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£6.50 for a Brownie with Ice Cream?

by Krista

650 for cake 

Maybe it's the times. Maybe The Garrison just caught me on a bad night. MAybe I just haven't been paying enough attention to the price of pudding these days.

But see the box on this menu? Those are the desserts. And they all clock in at £6.50. The cheese is £7.50.

£6.50 for dessert on Bermondsey Street, of all places? That's highway robbery. Isn't it?

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Dan January 15, 2009 - 9:37 am

The Sticky Toffee Pudding may be worth it. All the non-Brits we take there rave about it. I do not understand the brownie, though, perhaps it’s a novelty item on a pub menu?

Eater's Regret January 15, 2009 - 11:00 am

Well, you know Bermondsey Street does fancy itself as one of London’s hippest, up and coming places. Even though half of it is estate agents! I live on the next street over and I’ve experienced every rip off merchant there. So £6.50 for a dessert means you’re really paying for the privilege of eating surrounded by the ‘coolest’ cats. You should try brunch at the Village if you feel like being ripped off and stared down by the belligerent, too cool for school, waiters.

sarah January 15, 2009 - 5:53 pm

Bermondsey Street is a pretty hip area, everything around there is expensive.

New Yorker in London January 16, 2009 - 9:58 am

Well, the Garrison overall isn’t on the cheap side, so the dessert prices seem in line. Their sticky toffee pudding is huge and delicious. (I’ve never had a brownie in Britain that was worth any price.) Did you eat dinner at the Garrison as well? I’ve never been disappointed there.

Gourmet Chick January 16, 2009 - 11:04 am

I think I am obviously warped by London living – I wouldn’t balk at that price on a menu but now that you say it I suppose it is a lot. Better get out the brownie recipe and make my own

gen.u.ine.ness January 16, 2009 - 5:51 pm

Same as what Gourmet chick said… I’m so used to paying £10 or more for desserts that £6.50 for a brownie and ice cream almost seems like a bargain…

Scoffer January 18, 2009 - 4:27 pm

If we’re talking poor value desserts, 20 quid for a bit of sweetened egg omelette at Le Gavroche must take some beating (no pun intended)!

Jeff (The Gunmakers) January 19, 2009 - 2:25 pm

Our desserts (or puddings, if you like) are currently £3.50. We’re doing a red fruit and apple crumble and a creamy chocolate mousse. The portions aren’t massive, but I think it’s better that way. I’ve given up doing cheese plates because there’s no bloody money in it.

Krista January 19, 2009 - 8:23 pm

Jeff, apple crumble is one of my favorite things.

Krista January 19, 2009 - 8:25 pm

Gourmet Chick…it was just all of them there on the menu at £6.50 that did
it for me. What have we become??? How much does flour, butter, and sugar
really cost?

Krista January 19, 2009 - 8:26 pm

New Yorker, we did have dinner at The Garrison. It was good. But they never
asked me how I wanted my venison cooked and it arrived closer to
medium-well. It would have been so much nicer if pinker.

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