Merseyside's mediocre restaurants, WAGS and Hollyoaks actors
Tonight I will be going to a tapas bar in Crosby for dinner, drinks, light-hearted banter etc, following quite a miserable few weeks in my so-called life.
If it's the same tapas bar that I went to a few months ago (I think it was near Sainsbury's in Crosby) then it should be good.
Well, that's to say the food should be good, but as for the clientele ...
The place might be packed with middle class people as it's Crosby. That won't be very comfortable for me because the proximity of middle class people often brings me out in a nasty rash.
Since leaving London and settling in Wirral six years ago, I've been distinctly unimpressed with local restaurants - and the pub food hereabouts.
But I've certainly had better meals in Liverpool than I've had on the Wirral. Oh, sure, you CAN find decent restaurant food on the peninsula, but it's usually over-priced and often served in rather pretentious premises.
Once, in a restaurant in Oxton Village (the ONLY posh part of Birkenhead!), I had to endure a very sulky and snooty young waitress, for instance.
There seems to be a new restaurant opening every week in Liverpool, these days, but sadly most of them are parts of chains. When a restaurant is part of a chain, you know you'll be charged too much for the food, the portions will be small and the drinks will certainly be too expensive.
What the hell has happened to good value the indie restaurants? They've all but disappeared from the local scene.
I see the latest eaterie to open in Liverpool is Viva Brazil - carved meat, fancy cocktails and a samba beat etc. I will probably wait until things have settled down there before trying it out.
If you visit a new restaurant too quickly in Liverpool you're sure to find the place rammed with orange-faced WAGS and dim actors and actresses from the moronic soap opera, Hollyoaks. And that's NOT very classy or relaxing.