Friday, 13 May 2011

Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares - Ruby Tates / Loves Fish Restaurant - CLOSED

Kitchen Nightmares Ruby Tates / Loves Fish Restaurant

Episode Recap 


Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Ruby Tates, Brighton, UK, where he finds Alan Love, a former actor turned restaurateur, who owns a seafood restaurant despite not eating seafood himself. Gordon arrives early to surprise the restaurant and catch the staff off guard. Alan trusts his Chefs but Jamie is only there for the money and Alex hates everyone. Gordon arrives and joins a table of customers to throw the chefs off, he doesn't want them to put on a special effort for him. The customers have ordered a platter of fruit de mer, usually served cold on ice but this platter is warm. The lobster has the poop sack in and the oysters smell off. Gordon isn't impressed with the decor, there are a pair of knickers on the wall. He goes into the kitchen to speak to the kitchen staff and Alex tells him that it is hard to get fresh fish, in Brighton, at the seaside... Alan confesses to Gordon that he doesn't eat fish due to getting a bone stuck in his throat when he was 5. Gordon goes into the town to speak to the locals and they think it's a curry house.

Gordon witnesses a dinner service and the customers tell him that the food is tasteless and not warm. He goes into the kitchen and finds pre cooked lobster with the poo sack still inside and dangerous mussels that are open. Alan continues to deny that there is a problem and argues with Gordon about what he has seen so far. Gordon visits Alan at home in his house which is on the market to raise the capital needed to continue in the restaurant. Gordon comes up the idea of a simple fish and chips using fresh fish. Gordon takes the staff to the fish market to buy fresh fish and shows them a simple fish and chips recipe using fresh pollock, even Alan tries the fish! The fish and chips is a special for the evening and everyone is loving the new fish and chips, they take over £2000.

The next day they argue about the décor especially the crusty knickers on the wall and he relays to Alan that he is the personality in the restaurant. He takes them on a fishing boat for a team building exercise and Alan is to decide who is to walk the plank, he chooses Alex, Jamie as well as a waiter. Gordon decides to make audition both chefs for the Head chef role, Jamie struggles with the orders at first but pulls it together and Alex is flustered and a meal is dropped on the floor. Gordon announces his choice for Head Chef,  his new décor in the dining room and the new name for the restaurant. Alan is clearly nervous of the changes but knows that Gordon is right. For the relaunch evening, Jamie struggles and a lemon sole goes missing. There are local celeb guests in the restaurant including Zoe Ball. The lemon sole is a hit with Zoe and the other fish dishes are a hit. Actor Chris Ellison had visited in the past and enjoys his visit this time. Overall, the relaunch is a success and Alan is finally on board! 


What Happened Next? 


Gordon goes back and orders a takeaway fish and chips incognito putting on a Scottish accent, Chef Alex has been let go and loves is successful. In late 2008, Loves Fish Restaurant closed due to the credit crunch. In its place now is Pavel, an Indian restaurant.


What Happened Before?


Allan Love was in a variety of movies and musicals but also in a band called Opal Butterfly as a vocalist.


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17 comments:

  1. Another remarkable episode of Kitchen Nightmares! Fish, fish, fish!!! I hate fish, but french fries are always good, oh beg my pardon, chips. We couldn't believe that Aussie got his act together and became head chef, what a twist! The high point of the episode was the granny who asked Ramsay about his Bollocks. We give this episode a solid 9.0 on the Official Kitchen Nightmare Index Scale Rating System.

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    1. Aussie??? He may have grown up in Australia, but calling him an "Aussie" is like calling Abu Chowdrey a cockney! No disrespect but I call a spade a spade.

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    2. No disrespect? It's extremely disrespectful. He was probably born there as well, why isn't he allowed to be called an Aussie? I get the feeling you're more keen on calling people spades rather than digging implements.

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    3. PT you're a disgrace. I'm and Aussie, he's an Aussie and apparently you are one too despite your awful bigoted attitude

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    4. It's not disrespectful to point out that he is clearly Asian. Asian is not Aussie. If Caucasian moves to China, any children they have their aren't Chinese. He is not Aussie, he is Asian. It's left wing nonsense like Anonymous and Dean Swanton are pushing that has got much of the West into deep water. Stop it.

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  2. epic kitchen nitemares.
    so sorry allen shut up shop.
    best ever show, allen ur amazing:)
    gordan ur god, wud have ur babies lol:)

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  3. Very amazing thank you for posting..

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  4. Mr. Love,,,,not. Chef Ramsay comes with suggestions that work. He prooved it when he made him some £ by changing the ill (deadly menu). However Mr. Love was stubborn about hie decoe. Pleeeeease, who wants to go to diner and see a pair of, possbly, dirty knickers on the wall? By the way they are called thongs or panties in some parts of the world. Disgusting, Mr. Was terribly offened my Chef's Ramsays suggestions, well maybe he preferred knickers on his wall rather than £ in his pocket. Aparently, he decided on the knickers, since he closed up shop and went on to be a "singer!? Did he really think at his age young girls throw their snickers at him? Oh well maybe the old ladies that were interviewed will. Sorry for Chef's Ramsay's efforts to keep Love above water. He is always called when these restaurants are already drowning in debt due to the owners inability to run their business,THEN BLAMED CHEF RAMSAY FOR THEIR FAILURE! F ALL THESE MORONS! LOVE CHEF RAMSAY

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  5. That scene with Allan arguing about the decor felt so contrived, particularly after he allowed Ramsay to change his menu with no shouting (at least on camera). Shame it closed though, would have loved to try some Allan Love/Gordon Ramsay fish and chips one time.

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    1. You've obviously never known a theatre freak, then. :p He's a diva. He known nothing about fish but he thinks he's a god when it come to art!

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  6. I have one question... who is Allan Love?

    I only know of him through this episode of "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares", so I want to know what he did to become "famous".

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    1. he was a singer and actor in 70's 80's. Bloody good voice, bit like Junior Campbell, sadly never really made it but that wasn't due to lack of talent. And he's a really nice guy too.

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    2. One of the movies he was in, The Apple, has gained a cult following for being a, "So bad it's good" movie.

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  7. Wish All he Best for Allan Love in his future endeavours!

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  8. Best part was Ramsay changing his accent!

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    1. Yes, that was hilarious!

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  9. Shocking episode, if just because BURNSIDE is in it!

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