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Gordo's Restaurant Briefing

Published on January 7th 2005.


Piccollinos

Maurizio moves today to open the Liverpool branch; make sure you have an extra strong till old son. This leaves the lovable rogue Ettore in charge. Good look to you M, you are a star. With Ettore in sole charge, it shouldn’t be long before the group are facing several sexual harassment suits ;-)

Wings: Coolest, Nicest, Quickest Lunch in Town

Recently opened in the old Lincoln premises, Wing seems to be doing a great job. Gordo had his dinner there (or tea, as Peter Martin would say ;-) a week after it opened and scored it evenly with the Yang Sing, actually higher for ambience, it’s the kind of place you can take people for a long relaxed evening in real comfort. Service is by far the best in the genre, if not competing with The Lowry, Establishment et al. Best of all is that Wing has put tables outside so that you can have dim sum at lunch, very cheap, very quick and very pleasant. Go.

Le Bouchon

Has anyone any comments on this under marketed lovely looking ‘proper’ French restaurant? Let me know, please, we are going to give it a test.

Julian Hook Pops Up! : Obsidian

Gordo’s second favourite (behind Bruno at the Midland) Maytre Dee has taken on the role at the spanker new restaurant Obsidian underneath the spanker new hotel on Princess Street, Arora. The restaurant wasn’t open when Steve Robinson showed me round the hotel, which is owned partly by Cliff Richard. The hotel is a belter, and we are going to try and negotiate special rates for you lot. I will report on the restaurant once we have had a chance to try it out, but the team has a great pedigree.

The Ox

Ekta told me she had a fab meal there last night, and she is a good judge. I have to say that I had the worst Sunday lunch I have had for ages there last Sunday. Good black pudding could have done with a mustard mayo or something, too dry; the lamb was mean and incinerated, coated in a gravy that was... poor. I was presented with two quarters of a potato, roasted, and being a big fat bastard asked for a couple more; the waitress went back to the kitchen, and came back saying that the chef wouldn’t give me any more! ******* ****! Apple Crumble was Apple Apple. Did get extra custard though. Pull your socks up there guys, charge more if need be, if you are insistent on catering to price, £10.95 for a meal is going to get the punter bugger all. Either consider it a lost leader, or up the price a fiver.

Socio Rehab

Socio’d on till one in there Saturday, love it, cool, relaxed, no idiots. Great drinks. Diet coke in bottles and one of the rarest Bacardi’s on the planet. Go.

Happy Trails

Gordo

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