Grabbing a takeaway
Leaning against the bar and watching to make sure your elbows didn't land in a wet patch. Or chastising the fella in front who was blocking the bottom corner of the big screen while watching the football.
Oh they were simpler times weren't they?
We have all had to adapt to this new way of living, no more so than the many restaurants, pubs and cafes in Newbury Town Centre. To help them and to help you, here is a quick run-down of who is doing what when it comes to grabbing a takeaway.
Arigato - for those fancying some flavours of the East, then Arigato is cooking up gyoza, katsu curry and tempura prawns to name just a few treats. It's on Wednesday to Sunday and you have to pre-order.
Document House - these guys are offering up 2-4-1 pizza on Thursday at their place on Wharf Street. Other things on the menu that caught our eye was beef chilli nachos and lamb, rosemary and garlic burgers. The prices for their takeaway beer is looking good as well!
Flower Pot Cafe - who can resist one of their fantastic breakfasts?
Kings Charles Tavern - a new takeaway menu is launching this week. It features butternut squash, aubergine and almond lasagne as well as a good old gammon and chips.
Mio Fiore - they have a huge menu of Italian favourites of pizza and pasta. They are offering discount on all orders. It's 15% for everyone, and then another 15% for those working for the NHS. You have to pre-order though!!
Sushi Maki - this popular place are offering their old favourites for delivery and collection. The menu includes sashimi and salmon sushi. You can order online, whatsapp or over the phone.
The Globe - the guys at the Globe have teamed up with Colline's Kitchen and Food by Hope to offer takeaway Friday to Sunday. They are cooking up burgers, mac and cheese as well as chicken tenders and home cooked chips.