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Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 30, 19, 5:38 am
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Posted By arkellvspressdram

Meadowood underwhelmed me tho this was around 5...

Meadowood underwhelmed me tho this was around 5 years ago.

Also agree with the rec to visit Gaa - having been to Gaggan as well I thought Gaa was overall more enjoyable but maybe not quite as...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 14, 19, 3:22 am
Replies: 1,857
Views: 199,514
Posted By arkellvspressdram

I've not been but my assumption for places as...

I've not been but my assumption for places as serious as they are about wine is that you should be able to call up, speak to the sommelier and get pretty much whatever arrangement you'd prefer. Looks...
Apr 2, 19, 4:10 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 5,637
Posted By arkellvspressdram

the game your kids play is called Fortnite :)

the game your kids play is called Fortnite :)
Forum: China
Apr 2, 19, 7:41 am
Replies: 1,980
Views: 342,596
Posted By arkellvspressdram

A quick addendum for anyone else scrambling for a...

A quick addendum for anyone else scrambling for a Chinese visa from UK: I kept refreshing the appointments time page for the official visa centre and after showing no availability for the next two...
Forum: China
Apr 2, 19, 7:02 am
Replies: 1,980
Views: 342,596
Posted By arkellvspressdram

Thanks, this I think is my only hope, scrambling...

Thanks, this I think is my only hope, scrambling to get documentation etc to one now fingers crossed.
Forum: China
Apr 2, 19, 6:10 am
Replies: 1,980
Views: 342,596
Posted By arkellvspressdram

No Beijing / Shenzhen / Taipei / HK as well,...

No Beijing / Shenzhen / Taipei / HK as well, applying for a multiple entry visa, heard the express service was three days but it is literally impossible to book an appointment in the next two weeks...
Forum: China
Apr 2, 19, 5:53 am
Replies: 1,980
Views: 342,596
Posted By arkellvspressdram

Applying from the UK - my flight is next week and...

Applying from the UK - my flight is next week and there are no appointments available in the next two weeks for either London or Manchester visa centres, am I screwed or am I missing something?
Mar 20, 19, 8:12 am
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By arkellvspressdram

At cruise planes often fly slightly pitched up so...

At cruise planes often fly slightly pitched up so the backwards seats have your head ever so slightly above your feet which makes a difference (positive for me) for some people. Loved Qsuites when I...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 6, 19, 7:33 am
Replies: 93
Views: 19,130
Posted By arkellvspressdram

Is there a German word to describe failing to...

Is there a German word to describe failing to feel even the slightest pang of jealousy? "Let me tell you about the time I had the most undignified and least enjoyable cigarette of my entire life,...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Dec 30, 18, 8:10 am
Replies: 1,857
Views: 199,514
Posted By arkellvspressdram

I've been in this situation a couple of times...

I've been in this situation a couple of times where the first few courses have absolutely flown out the kitchen, asking the waiting staff to slow it down is perfectly acceptable and works. Once was...
Dec 13, 18, 5:48 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By arkellvspressdram

The BA economy class chicken curry I had a couple...

The BA economy class chicken curry I had a couple of years back was astonishingly tasty. The veg biryani I had more recently in CW was pretty good too.
Oct 28, 18, 3:32 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By arkellvspressdram

Disembarked from the doh-akl flight 5 hours ago,...

Disembarked from the doh-akl flight 5 hours ago, its a great way to get to NZ esp if you can snag a discounted QR fare. Its old gen QR j 2 2 2 but I liked the seat a lot and the dine on demand comes...
Oct 22, 18, 4:03 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 11,329
Posted By arkellvspressdram

I flew LHR LAX 8 days ago in Y and my pre-dinner...

I flew LHR LAX 8 days ago in Y and my pre-dinner bloody mary was handed to me with a full miniature of vodka unmixed...and my usual request for a second bottle of vodka was cheerfully granted. Lovely...
Oct 6, 18, 3:45 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,898
Posted By arkellvspressdram

yes that was very different, bc everyone had to...

yes that was very different, bc everyone had to watch the same thing you were all in it together and you got bonus atmosphere from the cabin chuckling at the same time etc. I used to fly to West...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 4, 18, 5:04 am
Replies: 55
Views: 4,999
Posted By arkellvspressdram

Yes I wouldn't dream of eating my usual carry on...

Yes I wouldn't dream of eating my usual carry on of gefilte fish starter, mackerel and egg curry with kimchi main, some ripe durian and epoisses for afters unless the rest of the cabin was being...
Sep 3, 18, 5:03 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,187
Posted By arkellvspressdram

If the flight is 8 hours or more I'll always take...

If the flight is 8 hours or more I'll always take something in case I don't like a meal option regardless of cabin, though I wouldn't expect that to convince CC to ignore one for the usual level of...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jul 10, 18, 12:02 pm
Replies: 1,857
Views: 199,514
Posted By arkellvspressdram

Went to 2* Bon Bon outside Brussels last week,...

Went to 2* Bon Bon outside Brussels last week, guest chef was Ana Ros who is in charge of Hisa Franko in Slovenia and has hit the Worlds 50 best and won best female chef a couple of years back. I'm...
Jun 27, 18, 2:16 am
Replies: 1,726
Views: 357,668
Posted By arkellvspressdram

BA0011 LHR - SIN on 25/7, best CW experience I've...

BA0011 LHR - SIN on 25/7, best CW experience I've had in a while, loved the bedding, crew was excellent, addressed by name by multiple cc, charming and friendly service, pretty rapid with drinks and...
Jun 25, 18, 2:50 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By arkellvspressdram

Thanks I know I'm probably being overly cautious,...

Thanks I know I'm probably being overly cautious, am of course planning on getting to the airport as per the original departure time. It was the combination of delay plus OLCI has not been working...
Jun 25, 18, 2:18 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By arkellvspressdram

BA0011 LHR-SIN tonight [25 Jun 2018] delayed 1hr, OLCI not working

Are these linked? Should I be worried? If so anything I can do to mitigate the situation? I have silver on BAEC, this is a cash booking in CW and I have already reserved seats, in case any of that...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 22, 18, 5:41 am
Replies: 1,857
Views: 199,514
Posted By arkellvspressdram

I'd be inclined to do the same - but the fact is...

I'd be inclined to do the same - but the fact is there are so many places to go which don't require a jacket and/or tie that I prob will never end up going to one. Couple years back flying back from...
Jun 22, 18, 5:32 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,400
Posted By arkellvspressdram

my last in CW a lovely FA basically challenged me...

my last in CW a lovely FA basically challenged me to finish the bottle she had just opened for me before landing (less than an hour away).

It was hard but I somehow soldiered through, lord knows...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 21, 18, 3:36 pm
Replies: 1,857
Views: 199,514
Posted By arkellvspressdram

I like St John but I honestly don't think it is...

I like St John but I honestly don't think it is aiming at the heights it's been hurled up to mainly because it was pretty influential amongst chefs and foodies and got a huge amount of attention,...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 19, 18, 5:57 am
Replies: 1,857
Views: 199,514
Posted By arkellvspressdram

[/list] I preferred Beresategui over Arzak /...

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I preferred Beresategui over Arzak / Azurmendi / Mugaritz - refinement, precision a little dash of technique here and there but not obtrusively so and obv mindblowingly good food, some...
Jun 14, 18, 5:39 am
Replies: 41
Views: 11,367
Posted By arkellvspressdram

Messed around with cheaper for years, went Briggs...

Messed around with cheaper for years, went Briggs & Riley and never looked back. Perceived to be expensive but cheaper bags are arguably a false economy given they need replacing more frequently and...
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