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  1. sc91

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    100%. Always eat outside of Wolverhampton because choice is lacking.
     
  2. The_Blade

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    You will find those places on retail parks usually on the outskirts of city centres
     
  3. The_Blade

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    I’m really surprised that this hasn’t happened. The chain restaurants are a load of ****e and you wouldn’t eat there if you knew how the food is prepared. There’s loads of places in Brum to eat decent and affordable food. That influence has trickled down fron London and Manchester. It just needs someone with vision to do the same in Wolverhampton - they’d make a killing.
     
  4. wolvesaywe

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    Absolutely this. Being successful in the Premier League is the best PR the city can ever get and will bring in a shedload of investment if the upward trajectory continues. And as the likes of Liverpool has shown, once it starts it quickly becomes a virtuous circle of investment feeding further investment.

    It's why the council have to do anything and everything they can to support Wolves in the stadium expansion.

    The fortunes of the club and city are inextricably linked.
     
  5. Dukinfieldwolves

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    You also get them in city centres.
     
  6. The_Blade

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    I know but they tend to appear more these days on modular retail parks dotted around the outskirts. Cheaper rent rather paying ridiculous city centre tariffs.
     
  7. Sunny Wolverhampton

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    Where? The plastic fantastic retail park by cinema and shopping centre? Can hear the screaming children for miles.

    Wolverhampton does have places to eat but spread over city and on outskirts. Bentley bridge for them chain places to match the dizzy heights of Telford.
    Must admit city centre has been left alone for a while but now attracting an extra 10k visitors everyother week with potential of more it can only get better and more attractive for businesses.
     
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  8. Deak77

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    It really is bad,when I started going out with my wife 7 years ago we were always on the lookout for somewhere to go for a good sit-down meal in Wolvo centre,but aside from the Bluebrick there was never really a lot of choice, and thats not really changed.
     
  9. Very Proud (AKA Still Proud)

    Very Proud (AKA Still Proud) Prouder than a proud thing in Proudville

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    I’d rather we tried for something a little different to the TGI’s, Pizza Express brigade. Go for some up and coming businesses like Beefy Boys, Wildwood, or something a little different like Turtle Bay, Fazenda or an Argentinian Steakhouse.

    I live up the road from an Indian Tapas called The New Talbot and it’s brilliant and a little bit unique.
     
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    Plenty of choice if u like Indian or Chinese
     
  11. CTA91

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    Exactly this! When I get to Wolvo on a Match day I have to eat (would prefer to go straight to pub but can't).

    As I go alone I want somewhere casual that has places to sit, most of the pubs including Hogs are full so I know once I order my food, my table will be gone. A fancy restaurant as such is something I just dont wanna do. I'm gonna eat my food within 20 minutes and be gone.

    Last season I went to one of those random cheap baguette shops before it shut. So really my only option is to go to the chippy next to The Goose.

    The Pork Joint (I think it's called...) opposite The Royal London is good (and cheap) but same again, nowhere to sit.

    Does anyone know if the shops down Broad Street next to Rileys & Slade Rooms are decent? Feel like I'd get food poisoning...:rolleyes:
     
  12. StefanWolves

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    If you like Indian jonny spice indian buffet opposite bus station / down the road from Nandos is ok and quick. Cheap too
     
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    We have no Pizza Express for a start...scandalous for a city!
     
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    Perhaps try the new Smokehouse that's opened in Chapel Ash in the old Alex pub. Not too busy, sells booze, close to a few other decent pubs and only a short walk to the ground
     
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    What's the Portuguese cafe like, often walk past it but never tried!? I do love a Pasteis de Nata!
     
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    Frequented by Neves and Jota so must be at least OK
     
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    Selling the business though
     
  18. Deak77

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    Granted, but sometimes its nice to go somewhere and not know exactly what you want, but know there will be a decent amount of choice on the menu. Bluebrick or maybe now the Sunbeam are the only to places I can think of in town like that, and I don't think many would pick the Sunbeam for a date night, more like a quick meal before the theatre or something like that.
     
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    Stafford is another awful location for eating out along with Telford and Wolverhampton. Can't understand why independent cafes and restaurants like you get in places like Stone, can't work in bigger areas. Why are working class areas so obsessed with paying more money, for crap rip off chains.
     
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    Whether there's a big enough demand from the Wolvo area for the other 13 days in a fortnight? Even on a matchday lots of people are happy with the chippy or dirty football burger.
     
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    Just bring a packed lunch in a boot bag like the good old days, bottle of squash for the warmer months, a flask of tea for the chilly ones.
     
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    It's a biggish place though, eating out is what alot of people do now, walk round Pompey on a weeknight and there's loads of people eating out, we have hundreds of restaurants down here, chains and little independents. I'm sure there must be a demand in Wolvo through the rest of the week.
     
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    Will have to give it a shot next time.
     
  24. Very Proud (AKA Still Proud)

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    As part of the regen and less reliance on shopping the City Centre needs to up its game again like it did in the 90”s.

    It’s actually pretty central and accessible. Creating a dining quarter around Queens Set, King St, Queens Sq and Lichfield St would pretty good.
     
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    There'll be plenty of crappy chains when the south side development gets done
     
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  26. The Wolf Of Wombourne

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    Only problem is it's not sustainable to have a restaurant busy 19 days a year ...

    I go out in wolves on non match days sometimes and have done for 8 years and it's slowly got quieter and quieter in terms of the pubs and bars.

    Remember a time when you had oceana, walkabout and indi bar all packed even in the week. I think with the decent train links to brum and cheaper travel with uber a lot of people, including myself, just go up there for a few drinks, food or a night out now due to the large amount of choice ...
     
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    I guess that's the problem, Brum just up the road.
     
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    The club should open a pub/restaurant. Wolves pics/memorabilia up, get former players in on matchdays to do Q&A, discount for STHs/members on non-matchday etc!
     
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    The reduced numbers of people and weekday lively bars isn't just a Wolverhampton problem. Lots of reasons, kids dont drink, cost of beer...but every town outside the big centres like Brum Manc Leeds are now dead except saturday nights.

    Anyone wanting a smartish place for food and drink try the Bond Street Tavern south of the Mander Centre/ near the markets.
     
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    Bond street tavern :eek: Must have had a quick turn around as its had more trouble there in the last 2years than anywhere else in Wolverhampton.
     
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    Alright during the day though.
     
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    Been in once seemed alright ish. But yes I'm chatting rubbish, it's not the best and had issues.
    Best to try a nicer place in Tettenhall or Wombourne.
     
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    I agree about you saying Wolverhampton ay the only place to go downhill.Loads of pubs are closing every week just lately.Wen you look at how many pubs/bars there are in wolves then it's no wonder half of them are empty midweek.Half of yow lot ony come to town on match days,wen obviously they are all packed out.Never bin a restaurant type of person so the eating part of the conversation ay gonna bother me much.And yes I use town most Days/nights.For a couple or 3.:p
     
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    Oceana, that takes me back!
     
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    Oceana was great, hit the main dance floor about 11 o clock, get blown out by every girl there, move onto the disco room at the top about 1 o clock, same result, get a kebab at 3 o’clock. Happy days.
     
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    Theatre Bar, Light Bar, Canal club(first opened) Picasso's, Quest ... I remember meeting people from london or reading in those clubs and thinking you've drove to wolvo just for the lightbar!!
     
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    That pretty much covers it,and if you were feeling a bit peed off by all the rejections you could chill in the Parisian Boudouir for half an hour, where you could get served in 2 minutes.
     
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    There's plenty of demand because as you say it's been there in the past. I was a 90s kid and Wolverhampton was a great place to spend a night out....at various times we had the Dorchester, Canal Club, Blast Off & Cheeky Monkey, UK Midlands, Light Bar, Venue, Picasso's, Inferno, First Bass etc etc. Phenomenal when you look back and Fridays and Saturdays were absolutely thriving.

    I know clubs are a thing of the past nationwide now but build more bars and restaurants and you start creating a virtuous circle which a successful Wolves will help drive. 2-3 years down the line we could have 40-45k coming into town fortnightly, who'll be much more inclined to return on non-match days when they see what's on offer pre and post match. Development very quickly breeds development.

    I truly believe that Wolves being a success in the Premier League has given folk more civic pride in two months than we've had in the last 15 years. The place could and should be absolutely buzzing from here on in now as Fosun are only just at the beginning!
     
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    The 90s wolvo ay gonna come back,the same as the 70s wolvo wow.I'm 66 so I've had my fling,don't really know what the youngsters want these days ?.I know for a fact a lot of the lads from the village got fed up with the no trainers after 9pm in town and started staying away.Especially wen they'd bin to the oss racing all day and couldn't finish the night off cus they war wearing the right attire.:( Most of them are married with nippers now though,so as I say I Dow know what the young uns want today.I car see them wanting restaurants though.:rolleyes:
     
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