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to think this is a pretty gross and unappetising quote for a restaurant menu?

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slightlyglitterbrained Sun 21-Feb-16 21:13:33

"Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one’s belt buckled.
Frederic Raphael (1931-)"

I mean - I can sort of see where they thought they were going with it, but really? At very best - Mr Creosote whipping it out at the table. At worst it makes me think about exploitation.

Pity as I was quite fancying the menu up till that point, but don't think I could face anything in a white sauce...

Arfarfanarf Sun 21-Feb-16 21:15:27


Arfarfanarf Sun 21-Feb-16 21:15:58

at the quote I mean.
That just sounded like I was being rude to you grin

MakeItRain Sun 21-Feb-16 21:17:28

That would put me off too confused I can't imagine why someone would think that was appropriate.

dudsville Sun 21-Feb-16 21:17:39

Ooh, whoever chose that quote really misjudged things.

silverfoxofwarwick1952 Sun 21-Feb-16 21:20:25

Sounds like American Pie

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 21-Feb-16 21:21:49

Bleaugh. Not appetizing to me. And I would assume that the owners were misogynist.

acasualobserver Sun 21-Feb-16 21:23:25

Crude and rather contrived metaphor. Not appealing.

Birdsgottafly Sun 21-Feb-16 21:23:26

I wouldn't give my money to a business that made so light of the sex trade.

Yeah, arsehole, buying food really does compare to buying the use of a Woman's body, who may not be there willingly.

SirChenjin Sun 21-Feb-16 21:27:35

Fucking hell - that was what they chose to use to sell their menu??

Misogynistic and lacking in grey matter if they genuinely thought that would widen their market.

slightlyglitterbrained Sun 21-Feb-16 21:33:52

Did such a double-take when I saw it. The chain is Koh Thai Tapas if anyone's curious at who the fuck would pick such a quote.

Gabilan Sun 21-Feb-16 21:34:28

I wouldn't eat there.

DancingDinosaur Sun 21-Feb-16 21:35:27


AtSea1979 Sun 21-Feb-16 21:36:09


Brightnorthernlights Sun 21-Feb-16 21:38:04

Makes me feel queasy.....hardly appetising is it!

MySordidCakeSecret Sun 21-Feb-16 21:39:37

ugh.. grim.

IPityThePontipines Sun 21-Feb-16 21:41:12


They clearly only Lad customers, with their Lad money, so I would be spending my Lady pennies elsewhere.

Also: Thai Tapas hmm

WorraLiberty Sun 21-Feb-16 21:45:22

Well I wouldn't order the crabs.

novemberchild Sun 21-Feb-16 21:46:31

Just no. It actually would make me feel creeped out and uncomfortable.

wtffgs Sun 21-Feb-16 21:51:33

Worra gringringrin

Scuzzy quote btw - YANBU OP

CornishDoll82 Sun 21-Feb-16 21:54:14

'Mouth-brothel'? Has a worse phrase ever been uttered?

And it's horrifically misogynist

MattDillonsPants Sun 21-Feb-16 22:13:03

Oh how disgusting! Write to the management and tell them!

Evabeaversprotege Sun 21-Feb-16 22:26:32


Crispbutty Sun 21-Feb-16 22:28:33

people talk about house porn and food porn regularly.. i cant see any issue with the comment

LineyReborn Sun 21-Feb-16 22:29:17

Fucking grim.

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