The Restaurant - BBC2

#1
Well, Raymond Blanc entices us to the screen again for the third series, The Restaurant and last night was no different to the last couple of series we have seen. One couple even tried to open a tin with a 10" cooks knife :? and yes, there was two lads from the Army (1 chef & 1 Log Spec) didn't do to bad, apart from the sauce they tried to make but he was all over the place.

The next few episodes should be interesting:

The Restaurant
 
#2
The RLC "chef" didn't know how to remove salt from his gravy (bought gravy - couldn't make a gravy himself); I'd call him a cook. Acted a bit of a throbber as well to be honest.
 
#3
Hairy_Fairy said:
The RLC "chef" didn't know how to remove salt from his gravy (bought gravy - couldn't make a gravy himself); I'd call him a cook. Acted a bit of a throbber as well to be honest.
Did he rap any customers over the hand with a ladle whilst shouting " Only one sausage".
 
#5
Nesbit217 said:
i watched that, the lad was swanning round in his maroon lid giving it big licks, a classic hat
Sat stationary behind his mucker whilst being interviewed does not make for 'swanning around'

I saw him mostly in whites with a red paper(?) chefs hat thing
 

Fronty

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#7
Yup. Nice touch I thought.

Still thought it was class to see the lack of common sense on the part of the two lasses trying to open the tin, but the highlight for me was the serving of Asda (of all things) economy smoked salmon and some grated veg by the people that wanted to open the Scandinavian themed restaurant.

He's Raymond Blanc. He has Michelin stars. How do you think that you are going to get away with that?
 
#8
Fronty said:
Yup. Nice touch I thought.

Still thought it was class to see the lack of common sense on the part of the two lasses trying to open the tin, but the highlight for me was the serving of Asda (of all things) economy smoked salmon and some grated veg by the people that wanted to open the Scandinavian themed restaurant.

He's Raymond Blanc. He has Michelin stars. How do you think that you are going to get away with that?
I don't know if it's the grumpy old man coming out in me, but I get so turned off by these efforts.

These programmes have legions of researchers to weed people out. If we have all these researchers, then surely people who think that the cheapest of the cheap is good enough, or people who can't operate a can opener (did you see the attempts at opening the coconut!) or even people who don't even have a name (or theme) for their restaurant wouldn't be able to get through, would they?

Hmm...is it all about suitable candidates to run a restaurant - or is it about insulting the intelligence of your viewers in a vein attempt at entertainment?

Answers on the back of an oxo please.....
 
#9
I was thinkng along the same lines as Hairy Fairy. The previous series seem to have had people who could actually cook. Now it seems to a decended into the world of Big Brother, where it is more important to have 'weird-ratings catching' on than people who do and could seriously make a go of it. Will watch one or two more, but if the standard doesn't improve, well then its back to 'Dave' and the top gear repeats
 
#10
Pretty sure i recognise badger. Seem to remember an RLC or might have been far enough back for him to have been RAOC, with that nickname due to a silver patch of hair at 16 AD Rgt RA up at Kirton in Lindsey.
 
#12
Barrington & Badger's. And they won Restaurant of the week and they were quite good compared to some of the others. We'll wait and see as next week's episode has the two of them falling out!
 
#13
they were all awful, these two just werent as awful as the others!

As for the maroon lid bit, i saw that too. How about the nipping into see the RSM to drum up some (non-complaining) customers! Thats the way ahead.
 
#14
I'll give it another week, but the cynic in me remains.

How the hell the two hooray henry's didn't get booted is beyond me.

Indoor picnic food??? A chef who doesn't want to/can't cook. Please.

At least the girls who got booted had a clue.
 
#15
Hairy_Fairy said:
I'll give it another week, but the cynic in me remains.

How the hell the two hooray henry's didn't get booted is beyond me.

Indoor picnic food??? A chef who doesn't want to/can't cook. Please.

At least the girls who got booted had a clue.
Totally agree - I was shouting at the screen every time the little twats did their hand-slapping high five routine. :roll:

Sadly I suspect it's because they make better telly than the two girls who were a bit clueless but also a bit dull. My money is now on the hoorays to stay till the last three while other duller couples bite the dust.
 
#16
They're not Hoorays for heaven's sake. They are bloody chancers.
An Australian and a booze shaker Hoorays? My arse they are.

I felt rather sorry for the girls, as there are far worse couples on there, and they were dropped in it
with that crappy shed. They were trying, which is more than can be said for a few of the others.

I know this won't be a popular comment, but there is something wrong about Badger.
I can't put my finger on it, but there just is.

Have to say that it is all a bit formulaic now though. Third series and very little new to offer.
 
#17
"Raymond is on his way to judge the restaurants "

Is that why at one point he was walking in a part of Bristol that is in a completely different area to the restaurants and when he did make it to the same area he was walking along street towards a dead end?
 
#18
Gremlin said:
I know this won't be a popular comment, but there is something wrong about Badger.
I can't put my finger on it, but there just is.
.
Apart from not being able to tell the difference between Parma Ham & parmesan and then confusing melon for god knows what?
 

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