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2 hours ago, Asthehills said:

New menu at a local pub.

What do we reckon this costs?

Guess away. 

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Did you put this picture on instagram? I know people who take pictures of their meals and post them online. Bit pretentious really - but they are meals in up market eateries. 

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£21 for two regular cod and chips and two cans of soft drink from the chippy tonight.

Portions were small.  I am not knocking them as they need to make a profit but people can’t afford to be doing that often.  If the whole family had been here it would have been £50 plus for a chippy tea

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Just now, 2112 said:

Did you put this picture on instagram? I know people who take pictures of their meals and post them online. Bit pretentious really - but they are meals in up market eateries.

No it’s off the pubs Facebook page.

What a strange post !

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1 minute ago, Asthehills said:

£21 for two regular cod and chips and two cans of soft drink from the chippy tonight.

Portions were small.  I am. It knocking them as they need to make a profit but people can’t afford to be doing that often.  If the whole family had been here it would have been £50 plus for a chippy tea

Kirk Michael Chippy Van is reasonable value. Eating out is now a luxury, the trouble is IOMG haven’t quite got the message nor do they understand. 

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7 minutes ago, 2112 said:

Kirk Michael Chippy Van is reasonable value. Eating out is now a luxury, the trouble is IOMG haven’t quite got the message nor do they understand. 

Restaurants, cafes and takeaways have always been a luxury. Whether it's  anniversary sushi or fish and chips on a Friday, they've always been the expensive option rather than the everyday one. Nothing has changed there.

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8 minutes ago, The Bastard said:

Restaurants, cafes and takeaways have always been a luxury. Whether it's  anniversary sushi or fish and chips on a Friday, they've always been the expensive option rather than the everyday one. Nothing has changed there.

The difference between the cost of eating at home and eating out has massively increased though.

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18 minutes ago, Mercenary said:

They should mandate the price of a chippy like they do pints of milk. In fact outrageous they aren't already.

You don't understand how a free market works. Restaurants can target different markets, charging different prices for different customers. Callig and chips in a newspaper, or tempura-battered rock salmon with belgian-style thrice-cooked sweet potato fries ? Chippies charge what the market supports - if they're too pricey for their chosen market, customers vote with their feet and they go out of business. The Government has no business interfering with supply and demand in the food market, or telling suppliers how much they can charge. It's a changing market where prices for fish and fryables constantly change, along with the huge costs for heating hot oil for hours and hours every single day. It might not even be a sustainable market any more.

5 minutes ago, HeliX said:

The difference between the cost of eating at home and eating out has massively increased though.

Nah, inflation has increased prices across the board, including domestic groceries. Restaurants are vulnerable to energy costs in the same way as any food producer. It would be a bad time to open a cornershop bakery, for example - the energy costs would be so costly, each loaf would cost a fortune, and you couldn't compete with larger, more efficient bakeries.

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The problem is house prices. Chippy owner, takeaway owner needs a certain level of income to pay for his house. Unfortunately due to low population numbers he can't adopt the pile it high sell it cheap ethos like wetherspoons because there's no economy of scale. Also the brewery are greedy 

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1 minute ago, snowman said:

The problem is house prices. Chippy owner, takeaway owner needs a certain level of income to pay for his house. Unfortunately due to low population numbers he can't adopt the pile it high sell it cheap ethos like wetherspoons because there's no economy of scale. Also the brewery are greedy 

House prices, energy prices, staff costs. All small businesses in the food industry will feel the squeeze, and it's not unique to the IOM. Businesses across the UK and Europe are in the same position.

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