Massive world buffet restaurant to open in former Ikon nightclub

WORLD BUFFET: Ikon

WORLD BUFFET: Ikon

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BOLTON’S biggest nightclub is to be brought back to life as a “world buffet restaurant”.

The announcement was welcomed by Bolton Council chiefs, who said the town needed to attract more family restaurants.

Ikon closed in January last year because of plummeting trade, but is now set to be revamped as a restaurant serving cuisines from across the globe.

The restaurant, which is set to open in October, will be called Cheers and will serve Chinese, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Italian and Spanish food all under one roof.

Keith Davies, director of development and regeneration for Bolton, said: “Part of our town centre strategy is to encourage more family restaurants into the town centre and a world food buffet would be welcome in the context of improving that offer.

“In policy terms, the more family restaurants we can attract to the town centre the better.”

The inside of the club is being renovated at the moment by restaurateur Michael Shek, who already runs two restaurants — both called East Orient — in Warrington and in Stockport.

Mr Shek said: “There will be an international buffet and restaurant so people can whatever type of food they fancy.

“There’s something there for everyone, no matter what sort of food they like. I think it will bring something new to Bolton.

“I chose the name Cheers because it’s something everyone says when giving a toast and when they’re happy.”

The restaurant will seat 300.

Earlier this year, a regional planning organisation recommended that Bolton town centre should develop more family restaurants and entertainment, including a cinema, along with new offices.

The Greater Manchester Planning and Housing Commission also suggested Bolton should have smaller shopping areas in the wake of massive changes to the retail industry.

Details of the new restaurant were released following a police inquiry into a hoax Facebook page claiming the venue would reopen as another nightclub.

A page called “Club Koko” was taken down after falsely advertising vacancies for staff.

When police contacted club owners the Luminar Group about Club Koko, they had no knowledge about the re-launch and insisted the lease had been sold to Mr Shek.

The Luminar Group have warned people not to hand over personal details to the Club Koko page, which was removed by Facebook on Friday, July 26.

Read our feature about the history of the club, which started life as the Palais de Dance, here.

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7:25am Fri 9 Aug 13

oftbewildered2 says...

sounds good - no English food then? Just thinking my family (grandchildren) would not be adventurous enough to eat anything else). I would though, so bring it on.
sounds good - no English food then? Just thinking my family (grandchildren) would not be adventurous enough to eat anything else). I would though, so bring it on. oftbewildered2
  • Score: 21

8:24am Fri 9 Aug 13

Wigan Trotter says...

Only time this building was any good was when It was the Mecca Dance Hall called the Palais!
Only time this building was any good was when It was the Mecca Dance Hall called the Palais! Wigan Trotter
  • Score: 27

8:29am Fri 9 Aug 13

questionairre says...

I can imagine what type of person the Buffet restaurant would encourage.

Fat
Tattoos
Loud
I can imagine what type of person the Buffet restaurant would encourage. Fat Tattoos Loud questionairre
  • Score: -74

8:38am Fri 9 Aug 13

Hough64 says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
sounds good - no English food then? Just thinking my family (grandchildren) would not be adventurous enough to eat anything else). I would though, so bring it on.
You need to broaden their horizons then.
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: sounds good - no English food then? Just thinking my family (grandchildren) would not be adventurous enough to eat anything else). I would though, so bring it on.[/p][/quote]You need to broaden their horizons then. Hough64
  • Score: 17

8:55am Fri 9 Aug 13

ASIAN WHACC says...

Will it be HALAL.....
Will it be HALAL..... ASIAN WHACC
  • Score: -25

9:01am Fri 9 Aug 13

oftbewildered2 says...

Hough64 wrote:
oftbewildered2 wrote:
sounds good - no English food then? Just thinking my family (grandchildren) would not be adventurous enough to eat anything else). I would though, so bring it on.
You need to broaden their horizons then.
agree entirely
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: sounds good - no English food then? Just thinking my family (grandchildren) would not be adventurous enough to eat anything else). I would though, so bring it on.[/p][/quote]You need to broaden their horizons then.[/p][/quote]agree entirely oftbewildered2
  • Score: 6

9:05am Fri 9 Aug 13

ASIAN WHACC says...

Pure indian cuisine would attract people of out of town, with no alcohol!!
Pure indian cuisine would attract people of out of town, with no alcohol!! ASIAN WHACC
  • Score: -38

9:06am Fri 9 Aug 13

Hough64 says...

ASIAN WHACC wrote:
Will it be HALAL.....
You are better asking them....not a newspaper. But I would imagine so to be honest.
[quote][p][bold]ASIAN WHACC[/bold] wrote: Will it be HALAL.....[/p][/quote]You are better asking them....not a newspaper. But I would imagine so to be honest. Hough64
  • Score: -17

9:06am Fri 9 Aug 13

underwater says...

Just hope the kitchens are clean.
Just hope the kitchens are clean. underwater
  • Score: 12

9:14am Fri 9 Aug 13

Hough64 says...

underwater wrote:
Just hope the kitchens are clean.
Why wouldn't they be? And will you be visiting?
[quote][p][bold]underwater[/bold] wrote: Just hope the kitchens are clean.[/p][/quote]Why wouldn't they be? And will you be visiting? Hough64
  • Score: 7

9:15am Fri 9 Aug 13

Normaderbyshire@hotmail.co.uk says...

Better than another building sitting empty going to rack and ruin. Lovely memories of The Palais De Dance ,for many generation,back in the day. I would be fab if they had an open day before its change so the people of Bolton can look back with many fond memories.
Better than another building sitting empty going to rack and ruin. Lovely memories of The Palais De Dance ,for many generation,back in the day. I would be fab if they had an open day before its change so the people of Bolton can look back with many fond memories. Normaderbyshire@hotmail.co.uk
  • Score: 32

9:16am Fri 9 Aug 13

Lawlesschat says...

I'm all for the idea but I don't think it'll work!
Bolton's a strange town with strange folk.
I'm all for the idea but I don't think it'll work! Bolton's a strange town with strange folk. Lawlesschat
  • Score: -7

9:20am Fri 9 Aug 13

Hough64 says...

Lawlesschat wrote:
I'm all for the idea but I don't think it'll work!
Bolton's a strange town with strange folk.
Am assuming you do not live here then?
[quote][p][bold]Lawlesschat[/bold] wrote: I'm all for the idea but I don't think it'll work! Bolton's a strange town with strange folk.[/p][/quote]Am assuming you do not live here then? Hough64
  • Score: 21

9:23am Fri 9 Aug 13

Gore Seer says...

Well The Rats Living In Town Centre Will Eat Good,All That Lovely Dripping Down The Drains,And No £80 Fines,
Well The Rats Living In Town Centre Will Eat Good,All That Lovely Dripping Down The Drains,And No £80 Fines, Gore Seer
  • Score: -10

9:25am Fri 9 Aug 13

Comment777 says...

questionairre wrote:
I can imagine what type of person the Buffet restaurant would encourage.

Fat
Tattoos
Loud
Should be quite successful based on the socio-economic classes frequenting the hole that Bolton has become...

Take your family to Bolton and run the risk of losing one or two of them to the violent, drug induced, drunken low life...
[quote][p][bold]questionairre[/bold] wrote: I can imagine what type of person the Buffet restaurant would encourage. Fat Tattoos Loud[/p][/quote]Should be quite successful based on the socio-economic classes frequenting the hole that Bolton has become... Take your family to Bolton and run the risk of losing one or two of them to the violent, drug induced, drunken low life... Comment777
  • Score: -27

9:30am Fri 9 Aug 13

Reebok Rhythm says...

I think this could work and there are plenty of near by parking facilities. If the Sizzling Palate on Bradshawgate is anything to go by then it will be a massive success! The Sizzling Palate is always croweded and looks extremely hospitable and it is very good to see Westernized Asian people socialising within the town. Let's hope that the new World Buffet restaurant does not price itself out of existence and looks to accommodate even the most fussy palate.
I think this could work and there are plenty of near by parking facilities. If the Sizzling Palate on Bradshawgate is anything to go by then it will be a massive success! The Sizzling Palate is always croweded and looks extremely hospitable and it is very good to see Westernized Asian people socialising within the town. Let's hope that the new World Buffet restaurant does not price itself out of existence and looks to accommodate even the most fussy palate. Reebok Rhythm
  • Score: 22

9:32am Fri 9 Aug 13

Wolfie190 says...

Our local town centres are full of money laundering outlets but this one takes the biscuit... or just a huge white elephant ?
Our local town centres are full of money laundering outlets but this one takes the biscuit... or just a huge white elephant ? Wolfie190
  • Score: 16

9:35am Fri 9 Aug 13

thomas ryder says...

Two months and it will be closed down!
Two months and it will be closed down! thomas ryder
  • Score: 9

9:35am Fri 9 Aug 13

Open your eyes please says...

Good idea if its cheap, all the **** heads can go their before town on a Fri/Saturday night, Cant wait to see all the **** taking pictures
Good idea if its cheap, all the **** heads can go their before town on a Fri/Saturday night, Cant wait to see all the **** taking pictures Open your eyes please
  • Score: -15

9:39am Fri 9 Aug 13

Boltonresident2012 says...

This idea works brilliantly in Manchester and Liverpool and I don't see why it shouldn't work here - saves the moans about one wants to eat Chinese, another Indian and another who loves pizzas. I like that it is on the outer edges - better for parking and, hopefully, better for families.

Bring it on - I can't wait! Fat? Tattoos? Tattoos are much more acceptable these days. Fat? People are people - all shapes and sizes.
This idea works brilliantly in Manchester and Liverpool and I don't see why it shouldn't work here - saves the moans about one wants to eat Chinese, another Indian and another who loves pizzas. I like that it is on the outer edges - better for parking and, hopefully, better for families. Bring it on - I can't wait! Fat? Tattoos? Tattoos are much more acceptable these days. Fat? People are people - all shapes and sizes. Boltonresident2012
  • Score: 41

9:43am Fri 9 Aug 13

thomas ryder says...

ASIAN WHACC wrote:
Pure indian cuisine would attract people of out of town, with no alcohol!!
Why do they serve booze at the moment then.....
[quote][p][bold]ASIAN WHACC[/bold] wrote: Pure indian cuisine would attract people of out of town, with no alcohol!![/p][/quote]Why do they serve booze at the moment then..... thomas ryder
  • Score: 11

9:57am Fri 9 Aug 13

Reebok Rhythm says...

questionairre wrote:
I can imagine what type of person the Buffet restaurant would encourage.

Fat
Tattoos
Loud
I have two tasteful tattoos and I'm self-educated (Degree standard with Distinctions), law-abiding and work hard for very little reward. It is sweeping generalisations and stereotypes like this that epitomize the ignoramus people within society.
[quote][p][bold]questionairre[/bold] wrote: I can imagine what type of person the Buffet restaurant would encourage. Fat Tattoos Loud[/p][/quote]I have two tasteful tattoos and I'm self-educated (Degree standard with Distinctions), law-abiding and work hard for very little reward. It is sweeping generalisations and stereotypes like this that epitomize the ignoramus people within society. Reebok Rhythm
  • Score: 43

10:58am Fri 9 Aug 13

Jim271 says...

Where a people going to park their Cars?
Where a people going to park their Cars? Jim271
  • Score: 2

11:13am Fri 9 Aug 13

LordLeverhulme says...

I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.
I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again. LordLeverhulme
  • Score: 1

11:15am Fri 9 Aug 13

Hough64 says...

LordLeverhulme wrote:
I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.
As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??
[quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.[/p][/quote]As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world?? Hough64
  • Score: 15

11:15am Fri 9 Aug 13

Hough64 says...

Jim271 wrote:
Where a people going to park their Cars?
Speak English please.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Where a people going to park their Cars?[/p][/quote]Speak English please. Hough64
  • Score: 10

11:56am Fri 9 Aug 13

LordLeverhulme says...

Hough64 wrote:
LordLeverhulme wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.
As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??
We'll see then shall we ?
.
We could meet up in the Chinese buffet on Bradshawgate to discuss the issue. Oh no.. it's all boarded up.
.
I'm sure you're right though. A massive buffet restaurant on the edge of the town centre.. well away from all the pubs and other eating establishments... in an old nightclub with no natural light. What could possibly fail ?
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.[/p][/quote]As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??[/p][/quote]We'll see then shall we ? . We could meet up in the Chinese buffet on Bradshawgate to discuss the issue. Oh no.. it's all boarded up. . I'm sure you're right though. A massive buffet restaurant on the edge of the town centre.. well away from all the pubs and other eating establishments... in an old nightclub with no natural light. What could possibly fail ? LordLeverhulme
  • Score: -3

12:01pm Fri 9 Aug 13

Hough64 says...

LordLeverhulme wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
LordLeverhulme wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.
As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??
We'll see then shall we ?
.
We could meet up in the Chinese buffet on Bradshawgate to discuss the issue. Oh no.. it's all boarded up.
.
I'm sure you're right though. A massive buffet restaurant on the edge of the town centre.. well away from all the pubs and other eating establishments... in an old nightclub with no natural light. What could possibly fail ?
Have you seen inside then? You know what the lighting looks like? And as for it being away from the other eateries? I see this as a bonus to be honest. No drunks fighting outside whilst we are trying to eat a meal. People like you will look at anything in life and try to find a negative side. I pity your kind!!
[quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.[/p][/quote]As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??[/p][/quote]We'll see then shall we ? . We could meet up in the Chinese buffet on Bradshawgate to discuss the issue. Oh no.. it's all boarded up. . I'm sure you're right though. A massive buffet restaurant on the edge of the town centre.. well away from all the pubs and other eating establishments... in an old nightclub with no natural light. What could possibly fail ?[/p][/quote]Have you seen inside then? You know what the lighting looks like? And as for it being away from the other eateries? I see this as a bonus to be honest. No drunks fighting outside whilst we are trying to eat a meal. People like you will look at anything in life and try to find a negative side. I pity your kind!! Hough64
  • Score: 31

12:08pm Fri 9 Aug 13

ASIAN WHACC says...

thomas ryder wrote:
ASIAN WHACC wrote: Pure indian cuisine would attract people of out of town, with no alcohol!!
Why do they serve booze at the moment then.....
Its shut down since january.....
[quote][p][bold]thomas ryder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASIAN WHACC[/bold] wrote: Pure indian cuisine would attract people of out of town, with no alcohol!![/p][/quote]Why do they serve booze at the moment then.....[/p][/quote]Its shut down since january..... ASIAN WHACC
  • Score: 5

12:22pm Fri 9 Aug 13

lv8151 says...

ASIAN WHACC wrote:
thomas ryder wrote:
ASIAN WHACC wrote: Pure indian cuisine would attract people of out of town, with no alcohol!!
Why do they serve booze at the moment then.....
Its shut down since january.....
i think he means why do they serve alcohol in other indian establishments
[quote][p][bold]ASIAN WHACC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomas ryder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASIAN WHACC[/bold] wrote: Pure indian cuisine would attract people of out of town, with no alcohol!![/p][/quote]Why do they serve booze at the moment then.....[/p][/quote]Its shut down since january.....[/p][/quote]i think he means why do they serve alcohol in other indian establishments lv8151
  • Score: 13

12:30pm Fri 9 Aug 13

Beyond News Forum says...

Jim271 wrote:
Where a people going to park their Cars?
Ha good one.

On one of the £4 per hour car parks?

I just think that Bolton does not need this. It is a case of already squeezed restaurants and eateries, including pub grub so why add a huge place to kill those other struggling places off?

Just like the huge meat market in the old World of Fashion, it makes no sense as we have the huge meat market on the market.

Bolton council are killing the town with crazy mad, daft ideas.

Not only that, they scream healthy eating, and yet open ANOTHER eatery that will be serving food that is not exactly on a par with what the council and government preach.

That whole area including Bank Street needs demolishing and starting from scratch, why do the council not entice a few decent developers in with some investors to help radically overhaul this towns decrepit property and infrastructure. Nothing is making any sense anymore. Many of these buildings that are being reused are on their last legs, the Ikon building is just another of those aging eyesores on a crumbling street corner across from a former knock shop and dilapidated buildings.

I'm baffled by such madness.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Where a people going to park their Cars?[/p][/quote]Ha good one. On one of the £4 per hour car parks? I just think that Bolton does not need this. It is a case of already squeezed restaurants and eateries, including pub grub so why add a huge place to kill those other struggling places off? Just like the huge meat market in the old World of Fashion, it makes no sense as we have the huge meat market on the market. Bolton council are killing the town with crazy mad, daft ideas. Not only that, they scream healthy eating, and yet open ANOTHER eatery that will be serving food that is not exactly on a par with what the council and government preach. That whole area including Bank Street needs demolishing and starting from scratch, why do the council not entice a few decent developers in with some investors to help radically overhaul this towns decrepit property and infrastructure. Nothing is making any sense anymore. Many of these buildings that are being reused are on their last legs, the Ikon building is just another of those aging eyesores on a crumbling street corner across from a former knock shop and dilapidated buildings. I'm baffled by such madness. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 5

12:38pm Fri 9 Aug 13

Harold 1 says...

Eat as much as you can ? This will ensure that patrons are sufficiently obese to have their own gravitational fields .
Eat as much as you can ? This will ensure that patrons are sufficiently obese to have their own gravitational fields . Harold 1
  • Score: 5

1:13pm Fri 9 Aug 13

Bob Shaftoe says...

Jim271 wrote:
Where a people going to park their Cars?
They're called car parks Jim. Top Way, All Saints Street, Market Place etc etc.
Take it you're not familiar with the town centre, you should give it a try it's nowhere near a bad as some of this lot on here make it out to be. See you for a pint in Barristers @10pm. Maybe not, past your bedtime methinks..
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Where a people going to park their Cars?[/p][/quote]They're called car parks Jim. Top Way, All Saints Street, Market Place etc etc. Take it you're not familiar with the town centre, you should give it a try it's nowhere near a bad as some of this lot on here make it out to be. See you for a pint in Barristers @10pm. Maybe not, past your bedtime methinks.. Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 13

1:15pm Fri 9 Aug 13

Malcolm Tucker says...

Beyond News Forum wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
Where a people going to park their Cars?
Ha good one.

On one of the £4 per hour car parks?

I just think that Bolton does not need this. It is a case of already squeezed restaurants and eateries, including pub grub so why add a huge place to kill those other struggling places off?

Just like the huge meat market in the old World of Fashion, it makes no sense as we have the huge meat market on the market.

Bolton council are killing the town with crazy mad, daft ideas.

Not only that, they scream healthy eating, and yet open ANOTHER eatery that will be serving food that is not exactly on a par with what the council and government preach.

That whole area including Bank Street needs demolishing and starting from scratch, why do the council not entice a few decent developers in with some investors to help radically overhaul this towns decrepit property and infrastructure. Nothing is making any sense anymore. Many of these buildings that are being reused are on their last legs, the Ikon building is just another of those aging eyesores on a crumbling street corner across from a former knock shop and dilapidated buildings.

I'm baffled by such madness.
£4 an hour?
WTF?
Where does this car park exist outside of your imagination?
The reality is:
Topp Way. Free all day Saturday and Sunday. Monday to Friday is 70p per hour, £1.50 for 4 hours and £3.00 for 24 hours
Bow Street. Monday to Saturday is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 6 hours and £4.00 for 24 hours. On Sunday its £1.00 flat rate
All Saints Street is £1.10 per hour, £2.30 for 4 hours and £3.30 for 10 hours.
Market Place is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 4 hours and £5.00 for 24 hours. Its £1.00 flat rate on Sunday

These are the main secure car parks within a few minutes walk of the restaurant. Nowhere is there a charge of £4.00 an hour, so as usual you are just full of it.

By the way, the Chinese Buffet on Bridge Street does very well and is always packed out with families and friends enjoying themselves. As long as you inadequates keep away, then this new one should be just as good.
[quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Where a people going to park their Cars?[/p][/quote]Ha good one. On one of the £4 per hour car parks? I just think that Bolton does not need this. It is a case of already squeezed restaurants and eateries, including pub grub so why add a huge place to kill those other struggling places off? Just like the huge meat market in the old World of Fashion, it makes no sense as we have the huge meat market on the market. Bolton council are killing the town with crazy mad, daft ideas. Not only that, they scream healthy eating, and yet open ANOTHER eatery that will be serving food that is not exactly on a par with what the council and government preach. That whole area including Bank Street needs demolishing and starting from scratch, why do the council not entice a few decent developers in with some investors to help radically overhaul this towns decrepit property and infrastructure. Nothing is making any sense anymore. Many of these buildings that are being reused are on their last legs, the Ikon building is just another of those aging eyesores on a crumbling street corner across from a former knock shop and dilapidated buildings. I'm baffled by such madness.[/p][/quote]£4 an hour? WTF? Where does this car park exist outside of your imagination? The reality is: Topp Way. Free all day Saturday and Sunday. Monday to Friday is 70p per hour, £1.50 for 4 hours and £3.00 for 24 hours Bow Street. Monday to Saturday is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 6 hours and £4.00 for 24 hours. On Sunday its £1.00 flat rate All Saints Street is £1.10 per hour, £2.30 for 4 hours and £3.30 for 10 hours. Market Place is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 4 hours and £5.00 for 24 hours. Its £1.00 flat rate on Sunday These are the main secure car parks within a few minutes walk of the restaurant. Nowhere is there a charge of £4.00 an hour, so as usual you are just full of it. By the way, the Chinese Buffet on Bridge Street does very well and is always packed out with families and friends enjoying themselves. As long as you inadequates keep away, then this new one should be just as good. Malcolm Tucker
  • Score: 24

1:26pm Fri 9 Aug 13

Bolton Lad 85 says...

Brillant move that end of town was dying a slow death. These places are packed in Manchester and Liverpool will bring people to the town centre and maybe inspire more restaurants to move in. Massive possitive for the town!.
Brillant move that end of town was dying a slow death. These places are packed in Manchester and Liverpool will bring people to the town centre and maybe inspire more restaurants to move in. Massive possitive for the town!. Bolton Lad 85
  • Score: 17

1:39pm Fri 9 Aug 13

thomas ryder says...

lv8151 wrote:
ASIAN WHACC wrote:
thomas ryder wrote:
ASIAN WHACC wrote: Pure indian cuisine would attract people of out of town, with no alcohol!!
Why do they serve booze at the moment then.....
Its shut down since january.....
i think he means why do they serve alcohol in other indian establishments
i do.
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASIAN WHACC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomas ryder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ASIAN WHACC[/bold] wrote: Pure indian cuisine would attract people of out of town, with no alcohol!![/p][/quote]Why do they serve booze at the moment then.....[/p][/quote]Its shut down since january.....[/p][/quote]i think he means why do they serve alcohol in other indian establishments[/p][/quote]i do. thomas ryder
  • Score: 5

1:42pm Fri 9 Aug 13

thomas ryder says...

Bolton Lad 85 wrote:
Brillant move that end of town was dying a slow death. These places are packed in Manchester and Liverpool will bring people to the town centre and maybe inspire more restaurants to move in. Massive possitive for the town!.
This not Manchester or Liverpool, this is a little provincial Town on the edge of Manchester dying on its feet.
[quote][p][bold]Bolton Lad 85[/bold] wrote: Brillant move that end of town was dying a slow death. These places are packed in Manchester and Liverpool will bring people to the town centre and maybe inspire more restaurants to move in. Massive possitive for the town!.[/p][/quote]This not Manchester or Liverpool, this is a little provincial Town on the edge of Manchester dying on its feet. thomas ryder
  • Score: -11

2:02pm Fri 9 Aug 13

Bob Shaftoe says...

thomas ryder wrote:
Bolton Lad 85 wrote:
Brillant move that end of town was dying a slow death. These places are packed in Manchester and Liverpool will bring people to the town centre and maybe inspire more restaurants to move in. Massive possitive for the town!.
This not Manchester or Liverpool, this is a little provincial Town on the edge of Manchester dying on its feet.
Another out of town moaner from..........Bury?
Bolton pop @250,000, hardly a little town and 12 miles from scumville, but some say that's not far enough.
[quote][p][bold]thomas ryder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bolton Lad 85[/bold] wrote: Brillant move that end of town was dying a slow death. These places are packed in Manchester and Liverpool will bring people to the town centre and maybe inspire more restaurants to move in. Massive possitive for the town!.[/p][/quote]This not Manchester or Liverpool, this is a little provincial Town on the edge of Manchester dying on its feet.[/p][/quote]Another out of town moaner from..........Bury? Bolton pop @250,000, hardly a little town and 12 miles from scumville, but some say that's not far enough. Bob Shaftoe
  • Score: 13

2:08pm Fri 9 Aug 13

WATOAOW says...

Usual negativity on here.

I hope it's a big success and there's no reason it can't be. The other two 'all you can eat' restaurants are popular, and on the same street, (hardly well away from the other eating establishments) and with the emphasis being on family, proximity to pubs is hardly an issue.

As for Bolton being a 'little provinvial town'. Hardly little is it? There's plenty of people living in Bolton ( http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/List_of_Pri
mary_Urban_Areas_in_
England_by_populatio
n ). The town centre just needs enough decent things to attract people to it. Hopefully this will be one of them.

Good luck to'em.
Usual negativity on here. I hope it's a big success and there's no reason it can't be. The other two 'all you can eat' restaurants are popular, and on the same street, (hardly well away from the other eating establishments) and with the emphasis being on family, proximity to pubs is hardly an issue. As for Bolton being a 'little provinvial town'. Hardly little is it? There's plenty of people living in Bolton ( http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/List_of_Pri mary_Urban_Areas_in_ England_by_populatio n ). The town centre just needs enough decent things to attract people to it. Hopefully this will be one of them. Good luck to'em. WATOAOW
  • Score: 17

2:18pm Fri 9 Aug 13

Sirrius7 says...

We have more than enough ethnic eateries in Bolton, thank you.
We have more than enough ethnic eateries in Bolton, thank you. Sirrius7
  • Score: 6

2:36pm Fri 9 Aug 13

I, Ludicrous says...

Chinese, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Italian and Spanish hardly constitutes 'The World' now, does it?! And the only one of those that isn't already widely available locally is Japanese.

I do broadly agree with the business model, however. I've seen it work well elsewhere. Just wish that they could be a little more adventurous with their product offer.
Chinese, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Italian and Spanish hardly constitutes 'The World' now, does it?! And the only one of those that isn't already widely available locally is Japanese. I do broadly agree with the business model, however. I've seen it work well elsewhere. Just wish that they could be a little more adventurous with their product offer. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 4

2:50pm Fri 9 Aug 13

questionairre says...

Reebok Rhythm says...
I have two tasteful tattoos and I'm self-educated (Degree standard with Distinctions), law-abiding and work hard for very little reward. It is sweeping generalisations and stereotypes like this that epitomize the ignoramus people within society.

So you fit the bill for the tattoos,
What about the Fat and Loud bits?
Reebok Rhythm says... I have two tasteful tattoos and I'm self-educated (Degree standard with Distinctions), law-abiding and work hard for very little reward. It is sweeping generalisations and stereotypes like this that epitomize the ignoramus people within society. So you fit the bill for the tattoos, What about the Fat and Loud bits? questionairre
  • Score: -13

3:15pm Fri 9 Aug 13

malcome says...

Wigan Trotter wrote:
Only time this building was any good was when It was the Mecca Dance Hall called the Palais!
I agree, but Ritzys was not to bad either....Maybe your not old enough, but The Nocturne was pretty good too...Sad thing is, Bolton does not have much of a night-life these days....Lest you think im being nostalgic ....My kids agree with me ....Bees Knees, Pips, trips to wigan casino were great !
[quote][p][bold]Wigan Trotter[/bold] wrote: Only time this building was any good was when It was the Mecca Dance Hall called the Palais![/p][/quote]I agree, but Ritzys was not to bad either....Maybe your not old enough, but The Nocturne was pretty good too...Sad thing is, Bolton does not have much of a night-life these days....Lest you think im being nostalgic ....My kids agree with me ....Bees Knees, Pips, trips to wigan casino were great ! malcome
  • Score: 14

3:17pm Fri 9 Aug 13

heaton watcher says...

Bob Shaftoe wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
Where a people going to park their Cars?
They're called car parks Jim. Top Way, All Saints Street, Market Place etc etc.
Take it you're not familiar with the town centre, you should give it a try it's nowhere near a bad as some of this lot on here make it out to be. See you for a pint in Barristers @10pm. Maybe not, past your bedtime methinks..
Top Way multi storey car park free on a Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday!
[quote][p][bold]Bob Shaftoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Where a people going to park their Cars?[/p][/quote]They're called car parks Jim. Top Way, All Saints Street, Market Place etc etc. Take it you're not familiar with the town centre, you should give it a try it's nowhere near a bad as some of this lot on here make it out to be. See you for a pint in Barristers @10pm. Maybe not, past your bedtime methinks..[/p][/quote]Top Way multi storey car park free on a Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday! heaton watcher
  • Score: 9

3:27pm Fri 9 Aug 13

oftbewildered2 says...

well I for one hope it is successful - at least the developer has not stood there wringing his hands and saying 'what are (other) people going to do?'
well I for one hope it is successful - at least the developer has not stood there wringing his hands and saying 'what are (other) people going to do?' oftbewildered2
  • Score: 6

4:19pm Fri 9 Aug 13

Reebok Rhythm says...

questionairre wrote:
Reebok Rhythm says...
I have two tasteful tattoos and I'm self-educated (Degree standard with Distinctions), law-abiding and work hard for very little reward. It is sweeping generalisations and stereotypes like this that epitomize the ignoramus people within society.

So you fit the bill for the tattoos,
What about the Fat and Loud bits?
I shouldn't take the bait but I will humour you: I'm discretion personified, especially in public and as far as being obese is concerned, I do approximately 6500 abdominal crunches, 2000 weights, 1500 press ups, medicine ball training and many Kilometres fell walking each and every week, 52 weeks of the year (I think there has been the exception of a single week in the past six years due to a trapped never in the lower back). So there you have it. Feel free to continue with the usual diatribe and negativity that is posted on here.
[quote][p][bold]questionairre[/bold] wrote: Reebok Rhythm says... I have two tasteful tattoos and I'm self-educated (Degree standard with Distinctions), law-abiding and work hard for very little reward. It is sweeping generalisations and stereotypes like this that epitomize the ignoramus people within society. So you fit the bill for the tattoos, What about the Fat and Loud bits?[/p][/quote]I shouldn't take the bait but I will humour you: I'm discretion personified, especially in public and as far as being obese is concerned, I do approximately 6500 abdominal crunches, 2000 weights, 1500 press ups, medicine ball training and many Kilometres fell walking each and every week, 52 weeks of the year (I think there has been the exception of a single week in the past six years due to a trapped never in the lower back). So there you have it. Feel free to continue with the usual diatribe and negativity that is posted on here. Reebok Rhythm
  • Score: 7

4:54pm Fri 9 Aug 13

gazzar says...

what a brilliant idea.
bolton needs something like this, a real draw.
people will travel miles to eat there if its top quality.
good luck!
what a brilliant idea. bolton needs something like this, a real draw. people will travel miles to eat there if its top quality. good luck! gazzar
  • Score: 8

6:35pm Fri 9 Aug 13

serendipity2 says...

Be closed within 12 months like the buffett king, Green Benegal.

Curry houses aer struggling in Bolton too many all chasing the same pompadum pound.
Personally I don't spend money in curry houses as I don't eat halal food on religous grounds.
Now what Bolton needs is diverse business spread not another curry house, Brazilian steak house maybe or carvery.
Mind you most people whom want a cosmipolitan night out head for Manchester.
Be closed within 12 months like the buffett king, Green Benegal. Curry houses aer struggling in Bolton too many all chasing the same pompadum pound. Personally I don't spend money in curry houses as I don't eat halal food on religous grounds. Now what Bolton needs is diverse business spread not another curry house, Brazilian steak house maybe or carvery. Mind you most people whom want a cosmipolitan night out head for Manchester. serendipity2
  • Score: 2

6:48pm Fri 9 Aug 13

Beyond News Forum says...

Malcolm Tucker wrote:
Beyond News Forum wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
Where a people going to park their Cars?
Ha good one.

On one of the £4 per hour car parks?

I just think that Bolton does not need this. It is a case of already squeezed restaurants and eateries, including pub grub so why add a huge place to kill those other struggling places off?

Just like the huge meat market in the old World of Fashion, it makes no sense as we have the huge meat market on the market.

Bolton council are killing the town with crazy mad, daft ideas.

Not only that, they scream healthy eating, and yet open ANOTHER eatery that will be serving food that is not exactly on a par with what the council and government preach.

That whole area including Bank Street needs demolishing and starting from scratch, why do the council not entice a few decent developers in with some investors to help radically overhaul this towns decrepit property and infrastructure. Nothing is making any sense anymore. Many of these buildings that are being reused are on their last legs, the Ikon building is just another of those aging eyesores on a crumbling street corner across from a former knock shop and dilapidated buildings.

I'm baffled by such madness.
£4 an hour?
WTF?
Where does this car park exist outside of your imagination?
The reality is:
Topp Way. Free all day Saturday and Sunday. Monday to Friday is 70p per hour, £1.50 for 4 hours and £3.00 for 24 hours
Bow Street. Monday to Saturday is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 6 hours and £4.00 for 24 hours. On Sunday its £1.00 flat rate
All Saints Street is £1.10 per hour, £2.30 for 4 hours and £3.30 for 10 hours.
Market Place is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 4 hours and £5.00 for 24 hours. Its £1.00 flat rate on Sunday

These are the main secure car parks within a few minutes walk of the restaurant. Nowhere is there a charge of £4.00 an hour, so as usual you are just full of it.

By the way, the Chinese Buffet on Bridge Street does very well and is always packed out with families and friends enjoying themselves. As long as you inadequates keep away, then this new one should be just as good.
Tongue in cheek - Richard.

You started it...
[quote][p][bold]Malcolm Tucker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Where a people going to park their Cars?[/p][/quote]Ha good one. On one of the £4 per hour car parks? I just think that Bolton does not need this. It is a case of already squeezed restaurants and eateries, including pub grub so why add a huge place to kill those other struggling places off? Just like the huge meat market in the old World of Fashion, it makes no sense as we have the huge meat market on the market. Bolton council are killing the town with crazy mad, daft ideas. Not only that, they scream healthy eating, and yet open ANOTHER eatery that will be serving food that is not exactly on a par with what the council and government preach. That whole area including Bank Street needs demolishing and starting from scratch, why do the council not entice a few decent developers in with some investors to help radically overhaul this towns decrepit property and infrastructure. Nothing is making any sense anymore. Many of these buildings that are being reused are on their last legs, the Ikon building is just another of those aging eyesores on a crumbling street corner across from a former knock shop and dilapidated buildings. I'm baffled by such madness.[/p][/quote]£4 an hour? WTF? Where does this car park exist outside of your imagination? The reality is: Topp Way. Free all day Saturday and Sunday. Monday to Friday is 70p per hour, £1.50 for 4 hours and £3.00 for 24 hours Bow Street. Monday to Saturday is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 6 hours and £4.00 for 24 hours. On Sunday its £1.00 flat rate All Saints Street is £1.10 per hour, £2.30 for 4 hours and £3.30 for 10 hours. Market Place is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 4 hours and £5.00 for 24 hours. Its £1.00 flat rate on Sunday These are the main secure car parks within a few minutes walk of the restaurant. Nowhere is there a charge of £4.00 an hour, so as usual you are just full of it. By the way, the Chinese Buffet on Bridge Street does very well and is always packed out with families and friends enjoying themselves. As long as you inadequates keep away, then this new one should be just as good.[/p][/quote]Tongue in cheek - Richard. You started it... Beyond News Forum
  • Score: -3

8:27pm Fri 9 Aug 13

serendipity2 says...

Just another disaster in the wings.......

Keith Davies is struggling to cope with regenerating Bolton.. I will guaruntee that this venue is too large to be viable in this town theres no night trade thats finished due to the chav culture on bradshawgate.

Olympus at least has made the most of his property a credit to the town .. I doubt this will be in the same league and will be to large to be a success.
This new vnture will Hardly be a Jamie Oliver's 15 or Rick Stiens.

Would make a great comedy club
Just another disaster in the wings....... Keith Davies is struggling to cope with regenerating Bolton.. I will guaruntee that this venue is too large to be viable in this town theres no night trade thats finished due to the chav culture on bradshawgate. Olympus at least has made the most of his property a credit to the town .. I doubt this will be in the same league and will be to large to be a success. This new vnture will Hardly be a Jamie Oliver's 15 or Rick Stiens. Would make a great comedy club serendipity2
  • Score: -3

7:55am Sat 10 Aug 13

Wigan Trotter says...

If its anything like one of the Taybarn buffet chain which they have in Wigan, it will be cheap rubbish food and full of the worse kind of people wanting to stuff themselves with as much food as they can for what they pay.

One visit was enough for my family.
If its anything like one of the Taybarn buffet chain which they have in Wigan, it will be cheap rubbish food and full of the worse kind of people wanting to stuff themselves with as much food as they can for what they pay. One visit was enough for my family. Wigan Trotter
  • Score: 3

8:32am Sat 10 Aug 13

Malcolm Tucker says...

Beyond News Forum wrote:
Malcolm Tucker wrote:
Beyond News Forum wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
Where a people going to park their Cars?
Ha good one.

On one of the £4 per hour car parks?

I just think that Bolton does not need this. It is a case of already squeezed restaurants and eateries, including pub grub so why add a huge place to kill those other struggling places off?

Just like the huge meat market in the old World of Fashion, it makes no sense as we have the huge meat market on the market.

Bolton council are killing the town with crazy mad, daft ideas.

Not only that, they scream healthy eating, and yet open ANOTHER eatery that will be serving food that is not exactly on a par with what the council and government preach.

That whole area including Bank Street needs demolishing and starting from scratch, why do the council not entice a few decent developers in with some investors to help radically overhaul this towns decrepit property and infrastructure. Nothing is making any sense anymore. Many of these buildings that are being reused are on their last legs, the Ikon building is just another of those aging eyesores on a crumbling street corner across from a former knock shop and dilapidated buildings.

I'm baffled by such madness.
£4 an hour?
WTF?
Where does this car park exist outside of your imagination?
The reality is:
Topp Way. Free all day Saturday and Sunday. Monday to Friday is 70p per hour, £1.50 for 4 hours and £3.00 for 24 hours
Bow Street. Monday to Saturday is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 6 hours and £4.00 for 24 hours. On Sunday its £1.00 flat rate
All Saints Street is £1.10 per hour, £2.30 for 4 hours and £3.30 for 10 hours.
Market Place is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 4 hours and £5.00 for 24 hours. Its £1.00 flat rate on Sunday

These are the main secure car parks within a few minutes walk of the restaurant. Nowhere is there a charge of £4.00 an hour, so as usual you are just full of it.

By the way, the Chinese Buffet on Bridge Street does very well and is always packed out with families and friends enjoying themselves. As long as you inadequates keep away, then this new one should be just as good.
Tongue in cheek - Richard.

You started it...
I accept your surrender, erm...Colin.
[quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malcolm Tucker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Where a people going to park their Cars?[/p][/quote]Ha good one. On one of the £4 per hour car parks? I just think that Bolton does not need this. It is a case of already squeezed restaurants and eateries, including pub grub so why add a huge place to kill those other struggling places off? Just like the huge meat market in the old World of Fashion, it makes no sense as we have the huge meat market on the market. Bolton council are killing the town with crazy mad, daft ideas. Not only that, they scream healthy eating, and yet open ANOTHER eatery that will be serving food that is not exactly on a par with what the council and government preach. That whole area including Bank Street needs demolishing and starting from scratch, why do the council not entice a few decent developers in with some investors to help radically overhaul this towns decrepit property and infrastructure. Nothing is making any sense anymore. Many of these buildings that are being reused are on their last legs, the Ikon building is just another of those aging eyesores on a crumbling street corner across from a former knock shop and dilapidated buildings. I'm baffled by such madness.[/p][/quote]£4 an hour? WTF? Where does this car park exist outside of your imagination? The reality is: Topp Way. Free all day Saturday and Sunday. Monday to Friday is 70p per hour, £1.50 for 4 hours and £3.00 for 24 hours Bow Street. Monday to Saturday is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 6 hours and £4.00 for 24 hours. On Sunday its £1.00 flat rate All Saints Street is £1.10 per hour, £2.30 for 4 hours and £3.30 for 10 hours. Market Place is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 4 hours and £5.00 for 24 hours. Its £1.00 flat rate on Sunday These are the main secure car parks within a few minutes walk of the restaurant. Nowhere is there a charge of £4.00 an hour, so as usual you are just full of it. By the way, the Chinese Buffet on Bridge Street does very well and is always packed out with families and friends enjoying themselves. As long as you inadequates keep away, then this new one should be just as good.[/p][/quote]Tongue in cheek - Richard. You started it...[/p][/quote]I accept your surrender, erm...Colin. Malcolm Tucker
  • Score: 2

1:41pm Sat 10 Aug 13

Beyond News Forum says...

Malcolm Tucker wrote:
Beyond News Forum wrote:
Malcolm Tucker wrote:
Beyond News Forum wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
Where a people going to park their Cars?
Ha good one.

On one of the £4 per hour car parks?

I just think that Bolton does not need this. It is a case of already squeezed restaurants and eateries, including pub grub so why add a huge place to kill those other struggling places off?

Just like the huge meat market in the old World of Fashion, it makes no sense as we have the huge meat market on the market.

Bolton council are killing the town with crazy mad, daft ideas.

Not only that, they scream healthy eating, and yet open ANOTHER eatery that will be serving food that is not exactly on a par with what the council and government preach.

That whole area including Bank Street needs demolishing and starting from scratch, why do the council not entice a few decent developers in with some investors to help radically overhaul this towns decrepit property and infrastructure. Nothing is making any sense anymore. Many of these buildings that are being reused are on their last legs, the Ikon building is just another of those aging eyesores on a crumbling street corner across from a former knock shop and dilapidated buildings.

I'm baffled by such madness.
£4 an hour?
WTF?
Where does this car park exist outside of your imagination?
The reality is:
Topp Way. Free all day Saturday and Sunday. Monday to Friday is 70p per hour, £1.50 for 4 hours and £3.00 for 24 hours
Bow Street. Monday to Saturday is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 6 hours and £4.00 for 24 hours. On Sunday its £1.00 flat rate
All Saints Street is £1.10 per hour, £2.30 for 4 hours and £3.30 for 10 hours.
Market Place is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 4 hours and £5.00 for 24 hours. Its £1.00 flat rate on Sunday

These are the main secure car parks within a few minutes walk of the restaurant. Nowhere is there a charge of £4.00 an hour, so as usual you are just full of it.

By the way, the Chinese Buffet on Bridge Street does very well and is always packed out with families and friends enjoying themselves. As long as you inadequates keep away, then this new one should be just as good.
Tongue in cheek - Richard.

You started it...
I accept your surrender, erm...Colin.
LOL... I never surrender. My other reply was censored by the mainstream corporate media for stating a very true fact - Watch out, Bolton is about to die like the rest of the country. I said that we can forget terrorism because the council and the government are doing a great job of destroying this town and the country themselves.

Nice CP facts... still too expensive with Middlebrook and countless out of town facilities that are superior to BTC having FREE parking every day.
[quote][p][bold]Malcolm Tucker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Malcolm Tucker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: Where a people going to park their Cars?[/p][/quote]Ha good one. On one of the £4 per hour car parks? I just think that Bolton does not need this. It is a case of already squeezed restaurants and eateries, including pub grub so why add a huge place to kill those other struggling places off? Just like the huge meat market in the old World of Fashion, it makes no sense as we have the huge meat market on the market. Bolton council are killing the town with crazy mad, daft ideas. Not only that, they scream healthy eating, and yet open ANOTHER eatery that will be serving food that is not exactly on a par with what the council and government preach. That whole area including Bank Street needs demolishing and starting from scratch, why do the council not entice a few decent developers in with some investors to help radically overhaul this towns decrepit property and infrastructure. Nothing is making any sense anymore. Many of these buildings that are being reused are on their last legs, the Ikon building is just another of those aging eyesores on a crumbling street corner across from a former knock shop and dilapidated buildings. I'm baffled by such madness.[/p][/quote]£4 an hour? WTF? Where does this car park exist outside of your imagination? The reality is: Topp Way. Free all day Saturday and Sunday. Monday to Friday is 70p per hour, £1.50 for 4 hours and £3.00 for 24 hours Bow Street. Monday to Saturday is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 6 hours and £4.00 for 24 hours. On Sunday its £1.00 flat rate All Saints Street is £1.10 per hour, £2.30 for 4 hours and £3.30 for 10 hours. Market Place is £1.00 per hour, £2.50 for 4 hours and £5.00 for 24 hours. Its £1.00 flat rate on Sunday These are the main secure car parks within a few minutes walk of the restaurant. Nowhere is there a charge of £4.00 an hour, so as usual you are just full of it. By the way, the Chinese Buffet on Bridge Street does very well and is always packed out with families and friends enjoying themselves. As long as you inadequates keep away, then this new one should be just as good.[/p][/quote]Tongue in cheek - Richard. You started it...[/p][/quote]I accept your surrender, erm...Colin.[/p][/quote]LOL... I never surrender. My other reply was censored by the mainstream corporate media for stating a very true fact - Watch out, Bolton is about to die like the rest of the country. I said that we can forget terrorism because the council and the government are doing a great job of destroying this town and the country themselves. Nice CP facts... still too expensive with Middlebrook and countless out of town facilities that are superior to BTC having FREE parking every day. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 0

2:57pm Sat 10 Aug 13

MarkAllRead says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
oftbewildered2 wrote:
sounds good - no English food then? Just thinking my family (grandchildren) would not be adventurous enough to eat anything else). I would though, so bring it on.
You need to broaden their horizons then.
agree entirely
Indeed, it's the grandchildren who are the problem here, not the venue.
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: sounds good - no English food then? Just thinking my family (grandchildren) would not be adventurous enough to eat anything else). I would though, so bring it on.[/p][/quote]You need to broaden their horizons then.[/p][/quote]agree entirely[/p][/quote]Indeed, it's the grandchildren who are the problem here, not the venue. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 4

4:44pm Sat 10 Aug 13

Gore Seer says...

Gore Seer wrote:
Well The Rats Living In Town Centre Will Eat Good,All That Lovely Dripping Down The Drains,And No £80 Fines,
Please Dont Feed The Wild Life Or You are In Court,Who Said That?.
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: Well The Rats Living In Town Centre Will Eat Good,All That Lovely Dripping Down The Drains,And No £80 Fines,[/p][/quote]Please Dont Feed The Wild Life Or You are In Court,Who Said That?. Gore Seer
  • Score: 1

3:40pm Sun 11 Aug 13

Lancashire always says...

If it anything like the one in Warrington which is a bit pricier than the normal Buffets I for one will welcome it` the food is amazing tasty and loads of choice with Chefs to cook your fish `Steak or whatever to your liking also fast table clearing and friendly staff bring it on !!!
If it anything like the one in Warrington which is a bit pricier than the normal Buffets I for one will welcome it` the food is amazing tasty and loads of choice with Chefs to cook your fish `Steak or whatever to your liking also fast table clearing and friendly staff bring it on !!! Lancashire always
  • Score: 4

8:56pm Sun 11 Aug 13

Johnny England says...

Hough64 wrote:
LordLeverhulme wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
LordLeverhulme wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.
As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??
We'll see then shall we ?
.
We could meet up in the Chinese buffet on Bradshawgate to discuss the issue. Oh no.. it's all boarded up.
.
I'm sure you're right though. A massive buffet restaurant on the edge of the town centre.. well away from all the pubs and other eating establishments... in an old nightclub with no natural light. What could possibly fail ?
Have you seen inside then? You know what the lighting looks like? And as for it being away from the other eateries? I see this as a bonus to be honest. No drunks fighting outside whilst we are trying to eat a meal. People like you will look at anything in life and try to find a negative side. I pity your kind!!
Your'e being very optimistic for a change, just one question for you ! are you fat ? will this be your second home
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.[/p][/quote]As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??[/p][/quote]We'll see then shall we ? . We could meet up in the Chinese buffet on Bradshawgate to discuss the issue. Oh no.. it's all boarded up. . I'm sure you're right though. A massive buffet restaurant on the edge of the town centre.. well away from all the pubs and other eating establishments... in an old nightclub with no natural light. What could possibly fail ?[/p][/quote]Have you seen inside then? You know what the lighting looks like? And as for it being away from the other eateries? I see this as a bonus to be honest. No drunks fighting outside whilst we are trying to eat a meal. People like you will look at anything in life and try to find a negative side. I pity your kind!![/p][/quote]Your'e being very optimistic for a change, just one question for you ! are you fat ? will this be your second home Johnny England
  • Score: 0

9:00pm Sun 11 Aug 13

Johnny England says...

serendipity2 wrote:
Just another disaster in the wings.......

Keith Davies is struggling to cope with regenerating Bolton.. I will guaruntee that this venue is too large to be viable in this town theres no night trade thats finished due to the chav culture on bradshawgate.

Olympus at least has made the most of his property a credit to the town .. I doubt this will be in the same league and will be to large to be a success.
This new vnture will Hardly be a Jamie Oliver's 15 or Rick Stiens.

Would make a great comedy club
That's a great idea ! they could call it...erm... Serendipities,
[quote][p][bold]serendipity2[/bold] wrote: Just another disaster in the wings....... Keith Davies is struggling to cope with regenerating Bolton.. I will guaruntee that this venue is too large to be viable in this town theres no night trade thats finished due to the chav culture on bradshawgate. Olympus at least has made the most of his property a credit to the town .. I doubt this will be in the same league and will be to large to be a success. This new vnture will Hardly be a Jamie Oliver's 15 or Rick Stiens. Would make a great comedy club[/p][/quote]That's a great idea ! they could call it...erm... Serendipities, Johnny England
  • Score: 0

9:41pm Sun 11 Aug 13

Comment777 says...

Reebok Rhythm wrote:
questionairre wrote:
I can imagine what type of person the Buffet restaurant would encourage.

Fat
Tattoos
Loud
I have two tasteful tattoos and I'm self-educated (Degree standard with Distinctions), law-abiding and work hard for very little reward. It is sweeping generalisations and stereotypes like this that epitomize the ignoramus people within society.
ignoramuses in society...

ignoramus by definition relates to a stupid person or persons in the plural form above...
[quote][p][bold]Reebok Rhythm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]questionairre[/bold] wrote: I can imagine what type of person the Buffet restaurant would encourage. Fat Tattoos Loud[/p][/quote]I have two tasteful tattoos and I'm self-educated (Degree standard with Distinctions), law-abiding and work hard for very little reward. It is sweeping generalisations and stereotypes like this that epitomize the ignoramus people within society.[/p][/quote]ignoramuses in society... ignoramus by definition relates to a stupid person or persons in the plural form above... Comment777
  • Score: 0

12:00am Mon 12 Aug 13

Tim Burr says...

It's an ambitious plan and good luck to them. We've eaten in both East Orient outlets a couple of times and as with all buffet type places, the foods OK if they're busy as it isn't left standing too long. Excellency in Bolton is probably similar in size to this and again is hit and miss food wise, at the end of the day - people will love it or hate it and you'll never please everybody.
It's an ambitious plan and good luck to them. We've eaten in both East Orient outlets a couple of times and as with all buffet type places, the foods OK if they're busy as it isn't left standing too long. Excellency in Bolton is probably similar in size to this and again is hit and miss food wise, at the end of the day - people will love it or hate it and you'll never please everybody. Tim Burr
  • Score: 5

12:03pm Mon 12 Aug 13

Hough64 says...

Johnny England wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
LordLeverhulme wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
LordLeverhulme wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.
As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??
We'll see then shall we ?
.
We could meet up in the Chinese buffet on Bradshawgate to discuss the issue. Oh no.. it's all boarded up.
.
I'm sure you're right though. A massive buffet restaurant on the edge of the town centre.. well away from all the pubs and other eating establishments... in an old nightclub with no natural light. What could possibly fail ?
Have you seen inside then? You know what the lighting looks like? And as for it being away from the other eateries? I see this as a bonus to be honest. No drunks fighting outside whilst we are trying to eat a meal. People like you will look at anything in life and try to find a negative side. I pity your kind!!
Your'e being very optimistic for a change, just one question for you ! are you fat ? will this be your second home
If a size 10 is fat then I must be. And no it will not be my second home. However I will give it a try and if I like it I will go again.
[quote][p][bold]Johnny England[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.[/p][/quote]As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??[/p][/quote]We'll see then shall we ? . We could meet up in the Chinese buffet on Bradshawgate to discuss the issue. Oh no.. it's all boarded up. . I'm sure you're right though. A massive buffet restaurant on the edge of the town centre.. well away from all the pubs and other eating establishments... in an old nightclub with no natural light. What could possibly fail ?[/p][/quote]Have you seen inside then? You know what the lighting looks like? And as for it being away from the other eateries? I see this as a bonus to be honest. No drunks fighting outside whilst we are trying to eat a meal. People like you will look at anything in life and try to find a negative side. I pity your kind!![/p][/quote]Your'e being very optimistic for a change, just one question for you ! are you fat ? will this be your second home[/p][/quote]If a size 10 is fat then I must be. And no it will not be my second home. However I will give it a try and if I like it I will go again. Hough64
  • Score: 2

12:06pm Mon 12 Aug 13

immyg1971 says...

i'll try it once, if i enjoy it i'll return.

As for the obesity debate, occasional treat isn't gonna kill anyone.

As for the comedy club, Bolton doesn't
i'll try it once, if i enjoy it i'll return. As for the obesity debate, occasional treat isn't gonna kill anyone. As for the comedy club, Bolton doesn't immyg1971
  • Score: 0

12:07pm Mon 12 Aug 13

immyg1971 says...

....need one, plenty of comedians on this website.
....need one, plenty of comedians on this website. immyg1971
  • Score: 1

9:01pm Mon 12 Aug 13

Johnny England says...

Hough64 wrote:
Johnny England wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
LordLeverhulme wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
LordLeverhulme wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.
As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??
We'll see then shall we ?
.
We could meet up in the Chinese buffet on Bradshawgate to discuss the issue. Oh no.. it's all boarded up.
.
I'm sure you're right though. A massive buffet restaurant on the edge of the town centre.. well away from all the pubs and other eating establishments... in an old nightclub with no natural light. What could possibly fail ?
Have you seen inside then? You know what the lighting looks like? And as for it being away from the other eateries? I see this as a bonus to be honest. No drunks fighting outside whilst we are trying to eat a meal. People like you will look at anything in life and try to find a negative side. I pity your kind!!
Your'e being very optimistic for a change, just one question for you ! are you fat ? will this be your second home
If a size 10 is fat then I must be. And no it will not be my second home. However I will give it a try and if I like it I will go again.
Size 10 feet maybe !!
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Johnny England[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.[/p][/quote]As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??[/p][/quote]We'll see then shall we ? . We could meet up in the Chinese buffet on Bradshawgate to discuss the issue. Oh no.. it's all boarded up. . I'm sure you're right though. A massive buffet restaurant on the edge of the town centre.. well away from all the pubs and other eating establishments... in an old nightclub with no natural light. What could possibly fail ?[/p][/quote]Have you seen inside then? You know what the lighting looks like? And as for it being away from the other eateries? I see this as a bonus to be honest. No drunks fighting outside whilst we are trying to eat a meal. People like you will look at anything in life and try to find a negative side. I pity your kind!![/p][/quote]Your'e being very optimistic for a change, just one question for you ! are you fat ? will this be your second home[/p][/quote]If a size 10 is fat then I must be. And no it will not be my second home. However I will give it a try and if I like it I will go again.[/p][/quote]Size 10 feet maybe !! Johnny England
  • Score: 0

10:05pm Mon 12 Aug 13

kat_D :) says...

So many negative people with their negative comments!!!! i for one am happy it isnt going to be yet another betting shop, which seem to keep springing up everytime a shop closes down!! xx
So many negative people with their negative comments!!!! i for one am happy it isnt going to be yet another betting shop, which seem to keep springing up everytime a shop closes down!! xx kat_D :)
  • Score: 3

4:12pm Tue 13 Aug 13

Jim271 says...

Does Malcolm Tucker actually work for the Council and is employed to add comments to these forums to promote what a wonderful place Bolton is, it would not surprise me, but then again perhaps he should do a real job.
Does Malcolm Tucker actually work for the Council and is employed to add comments to these forums to promote what a wonderful place Bolton is, it would not surprise me, but then again perhaps he should do a real job. Jim271
  • Score: -1

1:31pm Wed 14 Aug 13

Albinosupport says...

Where are people going to park? Hey Cllr Cliff has the answer to that, catch the bus to the Brand New Interchange then walk through the European Boulevard to the new Worldwide Buffet - simples! Or get the Free Metro Bus there I am sure we can ask the council to change the route to fit in this new eatery.

Come on, can you not see it (ROTFL)
Where are people going to park? Hey Cllr Cliff has the answer to that, catch the bus to the Brand New Interchange then walk through the European Boulevard to the new Worldwide Buffet - simples! Or get the Free Metro Bus there I am sure we can ask the council to change the route to fit in this new eatery. Come on, can you not see it (ROTFL) Albinosupport
  • Score: 1

5:07pm Wed 14 Aug 13

mark foley says...

ANOTHER COCKUP BUY BOLTON COUNCIL , WERE ARE PEPOLE GOING TO PARK ? ,DO THAY THINK THAY WILL PAY TO PARK HA!

IT WILL BE CLOSED UP AND EMPTY AGAIN IN LESS THAN 12 MONTHS
MY GOD . HOW THICK CAN THAY BE
ANOTHER COCKUP BUY BOLTON COUNCIL , WERE ARE PEPOLE GOING TO PARK ? ,DO THAY THINK THAY WILL PAY TO PARK HA! IT WILL BE CLOSED UP AND EMPTY AGAIN IN LESS THAN 12 MONTHS MY GOD . HOW THICK CAN THAY BE mark foley
  • Score: 0

5:11pm Wed 14 Aug 13

mark foley says...

Hough64 wrote:
LordLeverhulme wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
LordLeverhulme wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.
As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??
We'll see then shall we ?
.
We could meet up in the Chinese buffet on Bradshawgate to discuss the issue. Oh no.. it's all boarded up.
.
I'm sure you're right though. A massive buffet restaurant on the edge of the town centre.. well away from all the pubs and other eating establishments... in an old nightclub with no natural light. What could possibly fail ?
Have you seen inside then? You know what the lighting looks like? And as for it being away from the other eateries? I see this as a bonus to be honest. No drunks fighting outside whilst we are trying to eat a meal. People like you will look at anything in life and try to find a negative side. I pity your kind!!
WELL WE KNOW IT HAS NO SUNROOF ,YOU WALLY ,JUST LOOK OVER THE CARPARK ROOF , WHAT A D..KHEAD
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLeverhulme[/bold] wrote: I'll give it 6 months before its all boarded up again.[/p][/quote]As negative as ever, I bet you lead a very fulfilling life in your miserable negative world??[/p][/quote]We'll see then shall we ? . We could meet up in the Chinese buffet on Bradshawgate to discuss the issue. Oh no.. it's all boarded up. . I'm sure you're right though. A massive buffet restaurant on the edge of the town centre.. well away from all the pubs and other eating establishments... in an old nightclub with no natural light. What could possibly fail ?[/p][/quote]Have you seen inside then? You know what the lighting looks like? And as for it being away from the other eateries? I see this as a bonus to be honest. No drunks fighting outside whilst we are trying to eat a meal. People like you will look at anything in life and try to find a negative side. I pity your kind!![/p][/quote]WELL WE KNOW IT HAS NO SUNROOF ,YOU WALLY ,JUST LOOK OVER THE CARPARK ROOF , WHAT A D..KHEAD mark foley
  • Score: 0

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