Nice chinese food, but the flavours aren’t as exceptional as I remember they used to be. The restaurant has grown a lot in the last few years, and lost some of its “well-kept secret” atmosphere. Very busy at lunchtimes, and they made a mistake with one of our orders. Not hugely child-friendly.
Beefeater pub, situated on the Union Canal a couple of miles from the Falkirk Wheel. Old-fashioned atmosphere, modern facilities, friendly staff, and extensive menu with big kids’ section. I had a lovely rump steak with pepper sauce.
“Home of Chicken Piri-Piri,” their signs declare. It looked tempting (1/2 chicken marinated in Piri-Piri sauce), but I had a burger instead, which was decent. Enormous desserts. Fine for families, with a nice play area out back.
Enjoyable romp, with nicely executed set pieces. The first half is soggy and slow: a succession of sketches of Hogwarts life that don’t lead anywhere until much later. Branagh hams it up wonderfully as Gilderoy Lockhart. At 2hrs 41 mins, though, it’s far too long.
Police chief Lucas Davenport hunts down another serial killer in a comfortably familiar episode of the Prey series. Perhaps a little too comfortable. Nice thriller, but Sandford was on cruise control for this one.
Hard-boiled science fiction detective story–tough to pull off, but Morgan does a good job. Murder and brutality in a world where death just means you have to get yourself downloaded into a new body–provided you can afford it.