Inside Claridge's

(126 Posts)
CruCru Mon 03-Dec-12 21:23:47

Is anyone else watching this? The family used the WHOLE third floor.

Valpolliandtheivy Mon 17-Dec-12 21:37:19

Ahahahahah at Thomas' face

kilmuir Mon 17-Dec-12 21:38:31

he should have a fan club. love him

Meglet Mon 17-Dec-12 21:43:11

An ant forager?!!! It's a bit emperors new clothes IMO.

Poor ants.

happystory Mon 17-Dec-12 21:43:34

That's a good one for the cv- Danish ant forager!

Toomuchturkeyatendofthedinner Mon 17-Dec-12 21:45:14

Watching, and wondered if there would be a thread on this grin

Snort at "who's he" re Prince Andrew.

The celeriac cleaning looks mad!!

Toomuchturkeyatendofthedinner Mon 17-Dec-12 21:47:17

So glad they didn't eat Orlando!!

Meglet Mon 17-Dec-12 21:48:14

I bet no one would have noticed the difference if they'd dashed into the garden and scraped up an ants nest.

Valpolliandtheivy Mon 17-Dec-12 21:50:37

HA Meg. I bet not grin

Toomuchturkeyatendofthedinner Mon 17-Dec-12 21:56:13

What are those shoes the bride has on??????

scaredycat12 Mon 17-Dec-12 21:56:50

Her "something blue" shoes?

happystory Mon 17-Dec-12 21:59:31

Did she say he introduced her to leeks?!

twooter Mon 17-Dec-12 22:01:36

Me and dh are deciding how we would have dealt with the rose petals - just brush them onto the fall, or gather up carefully in a very non-romantic way

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Mon 17-Dec-12 22:05:10

Us too twoter, I've no idea of the etiquette, would they stain?

scaredycat12 Mon 17-Dec-12 22:09:18

Do you not just roll around in them?

I definitely don't think they should be gathered up!

Lomaamina Tue 18-Dec-12 10:39:06

I loved parts one and two of this programme, but last night's episode was TOOOOOOOOOOO much info on disgusting ant food. Meglet I agree: DH said last night it's an 'emperor’s new clothes' situation. It's not only the ants: who wants to eat bits of leaf snipped prissily with craft scissors and lamb on dirty smoky hay (I know I'm exaggerating, but only slightly). As for them clogging up the drains with their 'not good enough' rendered lamb fat, I hope Claridges deducted the cost of cleaning the basement from the restaurant's charge.

If I were a foreigner visiting Britain for the Olympics, I'd much prefer a British top-notch restaurant to be 'popping up', wouldn't you?

n.b. we were also appalled at all the 'dignatories' spending their tax payers' money on staying here, not only (but particularly) the ones from poorer countries. Was it the Canadian chancellor too, or did I miss-hear?

thekidsrule Tue 18-Dec-12 12:38:47

love the assistant and manager,actually i fancythem

they talk so clearly and have an air about them

though i fear im not their type

MorrisZapp Tue 18-Dec-12 12:40:43

He introduced me to leeks.

StephaniePowers Tue 18-Dec-12 12:44:08

I ate there once and had coffee and chocolate salty balls in the big art deco room.

It was all exquisite, every last detail.

The manager has a lovely face when he smiles, and then in a split second he reverts to his ice-blue stare of pure evil. We are thoroughly enjoying him, now that our previous too-evil-for-telly person, Neil Oliver, has had media training and gone all delightful.

Lomaamina Tue 18-Dec-12 14:41:46

I agree, the manager is lovely, but with hidden depths. I love the way he goes all Teutonic when he talks about order. Did you catch the deputy saying that spontanaity works, so long as it's well organised or words to that effect?!

MyMamaToldMe Wed 19-Dec-12 14:10:34

I've had afternoon tea there and held a event there. We were treated like royalty both times. Their attention to detail is amazing. And nothing is too much for them. I heart Claridges!

Ponders Wed 19-Dec-12 16:40:13

I'm a bit late with this but did anybody else think that those new battery-operated alarm clocks would TICK??? You can't hear them during the day but at night when it's quiet they are really loud - in my house people take the batteries out (they use their phones if they need an alarm)

The old electric ones would have been silent

I do hope guests have complained grin

(The manager sounds like the Terminator. He is wonderful)

Lomaamina Thu 20-Dec-12 10:16:34

Ponders I know they were planning to test the sound of the alarms, so given their (manic) attention to detail, I would hope so, wouldn't you?

And yes, I'm sure guests would have complained, especially now they know the hotel spent a mere £20 on their mock whatever period clocks.

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Thu 20-Dec-12 12:44:59

I love the switchboard man, but Thomas the manager has scary eyes. I reckon he's mean ...!

pigletmania Thu 20-Dec-12 18:52:05

I am shocked at some of the outlandish behaviour of the super rich, more money than sense. In the first episode, they ripped out a 15 year old marble bath as one chineese pop singer wanted a jacuzzi shock

Ponders Thu 20-Dec-12 23:03:47

Japanese, piglet smile

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