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(Daily Mail)   London foodies ravenous for new super-celebrity chef "urban warehouse" restaurant co-owned by Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham, book all tables through November even before place opens   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 26
    More: Amusing, Gordon Ramsay, David Beckham, celebrity chef, light fitting  
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2013-09-09 09:29:09 AM
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If I wanted to eat in a warehouse, I'd go to Sam's Club.
 
2013-09-09 09:53:19 AM
Go to Costco.  Still only $1.50 for a hotdog and soda (with a refill).
 
2013-09-09 09:55:56 AM
Let's hope Beckham shares his recipe for his wife's favorite dish, a bottle of water.
 
2013-09-09 09:56:33 AM

RexTalionis: Sam's Club.


TheGreatGazoo: Costco.


But you'd miss out on the chance to be able to boast that you've had one of Ramsay's signature dishes.  That must be worth at least $15 per plate more than at a similar restaurant not owned by Beckham, no?
 
2013-09-09 09:57:25 AM

TheGreatGazoo: Go to Costco.  Still only $1.50 for a hotdog and soda (with a refill).


That hot dog looks like it was crapped out by a DONKEY!

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2013-09-09 10:00:06 AM
I'm truly happy for them, really I am.  I hope they are extremely successful.

And if any customers - after experiencing their wonderful meal - then want the most wonderful chef Ramsey to scream at them (for the novelty), I hope he obliges.  It would top off an already tremendous ocassion.

Magnificent.

/been accused of being a hater lately, trying to turn over a new leaf
 
2013-09-09 10:02:17 AM

ristst: then want the most wonderful chef Ramsey to scream at them


By all accounts I've heard, he's actually a very good and gracious man, who only goes off on lazy cooks who try to shortcut through their cooking. When someone genuinely shows an interest in cooking, and a willingness to learn, if not necessarily the practice, he's fairly patient with them.

Like on MasterChef.
 
2013-09-09 10:06:09 AM

RexTalionis: [s3-media2.ak.yelpcdn.com image 300x400]

If I wanted to eat in a warehouse, I'd go to Sam's Club.


Or IKEA. Are all IKEAs the same? The one in Montreal has a restaurant and a grocery section. It's fun but the place is usually far too busy and far away for me.
 
2013-09-09 10:12:56 AM

RexTalionis: [s3-media2.ak.yelpcdn.com image 300x400]

If I wanted to eat in a warehouse, I'd go to Sam's Club.


I was thinking it would be fun to walk through the place with Ramsey and keep asking him "what's this supposed to be?" and when he answers, say "it's shiat".
 
2013-09-09 11:44:21 AM
Two words.

British
Cuisine.
 
2013-09-09 11:47:00 AM

vudukungfu: Two words.

British
Cuisine.


Well...they had an Empire to run.
 
2013-09-09 01:04:08 PM
lots of butt hurt and anger in that comments section.
 
2013-09-09 01:10:58 PM

vudukungfu: Two words.

British
Cuisine.


Exactly.

It's like German cuisine, but retarded.
 
2013-09-09 01:11:04 PM
That restaurant's so new is still rawrrrr!
 
2013-09-09 01:19:03 PM
(Most) foodies ~ Hipsters.
 
2013-09-09 02:02:23 PM

PizzaJedi81: ristst: then want the most wonderful chef Ramsey to scream at them

By all accounts I've heard, he's actually a very good and gracious man, who only goes off on lazy cooks who try to shortcut through their cooking. When someone genuinely shows an interest in cooking, and a willingness to learn, if not necessarily the practice, he's fairly patient with them.

Like on MasterChef.


My wife watches that show, which means I do too, and he really does appear to be a decent guy.  Has zero patience for incompetence, but he isn't yelling just for the sake of being an asshole.  The other guy on that show though, the one that isn't Ramsay or fat, really should hire new writers for his insults.
 
2013-09-09 02:26:19 PM

miniflea: My wife watches that show, which means I do too, and he really does appear to be a decent guy. Has zero patience for incompetence, but he isn't yelling just for the sake of being an asshole.


After the Amy's Baking company debacle, I wen through 4 seasons of his Kitchen Nightmares show (2 UK and 2 US), and I'll agree with that.
 
2013-09-09 02:38:55 PM

Flab: miniflea: My wife watches that show, which means I do too, and he really does appear to be a decent guy. Has zero patience for incompetence, but he isn't yelling just for the sake of being an asshole.

After the Amy's Baking company debacle, I wen through 4 seasons of his Kitchen Nightmares show (2 UK and 2 US), and I'll agree with that.


my only problem with the 'save the failing restaurant show' is that, those restaurants generally should fail (and, even after the intervention, more than 80%will fail)

i wish there were a way for those shows to go to good restaurants that need help.  A place that can make good food and has something worth saving.

like, there's a restaurant near where I live.  It is very highly rated, the chef has a lot of experience, and it should be doing really well... but, it's empty every weekend.  I won't eat there... and why not, they're priced about $5-$10 more than their menu, location, etc. should demand.  I live in New Orleans, so I can pretty much get the best food this country has to offer in any number of restaurants.  So, when you look at this restaurant, it's just one of many.  but, you have a well trained chef.  they've just failed to recognize what the market can support.

those are the types of restaurants that I want to see helped. people with real food talent, but not a perfect eye for the business... because, they can still offer something unique to the food world, they just need to be learn how to run a business.
 
2013-09-09 03:06:34 PM
What is this? Spain? In the 30s?

/ Not obscure.
 
2013-09-09 04:22:05 PM

pute kisses like a man: like, there's a restaurant near where I live.  It is very highly rated, the chef has a lot of experience, and it should be doing really well... but, it's empty every weekend.  I won't eat there... and why not, they're priced about $5-$10 more than their menu, location, etc. should demand.  I live in New Orleans, so I can pretty much get the best food this country has to offer in any number of restaurants.  So, when you look at this restaurant, it's just one of many.  but, you have a well trained chef.  they've just failed to recognize what the market can support.

those are the types of restaurants that I want to see helped. people with real food talent, but not a perfect eye for the business... because, they can still offer something unique to the food world, they just need to be learn how to run a business.


A huge amount of the cost of a meal is fixed costs: rent, heating, lighting, electricity, fixtures, advertising and staff. It's a lot like hotels and airlines - you want to fill tables, even if you have to cut the cost.

I reckon that something like Tournedos Rossini costs maybe £8 in ingredients, but you sell it for £25. So, you make £17 net from it. But only if that's competitive. If you sell it for £20, and someone buys it, you make £12.

(I work as a consultant and sometimes people get me for half the normal rate - if I'm between two large client jobs, I'd rather make £150/day for 2 days than £0 for those 2 days).
 
2013-09-09 04:22:59 PM

pute kisses like a man: my only problem with the 'save the failing restaurant show' is that, those restaurants generally should fail (and, even after the intervention, more than 80%will fail)


Yep.  Most of these have management issues that go beyond food quality, and while Ramsay is able to see those problems, he's not there long enough to be able to fix those...  Especially when the solution is "fire the owner".

I also wish the US version had fewer "after the break find out about..." and "After spending an afternoon in the kitchen Chef Ramsay , ..." recaps after those commercial breaks that cut a 42 minute show to about 25 minutes of actual content.  There was definitely more focus on the food in the UK version.
 
2013-09-09 05:48:34 PM

PizzaJedi81: ristst: then want the most wonderful chef Ramsey to scream at them

By all accounts I've heard, he's actually a very good and gracious man, who only goes off on lazy cooks who try to shortcut through their cooking. When someone genuinely shows an interest in cooking, and a willingness to learn, if not necessarily the practice, he's fairly patient with them.

Like on MasterChef.


This is true. If you want to see what he is like, watch The F Word. Not over dramatized, and unlike our Ramsay shows, they're actually about food, not idiots.
 
2013-09-09 05:51:23 PM

PizzaJedi81: ristst: then want the most wonderful chef Ramsey to scream at them

By all accounts I've heard, he's actually a very good and gracious man, who only goes off on lazy cooks who try to shortcut through their cooking. When someone genuinely shows an interest in cooking, and a willingness to learn, if not necessarily the practice, he's fairly patient with them.

Like on MasterChef.


Plus he's admitted (IIRC) that most of the american version is basically just yelling for ratings.
 
2013-09-10 12:14:42 AM

RexTalionis: [s3-media2.ak.yelpcdn.com image 300x400]

If I wanted to eat in a warehouse, I'd go to Sam's Club.


Hey, Sam's Club has some good and cheap food.  Pretty surprising for an in-store eatery.
 
2013-09-10 12:48:20 AM

RexTalionis: [s3-media2.ak.yelpcdn.com image 300x400]

If I wanted to eat in a warehouse, I'd go to Sam's Club.


Polish Dog ( w/ mustard & sauerkraut) FTW! ( Costco in my neck of the woods )
 
2013-09-10 01:19:53 PM

blue_2501: RexTalionis: [s3-media2.ak.yelpcdn.com image 300x400]

If I wanted to eat in a warehouse, I'd go to Sam's Club.

Hey, Sam's Club has some good and cheap food.  Pretty surprising for an in-store eatery.


well, i thought the restaurant design looked alright from the pictures.  however, i would probably hate it because it looks like you will have a lot of noise.  all hard surfaces, open kitchen, athlete owner...  yeah, that means loud crappy music, loud crappy people, loud crappy experience.  even if the food is good, it's no fun to eat in the middle of crappy concert.

but, that's just me.  apparently I am at odds with the world for wanting to enjoy my food and company in peace and quiet.  the loud noise trend is a threat to all that is good and noble in the hospitality industry.
 
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