Eat up, eat up and clear the table!
We are invited out to dinner at a restaurant in Cambridge. I name no names, but it’s one of a chain owned by a TV chef/celebrity, whose wife specialises in giving the most ludicrous names to their offspring. I have just discovered that the rules of this place stipulate that parties of fewer than six are allowed one and a half hours to consume their dinner, while larger parties are allowed two and a half hours. Left to my own devices, I would tell this restaurant what it could do with its reservation. As a guest I must bite my tongue. This is the first time I have come across this time limit. What if the service is slow? Husband says then we won’t be eating much and they’ll have cut their own throats. Have other Charioteers come across this? Will we be served the coffee in paper cups we can take with us?