Friday, July 10, 2009

A Finger In Every Pie?

Word reaches me on the millionaires' grapevine that Ramsgate's newest, super-duperest restaurant is having one or two, er, teething troubles. My spy tells me that, having ordered a coffee and cheesecake, he deemed the aforementioned comestible to be off, and a waiter was duly summoned.

'I'll 'ave to git the sheff,' muttered the waiter. Sure enough, the sheff appeared in less than white whites to give his verdict. 'Nah, not possible,' he assured the customer. And to prove the point, dragged a couple of digits over the offending dessert. Having given the fingers a good lick for certainty, he confirmed his diagnosis. 'Nah, nuffin' rong wiv that.' At which juncture the rather stunned customer was left to get on with his pud.

Hmmm. Now, whilst we will have to consign this very firmly to the rumour file as I only heard it secondhand, it does suggest the place still has a certain amount of bedding in to do. My old jungle chum JBR's other restaurants are excellent, so I think I'll have to pay the place a visit soon to make up my own mind. After all, the proof of the pudding is whether it's finger-lickin' good!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Decor is not terribly good. It looks like they bought their furniture in Argos.

Anonymous said...

I went there a couple of weeks ago and was left hungry due to the tiny portion for which I'd paid £13

Other potential diners left after a quick look at the menu. Sorry, folks, in this day and age people expect value for their money not a rip-off joint.

Shame as we need more good restaurants here.

Anonymous said...

So wanted this to be good but my first visit was a big disappointment. Expensive and the quality of the cooking was certainly not worth the money.

Mr Friday said...

Anyone eaten in Portobello down the seafront ? Looks great but menu looked a little pretentious so wondered what the grub was actually like

Anonymous said...

I know the owner of Portobello, I was lucky enough to sample some pasta after hours one night, it was cooked up in a flash by one of the chefs...was amaizing, i would recommend a visit :o)

Anonymous said...

This Pub Resturant had a welcoming decor appropriate to the harbour and inviting to the visitors especially to foreign yachtsman the only venue that represented an old fishing port.It only needed a typical seafood resturant with a chef that understands fish and shellfish sold at a reasonable price to succeed.Where are the council planners that allow old traditional houses to be changed out of all recognition.Thesame happened to the queens head many years ago A typical pub welcoming sea going folk being turned into a modern drinking house But alas I think it is to late they have now all dissappeared.

Anonymous said...

If this is under the same ownership as the Blazing Donkey I am not surprised. Worst food I have ever eaten has to be a meal I had at that establishment, and it was far from a cheap.

Anonymous said...

If the story is true it is a very serious breach of all hygiene regulations and the chef should be sacked immediately.

Why aren't chefs allowed out in the street in their whites? Why was smoking banned in kitchens years ago? I could go on but it all comes down to HYGIENE.

I give this venue three months at most before it closes its doors. I ate there once and wouldn't go back. Pricey food, pretentious staff and over-priced wine.Only good thing was the bread and that came after we'd eaten our pathetic first and only course. The waiter expressed surprise we were only having one course. At those prices, anything more would have been more than we wanted to spend.

Ate once at the Blazing Donkey and couldn't believe what we were charged so haven't been back there.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like its been Ramgatised.

Anonymous said...

Owners of competitor-restaurants seem to be making plenty of comments on here

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I've posted on here criticising the new venture and I am merely a consumer and have no financial interest in any business being merely a punter with a bob or two to spare and a liking for value for money.

Anonymous said...

Me too. Change the cheesy d├ęcor offer value do what Age and sons do and you won't go far wrong.

Bertie Biggles said...

Age & Sons (the P missing!) was given an interesting and positive review in last Sats Daily Telegraph despite problems with the meal!

Anonymous said...

@ Mr Friday...

I've eaten at Portobello twice now; once when it first opened, and again a week ago and both times was really pleased with both the service and the food. They seem to alter their menu to suit the season too, so more comforting meaty dishes in winter and nice light veggie dishes at the moment. I would definitely recommend.
Michelle