Apparently opening on Wednesday. Soba is basically another Miso - small chain, similar menu - so wonder how they will fare.
same Turkish guy sitting there on Friday night, didn't look like much had changed
I hope the guy has learnt his lesson from his last venture... Some pr perhaps? Getting involved with the local forum?
That spot seems to be cursed, wasn't there an actual bakery there some years back before Miso? And I think a bar as well at some point before that?
It is the same Turkish guy as Yemek. He has a ridiculous posing car with Soba as the number plate. His wife/girlfriend is possibly Thai or Chinese, who is reportedly something to do with the Miso folks.
It has to be a front for something. You don't sit outside your empty, failing restaurant for 3 months doing nothing other than chainsmoking and rubbing your wife's bottom and watching as someone else opens another restaurant doors away, if you're that bothered about operating a successful business.
They've had the decorators in and I've seen some big silver Buddha statues going in. Let's hope they've got rid of the cold hard interior and canteen style furniture.
The bakery (symposium) was where Dudley's was and Mexicali now is, not Miso/Yemek/Soba.
Who fucking cares eh?
I fucking care because it is a neat way of of avoiding tax on 50% of the worlds money. Fancy a 50% cut in your taxes so that you could stimulate the economy and put people back to work? I thought not.
Quite. We won't get rid of tax havens without serious international regulation though, regulation that will be seen to challenge national sovereignty in a big way. Another reason to escape the nationalist paradigm...
Interesting deal done today about payment of tax by UK nationals in Swiss banks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14649194
zzzzzzzzz boring cunts
This insults cunts. Swiss will tax offshore at lower rate and the money will just shift. Very Tory to make a big noise and then do very little.
I'd be interested to see how much additional cash this makes the Exchequer. They are talking £billions in the press. But agreed, the money will just be moved to another tax haven without a global tax regime.
Soooo, did anyone check out Soba yesterday???
Yeah it was dead, I reckon it's just a front
has any one tried it yet. I saw someone in there last night sitting in the window and they had a couple of girls out front trying to pull in the customers
I got a takeaway last weekend and it was very disappointing. Miso was better - and that wasn't great. The restaurant is an improvement though - better lighting, more atmosphere. Based on this one experience, I don't rate their food but I should probably give them another go.
Back onto subject I tried it out on Saturday for a take away.
It had a few people in and the girl that served me was very nice and tried to be helpful.
There is a vary limited menu and they didn’t seem to be willing to cook up something that I wanted ie Singapore noodles and any Asian Chef should be able to make that.
They have some quite fancy noodle dishes and generic rice ones.
Generally it was quite expensive, the food was fresh enough but very bland and I can see no reason for trying it again with the current menu. The spare ribs where awful so next time it is back to Cats.
The “owner” was lurking about in the background trying to tell the girls running what to do he must be loosing or washing rather a lot of cash at the moment. He should try and do a Vietnamese, do it well and get out of the restaurant and he might make some money or give up and get a Greggs in !
Think it is closing saw the Turkish guy loading up his car with lost of the essentials from the kitchen and it had a closed look about it as well this sfternoon
Clearing tables and chairs into a van this morning. Wonder what will come next. Maybe the succession of short lived restaurants is a work of conceptual art, like the Museum of Guillaume Retz?
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