Takeaways (the definitive thread/polls/some chat)

Want to settle this and set the record straight once and for all.

Best pound for pound takeaway?

  • Chinese
  • Chippy supper
  • Indian/Bangladeshi
  • Thai
  • American (burgers n hot dogs)
  • Fried chicken
  • Pizza
  • Ethiopian
  • Jamaican
  • Sushi
  • Vietnamese
  • Turkish/Middle Eastern
  • Kebab
  • Korean
  • Mexican
  • Nigerian
  • Other

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Do you enjoy sharing?

  • All the time
  • Sometimes
  • Not really
  • Never

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Order from the same place or mix it up?

  • Same place
  • Mix it up

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Do you expect prawn crackers to be thrown in for free?

  • Yes
  • No

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Do you expect popadoms to be thrown in for free?

  • Yes
  • No

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Does your takeaway order typically cover two-three meals?

  • Yes
  • Sometimes
  • No

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Best takeaway locations?


Spices in nunhead


The mandarín in Guildford near the old Odeon.

Chinese take-aways in this country are almost always shite in my humble experience. Indian if you’ve got the mates around, pizza if you know a decent/cheap place, kebab otherwise.

Chinese are more hit and miss than Indian, but good Chinese places are :ok_hand:

Chinese; silver vase
Indian: aagrah
Pizza; harpos

Do you have a local Chinese chippy?

  • Yes
  • No

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Fish and chips:

Masters superfish in Waterloo
Andy’s fish bar in Haslemere

Used to (the wai lok in Lindford)

Chips were amazing, everything else was shite

  • Delivered (Tory)
  • Pop round and pick it up (labour)
  • Order and wait at the restaurant (full communism)

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Does your favourite takeaway have papers to read while you wait or a telly?

  • Yes
  • No

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I actually think Indian is more hit and miss than Chinese. Chinese is more or less the same wherever you get it from, don’t lots use the same supplier?

Hate getting a curry and it’s just generic sauce with little variation between them e.g. the jalfrezi is just generic sauce with some green chillis in.


Do you prefer ‘traditional’ takeaway place names (jasmine garden, village tandoori) or ‘modern’ names (hot wok express, spices)

  • Traditional (Brexit)
  • New (E.U)

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Quantity of salt and grease can vary massively between Chinese places. Indian is basically sauce, meat or veg and rice.

Lived next to a Jamaican place, and the thing that put me off was the high price. 10.00 for a tray of chicken and rice and peas? Fuck off