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Brighton All You Can Eat restaurant bans two gluttons

by | 5th, October 2012

IMAGINE getting your 15 minutes of fame thanks to being a greedy sod. There are people who find fleeting fame from eating competitions or, indeed, you could be that Adam Richman from Man Vs Food.

But what happens when you’re the two men barred from an all-you-can-eat Mongolian restaurant in Brighton because you snaffle away appalling amounts of food and you end up going to the press about it?

That’s precisely what happened with George Dalmon (pictured) and Andy Miles who are no longer allowed to visit Brighton’s Gobi (pronounced: Gobby) restaurant, because they’ve been enjoying a £12 deal a little too much. How much? At their last visit, they ate a seam worrying five bowls of buffet, which saw the owners of the eaterie calling them “filthy pigs” before being barred by the “rude” manager.

There goes the notion that this was a sly PR exercise then.

Former rugby player (that explains a lot) Mr Dalmon said: “As we were eating the last bowl, the owner came up and said never to come back again, we’re disgusting, and we’re eating him out of business, so we’re nothing but filthy pigs. So, I was quite shocked about this and I asked him if he was joking and he replied ‘no, I’m definitely not, I’ve had it with you two, that’s it’.”

The owner who barred them, regrettably, on holiday, but did admit to calling them pigs. Co-owner Peter Westgate said:

“Like when the shark shuts its eyes before it feeds, they’re like that. They just get to the buffet and whatever happens they just pile it in.”

“They muck the buffet up for everyone, they push and shuffle people from the barbecue area and it’s pretty sad really, because you can eat all you like over five-and-a-half hours – it’s not an issue, you don’t need to rush.”

So, which side are you taking? Greedy-ass rugger buggers spoiling it for everyone else or simply a case of a restaurant being caught out by their own offer?

Posted: 5th, October 2012 | In: The Consumer Comment | TrackBack | Permalink