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22 Times Customers Just Wanted a Real Plate

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22 Times Customers Just Wanted a Real Plate

 

We’ve all got our pet peeves when it comes to food plating, but when salad gets served in a champagne glass, pizza comes to the table on a tyre, or monstrous desserts are perched on top of mason jars, we know that restaurants have gone just a little bit too far. 

At FDL HQ we always like to check-in on our Reddit groups to see what’s got people talking (apparently The New Yorker is also with us on this) and out of the million or so discussion forums on the site, We Want Plates takes the pie when we are out for a few good laughs. The good old steak on a chalkboard can bride us at most, but some of the other 'creative’ plating techniques employed by food venues can just be outright wrong - and disgusting. 

Over 385,000 subscribers are on this popular forum with the tagline “crusading against serving food on bits of wood and roof tiles, chips in mugs and drinks in jam jars,” and we’re definitely with them on these dubious food presentation techniques. 

Here are 22 times when food plating went horribly wrong. 

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Caviar served on a cauliflower (not meant to eat) on a bed of fake grass in a wooden box. from r/WeWantPlates

 

Beef on a shovel from r/WeWantPlates

 

Polenta poured directly on the table 🤢 Because who needs sanitation anyway.. from r/WeWantPlates

 

Feel bad for the dishwasher - Scallops wrapped in Prosciutto from r/WeWantPlates

 

“Modern take on Peppermint Patty” is just minty cotton candy from r/WeWantPlates

 

Why have a bread plate when you can have a bread rock? [Rech - Intercontinental Hong Kong] from r/WeWantPlates

 

Fruit leather leaves stuffed with some kind of fish. We were told 'don't eat the branches' from r/WeWantPlates

 

This espresso martini served in a lightbulb on ice...in a martini glass from r/WeWantPlates

 

Potatoes and sausage... in a jar ? from r/WeWantPlates

 

Afternoon tea on a bookcase from r/WeWantPlates

 

Just go ahead and dump my shrimp all over some empty beer cans please from r/WeWantPlates

 

Shrimp a la cart from r/WeWantPlates

 

Arancini balls served on a wooden tray filled with wheat. from r/WeWantPlates

 

Wings at a bar served on a skateboard from r/WeWantPlates

 

Mmmm, prison style Southern grits. Right off that cold hard tray. from r/WeWantPlates

 

From now on I'd like all my food on a tree pedestal from r/WeWantPlates

 

Nachos in a Dog Bowl from r/WeWantPlates

 

Grilled cheese on a donut with tomato soup - Clinton Hall, NYC from r/WeWantPlates

 


Nachos just rolling in from r/WeWantPlates

 

Croquettes de zapatos from r/WeWantPlates

 

Hmm.. from r/WeWantPlates

 

Well this is a first... from r/WeWantPlates

 

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