked up to his with his dog. Never really had that before.
     
  34. NorthernWisdom

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    Yeah it's happened more to me recently. Not entirely sure if it's because there are more about, or they aren't trying to police the city centre as much as they did.

    tbf it happens in other cities too.
     
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    I see the steel frame for the new water park is going up now.
     
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