The Old Theatre Inn

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Love the food, beer, staff, and overall atmosphere (especially the outdoor seating!)! Pub quiz on Thursdays is always a fun night, too. Definitely my favorite place and thank goodness it's so conveniently close!

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My wife and i returned to try the Sunday special deal this week and were surprised to find a disappointing experience completely contradicting our former visit. Given, it was substantially busier than before but the absolute lack of service proved too much. After waiting 20 minutes for any kind of acknowledgement from the staff we approached the counter for service to which we received a timely response but 20 minutes later had yet to receive the drinks we had ordered. After a second counter inquiry we were told that our food order was still behind 2 others and decided that the predicted 30 minute wait was not worth it and left. I cannot comment as to the quality of the food as we left before trying it but the service on the night was horrific. Clearly there are some issues with staff management and training that have yet to be ironed out and i hope to return to find that these issues have been resolved.

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I've been at the opening party of Pear Orchard Temple in last August 2014: it was quite sad.
Title was harvest in Shaxi.
About harvest was nothing, just a brilliant marketing strategy :)
A promised Bus from Kunming: luckily for kunmingers, nobody arrived.
Pear Orchard Temple was supposed to host a vegetarian restaurant, but the opening party was a meat based, poor buffet. Like more persons I ate just some fruit cake that some guest brought, matched with white bread; then trying to wash all with some wine.
Wine was horrible and the owner Chris Barclay admitted that he took that wine from Guangzhou, just cause has some debts with a wine distributor..mah.
Chef for this big event (we're around 15 persons) was taken from Lijiang to help the local chef (who is a tour operator, not a chef) in this quite terrible happening.
Decorations are from Thailand and this project sell itself as sustainable business.
I visit this temple 3 years ago, when locals used to live it, playing majong, getting dry their vegetables, praying.
That day all local people didn't join the party, sitting on stairs outside.
Chris was saying proudly that he invested 2 millions of rmb in this project...and you guess what...the opening party wasn't for free!! something like 100 rmb to contribute in this horrible busienss.
I gave another chance to this place, I came back with some my guests in late September.
Staff didn't welcome us at all.
We asked to have a sit on the nice terrace, but they refused to open the only table available, we did by ourselves.
We order a slice of cake that was crap.
Local people was still sitting outside again, and this particular made me really sad.
Chris Barclay, the owner of this business, in a very colonial way, says that he came to HELP this local people.

I see instead that he has stolen a Temple to Diantou Village.
He's also the owner of the Old Theatre Inn...that you guess...is the Theatre of Duan Village.
In Shaxi Valley there are 16 villages, each village has its own Temple and Theatre.
Last thing: it's also very sad that GoKunming propmotes these kind of colonialist businesses in Yunnan.

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I contacted John at very short notice to arrange a 1 day trip to Dongchuan red lands, as it I only had 1 day left in China. John responded immediately by email made all the arrangements at a reasonable price and I went the following day with his driver Wu. This was on John's advice that I did not really need a driver who spoke English for the trip as it was mainly for photography. I had a wonderful day with Wu. He was a safe and careful driver and a very nice guy to spend the day with. He made sure he understood where I wanted to go and called John when there was any doubt. John also was a very nice person and I have no hesitation in recommending his services very highly.

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Quality of their pizzas have completely gone downhill. They now taste dry and it seems like they have used rancid flour for the dough, which has become almost impossible to chew in.

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Cool place for love made food, genuine and organic ingredients, warm welcoming staff, just beside the Shaxi theater and temple square.

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I only went here because Salvador's was closed, but it was disappointing. The menu is huge but not actually that varied and overpriced for what you get. My friend's wrap only came after we realized everyone else had gotten their food and asked for it. My hummus order was literally a spoonful (two were pictured), and the French press coffee was awful. When my toddler broke her cup, I didn't offer to pay for it because I had zero intention of returning. They came out and found me on the street and asked for 10 yuan. I'm sure the feeling is quite mutual.

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...best coach I ever had and i practiced Wushu at Beijing University of Physical Education and with a few members of the Beijing Wushu Team.

He is sharp, he gets your daily mood and doesn't mind when you scream to heavens when things don't work out in practice.

He has very modern teaching methods and really wants you to progress. He won't just let you repeat every move until you get it yourself.

He offers free trial classes. You won't be dissappointed.

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Good atmosphere, great food and last but not least, only place in Kunming where you can good draft beers for a decent price.

If you miss home food and drinks, this place is for you !

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Good atmosphere, great food and last but not least, only place in Kunming where you can good draft beers for a decent price.

If you miss home food and drinks, this place is for you !