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Of all the comments and mutterings that readers post about my reviews, I think the most common is a shocked response to the cost.
“Sixty quid? Wor Margerie puts dinner on the table for less than a fiver! Who’s this flash idiot?!”
That kind of thing, although perhaps with a more generous use of the CAPS LOCK key.
Well, never let it be said that this flash idiot doesn’t respond to his critics. And they do have a point: a quick check back through some of my most recent reviews (and those to come – brace yourselves for maximum fury next week) reveals a dearth of anything you could possibly describe as a real bargain.
Just as I resolved to remedy this, the early evening menu for Hinnies in Whitley Bay popped up on my Twitter feed: £15 for 3 courses. Serendipity.