Dear Lee, your petulance and paranoia serve you ill. Do lighten up. I promise never to come anywhere near your restaurant, but why scare others away? Methinks you really do protest too much. Calm down and get on with the job of running a decent place, and stop throwing brick bats at us all. We are, after all, supposed to be your customer base. No point villifying us.
I haven't seen anything *too* outrageous on this thread, longlaner. If you think I've missed something, feel free to hit the 'report this message' button under any message that you think needs my attention.
I'd like to record my thanks to Lee Hulbert for accepting my invitation/suggestion that he reply to this thread when he first contacted me with his objection to GaryS's original comments.
Whilst Lee's robust approach has predictable generated robust responses from other forum users, I would like to ensure that other local businesspeople are prepared to put their heads above the parapet on the forum.
If we don't want business owners to resort to posting anonymously, we must make sure they get a fair reception.
Many of the messages in this thread are thoughtful and reasoned, so let's keep it that way.
Quite agree. Think myself that Lee is quite a sport for responding in such forthright tones - just never expected a POSITIVE!! restaurant revue to generate such a response from all and sundry. As I have said previously, people should try Lee's restaurant (for which he is clearly passionate) for themselves. Along with sampling the excellent food they can even have a glass or two of wine and see what they think of that.