Friday, August 06, 2010

Something For The Weekend

Apologies for the absence but I've been tending to the aged pater.

Mr Eastcliff Snr fell off the stage at the Derbyshire Miners Holiday Camp in Skegness earlier in the week whilst performing his world famous 'Man with Three Hands' skit. Thankfully he's now sitting up and joking with nurses at the Convalescent Home for Seaside Thespians (where every cardboard bedpan has 'Kiss me quick' round the rim (note position of quotation mark) so you can use it for the, er, usual and as a jolly titfer, preferably not in that order). But it means I've had to dash up and down the motorway every day to take him essential supplies.

So I haven't got the time to tell you about the start of Drunk Week in Boredstares, or what's happening down at Ramsgate's Royal Pavilion, or about the shelter that's being renovated over on our less trendy West Cliff. And no East of the Wantsum this week either (boo!).

That said, seeing as you all seem to have got your teeth well and truly stuck into fine dining following my previous item, I thought I'd share this with you...

So which restaurant here in the Millionaires' Playground would be displaying that outside their premises then? Not one of the Ile de Thanet's two Michelin mentioned restaurants, that's for sure! Could it be the one that the Observer described as 'mediocre', adding: 'Leave ------'s in peace', and which the Torygraph gave 2/5 stars to? I think we should be told?!!?! (This won't give you a clue.)

I'll leave you to chew on that.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Harvey's

IsleOne said...

And for more on this story:

http://isleone.co.uk/as-featured-in-the-observer

ascu75 aka Don said...

Hope all is Restored and calm again ......... not that we missed you but welcome back and good Health to Pater maybe when he is down next he can perform his world famous 'Man with Three Hands' skit to the residents of the local homes, I am sure it would be a hoot.

Anonymous said...

I bet restaurant staff crap themselves when Jay Rayner walks through the door-I mean he has a pretty recognisable face.

Anonymous said...

anon again!
BREAKING NEWS!
I am extremely sorry to slightly change your theme ECR, but have you seen the BBC news site about Margate being renovated before the Turner heap opens? High Street shops are to open, nearby eyesores are to be painted and decorated....
OMFG... the TD Council have finally flipped!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-10893861

Anonymous said...

Not having a clue where the subject restaurant is I turned my attention to the posting about the tarting up of Margate. Nothing of course to do with the days when the Piccadilly ladies descended on Margate, tottering down from the station on their heels at the weekends, to relieve American airmen of their bulging pay packets.

I digress, so back to the spit and polish. Well the news of a major wash and brush up for Margate to herald the opening of the Turner comes not before time. One has to hope, however, that this will not be a case of Thanet monies being disproportionately spent on the west side to the detriment of the east. Sure ECR, as the defender of the east, will have much to say if it is.

On the other hand, could this be start of the Thanetian revival. Bound to upset the 'hate it here but won't leave' fraternity! Maybe if there really was nothing to moan about they might go. One can but dream!

Lucy Mail said...

Of course, the sign on the building to the right of the photo, on which you can just about make out the beginning of their web address, www.harveys.... isn't much of a clue at all, is it!

Honestly, you must think that people here are as stupid as they seem!

Anonymous said...

I think it's quite funny how they've turned around the fact that both the Observer and Telegraph stated that their restaurant was a big old bag of shit, by merely pointing out that they got a mention.
They had to get something right sooner or later, I suppose!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone had a good meal in Harvey's? I'd love to know.

Anonymous said...

Eagle eyed Loo-Seat Male has gobbled there on occasions. Honestly.

Richard Eastcliff said...

Aha! I wondered who'd be the first to spot that Lucy!

As for the tarting up of Margate, I presume Derek, Terry and their chums will be paying for that out of the £60m they keep blowing their trumpets about.

Although I suspect that what will actually happen is a few quid will be spent on a spot of lipstick and mascara, and that Margate's new makeover will run in the first downpour.

Lucy Mail said...

Loo-Seat Male?
There's an oxymoron, if ever I saw one!
How can you sit on something that'll cut you in half if it's vertically positioned?