Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, stubborn as hell. But this is his real story! This is Gordon Ramsays...... more
Everyone thinks they know the real Gordon Ramsay: rude, loud, pathologically driven, stubborn as hell. But this is his real story! This is Gordon Ramsays autobiography -- the first time he has told the full story of how he became the worlds most famous and infamous chef: his difficult childhood, his brothers heroin addiction and his failed first career as a footballer: all of these things have made him the celebrated culinary talent and media powerhouse that he is today. Gordon talks frankly about: / his tough childhood: his fathers alcoholism and violence and the effects on his relationships with his mother and siblings / his first career as a footballer: how the whole family moved to Scotland when he was signed by Glasgow Rangers at the age of fifteen, and how he coped when his career was over due to injury just three years later / his brothers heroin addiction. / Gordons early career: learning his trade in Paris and London; how his career developed from there: his time in Paris under Albert Roux and his seven Michelin-starred restaurants. / kitchen life: Gordon spills the beans about life behind the kitchen door, and how a restaurant kitchen is run in Anthony Bourdain-style. / and how he copes with the impact of fame on himself and his family: his television career, the rapacious tabloids, and his own drive for success.
Advantages: Always one close by, quick turn out, children are welcome and catered for. Disadvantages: Toilets can be quite disturbing, not all dishes taste as good they are described.
Restaurant Reviewed: Stag and Hounds
(next to Comet and Home Base)
The Harvester chain of Restaurants have over 2000 outlets across the United Kingdom and owned and operated by Mitchells and Butlers, who claim to be the UK's leading operator of managed pubs, bars and restaurants. Harvester claim to offer healthy...
Advantages: Good food, good service, pleasant surroundings, reasonable prices Disadvantages: Sometimes badly behaved children, sometimes food could be hotter, often very crowded
...In more recent years when it has come to celebrating birthdays and having a pre-Christmas festive feed-up, my friend and I have temporarily, and for various reasons, abandoned our usual Indian restaurant blowouts. Instead, we?ve been visiting our local Harvester which is a very short drive from where I live?.approximately 4 minutes in a car and about a 20 minute walk.
We?ve used this branch...
Advantages: price, selection, atmosphere, quality of food, service, family friendly Disadvantages: you might not know it existed!
...The Mint Restaurant - Essential Information
16 Academy Street
The Mint Restaurant is part of the Navan Tavern Group of restaurants. This group offers two restaurants in Glasgow, one in Motherwell (my home town) and The Mint. The Mint is located up a side street from the main shopping area of Coatbridge. Street parking is...