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£3.95 for kids size fish fingers, chips and beans at a soft play centre

28 replies

Naetha · 12/05/2011 09:28

AIBU or not?

No drink or anything else included.

Awwma bloosy ridiculous to me.

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TrillianAstra · 12/05/2011 09:28

Doesn't sound super expensive to me.

Was it on a plate, with cutlery and everything?


Reality · 12/05/2011 09:29

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PiazzaDellaRotonda · 12/05/2011 09:29

If it was your business and you were trying to make a profit what would you sell it at?


CMOTdibbler · 12/05/2011 09:29

Sounds about normal to me too


wigglesrock · 12/05/2011 09:30

Average but I'd be expecting a drink and one for the child Wink


Bunbaker · 12/05/2011 09:30

Seems reasonable to me. If it was any cheaper I would expect the quality to be crap and the food not worth eating. Also a play centre won't have the economies of scale that a pub chain would have.


jasper1980 · 12/05/2011 09:30

go after lunch time?


MumblingRagDoll · 12/05/2011 09:30

It does sound average.


Sirzy · 12/05/2011 09:30

Sounds normal to me. I am in the north west and would say that was the average here, in other areas I would expect to pay more.


LindyHemming · 12/05/2011 09:30

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roadkillbunny · 12/05/2011 09:30

Sounds reasonable, in not, dare I say it, cheep! YABU


ObiWan · 12/05/2011 09:31

You'd pay about £4.50 around here. And then £1.50 for water or squash.
And they give you the evil eye if you take a waterbottle of your own.
It is definitely not value for money, by any stretch of the imagination.


piprabbit · 12/05/2011 09:31

I'd expect a kids meal to cost that sort of amount - but to include a drink too.


sausagesandmarmelade · 12/05/2011 09:32

Businesses have to make a profit..otherwise they go under.

Sounds a little steep for what it is...but if you choose to eat out, it costs.


ettiketti · 12/05/2011 09:32

Am "up north" and its about average for here. But we rarely eat in the soft play places cos they are rank and rip off :o


ApocalypseCheeseToastie · 12/05/2011 09:32

It depends on the fingers, I wouldn't mind payaing that for decent ones, but not for soggy, all dumped in the fryer together stuff iyswim ?


Naetha · 12/05/2011 09:33

I'm obviously spoiled round here then - never paid more than £3 for this sort of thing in any of the soft play centres round here, but then it is Bradford, so a bit more downmarket ;)

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bruffin · 12/05/2011 09:47

Just looked at two local ones (just outside London) and 4.99 is a meal deal which included mains, a drink and desert. The other one is about £2.50 for a child's meal.


LyingWitchInTheWardrobe2726 · 12/05/2011 10:20

Fish fingers... oh that's what I want for dinner tonight. Thanks, OP, for the inspiration... Blush


frgaaah · 12/05/2011 11:28

Too many unknowns.

Where in the country is the playcentre?

How long has it been established? Is it busy or not?

Is the play centre also the folk that run the food area, or do they have their own overheads to dela with alone?

What is the "kids size" - I'm imagining something that can fit on a half size (saucer) plate i.e. not a normal adult's place. Is that accurate?

How much is entry into the soft play area? Do they make it really cheap and then make their profit/running costs on the food, e.g. like at my local independant cinema?

Despite the answers to all of this, there's no such thing as an "acceptable" price for a child's meal - there's just the acceptable price to the current consumer. the "right price" is the one which is no lower than the seller wants, and no higher than the buyer is willing to pay. if you don't meet that point between you, go somewhere else.


knittedbreast · 12/05/2011 11:36

i dont think the price is too bad, its a shame about the awful quality though. yabu for buying that shit food though!


Asteria · 12/05/2011 11:46

you should come to our local indoor play centre. The food is all holistically harvested and organic and is only ever produced by blind virgins (who create their ground breaking meals though touch alone) before it is flown in by lone Albatrosses and served on plates carved by beavers out of responsibly sourced hardwood. They charge a blimming fortune for THAT food... Grin

I tend to avoid meal times in those places because it generally requires access to a Dictator's bank account to cover the costs


CurrySpice · 12/05/2011 11:48

It's on the steep side but no OMG!!! expensive iykwim


GwendolineMaryLacey · 12/05/2011 11:50

Sounds average but should include a drink for the price.


ShatnersBassoon · 12/05/2011 11:55

A bit steep, but not outrageously so.

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