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Belco Plagued With Crap to Dine On?

By 20 December 2011 59

We took some visitors from Sydney to dinner last night firstly to Jammo Wests where we we’re denied entry as we had rubber thongs on.

Needless to say the previous day we’d been to many places in Sydney in the same thongs but no, not allowed in the pokie palace at

Jammo. Next was an old favourite at Kaleen. More disappointment and marked never to return. Service and waiting times were horrendous.

Is there any decent places to eat in Belco that isn’t Chinese? Suggestions please

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59 Responses to
Belco Plagued With Crap to Dine On?
Postalgeek 9:07 am
21 Dec 11
#31

Maybe save up some cash and splash out on a nice formal set of Crocs.

NoImRight 9:10 am
21 Dec 11
#32

“do gooders”? Not much of a rant, feeling very let down.

pajs 10:02 am
21 Dec 11
#33

Excellent trolling, piss-take of a post, Ex Warrior. Clearly a wind up for sensitive rioters.

Thong on.

Muttsybignuts 10:02 am
21 Dec 11
#34

Ex Warrior said :

Oh dear get me back to Sydney!.

Is Mt Druitt really Sydney?

Mysteryman 10:15 am
21 Dec 11
#35

I find it amusing that the OP considers eating at clubs to be good dining.

Mysteryman 10:15 am
21 Dec 11
#36

Postalgeek said :

Maybe save up some cash and splash out on a nice formal set of Crocs.

Bahahaha! Love it.

shirty_bear 10:27 am
21 Dec 11
#37

What an odd thread. Pretty much peaked with this masterpiece of literary inspiration, though …

Ex Warrior said :

A pair of shoes has made me all self conscious, feeling in superior to you self made people assesses.
Now im off to put my shoes and long socks on to go to the kitchen for spam on toast.

Surely he means Roman sandals and knee-highs? Ironically, no-one’s being turned away at the door for making that fashion statement.
(Full disclosure: I had a science teacher at high school who dressed in this manner. We called him “moon boots”.)

poetix 11:01 am
21 Dec 11
#38

Thumper said :

Ex Warrior said :

Oh dear get me back to Sydney!
Clearly the image that interstate visitors have of Canberra & Canberrans is close to correct.
What a bunch of dressed up, feet watching, assumption making do gooders.
As for big Thumper ya best start with reading before opening the trap fella, the restaurant let us in ya spud, it was the pokie parlour that got us and as for ginger pubes mick I was with my family mate, kind of an early Christmas where we wanted a simply meal that wouldn%u2019t cost too much.
Anyway get ya heads up people, up with the eagles not down with the thongs. A pair of shoes has made me all self conscious, feeling in superior to you self made people assesses.
Now im off to put my shoes and long socks on to go to the kitchen for spam on toast.

Did Lewis Carroll write this?

Almost nonsensical.

I think it’s more stream of semi-consciousness.
Lewis Carroll always used beautiful English, even when writing nonsense.
Have to go now, I need to watch some feet. Mmm, feet…

EvanJames 11:20 am
21 Dec 11
#39

Stop watching feet you lot! You’ve been told.

Mothy 11:48 am
21 Dec 11
#40

Who gives two s***s what you wear on your feet, the color of your money is the same as everyone else’s.

Recommendations in the Belconnen Area:

* Ellacure – damn fine sticky date w. Caramel goop – yes, that’s it in the bottom of that Apartment complex – 2/21 Battye Street Bruce ACT 2617 (02)6251 0990 http://www.ellacure.com.au/

* Turkish Pide House, 2 Lawry Place, Macquarie ACT 2614 – (02) 6251 3325

* Rocksalt – 4/78 Hawker Place, Hawker Shops, Canberra 2614 – phone (02) 6254 7865 – A damn fine weekend breakfast.

Jethro 12:04 pm
21 Dec 11
#41

I’m with the OP on this.

Canberrans can be incredibly stuffy people at times.

I remember having dinner in one pub in QLD where the footwear code was limited to: “No bare feet. Thongs must be worn inside.” At the door to the pub was a big bucket of odd thongs that the shoeless could wear in order to gain entrance.

Mysteryman 12:08 pm
21 Dec 11
#42

Mothy said :

Who gives two s***s what you wear on your feet, the color of your money is the same as everyone else’s.

Probably the other patrons who don’t want to eat with a group of poorly dressed slobs? I know the current trend these days is “screw everyone else and do whatever you want”, but I’m glad there are establishments that still enforce dress codes. Most social conventions exist for a reason. It wouldn’t kill individuals to make a bit of effort, rather than expecting the rest of society to tolerate their laziness/inconsiderate behaviour/unjustified sense of entitlement.

colourful sydney rac 12:31 pm
21 Dec 11
#43

Mysteryman said :

Mothy said :

Who gives two s***s what you wear on your feet, the color of your money is the same as everyone else’s.

Probably the other patrons who don’t want to eat with a group of poorly dressed slobs? I know the current trend these days is “screw everyone else and do whatever you want”, but I’m glad there are establishments that still enforce dress codes. Most social conventions exist for a reason. It wouldn’t kill individuals to make a bit of effort, rather than expecting the rest of society to tolerate their laziness/inconsiderate behaviour/unjustified sense of entitlement.

I’ll be buggered – I agree with you. Possibly even whole-heartedly.

dpm 12:31 pm
21 Dec 11
#44

Jethro said :

I’m with the OP on this.

Canberrans can be incredibly stuffy people at times…..

Making this a Canberra thing is not relevant really.

The weird thing about this OP (and why it seems like a bit of a wind-up) is:
1) The post title (and complaining about low-quality food when ‘dressing down’) is begging for people to retaliate – especially on RA.
2) Their first port of call was a licenced club (perhaps indicating that they were members?). I would then assume that they had been there before, so should have a basic idea of the simple ‘rules’, and not have been surprised.

As for Canberra-bashing, any licenced ‘pokie’ club I have been to in the last ten years in Aus basically has these same basic dress rules. They’re not specific to Canberra, and shouldn’t be a massive shock to anyone who walks in in thongs, I would have thought?
And i’m sure there’s people all around Aus who would complain about thongs in these places (as well as people would woulbn’t mind either way – just like in Cbr).

BTW, I personally think you *can* get a good meal at a pub/club – not every meal has to be Micehelin-starred to be worth eating and enjoying….
Our local does some great bistro food. Add a few cold, crisp (and cheap!) tap beers and it’s all good! :-P

Hanksinatra 12:36 pm
21 Dec 11
#45

So a pair of shoes makes one of those revolting clubs a respectable venue.

EvanJames 12:41 pm
21 Dec 11
#46

+1 to what Mysterman said. Scruffs begone, if you want to wear thongs, have a BBQ in the park.

Jethro 1:12 pm
21 Dec 11
#47

dpm said :

Jethro said :

I’m with the OP on this.

Canberrans can be incredibly stuffy people at times…..

Making this a Canberra thing is not relevant really.

The weird thing about this OP (and why it seems like a bit of a wind-up) is:
1) The post title (and complaining about low-quality food when ‘dressing down’) is begging for people to retaliate – especially on RA.
2) Their first port of call was a licenced club (perhaps indicating that they were members?). I would then assume that they had been there before, so should have a basic idea of the simple ‘rules’, and not have been surprised.

As for Canberra-bashing, any licenced ‘pokie’ club I have been to in the last ten years in Aus basically has these same basic dress rules. They’re not specific to Canberra, and shouldn’t be a massive shock to anyone who walks in in thongs, I would have thought?
And i’m sure there’s people all around Aus who would complain about thongs in these places (as well as people would woulbn’t mind either way – just like in Cbr).

BTW, I personally think you *can* get a good meal at a pub/club – not every meal has to be Micehelin-starred to be worth eating and enjoying….
Our local does some great bistro food. Add a few cold, crisp (and cheap!) tap beers and it’s all good! :-P

I was referring more to the contemptuous tone of many of the commenters to the very concept of thongs. Stuffy.

astrojax 1:34 pm
21 Dec 11
#48

BimboGeek said :

Just go to a cafe or something. The staff are used to bums sitting next to churchgoers so anything goes and you basically have to be naked to get kicked out, and even then the hotties have a good chance of a quick schnitzel first.

‘a quick schnitzel’, the new aphorism? i like it… a schnitzel on a roll never sounded so good. provided you’re not wearing your thong of course!

astrojax 1:37 pm
21 Dec 11
#49

what’s an ‘aphorism’? why did i write that? freudian? anyway, ‘euphemism’, of course…

Mr_Clapp 1:58 pm
21 Dec 11
#50

What’s the problem with wearing thongs to a restaurant? I eat at the ottoman at least twice a month and I wear my havianas every time. It’s only bogans who think you need to look the part when eating out somewhere nice. Relax, life is beautiful

dpm 2:32 pm
21 Dec 11
#51

Mr_Clapp said :

What’s the problem with wearing thongs to a restaurant? I eat at the ottoman at least twice a month and I wear my havianas every time. It’s only bogans who think you need to look the part when eating out somewhere nice. Relax, life is beautiful

Wow! In winter too? Thongs are OK but I don’t wear them everyday and for every occasion!
Unless you meant the ottoman in your loungeroom?! Hahaha! ;-)
Life IS beautiful!

colourful sydney rac 2:44 pm
21 Dec 11
#52

dpm said :

Mr_Clapp said :

What’s the problem with wearing thongs to a restaurant? I eat at the ottoman at least twice a month and I wear my havianas every time. It’s only bogans who think you need to look the part when eating out somewhere nice. Relax, life is beautiful

Unless you meant the ottoman in your loungeroom?! Hahaha! ;-)

Well played sir, well played.

Mr_Clapp 2:50 pm
21 Dec 11
#53

Mr_Clapp said :

Unless you meant the ottoman in your loungeroom?! Hahaha! ;-)
Life IS beautiful!

If i’m dining at the ottoman in my lounge room i wear a suit and black shoes…. I’m not an animal.

BimboGeek 2:58 pm
21 Dec 11
#54

Of course it’s bogans that think you have to dress up, that’s why clubs have dress codes! As for Astrojax, we only serve long sloe comfortable schnitzel sangas at my restaurant, so obviously undress codes apply, but only to feet.

Postalgeek 9:30 am
22 Dec 11
#55

I should add that a hot chick in a thong is a welcome sight anywhere. But I’m going to take a wild guess that ex-Warrior doesn’t fall into that category.

GordonResidential 10:25 pm
25 Dec 11
#56

NoImRight said :

Put some decent shoes in if you want to eat somewhere nice.

x 10.

Panzer 7:35 pm
30 Dec 11
#57

I can thoroughly recommend Turkish Delight located in Weedon Close, Belconnen. It is up and running again after being severly damaged by fire earlier this year. Food, service and ambience are well worth a visit. If it helps the website is http://www.turkishdelight.com.au. You might even get in with thongs… :-)

Tooks 7:35 am
31 Dec 11
#58

Ex Warrior said :

Oh dear get me back to Sydney!
Clearly the image that interstate visitors have of Canberra & Canberrans is close to correct.
What a bunch of dressed up, feet watching, assumption making do gooders.
As for big Thumper ya best start with reading before opening the trap fella, the restaurant let us in ya spud, it was the pokie parlour that got us and as for ginger pubes mick I was with my family mate, kind of an early Christmas where we wanted a simply meal that wouldn’t cost too much.
Anyway get ya heads up people, up with the eagles not down with the thongs. A pair of shoes has made me all self conscious, feeling in superior to you self made people assesses.
Now im off to put my shoes and long socks on to go to the kitchen for spam on toast.

Does Penriff Leagues club let you in with thongs?

Deckard 9:40 am
31 Dec 11
#59

Tooks said :

Does Penriff Leagues club let you in with thongs?

Not after 8….

http://penrith.panthers.com.au/My_Club/Club_Policies

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