Jump to content

Firm closing


finlo
 Share

Recommended Posts

11 minutes ago, Passing Time said:

Not every one is a "rip off merchant" as you so eloquently put it. Restaurants have been hit with unprecedented rises across the board. In a lot of cases they haven't put their prices up as it would be business suicide to do so. It's a pity that all you "knowledgeable experts" don't think before you comment.

To be fair maybe we should let him clarify before hitting him with both barrels. 😂

I totally agree with what you say though. There's such a rush to condemn but no actual understanding of places. I know of a food place who have had to increase their prices, not by much, and have put up signs. They have had two people literally shouting abuse at the till when they have seen this notice!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

27 minutes ago, Asthehills said:

Worth he greatest of respect, no thanks.

I would rather pay a bit more at somewhere like Noa’s.

That doesn’t mean you are wrong in what you do just highlighting that different people like different things.

You can always have a take out if you don’t want to eat with the losers and the toothless hags. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, BriT said:

You can always have a take out if you don’t want to eat with the losers and the toothless hags. 

I don't think there's anything wrong about having opinions on where you will spend your money.

Personally I actually quite like a Caff bacon bap (best one for me around here and also very reasonable) but when I'm going out for a night would rather spend my money somewhere that does higher quality food and drinks.

However there should be an appreciation of what it costs a business against what they are actually charging. I think you'd find there are very few that are 'rip off merchants'.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, finlo said:

Babbage's at the old film studios at a guess.

 in that case  i have already tried it ,   i went last year under the old management and 'butchers sausages' were 2 sausages from teares in ramsey,  went last week and 'butchers sausages' as stated on the menu  turned out to be 3 sausages that definitely hadn't come from a proper butchers, more like from a bag of 50 in the freezer and not what i was expecting.  it was still ok but a step back in quality , i'd still go again but try something else.

Edited by WTF
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, WTF said:

 in that case  i have already tried it ,   i went last year under the old management and 'butchers sausages' were 2 sausages from teares in ramsey,  went last week and 'butchers sausages' as stated on the menu  turned out to be 3 sausages that definitely hadn't come from a proper butchers, more like from a bag of 50 in the freezer and not what i was expecting.  it was still ok but a step back in quality , i'd still go again but try something else.

It's under new management as of this week.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

46 minutes ago, BriT said:

You can always have a take out if you don’t want to eat with the losers and the toothless hags. 

I don’t want to eat the cheap food (unless it’s improved since I last visited)

There are places for both businesses, but a sausage and bacon bap from the caff is not the same as a sausage and bacon bap from noa regardless of where you chose to consume them.

Edited by Asthehills
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Besides their rising utilities bills, I wonder how many of the places currently struggling have also not been able to pay and/or renegotiate their rents, which were probably negotiated prior to Covid etc.   Landlords with unrealistic expectations perhaps, who will now have properties sitting empty. 

From their perspective, they still own a property subject to market value fluctuations, so possibly don't care whether or not their properties are unoccupied or leased. 

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, 2112 said:

Lots of jobs in IOMG. No experience or qualifications necessary either - even a quarter wit can do the job.

They'll be slashed too once they finally wake up and smell the coffee. This isn't just a bump in the road.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, Asthehills said:

I don’t want to eat the cheap food (unless it’s improved since I last visited)

There are places for both businesses, but a sausage and bacon bap from the caff is not the same as a sausage and bacon bap from noa regardless of where you chose to consume them.

Bacon is bacon (I take your point on sausages) I’d actually prefer one of theirs to Noa. 

Edited by BriT
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

32 minutes ago, Asthehills said:

I don’t want to eat the cheap food (unless it’s improved since I last visited)

There are places for both businesses, but a sausage and bacon bap from the caff is not the same as a sausage and bacon bap from noa regardless of where you chose to consume them.

Good for you, Mr. Laa Dee Daa 

Not everyone can afford so-called artisan prices. 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, 0bserver said:

They'll be slashed too once they finally wake up and smell the coffee. This isn't just a bump in the road.

Smell the coffee, they could sit in Noa all day and still not smell the aroma. IOMG think the answer is the state and to keep the endless recruiting.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Rip off merchants….perhaps a little harsh but prices have shot up in mediocre establishments serving mediocre food.    Also there is a hit and miss element I went to one place with friends and it was fine, was not cheap but the meal and service was really good so took friends there two weeks later different experience altogether.   I always ask friends if they enjoyed their meal if they mention they have been out and the usual answer is …it was ok or it was alright.   If establishments are going to increase prices they will have to put a bit more effort in it is not a easy business to be in and some will fall by the wayside there is more competition now than there used to be.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, 2112 said:

Smell the coffee, they could sit in Noa all day and still not smell the aroma. IOMG think the answer is the state and to keep the endless recruiting.

That's true. But they're not going to have any other choice when mass unemployment hits and government revenues collapse. Back to the 1970's we go. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had a Flat White in Noa some time ago. I can only describe the vessel that the coffee was served to me in as a 'thimble'.

Think they had the audacity to charge me around £3.

It was my last visit.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...