We have to admit that we love it when we find a good response to a pedantic, over the top, TripAdvisor review – it just tickles us.
We’ve highlighted some great ones in the past, including one chef who decided to make black and white movies from his bad online reviews, and the latest one to catch our eye is a beauty.
Although it was posted in 2013, the response below by Kiren Puri – chef and owner at the Blade Bone Inn pub near Reading – is one of the best we’ve seen.
It seems the customers, both self professed ‘Foodies’, were really pushing their right to review and Puri decided it was time to exercise his own right to reply.
Here’s the original review:
At first glance it seems quite fair but after reading the chef’s response, and his threat of posting CCTV images to prove what he says, it seems the reviewer was fairly lenient with the truth.
Best line? “I have never met a self professed foodie (who) starts his meal with a bowl of chips.”
Here’s the response in full.