There was a really freezing wind in London today. I decided not to be scared anyway. I wanted to wear something different. I wanted to layer everything.
Before heading of to the city to Jamie Oliver’s diner, we had a coffee in the pub next door and I made Charles take photos of me 😀 poor Charlie. I am wearing some old Boots (so comfy though) long beige dress, a backpack and gold sweater by Marx and jacket from Romwe. I am really in love with the golden sweater. It is really sparkly in the daylight.
Jamie’s diner was one of those places where I used to take my mom and my friends when they came to visit. I grew up watching Jamie’s cooking shows. First book I ever bought for my mom was actually Jamie Oliver’s cook book. I really like Jamie Oliver. Recently I had this craving for Jamie’s Cesar salad as I haven’t been In months. So we headed there on this cold Monday to extinguish our hunger.
First of all I have eaten here before at least 4 times. And It was amazing each time we came. I mean it wasn’t like a 5 star Michelin restaurant, but it is a diner and it was just good sized meals for good value. I was expecting to get the same food I got before, but this time it was like I was in another restaurant. The staff were super nice but even thought it was not very busy, they were very slow and forgetful. I don’t actually mind it but it was a bit peculiar as last time we were there it was packed and we were served super fast.
Some of the seating areas (the leather booths) in the diner did not have covers on them. And I don’t mean like pillows you put on chairs, I mean someone ripped out the leather bottom of the booths and the bottom looked like one of those boards you stuck pins in. I could see my thighs ripping by catching on to it.
When our food arrived it cost the same, but it was half size of what it used to be. Charles paid £4 extra to add chicken to his salad, and he got maybe 5 tiny little pieces of chicken. I ordered a cheeseburger, which was pretty much the size of a mc Donald’s burger. It tasted of nothing exciting and I was quite disappointed. There was stuff pouring out of it, I believe it was like mustard and mayo, and the fried egg I ordered in the burger tasted of nothing. I wanted to cry for Jamie.
Seriously it is grotesque….
When I went to the toilet I had by far the worst surprise.
The smell of urine was so strong that my eyes teared. I had to check the floor to see if someone had an accident on the floor. It is not something you want in a place you eat in. I am scared to know what the kitchen looks like 🙁
How can one Jamie Oliver allow for this to happen? I am aware he is not cooking in the kitchen, but the diner has his name on it, I mean that stands for something still, right? This is not just Jamie’s diner, this is a touristic place as well. I am unsure if he is even aware of these horrible problems happening in his restaurant, but someone needs to go and check out what the hell is going on, because it is not the same place.
Jamie if you are reading this, you need to do something. That diner is in dire need of attention 🙁 Make Jamie’s diner great again!
Until then, I’m on the fast train out of there!