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Fun reflections, bad light, worse food
Although it clearly had a whole host of devoted regulars the best I can say of this place is that it was warm

(on the search for a long-after-midnight local curry house)
15th Nov 2008, 20:56  

MaggieD says:

:) .... well I do like the reflection pic ... personally I would rather go home and have a hot chocolate drink and a late night toasted cheese sandwich ....

15th Nov 2008, 21:05

you'd be hard pushed to find a curry house after 10pm in Pembrokeshire! Having experienced many of these places in the past, it does seem that the state of the food is usually inversely proportional to the intensity of your hunger, and the later the hour, the worse they get!

15th Nov 2008, 21:19

Dhamaka says:

interesting observation PbH - the place that burned down was fantastic at any time of the day or night. Last year, before the Big Burn a friend and I agreed to meet for a pre-Christmas curry there every year. I've been looking for a replacement but time is running out..

Maggie - there's a derring decadence to arranging to meet at a curry house after midnight and I don't think "come over to my place for a hot chocolate and a cheese sandwich" would give the same impression at all...

16th Nov 2008, 07:38

JokerXL says:

I'd fall for the cocoa and toastie every time D.

16th Nov 2008, 07:58

I rest my case

16th Nov 2008, 10:59


16th Nov 2008, 21:22

SLG says:

I like a curry and then a cocoa!!!!!!

17th Nov 2008, 08:56

Dhamaka says:

isn't that like having your cake and eating it..

17th Nov 2008, 09:21

SLG says:

yes, yes it is :P

17th Nov 2008, 10:07

curry and cocoa, that could be a winner!

17th Nov 2008, 11:00

SLG says:

its probably a flavour of crisps!!!!!!!

17th Nov 2008, 11:15

Toddy says:

well its a great photo even if it wasn't a great place to fill your stomach.

I'm afriad I'd have to go witht the curry too......nothing better than eating when you should be sleeping :-)

17th Nov 2008, 15:18

Dhamaka says:

you guys

curry and cocoa? eww...

but.. thank you Toddy

18th Nov 2008, 08:56

midlife says:

Nice mirrors to infinity shot... I think if you could see them all you might see your self at a different time. Time travel in your mind?

19th Nov 2008, 00:45

Dhamaka says:

nice idea midlife... but sadly all I remember is thinking of hunger, framing the photo right and absent friends

19th Nov 2008, 07:01

midlife says:

you do look out of place... ;-(

25th Nov 2008, 04:07

Dhamaka says:

still looking....

25th Nov 2008, 07:48