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On 10 Feb 2014 at 6:47pm baby voulcher wrote:
Can anyone recommend a nice place to go for a tasty weekend lunch? somewhere not too expensive and quite casual. all recommendations highly appreciated!
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On 10 Feb 2014 at 9:04pm Southover Queen wrote:
It depends a bit on what you want. I love the Buttercup Cafe, in the courtyard next to Pastorale Antiques in South St/Malling St. I'd also recommend the Swan Inn at the junction of Bell Lane and Southover High St - proper pub with proper grub.
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On 11 Feb 2014 at 7:11am baby voulcher wrote:
ah yes Butturcup seems to be very popular! thankyou
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On 11 Feb 2014 at 9:51am Tom wrote:
You wanted 'not too expensive' ??... Pastorale Antiques and Buttercup cafe are expensive. I don't like the place. Find the people arrogant and the atmosphere makes me want to heave.
There are much better places to go like the Swan Inn, The Snowdrop Inn or Baltica.
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On 11 Feb 2014 at 11:25am Border Control wrote:
If you're eligible for a second mortgage try Flint Owl Bakery !!
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On 11 Feb 2014 at 3:24pm Sjep76 wrote:
The Elephant and Castle are very welcoming to children too.
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On 11 Feb 2014 at 4:43pm huw wrote:
Thank you Sjep76.
We also do two meals for 12 every day (including roasts with locally sourced meats on a Sunday, 1/2lb homemade steak burgers and all our main meals and specials)
I must admit that on some of the very busy sports days it may not be ideal, but on very busy days we open the upstairs as a spill over especially for children (it's worked really well for the rugby).
We also have the NCT Blokes and Babies meet up on a Saturday morning, they quite often stay for a bite to eat and a drink.
As a non-tea/coffee drinker I can't really recommend any cafes from peronal experience but Mister Magnolia in Ditchling looks great.
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On 11 Feb 2014 at 7:15pm Southover Queen wrote:
The Buttercup is a completely separate entity from Pastarole Antiques and the people are lovely. 6.50 for a big bowl of home-made soup and three heaped up salads isn't exactly expensive either. The Snowdrop and Baltica are very nice too, although certainly no cheaper, and I'd recommended the Swan already.

This is one of the peculiarities of this forum: how quickly people will wade in and be unnecessarily spiteful about businesses in this town. It's a real shame.
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On 11 Feb 2014 at 8:05pm A bit naive wrote:
I must get around to visiting the Elephant and Castle. Till recently i thought it was in Southwalk.
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On 11 Feb 2014 at 8:40pm baby voulcher wrote:
thanks everyone for suggestions. I don't mean very cheap, just good value for money. Haven't actually ever tried buttercup for food but have heard mixed opinions. Each to their own but spiteful opinions are a pity.
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On 12 Feb 2014 at 11:22am Tom wrote:
Southover Queen - For me, 6.50 for a bowl of soup is expensive. And then 6.50 for a salad. So that's 13 for soup and salad - and does not include a drink or tip. For most people I know, this is unaffordable for one person's lunch without getting into debt.
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On 12 Feb 2014 at 4:55pm baby voulcher wrote:
i think Southover queen means 6.50 for salad and soup? if not then that is very expensive...
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On 12 Feb 2014 at 5:53pm Southover Queen wrote:
If I'd meant 6.50 for a salad and 6.50 for a soup I'd have said so.
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On 13 Feb 2014 at 7:43am LUNCHTIME PIRATE wrote:
YARGH!
My lunchtime budget is 2.50
Where can a plank-dodger like me get my jolly lunch?
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On 13 Feb 2014 at 8:18am DJ wrote:
The Cafe, Nevill Road. Proper Cafe


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