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Old 08-06-2005, 08:39   #61
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and how can he afford to give good ideas like the mid week selection away like that?.
yep a good idea...but I don't think Ramsey needs to offer 'Soul in a Bowl' for a tenner in his own restaurant
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Old 08-06-2005, 08:41   #62
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Quite why he needs to swear even when he's not angry baffles me, and in front of the waitresses as well. His mouth is a sewer.
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Old 08-06-2005, 08:50   #63
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some of us just swear too much in daily life! I know I do!
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:17   #64
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I missed this one but I think it is being repeated on thursday night.

I have eaten in that place a couple times when myself and the wife visited Brighton and I would deffinately recommend it. The food was great and they have a brilliant selection of beers from all over the world.

The only problem was it took almost 45 minutes between the first course and the main but we were in no hurry so we did not make a fuss but a couple of other people left because they were waiting too long.

I am looking forward to see how this place does.

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Old 08-06-2005, 10:27   #65
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I love this program, i think Ramsay comes across really well, apart from the needless swearing, and more often than not make a real difference.

I would love to visit the place on last nights show, food looked lovely, and he liked it before he made his changes.

Shame there is nothing like that round manchester, it's always Curry or chinese
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Old 08-06-2005, 11:21   #66
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The show was great last night, I want to go and try some of those ribs
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Old 08-06-2005, 12:43   #67
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The food looked great - and a nice bunch of people too

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Old 09-06-2005, 09:57   #68
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I loved the scene at the beginning when the lady owner wanted to take a photograph of Ramsey's empty plate!

Good advertising idea too, frame it and stick on the wall "So good even a Michelin star winner finished it"

Another great show, and I was pleased that the business was doing well as the owners deserved it.

Best show on the box.

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Another good show tonight.

I feel that this program is a great lesson in management and Ramsay does a great job.

He doesn't let his ego or his obvious clout and expertise come in the way of trying to make the chefs or owners understand the essentials of what is wrong with their business plan.

My respect for Gordon Ramsay increases with every show.

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Great episode, showed that Ramsey isn't just a one trick pony that simply chooses bad chefs in the series to swear at, he really raised the bar this week. and showed the depth of his knowledge and talent.

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Old 15-06-2005, 08:23   #71
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I'd rather go to a restaurant where the food exploded with flavour in my mouth. Agree with the head chef.
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I think he was trying to make the point that complicated dishes are now unfashionable in the world of high-class eating and that simpler dishes will get him that star faster.

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I'd rather go to a restaurant where the food exploded with flavour in my mouth. Agree with the head chef.
The Guy from Michelin didn't agree though, and it is him who gives out the Michelin star(s) that the head chef wanted so badly.

People talk about Ramsey's lack of actual cooking ability shown on screen. This episode showed that he does have the ability and knowledge of cooking, food and flavours.

GR also learned from his own costly mistake, as was shown, and he knew that this place was possible heading for a similar fall to his failed restaurant in Glasgow.

Good to see a change this week to a business which had top notch chefs and ingredients, in a superb clean, well run kitchen, but was almost too upmarket for its location, and just needed to simplify itself, and become less 'intimidating', rather than make itself 'better'.

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Gordan Ramsey came across so well in this programme, the head chef thought he was there to show how crap he was and how good GR was, but he plainly wasn't. He comes acoross as someone with no ego, which i think is great for someone at the top of their profession.

Bit tired of seeing him getting naked though
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My respect for him is growing too, not least because he is the worlds most likely candidate for botox injections and yet he has clearly resisted.

It will still be a while before I can forgive the fact that he played for Rangers though.
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Old 15-06-2005, 15:17   #76
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This show gets better and better and I am glad that this series is mixing it up and not just about slating some junior head chef or naive owner. My wife and I have had lunch at his restaurant in Claridges and I can vouch for simplicity being more appealing. The set menu's there have a good balance and don't frighten you with too much choice or far out combinations and seemed quite good value.
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Anyone catch the preview of next weeks show?

He is going back to The Glasshouse in Ambleside, from series one.

Apparently there have been major changes there since GR's last visit.

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I really enjoyed last night's show.
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Just a heads up for tonight.

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Looking forward to tonights episode and cant wait to go to GR at Claridges next week... yummy
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