Coventry city centre

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  1. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

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    Have to say, I draw the line at a dog bowl. Conjures up so many images in my sub conscious and turns my stomach just a little just thinking about it, even though I know it has never been used for a dog (well you would hope not anyway).
     
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    In defence of the dog bowl, at least it's intended as a vessel for food. What the fuck is going on with the flip flop?
     
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    My mate ate a tin of chum for Charity down at the Hen &Chicks about 20 yrs ago. B-)
     
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    Just stuck my head in the Slug and Lettuce and it looks a lot better. Very bright, almost seems more open and a good use of the garden area.

    A welcome addition if it has learnt from the Establishment and gets its service right.
     
  6. clint van damme

    clint van damme Well-Known Member

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    is it in the old Establishment premises?
     
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    Am I right in thinking you can't park at Cathedral Lanes? Bit of a drawback if they're trying to get people in for restaurants.
     
  8. Nick

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    There used to be the one behind the banks but not sure if still there. (only small)

    Otherwise swimming baths and then walk through Cathedral.
     
  9. Otis

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    Ermm, you never heard of on street parking?

    Salt Lane car park is still there behind the banks and has been extended, so not too small at all and you can park on street right by the council house, unless a 30-45 second walk is an inconvenience to you of course. ;)

    Lots of on street parking available nearby. Free after 6pm too.
     
  10. Nick

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    Haven't been there for a while, this one? Used to be decent for when you are going out but driving.

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    Didn't even know you could park outside the council house, would never have thought of trying there.

    Would probably have gone swimming baths and walk through the cathedral to save pissing looking for a space, especially if I was hungry.
     
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    Salt Lane's close enough! Barracks is really, too.

    Salt lane's always empty in the evening though, so no danger of not getting a space unless it *really* takes off.
     
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    Yeah that would probably be the one to get there just for Cathedral Lanes (meant if not one that I'd use swimming baths).
     
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    I used to walk 3kms in Italy just to buy some.
     
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    I’m just shooting shit on an Internet forum, not presenting policy FFS. I dont have footfall data to hand, it’s usually proprietary. But looking at Coventrys from 2011, it’s higher than 2016 though not by much. Both around 600k.

    Having a quick look at Leeds it’s hard to tell as they changed their collection methods and only go back to 2008. If you’ve got better data I’d love to see it (I need it for work anyway)

    So I have to base it on anecdotal experience in Cov which is that it’s quieter than it was.

    Also: LOL at you of all people demanding evidence based thinking.
     
  15. Otis

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    Yup. If we can't get it from the president of the United States or Boris Johnson we can hardly expect it from Shmmeee.
     
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    I salute your dedication to the consumption of baked beans

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    I was on holiday in Italy a few weeks back, despite catering to a largely English crowd there wasn't a baked bean in sight for the cooked breakfast buffet. For a country that prides itself on a culinary reputation they've got a lot to learn. I've emailed Aldo Zilli and given him hell
     
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  18. Otis

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    Baked Beans are one of the greatest inventions of all time in my opinion and that's coming from someone who doesn't like beans at all, be it kidney, broad, lima, pinto, cannelloni and haricot (yes, I know, I know!!).
     
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    Your earlier point about city centres switching from retail to general leisure destinations is spot on.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
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    Yep. Exactly what I saw said on a programme by retail, high street experts.
     
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    Coventry people are obsessed with parking. Salt Lane car park is about 2 minutes away.
     
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    Well here I am in sunny Yeovil walked woo metres along the main street of a town no bigger the Nuneaton.
    Have seen numerous closed shops, smashed Windows in others and 4 lots of homeless people.

    I'm sure this only happens in Cov?
    Oh and they have a Primark:);)
     
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    On street parking free after 6pm.

    Others 50p until 8.00 next morning
     
  24. Otis

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    Went up by the CWR building at Priory Place the other day, first time in a while. Had become a bit desolate and quiet around there, so it was really nice to see nearly all the units open again once more.

    Now has PGR (pizza restaurant), Han Dynasty (Chinese) and now also a Japanese restaurant and then also a Korean restaurant. The Korean restaurant seemed particularly vibrant and a bit busy. This was at around 6pm on Friday. Anyone been? Fancy trying it myself, as I have have never had Korean food before.

    Also worth noting that Twisted Barrel are moving into much bigger premises at Fargo Village soon, so it must be proving popular.

    And on talking about novelty and quirky, a new cafe is opening in Corporation Street, called Jam Jar, where desserts are served out of .....well yep, jam jars.
     
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    I once had some Korean food at a street food event and it was absolutely delicious. Might look into trying this new place myself.
     
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  26. Otis

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    If you go do please let us know if it was any good or not.

    It's called Jinseon.

    There's only 12 reviews to be seen so far, all good ratings, but I am guessing it must be a very, very new place.
     
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    Screenshot_2017-09-04-07-59-21.png

    This is the interior.
     
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    No, no, no, no, no. Just no.

    If it's not served on a plate my business is going elsewhere!!!
     
  29. clint van damme

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    will do, 12 reviews on Trip advisor?
     
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    There was a place called The English Shop when I was living in Gothenburg. I used to visit pretty often but eventually my relationship with the place turned pretty sour.

    I was pretty in love with the place to start with when acclimatising, but after a while I found the staff (mostly English), pretty obnoxious and condescending. It was also roughly £8 for a pot of Bovril. I eventually fucked the place off.
     
  31. clint van damme

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    fucking hell!!
     
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  32. Otis

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    I think it was.
     
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    Does look nice to be honest.

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  34. ajsccfc

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    If it's a drink in a jam jar I don't mind that too much, if it's a dessert though it'd be too annoying to get at with a spoon
     
  35. Otis

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    I think they are mostly sundaes from what I can see. I don't think they do cakes in a jam jar.

    There's one in Brum and it has very good ratings, so we will wait and see. Will probably be popular with students, especially with it being right next door to Study Inn in Corporation St.
     

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