Birdcage was too loud


Birdcage was too loud

The music's good, but maybe we were just sat at a shitty table, sound was a bit crap. So where tonight? Not back there, maybe to The Fox Reformed or whatever, the wine bar down the bottom of Stoke Newington Church Street, it's about the only bar we've not done yet. Got warned off the Jolly Butcher on Thursday, not really tempted go back there anyway, it's not very inviting.

Also where to eat? Indian probably, maybe the Royal Bengal up this end of Church Street. Stoke Newington is ace, though not seen much of it today, been just sitting round the house.
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Royal Bengal

After a very short pub crawl yesterday (couple of smashing pints in The Defoe, then no drinks in Bar Lorca, as their "all cocktails 9 a jug" offer turned out to be a lie, then the Coach and Horses]]) we did end up going to The Royal Bengal in the end. Very nice place, it's all new, so it's very clean and smart looking still, all painted white with shiny things and glass everywhere... My Sabzee Haleem was a bit dull really, I was expecting somethign a bit hot and sour like from the Shamsudeen just down the road, but it didn't taste of much and seemed to be motly carrot and cabbage in it. All the meat eaters said it was fantastic and would recommend it though, and it looks to be the place if you want something different and fishy, they do oysters and Lobster and all sorts. Came to about 20 quid a head with half a bottle of wine each.

Saw someone from the Wheatsheaf in the Defoe, and so decided to go there to play pool this evening, as we've been neglecting it. Back in time for 24 though, obviously.

Oh yeah, another thing that put me off Bar Lorca was the children running around it. I'm not that old am I?
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Hmm, The Royal Bengal's menu advertises but it's going nowhere at teh time of writing... doesn't work in this browser and didn't come up when I searched for them on the web... in MSIE it works and advertises "coctails" for 8.95 a jug again, but THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE YOUR MOJITOS DOES IT???

Also found - nothing up to date on it though.
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