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Offline Grumpmeister

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The F Word.
« on: February 19, 2008, 07:19:54 PM »
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A restaurant owner has apologised after diners had their very own F word experience - without Gordon Ramsay.
Ten friends found the abusive and sexually-explicit message on their bill at Joe Delucci's Italian restaurant in Bird Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Diner Clare Watkin said she thought it was written after they complained about poor service.

The party from Walsall had gone to the restaurant on Friday. Owner Nigel Langsdon has begun an investigation.

Ms Watkin said: "I couldn't believe it. The bill read 'fish cakes', which one of us had for a starter, and it was written right above it - absolutely disgusting language.

"We actually booked the table for 8 o' clock in the evening, by the time they had taken our order it was quarter to nine and we didn't actually receive our food until quarter past 10."

She added: "I'd like a written apology from the restaurant and I'd also like some compensation.

"I think that the way that we've been spoken to is absolutely outrageous."

TV chef Gordon Ramsay's foul-mouthed diatribes on his Channel 4 show The F Word have given viewers an insight into the often industrial language of the restaurant kitchen.

Joe Delucci's owner Mr Langsdon said the message had been meant to be seen only by kitchen staff and he did not know how it ended up as an item on the receipt.

He said: "That shouldn't come out on the bill, so we've got to find out what's gone wrong there.

"But we have apologised unreservedly to the girls concerned and said that they're very welcome to come back and have a free meal and we'd like them to."

He has also offered to donate the bill for their meal to charity.

The cost of the meal came to 284.68, including a 10% service charge.
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Re: The F Word.
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008, 07:50:40 AM »
Compo claim? doh:
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Re: The F Word.
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008, 09:13:12 AM »
Compensation should be recompense for loss. Damages are intended to cover other matters.
But grabbing some money is what this is all about and that is why the "agrieved" has released the details to the press.
The Cafe owner has already offered a full refund, free meals (together worth around 500) and an unreserved apology but this bitch wants more. There is no thought given to the possiblity of so damaging his business that he will be forced to close with the resultant laying off of staff etc.
If I were the cafe owner I would tell her to sod off and carefully instruct my staff in the time honoured kitchen arts of spitting in the soup, p*ssing in the gravy and w@nking into the whipped cream.
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Re: The F Word.
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2008, 09:45:21 AM »
Note to self: "Politely decline any dinner invitations at Snoopy's"
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Re: The F Word.
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008, 09:46:52 AM »
He is famous for his bonios. Allegedly.
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Re: The F Word.
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008, 09:54:57 AM »
He is famous for his bonios. Allegedly.


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