Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Reviews and Food Musings


Fed up with celebrity chefs drizzling sauces over undercooked pieces of meat? I am!

I regularly dine out and am happy to share my restaurant experiences, and musings on food with you.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Gordon Ramsay Loses FD

Gordon Ramsay Loses FD

Gordon Ramsay is "terminating" the appointment of his Chief Financial Officer, Nick Fletcher, at a number of his companies.

The documents for "terminating appointment" were filed at Companies House last week.

However, Fletcher is still director at five companies, three of which are overdue for filing company information.

Sadly the more "celebrity" a chef attracts, it seems the more time he/she has to devote to business matters rather than food.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Dover Castle (Brighton)

The Dover Castle (Brighton)

My compliments to the Dover Castle:

43 Southover Street
West Sussex
Telephone: 01273 889808

Eva, myself and a friend from Sweden dined there last night and had thoroughly enjoyable time and meal.

The menu specialises in fish, sourced daily from the locality, the selection on offer is written on a blackboard and as the evening wears on the dishes that run out are crossed out. Other non fish dishes are also available.

Being a "contrarian" I had the steak and chips, which was first class; the steak was tender and succulent, and the chips, onion rings, peas and tomato all ticked the right boxes taste and portion wise.

The butternut squash soup and mezze, that we also scoffed, were likewise excellent.

The selection of beers, lagers (including Asahi) and wine is decent and the staff are very friendly, easy going and service minded (eg I appreciated being offered a smaller (and cheaper) bowl of soup as a starter).

All in all a good place to have a reasonably priced, good quality meal in a friendly atmosphere.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Actimel Advert Banned

Actimel Advert Banned

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned the Actimel TV advert that claims its yoghurt supported children's natural defences.

ASA decided that evidence provided by Danone did not uphold claims that the drinking yoghurt could help normal, healthy school-aged youngsters protect against common childhood illnesses.

The ASA concluded that the advert broke rules for being misleading, rules relating to evidence and accuracy in food advertising.

Danone are reported to be "very disappointed" at the ASA's ruling.