Ding Dong Daddios

Food Club

What was once a flat-roofed pub, this establishment is now an Italian which has given us 2 ends of the spectrum in terms of quality.  This time last year, we went to Dom's and it was so good (despite any impression gained from the exterior) that we made a point of finding it again this year, following a couple of days at the delightful Revival.

The service remained conscientious and friendly but the pizza was lousy and the Louis' chocolate dessert reminded me of junior school meals.  Hey ho!

Another pre-gig meal, only this time 4 out of 5 Daddios indulgied themselves. As a result the breadth of this review can go beyond the Spaghetti bol's of Britain. A review not without interest that Louis has been involved in for some 12 years. 

So to start- the menu gave Louis a 'feeling' that he may even order a dessert. More monumental than it sounds, folks. He did and a good job too as it saved him from a disappointing main as the SB was too tomatoey for Louis. 

The steak was lovely, the calzone was as expected...like a pizza only not as nice due to its very nature of being a pizza attempting a forward till and therby losing an element of charm. 

The pork was 'good' but not great but Charlie wasn't quite sure in which ways. 

Overall a slick looking restaurant with the 'contemporary' decor and approach that you can expect from an Italian trying not to look too 'traditional'. Only one aspect to improve and that is to remove the stains from previous diners' food from the wall.  6 out of 10. 

Vintage village and some lovely grub!

Chillies, olives, oranges, melons AND Baileys?  You are spoiling me!

Not really as Food Club revue as such but hey ho. There was a time in my teens (and some) when I was grateful to have earned enough money to buy a burger and cover my expenses from a gig. Many years later, I'm always grateful for how well the Ding Dong Daddios are treated but occasinally (once a month) we tuck into 'sandwich' from a  well known sandwich company between sets. Now as disposably enjoyable this meal is, I'm always wary of a food that can taste the same in a provincial town centre in England as it does in Barcelona/Paris/Bonn etc... 12 inches of universally identical sandwichy goodness. Bon appetite!

There was a time when a twice-fried chip came on the same morning after menu as the 'still-warm-kebab-that's-been-on-the-radiator-overnight' but those times are over. One crafty musician associated with the DDD's (who shall remain nameless), likes nothing more than a little 'doggy bag' and will talk at length about the delights of the re-fried...I mean 'twice-fried',  wok fried chip, to be enjoyed the following day. This in itself is not a story but recently we were over-served a large portion of chips at a pub where the host was kindly offering us a pre-gig meal. He asked if he might take them home and they reappeared in foil along with a...wait for it...disclaimer that he needed to sign before the chips cold leave the premises. Disclaimer?....like wow, Scooby!

Who do they think they are?? Food critics?.....er....well...yes.

DDD are pleased to announce that the coffee award winner for 2015 is Porcupine Studios.

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