Day's Restaurant: don't listen to rumours, we're not being closed down

Bournemouth Echo: Diners at Day's Diners at Day's

STAFF at a thriving restaurant have spoken out to quash rumours they are the subject of environmental health action.

Day’s Buffet Restaurant in St Peter’s Quarter, Bournemouth, has been plagued by persistent rumours it is closed or about to be closed down.

Bournemouth Council has confirmed the speculation is completely unfounded and said it has no concerns about standards or hygiene at the premises.

The restaurant also achieved a five-star food hygiene rating on its last inspection – the highest possible.

When the Echo visited on Friday, the restaurant was packed with diners.

Staff said the rumours started circulating three weeks ago and they were continuing to receive daily calls from customers checking whether they are still open.

Manager Vincent Guo said: “People say we’re shut down but that could not be further from the truth. We are doing really well, business is really good.”

“We just want to set the record straight, to let everyone know that we are open as usual and looking forward to entertaining lots of Christ-mas parties in the next couple of weeks.

“One customer told me he had seen something on Facebook about us being closed but I don’t know where that would have come from.

“It seems very strange that so many people are hearing the same thing, especially when it is absolutely not true.”

Louise Jones, principal environmental health officer, said: “The council has never received complaints about Day’s Restaurant in relation to rumours currently circulating.

“Environmental Health has a very positive relationship with this particular establishment and has no concerns about the food standards and hygiene at these premises.

“Indeed, because of the large number of customers catered for and the breadth of food served, regular inspections, visits and routine food sampling are done by environmental health officers to ensure customer safety.”

 

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9:11am Mon 17 Dec 12

Old Colonial says...

St Peter's Quarter? What are the other three?
St Peter's Quarter? What are the other three? Old Colonial

9:14am Mon 17 Dec 12

mark.s says...

One of my favourite places to eat actually, pleased to hear they're doing well. Get's a bit chaotic when you're trying to serve yourself but that's all part of the fun really.
One of my favourite places to eat actually, pleased to hear they're doing well. Get's a bit chaotic when you're trying to serve yourself but that's all part of the fun really. mark.s

9:16am Mon 17 Dec 12

boyerboy says...

Old Colonial wrote:
St Peter's Quarter? What are the other three?
Matthew/Mark?Luke ?????
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: St Peter's Quarter? What are the other three?[/p][/quote]Matthew/Mark?Luke ????? boyerboy

9:21am Mon 17 Dec 12

Linguist says...

Old Colonial wrote:
St Peter's Quarter? What are the other three?
LOL
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: St Peter's Quarter? What are the other three?[/p][/quote]LOL Linguist

10:10am Mon 17 Dec 12

darcyknows says...

Old Colonial wrote:
St Peter's Quarter? What are the other three?
POOLE QUARTER 2 to go.
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: St Peter's Quarter? What are the other three?[/p][/quote]POOLE QUARTER 2 to go. darcyknows

10:40am Mon 17 Dec 12

RED LETTER DAY says...

. . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,
. . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes, RED LETTER DAY

10:46am Mon 17 Dec 12

andyjb10 says...

Absolute filth on a plate. Horrible food served up in a horrible environment.
Absolute filth on a plate. Horrible food served up in a horrible environment. andyjb10

10:48am Mon 17 Dec 12

pete woodley says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
. . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,
You obviously are not one of the 6.000 starving in Bournemouth if you can afford to pay £8 for lunch,its a lot cheaper at Kings Park Cafe,and a very good meal.
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: . . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,[/p][/quote]You obviously are not one of the 6.000 starving in Bournemouth if you can afford to pay £8 for lunch,its a lot cheaper at Kings Park Cafe,and a very good meal. pete woodley

10:57am Mon 17 Dec 12

Lord Spring says...

pete woodley wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote:
. . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,
You obviously are not one of the 6.000 starving in Bournemouth if you can afford to pay £8 for lunch,its a lot cheaper at Kings Park Cafe,and a very good meal.
But you will not have to eat till breakfast next day.if you pig out.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: . . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,[/p][/quote]You obviously are not one of the 6.000 starving in Bournemouth if you can afford to pay £8 for lunch,its a lot cheaper at Kings Park Cafe,and a very good meal.[/p][/quote]But you will not have to eat till breakfast next day.if you pig out. Lord Spring

10:57am Mon 17 Dec 12

Oldcastle says...

Unfounded rumours can be so damaging. If only people would use discernment about what they choose to believe.

The particular variation of this (obviously untrue) rumour that I heard was that someone at Day's found a microchip in their food, which upon investigation, turned out to be an ID chip from a cat - the implication being that they secretly serve cat meat!
Unfounded rumours can be so damaging. If only people would use discernment about what they choose to believe. The particular variation of this (obviously untrue) rumour that I heard was that someone at Day's found a microchip in their food, which upon investigation, turned out to be an ID chip from a cat - the implication being that they secretly serve cat meat! Oldcastle

11:01am Mon 17 Dec 12

Dazzle100 says...

pete woodley wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote:
. . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,
You obviously are not one of the 6.000 starving in Bournemouth if you can afford to pay £8 for lunch,its a lot cheaper at Kings Park Cafe,and a very good meal.
£8 for lunch is hardly expensive.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: . . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,[/p][/quote]You obviously are not one of the 6.000 starving in Bournemouth if you can afford to pay £8 for lunch,its a lot cheaper at Kings Park Cafe,and a very good meal.[/p][/quote]£8 for lunch is hardly expensive. Dazzle100

11:03am Mon 17 Dec 12

Sir Roland Butter says...

Oldcastle wrote:
Unfounded rumours can be so damaging. If only people would use discernment about what they choose to believe. The particular variation of this (obviously untrue) rumour that I heard was that someone at Day's found a microchip in their food, which upon investigation, turned out to be an ID chip from a cat - the implication being that they secretly serve cat meat!
So they serve chips, whats the big deal?
[quote][p][bold]Oldcastle[/bold] wrote: Unfounded rumours can be so damaging. If only people would use discernment about what they choose to believe. The particular variation of this (obviously untrue) rumour that I heard was that someone at Day's found a microchip in their food, which upon investigation, turned out to be an ID chip from a cat - the implication being that they secretly serve cat meat![/p][/quote]So they serve chips, whats the big deal? Sir Roland Butter

11:04am Mon 17 Dec 12

BmthNewshound says...

Yet another advertising feature dressed up as a news story.
.
Yet another advertising feature dressed up as a news story. . BmthNewshound

11:08am Mon 17 Dec 12

Dazzle100 says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
Yet another advertising feature dressed up as a news story.
.
Absolutely!. The surge of customers from this will be huge for them. Brilliant piece of reverse psychological advertising. Bet the management team are rubbing their hands with glee...
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: Yet another advertising feature dressed up as a news story. .[/p][/quote]Absolutely!. The surge of customers from this will be huge for them. Brilliant piece of reverse psychological advertising. Bet the management team are rubbing their hands with glee... Dazzle100

11:39am Mon 17 Dec 12

John T says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
Yet another advertising feature dressed up as a news story.
.
All in a Day's work for the Echo's investigative reporters.
Who said there is no such thing as a free lunch?! Let's send someone from Richmond Towers to investigate, and see if Christmas parties are catered for.
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: Yet another advertising feature dressed up as a news story. .[/p][/quote]All in a Day's work for the Echo's investigative reporters. Who said there is no such thing as a free lunch?! Let's send someone from Richmond Towers to investigate, and see if Christmas parties are catered for. John T

12:07pm Mon 17 Dec 12

marie/maggot says...

I went to days on november 28th for my husbands 50th birthday. I chose here because it had been recommended to me. We were very disapointed. We were there for 5.30pm when the doors open. And every item of food that my whole party tried was only tepidly warm. There was no way it even reached 68 degrees before it was served. And if they are doing their hourly checks then they are forging them. I work in catering so i know the correct tremperature and procedure. Unfortunatly one of my party suffered from food poisoning but we could not prove it was due to the food at days
I went to days on november 28th for my husbands 50th birthday. I chose here because it had been recommended to me. We were very disapointed. We were there for 5.30pm when the doors open. And every item of food that my whole party tried was only tepidly warm. There was no way it even reached 68 degrees before it was served. And if they are doing their hourly checks then they are forging them. I work in catering so i know the correct tremperature and procedure. Unfortunatly one of my party suffered from food poisoning but we could not prove it was due to the food at days marie/maggot

12:07pm Mon 17 Dec 12

sharkforsale says...

Oldcastle wrote:
Unfounded rumours can be so damaging. If only people would use discernment about what they choose to believe.

The particular variation of this (obviously untrue) rumour that I heard was that someone at Day's found a microchip in their food, which upon investigation, turned out to be an ID chip from a cat - the implication being that they secretly serve cat meat!
The same 'story' was used about Wok n Spice on Poole Quay......
[quote][p][bold]Oldcastle[/bold] wrote: Unfounded rumours can be so damaging. If only people would use discernment about what they choose to believe. The particular variation of this (obviously untrue) rumour that I heard was that someone at Day's found a microchip in their food, which upon investigation, turned out to be an ID chip from a cat - the implication being that they secretly serve cat meat![/p][/quote]The same 'story' was used about Wok n Spice on Poole Quay...... sharkforsale

12:20pm Mon 17 Dec 12

scrumpyjack says...

Dazzle100 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote:
. . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,
You obviously are not one of the 6.000 starving in Bournemouth if you can afford to pay £8 for lunch,its a lot cheaper at Kings Park Cafe,and a very good meal.
£8 for lunch is hardly expensive.
I agree.

My last sunday roast out the other week was nearly £20 for lunch and a starter and that was only in a pub.

Nice though.
[quote][p][bold]Dazzle100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: . . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,[/p][/quote]You obviously are not one of the 6.000 starving in Bournemouth if you can afford to pay £8 for lunch,its a lot cheaper at Kings Park Cafe,and a very good meal.[/p][/quote]£8 for lunch is hardly expensive.[/p][/quote]I agree. My last sunday roast out the other week was nearly £20 for lunch and a starter and that was only in a pub. Nice though. scrumpyjack

12:21pm Mon 17 Dec 12

andyjb10 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote:
. . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,
You obviously are not one of the 6.000 starving in Bournemouth if you can afford to pay £8 for lunch,its a lot cheaper at Kings Park Cafe,and a very good meal.
But you will not have to eat till breakfast next day.if you pig out.
Classy
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: . . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,[/p][/quote]You obviously are not one of the 6.000 starving in Bournemouth if you can afford to pay £8 for lunch,its a lot cheaper at Kings Park Cafe,and a very good meal.[/p][/quote]But you will not have to eat till breakfast next day.if you pig out.[/p][/quote]Classy andyjb10

12:27pm Mon 17 Dec 12

John T says...

marie/maggot wrote:
I went to days on november 28th for my husbands 50th birthday. I chose here because it had been recommended to me. We were very disapointed. We were there for 5.30pm when the doors open. And every item of food that my whole party tried was only tepidly warm. There was no way it even reached 68 degrees before it was served. And if they are doing their hourly checks then they are forging them. I work in catering so i know the correct tremperature and procedure. Unfortunatly one of my party suffered from food poisoning but we could not prove it was due to the food at days
This free publicity for Days wouldn't be a case of the biter being bit, by any chance, would it?
[quote][p][bold]marie/maggot[/bold] wrote: I went to days on november 28th for my husbands 50th birthday. I chose here because it had been recommended to me. We were very disapointed. We were there for 5.30pm when the doors open. And every item of food that my whole party tried was only tepidly warm. There was no way it even reached 68 degrees before it was served. And if they are doing their hourly checks then they are forging them. I work in catering so i know the correct tremperature and procedure. Unfortunatly one of my party suffered from food poisoning but we could not prove it was due to the food at days[/p][/quote]This free publicity for Days wouldn't be a case of the biter being bit, by any chance, would it? John T

12:30pm Mon 17 Dec 12

marie/maggot says...

If i was to read this report about days then it would certainly put me off going to it rather than making me want to go to it
If i was to read this report about days then it would certainly put me off going to it rather than making me want to go to it marie/maggot

12:37pm Mon 17 Dec 12

muscliffman says...

'No such thing as bad publicity', well I am not so sure in this case.

It would be revealing to know the Echo source for this story - it would speak volumes.
'No such thing as bad publicity', well I am not so sure in this case. It would be revealing to know the Echo source for this story - it would speak volumes. muscliffman

12:53pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Nickolai says...

I can tell you that Sunflower chinese takeaway on Queens Road has closed down !
Such a shame, they were the best in the area by a mile and nobody could do a crispy shredded chilli beef like them.
Were always friendly in there and the food always superb.
I can tell you that Sunflower chinese takeaway on Queens Road has closed down ! Such a shame, they were the best in the area by a mile and nobody could do a crispy shredded chilli beef like them. Were always friendly in there and the food always superb. Nickolai

1:11pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Pablo23 says...

Are these American style 'Eat as much as you can' restaurants really the best place to go for a nation who's growing obesity crisis is threatening to bring the NHS to its knees.

This is really just the food equivilent of the numerous binge drinking establishments in the same area of Bournemouth.
Are these American style 'Eat as much as you can' restaurants really the best place to go for a nation who's growing obesity crisis is threatening to bring the NHS to its knees. This is really just the food equivilent of the numerous binge drinking establishments in the same area of Bournemouth. Pablo23

1:13pm Mon 17 Dec 12

tricky1007 says...

andyjb10 wrote:
Absolute filth on a plate. Horrible food served up in a horrible environment.
hope you can back this up, as some might see this as slanderous! and just saying its your opinion does not count, maybe you should inform us of what was exactly wrong so we all know, and as i said i hope you can back this up
[quote][p][bold]andyjb10[/bold] wrote: Absolute filth on a plate. Horrible food served up in a horrible environment.[/p][/quote]hope you can back this up, as some might see this as slanderous! and just saying its your opinion does not count, maybe you should inform us of what was exactly wrong so we all know, and as i said i hope you can back this up tricky1007

1:26pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TheSaints7 says...

I have been to Days only once and wouldn't go back again. I was put off by one of the waiters/staff using the customer toilets and then walking out without washing their hands.
I have been to Days only once and wouldn't go back again. I was put off by one of the waiters/staff using the customer toilets and then walking out without washing their hands. TheSaints7

1:29pm Mon 17 Dec 12

casual_observer says...

You get what you pay for here and Day's seems to be doing well (unlike a lot of restaurants in Town). As for quality, it's not haute cuisine, but it's far from 'rubbish' as stated in previous posts.
As for the microchip story - it's an Urban myth that's been circulating for decades about numerous restaurants up and down the country.
You get what you pay for here and Day's seems to be doing well (unlike a lot of restaurants in Town). As for quality, it's not haute cuisine, but it's far from 'rubbish' as stated in previous posts. As for the microchip story - it's an Urban myth that's been circulating for decades about numerous restaurants up and down the country. casual_observer

1:52pm Mon 17 Dec 12

goodoldecho says...

Good advert this
Good advert this goodoldecho

2:05pm Mon 17 Dec 12

stevobath says...

Dazzle100 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote:
. . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,
You obviously are not one of the 6.000 starving in Bournemouth if you can afford to pay £8 for lunch,its a lot cheaper at Kings Park Cafe,and a very good meal.
£8 for lunch is hardly expensive.
A 5* rating means NOTHING in my opinion.

A burger shop near me has 5*s, yet the designated sink for hand washing is continually filled with dirty utensils & the hand wash soap is the same one thats been there for 2YEARS, with the same 5ml of old dried up liquid in.Ive complained to environmental health about this on numerous occassions but to no avail.

Also 5*s doesnt mean staff wash their hands when they should etc.
The best establishment for hygeine is Mac Donalds in my opinion.As for this place? Ive no idea!

The irony of the photo too ;)
[quote][p][bold]Dazzle100[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: . . Lunchtime is the best value £8. with a great choice of dishes,[/p][/quote]You obviously are not one of the 6.000 starving in Bournemouth if you can afford to pay £8 for lunch,its a lot cheaper at Kings Park Cafe,and a very good meal.[/p][/quote]£8 for lunch is hardly expensive.[/p][/quote]A 5* rating means NOTHING in my opinion. A burger shop near me has 5*s, yet the designated sink for hand washing is continually filled with dirty utensils & the hand wash soap is the same one thats been there for 2YEARS, with the same 5ml of old dried up liquid in.Ive complained to environmental health about this on numerous occassions but to no avail. Also 5*s doesnt mean staff wash their hands when they should etc. The best establishment for hygeine is Mac Donalds in my opinion.As for this place? Ive no idea! The irony of the photo too ;) stevobath

2:33pm Mon 17 Dec 12

pete woodley says...

How about it steve could you afford £8 for a lunch.
How about it steve could you afford £8 for a lunch. pete woodley

2:57pm Mon 17 Dec 12

mark.s says...

With a lot of these all you can eat places they serve such a volume and variety of food (and volume of customers) that the food isn't actually very nice. The one in Tower Park is an example of that, in my opinion.

Days in the other hand, whilst not top quality I fully agree, is pretty good. Yes if you want a top quality (more expensive) curry/chinese etc, then you go to a specific restaurant. But it's hard to fault the place for what it is.
With a lot of these all you can eat places they serve such a volume and variety of food (and volume of customers) that the food isn't actually very nice. The one in Tower Park is an example of that, in my opinion. Days in the other hand, whilst not top quality I fully agree, is pretty good. Yes if you want a top quality (more expensive) curry/chinese etc, then you go to a specific restaurant. But it's hard to fault the place for what it is. mark.s

3:17pm Mon 17 Dec 12

ScoobyVic says...

I was actually browsing through this website a week or so ago and found a link that said something about Days being closed down due to a microchip being found in the food, it looked like a reader had ledt a comment with the link in it. When I clicked the link there wasn't anything there.
The 'pet microchip' story has been doing the rounds for years, it's just the name of the take away changes to suit whoever starts the rumour.
I was actually browsing through this website a week or so ago and found a link that said something about Days being closed down due to a microchip being found in the food, it looked like a reader had ledt a comment with the link in it. When I clicked the link there wasn't anything there. The 'pet microchip' story has been doing the rounds for years, it's just the name of the take away changes to suit whoever starts the rumour. ScoobyVic

3:42pm Mon 17 Dec 12

David Hayes says...

Sadly a restaurant catering for stag and hen dos and would not eat there.

A poor attempt aimed at the eat as much rubbish as you like brigade
Sadly a restaurant catering for stag and hen dos and would not eat there. A poor attempt aimed at the eat as much rubbish as you like brigade David Hayes

4:00pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Jacobsmith95 says...

Everyone in that restaurant looks like they've been on Jeremy Kyle. Have some class.
Everyone in that restaurant looks like they've been on Jeremy Kyle. Have some class. Jacobsmith95

4:02pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Jacobsmith95 says...

andyjb10 wrote:
Absolute filth on a plate. Horrible food served up in a horrible environment.
True story...
[quote][p][bold]andyjb10[/bold] wrote: Absolute filth on a plate. Horrible food served up in a horrible environment.[/p][/quote]True story... Jacobsmith95

5:22pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Pablo23 says...

pete woodley wrote:
How about it steve could you afford £8 for a lunch.
Steve?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: How about it steve could you afford £8 for a lunch.[/p][/quote]Steve? Pablo23

5:31pm Mon 17 Dec 12

pete woodley says...

Pablo23 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
How about it steve could you afford £8 for a lunch.
Steve?
stevobath.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: How about it steve could you afford £8 for a lunch.[/p][/quote]Steve?[/p][/quote]stevobath. pete woodley

6:05pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Pablo23 says...

pete woodley wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
How about it steve could you afford £8 for a lunch.
Steve?
stevobath.
Oh, ok. Thanks

Is he a bit hard up?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: How about it steve could you afford £8 for a lunch.[/p][/quote]Steve?[/p][/quote]stevobath.[/p][/quote]Oh, ok. Thanks Is he a bit hard up? Pablo23

9:13pm Mon 17 Dec 12

O'Reilly says...

I got a nice Lamb Roast (four slices) with Yorkshire pudding a sauce boat of gravy four roast potatoes and carrots and broccoli with a pint included for a fiver in the Mary Shelley......that is good value for money. I agree the Kings Park Cafe is also excellent.
I got a nice Lamb Roast (four slices) with Yorkshire pudding a sauce boat of gravy four roast potatoes and carrots and broccoli with a pint included for a fiver in the Mary Shelley......that is good value for money. I agree the Kings Park Cafe is also excellent. O'Reilly

9:41pm Mon 17 Dec 12

manana says...

Been there once...would not go back....food was not hot, kids sticking their fingers in the dishes, staff were appalling and rude. Over priced rubbish with a silly sweet counter...
Been there once...would not go back....food was not hot, kids sticking their fingers in the dishes, staff were appalling and rude. Over priced rubbish with a silly sweet counter... manana

10:26pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Pablo23 says...

Ok, you've convinced me.
I'm gunna give it a go
Ok, you've convinced me. I'm gunna give it a go Pablo23

10:53pm Mon 17 Dec 12

ScoobyVic says...

I've been here a few times, it's ok, quite pricey for an all you can eat and what bothered me most is you have to pay before you even enter the restaurant for food you haven't eaten yet. Staff aren't that friendly either and most don't speak any English.
If you want a really good all you can eat try The Fountain by Lansdowne (above Tesco I think) Everything you choose is cooked freshly just for you and is lovely.
I've been here a few times, it's ok, quite pricey for an all you can eat and what bothered me most is you have to pay before you even enter the restaurant for food you haven't eaten yet. Staff aren't that friendly either and most don't speak any English. If you want a really good all you can eat try The Fountain by Lansdowne (above Tesco I think) Everything you choose is cooked freshly just for you and is lovely. ScoobyVic

3:30am Tue 18 Dec 12

portia6 says...

You can't beat Weatherspoons for
value and service!
You can't beat Weatherspoons for value and service! portia6

9:58am Tue 18 Dec 12

Tom 'Boscombe' Jones says...

Sir Roland Butter wrote:
Oldcastle wrote:
Unfounded rumours can be so damaging. If only people would use discernment about what they choose to believe. The particular variation of this (obviously untrue) rumour that I heard was that someone at Day's found a microchip in their food, which upon investigation, turned out to be an ID chip from a cat - the implication being that they secretly serve cat meat!
So they serve chips, whats the big deal?
Haha
[quote][p][bold]Sir Roland Butter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldcastle[/bold] wrote: Unfounded rumours can be so damaging. If only people would use discernment about what they choose to believe. The particular variation of this (obviously untrue) rumour that I heard was that someone at Day's found a microchip in their food, which upon investigation, turned out to be an ID chip from a cat - the implication being that they secretly serve cat meat![/p][/quote]So they serve chips, whats the big deal?[/p][/quote]Haha Tom 'Boscombe' Jones

10:05am Tue 18 Dec 12

Tom 'Boscombe' Jones says...

Pure advertorial has the editor got shares or is days just a very good advertising client. I ate there once, never again.
Pure advertorial has the editor got shares or is days just a very good advertising client. I ate there once, never again. Tom 'Boscombe' Jones

10:18am Tue 18 Dec 12

Vicvic says...

4 of us went there. Two ( Inc myself ) refused to eat anything due to reasons mentioned by others.....people touching food and then putting it back.......lukewarm tired looking food.......one of our group found a hair in some food. The 2 who ate were both sick all night.......a coincidence? Possibly. Never again though It really did look like the Jeremy Kyle show audience in there as someone mentioned before.
4 of us went there. Two ( Inc myself ) refused to eat anything due to reasons mentioned by others.....people touching food and then putting it back.......lukewarm tired looking food.......one of our group found a hair in some food. The 2 who ate were both sick all night.......a coincidence? Possibly. Never again though It really did look like the Jeremy Kyle show audience in there as someone mentioned before. Vicvic

10:48am Tue 18 Dec 12

sofa_king_right says...

I went there by mistake.
Quantity not quality. No wonder as a nation we suffer so badly from fatness when when places like this cater greedy and gluttony.
It's like a massive dining room serving microwaved Iceland meals to a largely obese customer base, who like it because they can push as much tastless food down their greasy throats as possible.
I went there by mistake. Quantity not quality. No wonder as a nation we suffer so badly from fatness when when places like this cater greedy and gluttony. It's like a massive dining room serving microwaved Iceland meals to a largely obese customer base, who like it because they can push as much tastless food down their greasy throats as possible. sofa_king_right

1:48pm Tue 18 Dec 12

stevobath says...

pete woodley wrote:
How about it steve could you afford £8 for a lunch.
I wouldnt waste it in a cafe.I could make a few decent meals with £8.I couldnt afford £8.00!

I have the odd cooked brekky from a Cafe in central Bath.Cost £2.95.Its just average but hits the spot on a Wedenesday morn when I go do the shopping.

Bath is very expensive for food! Also if I cook I know exactly whats going into my meal!lol
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: How about it steve could you afford £8 for a lunch.[/p][/quote]I wouldnt waste it in a cafe.I could make a few decent meals with £8.I couldnt afford £8.00! I have the odd cooked brekky from a Cafe in central Bath.Cost £2.95.Its just average but hits the spot on a Wedenesday morn when I go do the shopping. Bath is very expensive for food! Also if I cook I know exactly whats going into my meal!lol stevobath

1:58pm Tue 18 Dec 12

stevobath says...

Pablo23 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
How about it steve could you afford £8 for a lunch.
Steve?
stevobath.
Oh, ok. Thanks

Is he a bit hard up?
Im not rich.I'm not desperately poor.I live within my means.Ive been homeless.Ive been an addict.Ive also owned a home.Worked for many years as a nurse & pay tax & NI.

I hope that gives you a basic understanding of 'where Im coming from'? lol
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: How about it steve could you afford £8 for a lunch.[/p][/quote]Steve?[/p][/quote]stevobath.[/p][/quote]Oh, ok. Thanks Is he a bit hard up?[/p][/quote]Im not rich.I'm not desperately poor.I live within my means.Ive been homeless.Ive been an addict.Ive also owned a home.Worked for many years as a nurse & pay tax & NI. I hope that gives you a basic understanding of 'where Im coming from'? lol stevobath

3:19pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Albumen says...

Vicvic wrote:
4 of us went there. Two ( Inc myself ) refused to eat anything due to reasons mentioned by others.....people touching food and then putting it back.......lukewarm tired looking food.......one of our group found a hair in some food. The 2 who ate were both sick all night.......a coincidence? Possibly. Never again though It really did look like the Jeremy Kyle show audience in there as someone mentioned before.
I had a similar experience there myself.
I was there with my family and my wife found some litmus paper in her chicken.
[quote][p][bold]Vicvic[/bold] wrote: 4 of us went there. Two ( Inc myself ) refused to eat anything due to reasons mentioned by others.....people touching food and then putting it back.......lukewarm tired looking food.......one of our group found a hair in some food. The 2 who ate were both sick all night.......a coincidence? Possibly. Never again though It really did look like the Jeremy Kyle show audience in there as someone mentioned before.[/p][/quote]I had a similar experience there myself. I was there with my family and my wife found some litmus paper in her chicken. Albumen

4:44pm Tue 18 Dec 12

dinkie123 says...

I've been to 'Days' about 4 or 5 times. I've never had a bad meal...adimittedly, sometimes it's not 'boiling' hot, but it's always nice!
I've been to some shoddy places, and this is NOT one of them. I go here everytime I'm home from uni...Love it! and the inside of the restaurant is decorated birlliantly!
I've been to 'Days' about 4 or 5 times. I've never had a bad meal...adimittedly, sometimes it's not 'boiling' hot, but it's always nice! I've been to some shoddy places, and this is NOT one of them. I go here everytime I'm home from uni...Love it! and the inside of the restaurant is decorated birlliantly! dinkie123

8:39am Wed 19 Dec 12

Lord Spring says...

Can I concluded this all by stating it is better than the Dining Hall I used when at Aldershot doing my National Service.
At least you dont have to bring your own eating irons and scald yourself when sterilising them when coming out after eating.

A few may recall this experience, and I was paid 22 shillings a week to eat there.
Can I concluded this all by stating it is better than the Dining Hall I used when at Aldershot doing my National Service. At least you dont have to bring your own eating irons and scald yourself when sterilising them when coming out after eating. A few may recall this experience, and I was paid 22 shillings a week to eat there. Lord Spring

10:23am Wed 19 Dec 12

pete woodley says...

You national service bleeders,always moaned a lot.
You national service bleeders,always moaned a lot. pete woodley

11:48am Wed 19 Dec 12

Lord Spring says...

pete woodley wrote:
You national service bleeders,always moaned a lot.
Ah, but the Queen requested us to attend.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: You national service bleeders,always moaned a lot.[/p][/quote]Ah, but the Queen requested us to attend. Lord Spring

12:17pm Wed 19 Dec 12

scrumpyjack says...

Albumen wrote:
Vicvic wrote:
4 of us went there. Two ( Inc myself ) refused to eat anything due to reasons mentioned by others.....people touching food and then putting it back.......lukewarm tired looking food.......one of our group found a hair in some food. The 2 who ate were both sick all night.......a coincidence? Possibly. Never again though It really did look like the Jeremy Kyle show audience in there as someone mentioned before.
I had a similar experience there myself.
I was there with my family and my wife found some litmus paper in her chicken.
And that's the acid test of any restaurant.

I thank you.
[quote][p][bold]Albumen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vicvic[/bold] wrote: 4 of us went there. Two ( Inc myself ) refused to eat anything due to reasons mentioned by others.....people touching food and then putting it back.......lukewarm tired looking food.......one of our group found a hair in some food. The 2 who ate were both sick all night.......a coincidence? Possibly. Never again though It really did look like the Jeremy Kyle show audience in there as someone mentioned before.[/p][/quote]I had a similar experience there myself. I was there with my family and my wife found some litmus paper in her chicken.[/p][/quote]And that's the acid test of any restaurant. I thank you. scrumpyjack

12:19pm Wed 19 Dec 12

scrumpyjack says...

dinkie123 wrote:
I've been to 'Days' about 4 or 5 times. I've never had a bad meal...adimittedly, sometimes it's not 'boiling' hot, but it's always nice!
I've been to some shoddy places, and this is NOT one of them. I go here everytime I'm home from uni...Love it! and the inside of the restaurant is decorated birlliantly!
No offence but students are a little less picky than us old bar stewards.
[quote][p][bold]dinkie123[/bold] wrote: I've been to 'Days' about 4 or 5 times. I've never had a bad meal...adimittedly, sometimes it's not 'boiling' hot, but it's always nice! I've been to some shoddy places, and this is NOT one of them. I go here everytime I'm home from uni...Love it! and the inside of the restaurant is decorated birlliantly![/p][/quote]No offence but students are a little less picky than us old bar stewards. scrumpyjack

3:28pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Molecatcher says...

So, where is St Peter's Quarter? Just so I can avoid it next time I'm in Bournemouth...
So, where is St Peter's Quarter? Just so I can avoid it next time I'm in Bournemouth... Molecatcher

3:49pm Wed 19 Dec 12

pete woodley says...

Lord Spring wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
You national service bleeders,always moaned a lot.
Ah, but the Queen requested us to attend.
Hi de hi, ho de ho,only 3 more months to go,was the favourite melody,and we all eat the same food.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: You national service bleeders,always moaned a lot.[/p][/quote]Ah, but the Queen requested us to attend.[/p][/quote]Hi de hi, ho de ho,only 3 more months to go,was the favourite melody,and we all eat the same food. pete woodley

8:35am Thu 20 Dec 12

joeletts says...

I thought Days was just purfect. It would have been catastrophic if it was shut down. Lets just furget it.
I thought Days was just purfect. It would have been catastrophic if it was shut down. Lets just furget it. joeletts

11:14am Thu 20 Dec 12

bmthlad69 says...

I have been to this place a couple of times. To be fair the lunch time price is a fairly good price at £8.
The evening price is too high.

As for food quality, you get what you pay for. The chicken contains loads of water to make it look better. The food is also not hot enough.

It does seem a bit strange that you have to queue to pay before you eat, but Days are probably worried that people won't pay at the end.

The problem with these 'all you can eat places' is that people just stuff there faces as they want to get value for money. Sometimes its better to have less but better quality.

Personally I won't be going back if I can help it. There are much nicer places around the area.

Also when people say this is good advertising I disagree as its made me realise not to bother going back again.
I have been to this place a couple of times. To be fair the lunch time price is a fairly good price at £8. The evening price is too high. As for food quality, you get what you pay for. The chicken contains loads of water to make it look better. The food is also not hot enough. It does seem a bit strange that you have to queue to pay before you eat, but Days are probably worried that people won't pay at the end. The problem with these 'all you can eat places' is that people just stuff there faces as they want to get value for money. Sometimes its better to have less but better quality. Personally I won't be going back if I can help it. There are much nicer places around the area. Also when people say this is good advertising I disagree as its made me realise not to bother going back again. bmthlad69

12:37pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Natasha_s says...

Another rumour spread via the likes of Facebook but kids who have nothing better to do with their lives then sit in front of a laptop or use their mobile phone all day.
Another rumour spread via the likes of Facebook but kids who have nothing better to do with their lives then sit in front of a laptop or use their mobile phone all day. Natasha_s

3:08pm Thu 20 Dec 12

stevobath says...

Maybe if there is certain areas that need improving, all these comments might actually make someone implement said improvements?
Maybe if there is certain areas that need improving, all these comments might actually make someone implement said improvements? stevobath

3:17pm Thu 20 Dec 12

bmthlad69 says...

stevobath wrote:
Maybe if there is certain areas that need improving, all these comments might actually make someone implement said improvements?
Hopefully this is the case.

It appears the warm food is a common issue. I expect its difficult to keep food hot when dealing with large quantities.
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Maybe if there is certain areas that need improving, all these comments might actually make someone implement said improvements?[/p][/quote]Hopefully this is the case. It appears the warm food is a common issue. I expect its difficult to keep food hot when dealing with large quantities. bmthlad69

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