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to wonder what the fuck is wrong with PLATES.

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KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Fri 10-Jan-14 21:02:57

Just been out for a meal.

Food arrived from the kitchen on either a slate or a giant block of wood.

What the fuck is wrong with plates???

Why do they feel the need to stick my food on something I stick on my roof or a bloody breadboard?

Is it just me? I WEEP for the poor neglected china.

statisticsthicko Fri 10-Jan-14 21:05:13

I've never been served my food on building materials. I'm obviously eating in all the wrong places!!

squoosh Fri 10-Jan-14 21:05:24

How does gravy cope on a slate without sloping edges?

Poor gravy, or jus, or foam or whatever they're calling it.

squoosh Fri 10-Jan-14 21:05:58

Burgers and chips all seem to be served on planks of wood these days.

PortofinoRevisited Fri 10-Jan-14 21:06:01

Tis poncey innit! I was in UK at Xmas and went to pub and ordered fish and chips. It came on a wooden board - the fish that is, with the chips in a china version of a newspaper cone. You can't soak it all in vinegar that way - poncey bastards!

MoreSkyThanWeNeed Fri 10-Jan-14 21:07:33

Chips in little silver buckets seems to be popular here.
And the bucket sits on a wooden board, obvs.

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Fri 10-Jan-14 21:07:43

The burgers were on a block of wood with a piss poor portion of chips in a crappy little wire basket thing.

Catsmamma Fri 10-Jan-14 21:08:44

i had some chips in a teeny tiny bucket once.

dh said i was not to steal it.

TunipTheUnconquerable Fri 10-Jan-14 21:08:48

I don't know, I had some mushy peas in a teeny copper saucepan once with chips in an itsy bitsy little metal basket. That was fun (except I only got 6 chips).

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Fri 10-Jan-14 21:08:51

statistics I live in the far north west of England and if poncey shit has reached us, its only time before it does you.

MerylStrop Fri 10-Jan-14 21:08:51

I blame Jamie Oliver

He's always at that

Put's me right off

TunipTheUnconquerable Fri 10-Jan-14 21:09:43

X-post.
So we know why they do the little basket - it's an excuse to not give you very many chips.

TunipTheUnconquerable Fri 10-Jan-14 21:10:13

The place I had it was in the Dales.

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Fri 10-Jan-14 21:10:33

Someone got a "chunky chip stack".

4 chips arranged like Jenga.

I want to eat it, not see if it falls over when I take a chip away.

TheArticFunky Fri 10-Jan-14 21:11:25

It is silly. It won't be long before they go all retro and we go back to having chicken and chips in a basket.

Joysmum Fri 10-Jan-14 21:11:42

My other pet hate is everything coming out on sheet if grease proof paper. Wtf?

MerylStrop Fri 10-Jan-14 21:12:03

for only £55 you can serve your cold meats like this at home

Was it a Jamie's Keema, or a Byron type thing?

TunipTheUnconquerable Fri 10-Jan-14 21:12:09

Now if it was 54 chips, like in proper Jenga, it would make more sense.
Actual chips Jenga in a pub would be amazing.

EeyoreIsh Fri 10-Jan-14 21:12:31

Wooden boards for antipasti is fine. For a proper dish, eugh, no way.

I don't understand serving on slate tiles, just weird.

What really bugs me is when you get six chips stacked. Six chips is not a portion, however 'chunky' they are.

Hassled Fri 10-Jan-14 21:12:43

It was a Gastro Pub, wasn't it?

I too weep for the crockery. Pissing slate or chopping boards everywhere these days.

phantomnamechanger Fri 10-Jan-14 21:13:26

I once had my banoffee pie served on a rough slate. I couldn't scrape all the yummy goo off properly because of the noise like fingernails on a blackboard sad

Hassled Fri 10-Jan-14 21:13:53

And when my "fries" come in a little silver bucket thing with fake newspaper I want to ram a chip up the manager's nose.

BombayBunty Fri 10-Jan-14 21:14:29

I hate food on chopping boards, roof tiles or floor tiles. Pretentious fuckwittery.
I also can't be doing with coffee in long glass cups with teeny tiny handles, what's wrong with a mug?

squoosh Fri 10-Jan-14 21:14:29

A stack of four chips is an affront, when I order chips I expect at least 17.

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Fri 10-Jan-14 21:14:52

Chips Jenga would be fucking amazing. I need to sell the concept and make me a fortune.

I don't know if it was a Jamie or not. It was an early bird pub dinner in a pub in Cumbria. It was just wrong, wrong, WRONG.

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