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Food and Drink

Postby rockgeek » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:46 am

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Re: Food and Drink

Postby jon206 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:56 am

Usual Festival prices.

Bars and food outlets were never too busy from what I saw! :clap:

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Re: Food and Drink

Postby NINtallica » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:49 am

I liked the idea of getting a refund for cups, gave some of the kids and some broke campers a way of making some cash!

There need to me more garbage cans around the site though because there were noodles and spare ribs everywhere by the saturn stage! Its never good tripping over a spare rib!
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby urbansickness » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:36 am

good choice on the Gaymers Cider. Mmmmm Gaymers.

Expensive food, but thats to be expected.
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby Slay0r » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:20 pm

This'll probably sound stupid, but I was impressed by the array of drinking water taps. At Download this year, they had three taps for the entire arena, and there was never less than a 40 minute or so queue for water if you didn't want to pay £2 a time for a bottle of 20p water. Complete opposite at Sonisphere, I didn't have to queue once, meaning that I didn't miss any bands because I was thirsty, and the drinking water areas were dotted all over the stage areas.

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Re: Food and Drink

Postby Jon » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:03 pm

Slay0r wrote:This'll probably sound stupid, but I was impressed by the array of drinking water taps. At Download this year, they had three taps for the entire arena, and there was never less than a 40 minute or so queue for water if you didn't want to pay £2 a time for a bottle of 20p water. Complete opposite at Sonisphere, I didn't have to queue once, meaning that I didn't miss any bands because I was thirsty, and the drinking water areas were dotted all over the stage areas.

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Aye, the water taps were fantastic, they could have done with a few more in the camping area, mind.

Food was standard festival food, over priced, a fair amount of variety, mostly not spectacular but gets the job done, didn't spend any money on food myself but friends brought a few things and there were no complaints, bar paying £7 for some nachos
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby alexcore » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:07 pm

there was one stand (facing second stage) who sold chips for the same price as everyone esle...and gave about twice as many.
so chicken and chip stand ftw basically.

and the yorkshire pudding van...wow...talk about value for money compared to the other places!
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Postby Squeep! » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:10 pm

Great that they actually let non-campers take in food and drink :music-rockon:
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby King_Walnut » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:11 pm

alexcore wrote:there was one stand (facing second stage) who sold chips for the same price as everyone esle...and gave about twice as many.
so chicken and chip stand ftw basically.

and the yorkshire pudding van...wow...talk about value for money compared to the other places!


Definitely this!

I went to the chips n dips thing right next to the 2nd stage and saw the shitty portions, so then I went for a walk and found the stall you're talking about, and then I was happy :D. And I also indulged in several yorkshire puddings filled with mashed potato.
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby xHarlotx » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:39 pm

The noodle bar next to saturn was AMAZING!
Cor chicken noodles with bbq sauce, it was lush as! Didn't mind paying silly prrices for it coz it was a massive portion of pure tastiness!
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby Davy » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:21 pm

+ Lots and lots of choices.
+ It was good to have the food stalls open most of the night, especially the ones in the camping bit.
+ Fairly good selection of food stalls within the camping bit.
+ Good to have the buses going to the Leisure Park as there was a wide selection of food available there and a Tesco in easy walking distance.
+ Cup collection and refunding was a good idea.
+ Loved the 24hr breakfast bar, handy when freezing in the night.
+ OK choice of vegetarian food, especially liked the vegetarian stall :)

- Only one vegetarian stall when there were several of all the other types of stall, so it would have been nice to have more. Especially as the one there was quite far away.
- Expensive, although that was obviously expected.

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Postby alexcore » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:26 pm

Davy wrote:- Only one vegetarian stall when there were several of all the other types of stall, so it would have been nice to have more. Especially as the one there was quite far away.


it's a metal festival, they probably expect people to man up and eat meat ;)
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby GodHatesMeMost » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:33 pm

Loved the wide range (outdoor burgers are gonna be outdoor burgers everywhere all over the world!!! Can't find smiley for puke but insert one here!!). THANK YOU for seperating water / soft drinks from main bar - not seen that before and thought that was brilliant.

The rubbish generated was a bit OTT though. Sadly, you'll always get some rat-a-tat-tat who sets fire to bins but need to have a think on what to do about dumping used plates / containers etc after eating for next year. i spent 5 minutes this morning digging Christ knows what out of my boot soles!

Thought the kids running around collecting used cups was inspired. We enjoyed them so much, I hijacked one and he's now been put to work tidying up my spare room (told him there were cups hidden in there...) :lol:
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby deadwing » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:26 pm

xHarlotx wrote:The noodle bar next to saturn was AMAZING!
Cor chicken noodles with bbq sauce, it was lush as! Didn't mind paying silly prrices for it coz it was a massive portion of pure tastiness!
Got a pound off too sunday night =D


This one was at Download too and it was great then as well - Yes, the prices were up there, but the portions generally were good. The wraps were massive and full of filling. As we were coming onto site on both days we had a big breakfast before arriving -Tesco in Stevenage one day, Maccy D's the next- looks like a fair few people were coming off site yesterday morning to do the same as the shuttle buses were full coming INTO Stevenage and McDonalds was packed

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Re: Food and Drink

Postby metalicbear » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:48 pm

Lots of choice, noodle bar was amazing, as was the chicken wrap stall and baked potato van.

Got charged £3-50 for a tiny cup of slush from a donut van, I had to ask twice how much it was, even the guy serving me seemed embarrassed.

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Postby kbaysurf » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:01 pm

Very good variety of food! - and at reasonable festival prices.

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Re: Food and Drink

Postby PaganWolf » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:39 pm

The food was pretty standard festival prices. Totally ADORED the selection though! I don't think I ate the same food twice! The Thai places were the mutts! I think you all got the selection very very right.
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby DevilChris » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:50 pm

Great variety.

A little pricey, but that was expected as it's a festival, but i'm under the impression that it was reasonable for a festival.

My only real complaint was paying £4 for a roll on Bacon

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Postby AllFallD0wn » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:57 pm

Great selection, some places I got to know to be better than others for portions.

I liked the jacket potato stall near the dodgems. Bout 2 quid cheaper than others - one with beans + cheese for £4.50 - others were charging £6 minimum.

Wish I'd tried the yorkshire puds now :(
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby fluffygrue » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:12 pm

The organic hog roast was delicious. More organic/gourmet stuff would've tempted us to spend more.

Being able to take water bottles into the arena and having plentiful water supply was superb. Also the cup-redemption thing earned us a pint or two, so that was quite nice. :)

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Re: Food and Drink

Postby Missy » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:17 pm

No complaints about this, prices as you expect for a fest, good having more than one 24 hour campsite shop, good chocie of food and loved the fact there was alot of water taps about :D
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby beLIEveR » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:39 pm

Dominos pizza was awesome, as was the stall that was selling double cheeseburgers with bacon. :music-rockon:

Otherwise, pretty standard festival food and prices.

There weren't enough taps in the campsite though, and the ones that were there weren't powerful enough. We had a 10 or 15L collapsible water carrier. In the end we had to smuggle it into the arena because making people wait for us to fill that up with the camping taps would have been pretty selfish.

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Re: Food and Drink

Postby Jasonisback » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:53 pm

if you can find the right stall that you like and get your moneys worth then its all good, i kept going back to the same 2 places depending, prices could of been better but it was still wroth it
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby cuddles1 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:16 pm

That smoked food place near bohemia was excellent slightly more expensive but was well tasty! Definately need to hire a EHO for next year there was some rotten(literally=victim) food going out in some places! Some of the places were proper grotty!
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Re: Food and Drink

Postby amyfrank » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:39 pm

First festival and throughly impressed with the choice/quality of food outlets. Very glad I didn't get runnybum from the burger stall.
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