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Just a few thoughts...

First, if you're going to any form of Michelin star establishment and can not abide dramatisation what's wrong with pro-actively and politely asking them not to? You know damn well they're going to do it otherwise.

Also, if you do want a dramatised, but don't get a full explanation or forget why not point the ingredient out and ask? I do it all the time on account of my addled (booze soaked) brain!

Bottom line - you're the customer / client. You control your experience. I accept there can be exceptions, and there's no excuse for frosty or aloof behaviour, but I think that's very much a thing of the past in the modern restaurant climate.

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Just a few thoughts...

First, if you're going to any form of Michelin star establishment and can not abide dramatisation what's wrong with pro-actively and politely asking them not to? You know damn well they're going to do it otherwise.

Also, if you do want a dramatised, but don't get a full explanation or forget why not point the ingredient out and ask? I do it all the time on account of my addled (booze soaked) brain!

Bottom line - you're the customer / client. You control your experience. I accept there can be exceptions, and there's no excuse for frosty or aloof behaviour, but I think that's very much a thing of the past in the modern restaurant climate.

lol, but you forget we're all English so we're far too polite to ask for anything / raise a fuss / not pay the optional mandatory tip if we get crap service &tc &tc :-p


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So, I've heard through a friend of a friend that L'enclume is coming to manchester... replacing the French Restaurant in the Midland. Might finally be possible to eat well in Manchester city centre.

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So, I've heard through a friend of a friend that L'enclume is coming to manchester... replacing the French Restaurant in the Midland. Might finally be possible to eat well in Manchester city centre.

This is touted as gossip on Manchester Confidential.

Much as I enjoy Rogan's food, I would very much hope that the gossip is not true. IMO, the French is a fine restaurant at which i enjoy eating probably more than almost anywhere else in the metro area. The restaurant has a style and elegance which comes with the room and the history and which I cannot see Rogan's food matching, let alone surpassing.


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From what I've heard it's pretty much nailed on. A place similar to L'enclume in the main restaurant followed by a bistro in time.

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So what are the plans for Roganic? Is he keeping a presence in London, or is this his next thing? Is Mr Rogan going to be one of these chefs that are never in the kitchen as he is either at his bistro/bar/pub/restaurant/tv/whatever.

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