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Restaurant by day, nightclub by night
Ice Bargue (Grimsby, Lincolnshire)
Member Name: doriee
Ice Bargue (Grimsby, Lincolnshire)
Advantages: cheap wine, cheap good meals, good atmosphere
Disadvantages: not the fastest service, meals come out at different times, younger generation come in here now
New Lloyd's is the first club on the river head located on the far right side if you are stood looking at it from the bus station. The full front is glassed making it easy to see through from afar, this has both it's advantages and disadvantages. When on a night out you can see if it's busy and worth going in, but if a fight breaks out it's easy for these to get smashed. Inside is large and open planned with high tables, low tables, sofa seating, a raised dance floor with a completely mirrored side. On the raised sofa seating area are stairs, these lead to a balcony where a second bar and seating area can be found. To me this is set out for the night life even in the day, this to me is an alternate meal to places such as mcdonalds, pizza hut and so on. I do like to come in here and have afternoon lunch and catch up with friends but when going in you can tell straight away that it is a night club whereas the yarborough hotel (whetherspoons) is clearly a pub that serves mainly food. In here there is no distinction as where to eat and where to sit and have a drink,it's simply just grab a table anywhere and any side.
===Seating and menu===
In the daytime seating is also set out on the dance floor and to my knowledge this is the only seating that gets moved for the night time. I either sit up here is there is space or where the sofa's are. This is because the sofa's are really deep and comfy and the seating on the dance floor is wide set and spacious with of course the huge mirrored side in which I can stare at my self as I eat (yummy.) Sometimes The reasons I don't sit on the other tables is because it makes me wonder if someone has been sick on it the night before etc. The menu is pretty standard and is the same as all whetherspoons menu's. The meals are not very varied, they have pasta, pizza, some meat dishes, salads and some curry,when I say some I mean they have 2. The prices in here are really great for a filling meal which is why I chose it over the fast food options. In here you can get a chicken salad wrap and chips for just £3.49 it makes for a cheaper, healthier and more filling alternative to fast food.
===Ordering and prices===
When ordering your food you have to go up to the bar, because this is a pub also the many regulars here get seen to first at the bar and then stand there having a chat whilst you wait to order something that obviously cost more than their drink. I don't mind going up to the bar and ordering because it's nowhere fancy. If you work at a whetherspoons then you can get discount but my friend is a manager within house of Fraser and she also gets discount, not too sure how this works, but it does so if you get any discount cards it would be handy to ask at the bar if yours is valid for whetherspoons. The food prices are really cheap, the smaller meals such as raps, salads and burgers all range between £3-£5 and in this meal you get a side order of chips are salad. Pasta, pizza, curries range from about £5- £8 and the meat dishes are from £5-£10 depending what you have ordered.
=== Food and service===
I've had a variety of meals the most recent being the bacon carbonara with a side order of garlic bread. The pasta was a little burnt around the edges, the carbonara sauce wasn't a lot, it's as if they put as little on as possible, the bacon was mainly fat and the garlic bread was burnt. This was not the best meal I have had here I must say. However I have had their mixed grill here which is my all time fav meal but here it came with an excessive amount of peas, I don't even like peas. The meats were moist but I didn't even get asked how I wanted my steak cooked, but it was a little over cooked to how I usually like it anyway, it was nice but the meats seemed really small and very fatty. The best thing I've had here is the wrap and the curry, the curries aren't spices which is great for me. but the wraps are really fresh and big bits of chicken in them. overall I'd say that they serve the smaller simpler meals better than the bigger meals. The bar staff are ok in the day time, they do take their time to get to you which can be frustrating. Also when you pay separately they decided to bring you meals out separately and in can be 15 minutes before all meals have even arrived.
As far as I am aware This is open until the early hours on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. These are the days that it is open until 2/3am. Tuesday in Grimsby are most popular because this is the student night here, even though it is called a student night anyone can go there is just means that the prices are cheaper and more affordable for people with less money, although they seem to of not noticed that people go out on a Tuesday rather than a weekend where it is more expensive, because it is cheaper. I used to go out here a lot between the ages of 18-19 because it was a new thing to me but these days I don't even like going out so I cannot say the exact prices. However a spirit and mixer is £2 shots are £1 etc.
Because there are now only 3 nightclubs in Grimsby town centre this makes it a very popular place to go out which attracts all kinds of people from chavy/slutty/alternate and just weirdo's, everyone goes in here, much to my distaste they play chart/dance music. This isn't for me but when I'm drinking it doesn't bother me anyway I just dance along. Outside they offer a seating area and a separate smoking area. This smoking area is small compared to the amount of people that actually get crammed in this space. The dance floor is big enough to get a couple of hundred dancing at once which makes for a great atmosphere. The balcony and second bar is opened which I'm not sure is a good idea because things can be throw from it. The toilets in this place are really big, in the girls they have built it how it is on purpose, it has a full length mirror with a seating area in it, there are over 10 cubicals and it has a double cubical. weird as it is some weird people like to pee together. it's gross and weird but we've all used it. On a night time this won't be stocked up which is annoying and looks quite trampy by the end of the night. They also has a small set of toilets up on the balcony.
Overall I like to go in here to grab a quick meal and catch up with mates over a bottle of wine or 2 in the evening, the night life here no longer appeals to me due to it simply not being my scene any more, lot of younger people are out now and I'd rather be curled up in bed with a film.
Summary: an ok place to go