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Pastiche Problems

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by That-Crazy-Rat-Lady, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. andy w

    andy w Well-Known Forumite

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    Adding on the business rates, water and sewerage charges and other costs before you switch a light on and purchase any stock and tack on staff it makes you wonder how much a business needs to turn over before making any profit.
    Saying that a number of businesses are successful with similar costs.
     
  2. Trumpet

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    I'm sure there's a background plan.
     
  3. Carole

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    i used to love Pastiche, especially going upstairs.

    However I had organised an outing. A meal first at Pastiche followed by a comedy night at the Met.

    There were about 12 of us. I had e mailed the menu to the group previously so that we knew what we wanted and could order quickly.

    We arrived at 5.45. Waited half an hour before anyone came to the table.

    Won't go into details but the staff couldn't give a tinkers toss that we were on a time schedule. (Even though they advertise with the Gatehouse for pre theatre food).

    We were the only table in there but they stood around chatting and we constantly had to call them over to ask when the food was coming.

    I worked 22 years in catering and I can't bear staff standing chatting when customers are waiting to be served.

    We got no apology, staff were totally uninterested.

    Haven't been back since.
     
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  4. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    I don't know why @That-Crazy-Rat-Lady chose to give that response to a company that was offering to help when the restaurant originally booking their wedding let them down?

    I can only speak as I find but I only wanted a teeny tiny wedding and @TheLewisPartnership did this brilliantly for me in January.
     
  5. Trumpet

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    Been twice wouldn't go back. I will always give a restaurant or pub a second chance, we can all have an off day.
     
  6. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    No, you dont...
     
  7. staffordjas

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    I was a bit gob- smacked when I read that reply as well, and wondering the reason for such a response to an offer of help! :?:
     
  8. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady

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    Sorry if my response came across rude.

    For me - I felt the comment from Lewis Partnership was a cheap shot at gaining business from the downfall of a rival.

    I created this thread as information to others - with the hope of gleaning more insight into the 'Pastiche Problem' not as a thread to advertise my needs.

    Although we are famous at going off topic!!
     
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  9. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    It came across as @ChrisLewis trying to be helpful to me. :)
     
  10. Gareth

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    Me also, uncalled for response to be honest.
     
  11. Lucy

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    Let's get back go the Pastiche shall we?
     
  12. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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  13. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Fair enough, but in all honesty I thought he was trying to help. Each to their own but I didn't see it as soliciting, they don't really need to as the lp places are usually very busy.
     
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  14. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    No. It's sometimes very difficult to work out the meaning behind the written word on a forum. At the end of the day all any of us can do is comment based upon our own interpretation. Sometimes we are right, sometimes not. That's life :)
     
  15. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Always got the impression @ChrisLewis was very supportive of other businesses in town so would be surprised if it was anything more than a genuine offer of help.

    Have you found somewhere yet @That-Crazy-Rat-Lady ? Really sad news if Pastiche don't manage to find somewhere but as someone said above hopefully somewhere like Bella Italia would suit them.
     
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  17. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I believe the rent/rates on Bella Italia are rather prohibitive.
     
  18. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady

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    Just got back from Edinburgh (I got sunburn in Scotland!!)

    I'm thinking about going to the Greyhound at Burston - another one of our favourite family haunts - and our original idea for a wedding venue - but then we decided to sack off the big party and go on holiday instead!
     
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    We can't, didn't you know it's closed :lolsmash:
     
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