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Restaurant Reviews

Postby Zosherooney » April 12th, 2017, 5:31 pm

Thank you PP for introducing me to The Guardian.....

This one had me in stitches....

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... jay-rayner My sides hurt now.. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby suffolk » April 12th, 2017, 5:38 pm

I love Jay Rayner :luv: :kneel: 8-)
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby Pepper Pig » April 12th, 2017, 5:55 pm

It was so popular that Twitter almost collapsed on Sunday!
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby Seatallan » April 12th, 2017, 6:08 pm

suffolk wrote:I love Jay Rayner


Me too. That one was a classic wasn't it? Loved the pics he took at the end. :D
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby Luca » April 12th, 2017, 6:15 pm

He's a hoot! I have a collection of his reviews on my kindle and often have a quick read between tube stops.
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby Pepper Pig » April 12th, 2017, 6:18 pm

The Rayners used to live in Harrow. I remember Jason when he was about 11 and used to go to the teacher next door for private tutoring. He was quite fat . . . :o ;)
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby Ratatouille » April 12th, 2017, 6:28 pm

He is right of course . That's the sort of place I would never go to.

There are restaurants all over the world with ridiculously hish expetations and prices to match which simply trade on their names and(long gone) reputations
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby earthmaiden » April 12th, 2017, 7:46 pm

Oh yes! I read that too. Funny but shocking.
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby karadekoolaid » April 12th, 2017, 10:51 pm

I read it whilst on holiday. I thought it was absolutely delightful, especially his description of the amuse-bouches.
I used to read A.A.Gill`s restaurant reviews ( when the poor chap was still alive) simply to savour the deliciously withering prose.... :lol:
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby Catherine » April 12th, 2017, 11:13 pm

Yes I have to admit to having a chuckle at that one on Sunday. I look forward to his reviews on a Sunday, I love his writing
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby cyprusmoira » April 13th, 2017, 1:25 pm

Thanks for the link to the review, news of it had even reached Cyprus :!: Love the two different photos of the onion dish
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby Zosherooney » April 13th, 2017, 1:51 pm

News travels very fast... doesn't it !!!!!! Worldwide !!!!!!!
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby suffolk » May 28th, 2017, 3:34 pm

I'm glad Jay Rayner did the research for us ... I won't be going there

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... jay-rayner

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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby Zosherooney » May 28th, 2017, 5:37 pm

Me neither.

I also enjoy reading the readers comments at the end of the restaurant reviews....... :lol:
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby TeresaFoodie » May 28th, 2017, 6:06 pm

I love reading Jay's reviews and do so when I remember. Clever man, he got it off his Mum I think maybe? I am drawn to his writings when I find them but at the moment I am not buying news rags, so thank you for bringing this to my attention and the laughter that ensued.
He does know what he is talking about with added humour me thinks!
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby earthmaiden » May 28th, 2017, 10:08 pm

Oh dear, it sounds dire doesn't it!
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby scullion » December 7th, 2017, 12:59 pm

why you should take tripadvisor with a pinch of salt https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/434g ... harebutton
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby Ratatouille » December 7th, 2017, 1:05 pm

I heard about that a few minutes ago - it says a lot really. We sort of knock off the top and bottom reviews and follow up with a check on inspected establishment, eg Michelin.
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby earthmaiden » December 7th, 2017, 1:41 pm

:lol: :lol: . I must admit that making allowances for that kind of thing, I find Trip Advisor quite useful as a starting point. I suspect that people post entries when they are disgruntled rather than pleased much of the time so you have to weigh it up. I always leave a review if a small place has been nice.
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby dennispc » December 7th, 2017, 4:19 pm

Scullion, you beat me to it - that's what I call hilarious. Somewhere I read the Shed guy earned £10 a time for writing good reviews for Tripadvisor.

In October this year, we stayed a couple of nights at a small B&B in Seaton, Devon, despite a scathing review from the previous December. Apparently the breakfast was dire, place unclean and so much dust in his room it had ruined his shirt. The owner replied, 'not surprised you found dust around, we're closed from November to March'!
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Re: Restaurant Reviews

Postby StokeySue » December 7th, 2017, 5:57 pm

Even genuine reviews can be :? :? :rolleyes:

I used to stay in the same hotel in Berlin repeatedly, because I loved it and it was handy for the office
It's a charming slightly old-fashioned and very German family run hotel
Many of the less happy reviews posted by Americans (and to a lesser extent Brits) can be summed up as "it is not a Hilton or a Holiday Inn, and I don't want anything different"
Apparently the rooms are way too small (I disagree), there are no tea making facilities in the room (of course not, it's in Germany), and it is unforgivable and in fact disgusting, that if you have a large double bed in a double room you will be given two individual duvets, not one king sized (it's in N. Germany, they do thatm like in Holland)

So the main thing wrong with it is that it is in fact a German hotel - in Berlin! What a shock :o
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