Good places to get food

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Postby Mike George » Thursday 31 May 2007, 14:39

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Postby Anonymous » Tuesday 5 June 2007, 15:57

For anyone heading west nothing beats the outstanding Newcott Chef

Coming from London it's about 10 miles before Honiton and just about a mile before the A303 ends and re-merges with the A30

I've had many a fantastic and reasonably priced fry up in that place.
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Postby Anonymous » Monday 11 June 2007, 16:38

Has to be a subway 12 inch meatball with everything on it - messy but decidedly self indulgent! Just the job when you get a job around 5 thats going to take you from brum to the south coast. You need something to cheer you up when you know youre going to miss dinner and get back knackered around midnight. By the way has anyone mastered eating them within decorating yourself and the van?
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Postby CMD-Hants » Friday 15 June 2007, 19:18

If you're ever around Heathrow/Staines, the Golden Grill in Ashford does the best doner kebab this side of Istanbul :D

http://www.thefoodplace.co.uk/restauran ... n+Ashford/
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Postby Anonymous » Friday 20 July 2007, 09:48

My house but dont any off you get popping in to get some whist i am at work. :roll: :roll: :wink:
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Postby Dizzy » Friday 20 July 2007, 10:25

TK Direct wrote:My house but dont any off you get popping in to get some whist i am at work. :roll: :roll: :wink:


bother, why didn't I see this before I went to Coventry this morning! :roll:
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Re: Greasy Lills

Postby ian » Sunday 16 December 2007, 00:55

meza wrote:Hi - anyone tried greasies on the A5 in Cannock?

well known for food poisoning...yuk av you seen the state of them in there lol
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Postby Digby » Sunday 16 December 2007, 02:50

thunderider wrote:the reason its open 24 hr is that sandwell valley is a favorite spot for doggers.


Makes you hungry doesn't it? :P
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Postby MK BIKER » Sunday 16 December 2007, 08:29

Digby wrote:
thunderider wrote:the reason its open 24 hr is that sandwell valley is a favorite spot for doggers.


Makes you hungry doesn't it? :P

Just make sure you dont ask for a dog roll too loudly :shock:
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Fish and Chips

Postby Anonymous » Friday 29 February 2008, 13:56

If you find yourself in SW London and love fish and chips then TJs Place, the cafe 479 Upper Richmond Road West, SW14 is very good.
They also do kebabs, burgers and chicken etc. but to be quite honest I've been too wowed by their large cod and haddock to try anything else.
You need to bring your own ketchup if you want proper stuff. :lol:
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Postby cid_couriers » Tuesday 8 April 2008, 22:47

If you're ever up my way, Halstead, Essex, there's a nice clean (I'm fussy like that) mobile burger van in Sible Hedingham just inside the entrance to the Rippers Court industrial estate.

Take the B1058 off the A1017, it's about 300 yards from the junction on your right.

The guy's name is Gary & he'll even give you his phone number so you get your order in before you get there.
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Postby Allan1010 » Monday 28 July 2008, 16:36

I had a half hour spare and thought I'd chip in to this thread <sorry!!> seeing as Mike started it by telling us how little he eats on the road then all the places he eats it at :-)

Fish & Chips is always a favourite. Away from the coast & 'oop North there's the Wetherby Whaler. Wetherby. Pudsey, York & Wakefield. I was going to give directions but I found this:

http://www.wetherbywhaler.co.uk/maps/index.htm

In my neck of the woods, Wallsend on Tyne, there's a great new chippy on Oak Grove, next to the High St and only 3 or 4 mins N of the Tyne Tunnel. Fish fried to order 0191 2623434 but the council is making them close early. last chance to drop one in the pan is 7:45 and they shut the doors at 8 prompt (Thanks North Tyneside Council l!!!)

North Shields, on the Fish Quay itselkf is Kristians. Excellent scran.

A bit farther afield, there's the Little Bistro at Burneston on the Southbound A1

Quernhow cafe, A1 Northbound just past the A61

Londonderry cafe, 2 minutes off the A1 either direction at Londonderry 15 mins or so South of Scotch Corner.

A1 Markham Moor truckstop, on the A1 at the Markham Moor roundabout.

A1 Truckstop, just off the Colsterworth roundabout.

Whitwood Truckstop M62 J31 (easy to remember!)

I could go on but they're all great places to stop. If you're like me you'd rather pay for a good meal than go for the cheapest and be hungry again an hour down the orad!
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Postby Mike George » Monday 28 July 2008, 17:00

Allan1010 wrote:there's the Little Bistro

Doesn't sound like the kind of place a rough tough Norhern trucker would go! :lol:

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Postby freestyleminibus2 » Monday 28 July 2008, 17:05

morrisons fish and chips.having some now in Glasgow
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Postby Darren » Monday 28 July 2008, 19:44

The Toby Carvery in Emerson Road behing washington services southbound.


£5 for a Full Monty :D

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Postby Allan1010 » Tuesday 29 July 2008, 00:07

Mike George wrote:Doesn't sound like the kind of place a rough tough Norhern trucker would go! :lol:


You'd be surprised ;-)

AT least it's not Norman's (get in early when it's raining so you don't get stiffed with parking in "the deep end") or The Boot & Shoe may they rest in peace.
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Postby bramble43 » Wednesday 8 October 2008, 09:04

On the A338 between Salisbury & Downton.
Josephs snack van, cheap, clean and 7 days

Also fish and chips in London, SE11, just about behind FWR motorbike tyres (my heros) on Kennington road, A23
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Postby Anonymous » Saturday 11 October 2008, 22:48

Theres a cracking scran van on the dunbarton rd, on the way into stirling just off the m9,on the 811,
its just opposite the golf course in the van park :D

They do a stunning susage egg and haggis sarnie :lol: :shock:

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Postby Anonymous » Wednesday 15 October 2008, 23:15

the Bacon crematorium bacon trailer on the main road into New Haven the best breakfast roll I have ever had! keeps you comfortably bloated until at least 2-3pm if eaten at 9ish, prices are reasonable but i would pay more for the quantity and quality they serve, a choice of 20 different cheeses for your roll among other things!
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Re: Good places to get food

Postby robinsonstellar » Monday 12 September 2011, 11:15

yes Marks and Spencer and Big Boy's Cafe are the ones which you should check.

I usually like coffee, soups, and :blahblah:
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Re: Good places to get food

Postby Tom » Thursday 2 February 2012, 17:50

A1 heading north at scotch corner there's a black snack van (can't rember name). Beacon and sausage butty is one of the best I've had. :wink:

Junction 29 truck stop on the m1 at chesterfield does very good food at good prices.
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Re: Good places to get food

Postby WestbrookExpress » Wednesday 13 August 2014, 19:53

If you're coming down the M6 J27 around lunchtime or early evening it's worth a 5 minute diversion into standish for pepper lane chippy

Turn right alongside the BP garage, next right, over the motorway then you go over a mini roundabout and it's on the left at the end of the road, about 3/4 of a mile off the M6

Very nice fish n chips , probably the reason my vans payload is a lot less than it used to be :lol:
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