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North Yorkshire (York/Harrogate/Whitby) recommendations

Hi,
Me and my husband will be staying halfway between York & Harrogate for 3 nights at the end of May.

Where would you recommend we eat?

We'd welcome cheaper and more expensive recommendations and no type of cuisine is off limits.

We'd particularly love to have an afternoon tea somewhere and fish and chips. We've heard that Whitby is the place for fish and chips, what do you think?

We'll be driving to York, Harrogate, Castle Howard, the coast etc and happy to drive for a meal too.

Thanks

Apr 22, 2013
scooby99 in U.K./Ireland

Good Chinese in Pinellas Co?

Thanks all, looks like a trip to ABC is on the cards!

Aug 28, 2012
scooby99 in Florida

Good Chinese in Pinellas Co?

We will be staying in Indian Shores but have transport so happy to drive further afield.

Where would be good for Chinese, eat in or take out?

Thanks in advance.

Aug 27, 2012
scooby99 in Florida

Good eats in Naples/Estero/Bonita Springs?

Thanks for the other replies, added to the list! :0)

Apr 30, 2012
scooby99 in Florida

Good eats in Naples/Estero/Bonita Springs?

Incas Kitchen seems to be mentioned a lot as a must do so deffo on the list.

Thanks so much.

Apr 17, 2012
scooby99 in Florida

Good eats in Naples/Estero/Bonita Springs?

Have been trawling through the blog mentioned above. Just what we need, so helpful! Thank you so much.

Apr 15, 2012
scooby99 in Florida

Good eats in Naples/Estero/Bonita Springs?

Thank you so much for the suggestions and we'll certainly look at that blog. Thanks again.

Apr 13, 2012
scooby99 in Florida

Good eats in Naples/Estero/Bonita Springs?

We will be staying in Naples (5th Ave & 2nd St) in September.
Where should we eat?

Looking for reasonably priced places plus a few more expensive places to treat ourselves.
We don't mind driving 30 minutes or so away from Naples but would also like to walk to a few meals on 5th Ave or 3rd St.

Would welcome recommendations for breakfast, coffee places, sandwiches, mexican, pizza/italian, burgers, steakhouses or anything else that you think we should try!

Thank you.

Apr 12, 2012
scooby99 in Florida

Indian Shores & surrounding areas-good Thai, Italian & Mexican?

Hello all,
We're off to this area the last week of February and would welcome recommendations for good Thai, Italian (pasta & pizza etc) and Mexican.
Half an hour or so drive from Indian Shores is fine.

Thanks everyone.

Jan 27, 2012
scooby99 in Florida

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz?

I can recommend the afternoon tea at the Goring Hotel.

However, as it's the hotel where Kate Middleton will stay the night before her wedding, they may well be booked solid now with all the media attention they're likely to have got out of that!

Apr 26, 2011
scooby99 in U.K./Ireland

Where should we eat in Bruges?

Sounds good, thanks for the post.

Mar 09, 2011
scooby99 in Europe

Where should we eat in Bruges?

Yum, will be sure to try this!

Mar 09, 2011
scooby99 in Europe

Where should we eat in Bruges?

We will be in Bruges between 18th-21st March. Just 2 adults.

Where would you recommend?
We're not restricted to certain types of cuisine, just want it to be good!
We'd like to try local dishes too, what is a speciality in this area?

We're looking for both lunch & dinner spots. Cheap & cheerful plus more expensive options welcome (don't want to have to wear jacket & tie though).

Thanks Chowhounders, your recommendations in the other parts of te world have always been spot on :0)

Feb 14, 2011
scooby99 in Europe

St Pete Beach next week.

Skidders in St Petes Beach is a diner style place that does good breakfasts & lunches.

It is across the street from the Tradewinds Sandpiper hotel.

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Skidder's Restaurants
5799 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Nov 05, 2010
scooby99 in Florida

Hotels, B&Bs and restaurants in Donegal, Sligo, Galway [Ireland]

McDonagh's on Quay Street in Galway city is great for fish & chips. Won awards for their fish & chips for quite a few years.

Jul 30, 2010
scooby99 in U.K./Ireland

Staying in Indian Shores-where should we eat in this area? Don't mind a drive!

Thanks for the recommendations people.
Have made a list!

Jul 12, 2010
scooby99 in Florida

Staying in Indian Shores-where should we eat in this area? Don't mind a drive!

Chowhounders,
Please give me your recommendations for this part of the Tampa Bay area.

We are quite happy to drive 30-45 minutes (along the coast or inland) for a good meal.

We are most interested in the following cuisines:
Mexican
Thai
Steaks
Italian

However, good recs for burgers/dogs, pizza, sandwiches, bakeries, breakfast would also be appreciated.

Flexible budget, would like some cheap eats but also want a few "nice" meals.

All your recs in the past have been great so looking forward to some more!!

Jul 06, 2010
scooby99 in Florida

Traveling through London in July....where should I avoid?

I would agree with Harters on lamb!
Been visiting evey year since 1990 (Chicage down to Florida) and rarely see lamb on menus.
1 lamb dish seems to be mainly on high end menus

Jun 14, 2010
scooby99 in U.K./Ireland

Traveling through London in July....where should I avoid?

£100 dinner? Is that for all 4 of you or each of you?
If for all 4 of you, £100 will buy you a starter, main and a couple of drinks in places that aren't what you'd call high-end, I'm afraid.
You can eat more cheaply than that and get great food and there are many threads on here about that but London prices, on the whole, may be a shock to a 1st time US visitor.

Jun 11, 2010
scooby99 in U.K./Ireland

Looking for great food in Ireland

McDonaghs in Galway city is pretty good, it's on Quay Street.

Just a fish and chip shop in the day then one half stays as a fish and chip shop with benches to sit on and the other half becomes a proper fish restaurant in the evening.

Very good fish and chips, has been for years.

Jun 11, 2010
scooby99 in U.K./Ireland

Good places to eat in Cheltenham/Gloucester

HI,
2 of us visiting the Cheltenham/Gloucester area for a couple of days over Easter.

Any recommendations?

Any type of cuisine welcome. Lunch & dinner.

Up to approx £70 for dinner for two (plus wine).

Thanks and look forward to your replies

Mar 31, 2010
scooby99 in U.K./Ireland

need some help picking between the following in London.

I think that Ground has closed down?
In Chiswick a couple of times over the last 3 weeks and it is empty, with signage gone and blacked out windows.

Jan 15, 2010
scooby99 in U.K./Ireland

Good places to eat in Indian Shores & surrounding areas

Thansk TampaAurora,
We managed to try theh Salt Rock Grill (twice), Lighthouse, Maggie Mae's (twice), Mario's and Thai-Pan Alley (twice),

All were delicious and thoroughly enjoyed.

Oct 27, 2009
scooby99 in Florida

Where are the good Mexican restaurants in Tampa Bay area?

Thanks to all for your recs.

We managed to try two of your suggestions and loved them both:

Red Mesa-more of a gourmet treat and it was packed but we got in before the rush. Very good food.

El Toro Negro-loved this place and we would never have tried it without your recommendation. Very plain, no nonsense place but the food was true home cooking and seemed very authentic.

Thanks again.

Oct 27, 2009
scooby99 in Florida

London Recommendations for a US hound please?

We like the Golden Hind on Marylebone Lane (off Marylebone High Street) for fish and chips.

It's been around for almost 100 years and not a fancy place but very good fish and chips!

They're not open on Sundays and get pretty packed so if you can, book a table.

They're also a BYO so if you want wine/beer, bring it with you and they'll open it and supply glasses without charging a corkage fee.

Sep 03, 2009
scooby99 in U.K./Ireland

Where are the good Mexican restaurants in Tampa Bay area?

Thanks everyone, all added to the list!

Aug 17, 2009
scooby99 in Florida

Where are the good Mexican restaurants in Tampa Bay area?

Hi,
We'll be visiting the area soon and would welcome recommendations for good Mexican.

We're staying in Indian Shores but will have a car so driving further afield will be possible.

Thanks everyone

Aug 14, 2009
scooby99 in Florida

BYO in Britain??

A lot of places that are BYO do so because they can't be bothered with the hassle that goes with a drinks licence.

We eat in a few places that don't serve alcohol (mainly Thai or fish n chips) and they're more than happy to provide glasses for your own wine/beer etc.

Aug 05, 2009
scooby99 in U.K./Ireland

Good places to eat in Indian Shores & surrounding areas

TampaAurora,
Thank you very much for your reply.
Your suggestions look good and have been added to our list!

Jul 24, 2009
scooby99 in Florida

Good places to eat in Indian Shores & surrounding areas

Hello all,
We're visting Indian Shores in a couple of months.

Any recommendations for good places to eat in Indian Shores and surrounding Tampa Bay area.

Would love to hear about all types of food but good diners/places for breakfast/brunch, mexican, pizza and steakhouses would be very welcome.

All types of budgets too, from a cheap and quick lunch spot to a "grown up & nice" restaurant for dinnner.

Thanks everyone!

Jul 23, 2009
scooby99 in Florida