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Old May 10, 12, 3:29 am   #1
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Paris most expensive city for a Club Sandwich

The Telegraph: Paris most expensive city for a Club Sandwich

Quite pricey for something seemingly simple!



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The classic chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich costs £20.43 in Paris, where prices range from £33.44 in a five-star hotel to £13.72 in a two-star hotel.

The second most expensive city was Geneva, where a sandwich costs £20.10 on average.

This compares with an average £11.55 sandwich in London, a £10.45 sandwich in New York and a £10.11 one in Moscow.
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Paris most expensive city for a Club Sandwich

Paris is obscenely expensive for most things. Including hotels
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Old May 10, 12, 4:30 am   #3
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Of course, you can also get a 3 course set menu at lunch for EUR 15 in small restaurants, rather than have a sandwich in a hotel.
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Who would order a club sandwich in a hotel with all the wonderful bakeries and markets where you can compile a complete picnic/ things to snack on in the hotel room? And of course get superior meals outside of the hotel.

The worst thing about that list is those prices are in GBP! $32 for a club sandwich. Imagine the nice bottle of wine that buys! Oh well..
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Who would order a club sandwich in a hotel with all the wonderful bakeries and markets where you can compile a complete picnic/ things to snack on in the hotel room?
I was coming here to ask something similar.
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I have often found hotel food to be priced much more than "local food", and more according to the hotel price.

I am not surprised Paris comes on top of this survey.
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Quite pricey for something seemingly simple!
That's what I say every time I look at the cost of a can of soda at a hotel. Then I walk across the street and pay up to 90% less.

These sorts of surveys mean little to me.
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Who in their right mind would go to Paris (or anywhere with anything remotely resembling a gastronomic experience) and feel compelled to order a Club sandwich? And at a hotel, to boot? Talk about much ado about nothing!
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As anything else, there are good and bad club sandwiches.

I like to sometime order a club sandwich at a hotel bar, when I do not want to get a traditional meal.
I love the club sandwiches at Le Meurice and Westminster hotels (and it is priced under EUR 25, which is more than ok).

It is paying a diet Coke more than 7 euros which seems completely mad to me.
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Paris is obscenely expensive for most things. Including hotels
I don't agree. It's a lot cheaper than London (even before Olympics) and Rome for hotels, and as far as food, sure-- there are expensive places. But there are also moderately priced places to get food as well. A huge variety of moderately priced excellent restaurants and bistros.

Hotel bars and restaurants will be notoriously overpriced, as overpriced as a mini-bar in your room!

Don't know about this "club sandwich", but the staple of this ilk in France, the Croque Monsieur, is usually between 6-10 Euro.

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Paris, before the arrival this decade of the 'Easyjet Set ' et al ,
was a veritable bargain at all levels ,luxury aside.

London ,on the other hand,has always been pricey .....though standards ,it has to be said,have risen quite dramatically.Paris sadly has gone a bit downhill....
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I don't agree. It's a lot cheaper than London (even before Olympics) and Rome for hotels, and as far as food, sure-- there are expensive places. But there are also moderately priced places to get food as well. A huge variety of moderately priced excellent restaurants and bistros.
I disagree. I've found hotel prices to be far cheaper in Rome than in Paris. Food is about the same....

Hard to say about London, the value of the GBP has changed quite bit after 2008/2009.
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Yes, London and Paris are equally pricey (especially when considering the $ exchange rates). I have no problem ordering a simple chicken sandwich in the bar of the Stafford Hotel in London or Le Meurie in Paris. Yes, it's pricey for what it is, but after being away from one's "normal" diet it's comforting to eat something simple.
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Ham, cheese and butter on a baguette beats any club sandwich anywhere.
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OK, fair enough, those baguettes are wonderful, but I cannot eat one every day for lunch...
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