Sir Walter Riley
Thursday, September 25, 2008 by Jack Kibble-White
So, let’s talk about The Restaurant…
Judging by various comments and quotes I’ve seen firing across the internet in the last week or so, BBC2’s reality series is currently running at that pleasing level which sits just below Alison Graham style in-jokery, but is sufficiently embedded in our collective viewing habits that most people reading this will understand to what the heading of this post refers.
Right now, The Restaurant is like The Apprentice minus the publicity overkill. As of yet, Raymond Blanc and his inspectors are yet to become subject to a “siralan” style shared comedy shorthand term of reference, and the programe is all the better for it.
So: “Are you going to leave a tip for girls?”