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Owner of filthy restaurant with fly infestation in Hove fined

The Argus: Owner of filthy restaurant with fly infestation fined Owner of filthy restaurant with fly infestation fined

The owner of a fine-dining French restaurant has been fined more than £10,000 for failing to keep his premises clean.

Pascal Madjoudj was fined at Brighton Magistrates' Court yesterday after pleading guilty to 16 of 22 charges of failing to meet hygiene and food safety standards.

Brasserie Pascal, where customers can enjoy a Châteaubriand with pommes frites, forestiere sauce and vegetables for £49, was accused of having a “history of poor compliance” with food safety legislation by prosecutors.


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Inspectors from Brighton and Hove City Council visited the property in Second Avenue, Hove, on February 11 and raised a number of concerns including a fruit fly infestation, an empty pane of glass in a window which could allow pests in, dirty brooms hanging near clean plates and food debris on the floor and wall.

Mr Madjoudj, from Kenton Road in Hove, was also informed there was a lack of mechanical ventilation in the ladies' toilets while a sink in the kitchen had the cold water disconnected and a build-up of grease was creating a fire hazard.

On March 6 the council received an email from the restaurant saying that all the work had been carried out.

But when inspectors returned six days later they found several recommendations not acted upon.

Inspectors said while they saw evidence of some cleaning and repainting, there was still food and grease debris on the floor, glass was still missing from a window, the extractor fan had not been repaired and some lights were still faulty.

In court, Mr Madjoudj, who also manages the three La Fourchette eateries in Brighton and Hove, denied that plates were dirty claiming they were all disinfected in vinegar every day.

The 44-year-old father-of-two said he had opened Brasserie Pascal eight years ago but the company responsible for running the restaurant had entered voluntary liquidation on April 4.

In court, Mr Madjoudj announced his intentions to refloat the company after it had been the victim of financial mismanagement by other staff.

On hearing the sentence Mr Madjoudj cried “that's too much”.

Len Batten, prosecuting on behalf of Brighton and Hove City Council, said the restaurant had a “history of poor compliance with food safety regulations” including a warning in 2008 that the company was failing to meet food safety targets.

Magistrate Bill Ashworth said: “You have pleaded guilty to 16 separate charges which represent a state of affairs where the kitchen of this particular restaurant was in a parlous state and was insanitary placing your customers and the general public at risk.”

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7:19am Fri 2 May 14

rogerthefish says...

I have to admit I had a memorable meal in the Pascal place in Western road
"I looked lovingly into her eyes and rumblings down below reminded me I had a train arriving in le tunnel" I beat a rather hasty retreat which changed the whole dynamics of the was to be romantic encounter.
I have to admit I had a memorable meal in the Pascal place in Western road "I looked lovingly into her eyes and rumblings down below reminded me I had a train arriving in le tunnel" I beat a rather hasty retreat which changed the whole dynamics of the was to be romantic encounter. rogerthefish
  • Score: 6

8:50am Fri 2 May 14

spa301 says...

Totally unacceptable especially in a premises that charges a premium price for their food.
Totally unacceptable especially in a premises that charges a premium price for their food. spa301
  • Score: 57

9:00am Fri 2 May 14

raymondo999 says...

This guy has run several restaurants in Brighton and will now open another one under another name.
This guy has run several restaurants in Brighton and will now open another one under another name. raymondo999
  • Score: 39

9:18am Fri 2 May 14

TIMBURRY says...

raymondo999 wrote:
This guy has run several restaurants in Brighton and will now open another one under another name.
Should have been banned from running any other food establishment. £10,000 is a joke
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: This guy has run several restaurants in Brighton and will now open another one under another name.[/p][/quote]Should have been banned from running any other food establishment. £10,000 is a joke TIMBURRY
  • Score: 50

9:46am Fri 2 May 14

Morpheus says...

I used La Fourchette in Western Road quite a lot but have never tried this one. Disappointing that this has happened. It just shows we do not know what is going on in the kitchens.
I used La Fourchette in Western Road quite a lot but have never tried this one. Disappointing that this has happened. It just shows we do not know what is going on in the kitchens. Morpheus
  • Score: 23

10:00am Fri 2 May 14

BURIRAM says...

More checks are needed in these place. I am interested to see what has happened to the Fish and Chip shop Called cod plus in Whitehawk that was due to go to court earlier this year.
More checks are needed in these place. I am interested to see what has happened to the Fish and Chip shop Called cod plus in Whitehawk that was due to go to court earlier this year. BURIRAM
  • Score: 22

10:07am Fri 2 May 14

RottingdeanRant says...

Maybe all restaurants should have web cams in their kitchens so we CAN se what is going on!
Maybe all restaurants should have web cams in their kitchens so we CAN se what is going on! RottingdeanRant
  • Score: 30

10:40am Fri 2 May 14

Goldenwight says...

"Brasserie Pascal, where customers can enjoy a Châteaubriand with pommes frites, forestiere sauce and vegetables for £49, was accused of having a “history of poor compliance” with food safety legislation by prosecutors. "

I doubt people will be able to enjoy ANYTHING to eat in there at the moment!
"Brasserie Pascal, where customers can enjoy a Châteaubriand with pommes frites, forestiere sauce and vegetables for £49, was accused of having a “history of poor compliance” with food safety legislation by prosecutors. " I doubt people will be able to enjoy ANYTHING to eat in there at the moment! Goldenwight
  • Score: 18

11:07am Fri 2 May 14

raymondo999 says...

cookie_brighton wrote:
shows the level of hygiene is carried out in the establishments......

..front of house loooks ok ( what the eye sees ) but behind doors is filthy.
This is one of two stories posted today by the Argus of foreign food outlets operating in unhygenic conditions.
I never go to or buy from these sorts of food outlets, they are foreign owned/run and most of the foreigners hate us Brits, I used to love a curry at the end of a night out, until I read that authorities had found seven different types of semen in a curry, ....no more for me. it is money they are interested in, you will never know how your meal is prepared or what its contents are.
Don't turn this into a racist rant moron
[quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: shows the level of hygiene is carried out in the establishments...... ..front of house loooks ok ( what the eye sees ) but behind doors is filthy. This is one of two stories posted today by the Argus of foreign food outlets operating in unhygenic conditions. I never go to or buy from these sorts of food outlets, they are foreign owned/run and most of the foreigners hate us Brits, I used to love a curry at the end of a night out, until I read that authorities had found seven different types of semen in a curry, ....no more for me. it is money they are interested in, you will never know how your meal is prepared or what its contents are.[/p][/quote]Don't turn this into a racist rant moron raymondo999
  • Score: -14

11:42am Fri 2 May 14

cookie_brighton says...

raymondo999 wrote:
cookie_brighton wrote:
shows the level of hygiene is carried out in the establishments......


..front of house loooks ok ( what the eye sees ) but behind doors is filthy.
This is one of two stories posted today by the Argus of foreign food outlets operating in unhygenic conditions.
I never go to or buy from these sorts of food outlets, they are foreign owned/run and most of the foreigners hate us Brits, I used to love a curry at the end of a night out, until I read that authorities had found seven different types of semen in a curry, ....no more for me. it is money they are interested in, you will never know how your meal is prepared or what its contents are.
Don't turn this into a racist rant moron
ERRRRRRR............
I am not turning into a racist rant as you suggest..........jus
t posting...........FA
CTS
you are the one that seems to have a problem with racism..........now put the card away.
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: shows the level of hygiene is carried out in the establishments...... ..front of house loooks ok ( what the eye sees ) but behind doors is filthy. This is one of two stories posted today by the Argus of foreign food outlets operating in unhygenic conditions. I never go to or buy from these sorts of food outlets, they are foreign owned/run and most of the foreigners hate us Brits, I used to love a curry at the end of a night out, until I read that authorities had found seven different types of semen in a curry, ....no more for me. it is money they are interested in, you will never know how your meal is prepared or what its contents are.[/p][/quote]Don't turn this into a racist rant moron[/p][/quote]ERRRRRRR............ I am not turning into a racist rant as you suggest..........jus t posting...........FA CTS you are the one that seems to have a problem with racism..........now put the card away. cookie_brighton
  • Score: 15

12:19pm Fri 2 May 14

firemanste says...

this place is disgusting and i will never eat in there again.it will be open again in some relatives name to get around paying this fine.
this place is disgusting and i will never eat in there again.it will be open again in some relatives name to get around paying this fine. firemanste
  • Score: 24

12:34pm Fri 2 May 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

The bad news is that this current government has made cut backs with the department that deals with these sort of inspections so there will be fewer done than before which is shameful.

The law needs changing so people who have gone into liquidation are prevented from opening any new businesses until all their creditors and debts, including fines, have all been paid in full.
The bad news is that this current government has made cut backs with the department that deals with these sort of inspections so there will be fewer done than before which is shameful. The law needs changing so people who have gone into liquidation are prevented from opening any new businesses until all their creditors and debts, including fines, have all been paid in full. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 18

1:10pm Fri 2 May 14

Number Six says...

It would be a start if it was made compulsory to display their rating in the window.
It would be a start if it was made compulsory to display their rating in the window. Number Six
  • Score: 25

1:16pm Fri 2 May 14

Fercri Sakes says...

God, it is getting a bit brown-shirty here in the comments section these days. Is the media to blame or just ignorance?
God, it is getting a bit brown-shirty here in the comments section these days. Is the media to blame or just ignorance? Fercri Sakes
  • Score: 3

1:21pm Fri 2 May 14

mhaiti says...

cookie_brighton wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
cookie_brighton wrote: shows the level of hygiene is carried out in the establishments...... ..front of house loooks ok ( what the eye sees ) but behind doors is filthy. This is one of two stories posted today by the Argus of foreign food outlets operating in unhygenic conditions. I never go to or buy from these sorts of food outlets, they are foreign owned/run and most of the foreigners hate us Brits, I used to love a curry at the end of a night out, until I read that authorities had found seven different types of semen in a curry, ....no more for me. it is money they are interested in, you will never know how your meal is prepared or what its contents are.
Don't turn this into a racist rant moron
ERRRRRRR............ I am not turning into a racist rant as you suggest..........jus t posting...........FA CTS you are the one that seems to have a problem with racism..........now put the card away.
That curry story is an urban mysth been round for years but predominantly believed and peddled by school / college kids....google it.

It's a french restaurant, I presume you only eat a good english dinner yeah? Like a Harvester or....a roast...that's all though eh wouldn't want to try any of that foreign muck.

This bloke is obviously a dodgy restaraunteur, there's lots of them (English ones too), no reason not to avoid all foreign food just because of this article.

At least you can go and have a curry again now, you're welcome...
[quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: shows the level of hygiene is carried out in the establishments...... ..front of house loooks ok ( what the eye sees ) but behind doors is filthy. This is one of two stories posted today by the Argus of foreign food outlets operating in unhygenic conditions. I never go to or buy from these sorts of food outlets, they are foreign owned/run and most of the foreigners hate us Brits, I used to love a curry at the end of a night out, until I read that authorities had found seven different types of semen in a curry, ....no more for me. it is money they are interested in, you will never know how your meal is prepared or what its contents are.[/p][/quote]Don't turn this into a racist rant moron[/p][/quote]ERRRRRRR............ I am not turning into a racist rant as you suggest..........jus t posting...........FA CTS you are the one that seems to have a problem with racism..........now put the card away.[/p][/quote]That curry story is an urban mysth been round for years but predominantly believed and peddled by school / college kids....google it. It's a french restaurant, I presume you only eat a good english dinner yeah? Like a Harvester or....a roast...that's all though eh wouldn't want to try any of that foreign muck. This bloke is obviously a dodgy restaraunteur, there's lots of them (English ones too), no reason not to avoid all foreign food just because of this article. At least you can go and have a curry again now, you're welcome... mhaiti
  • Score: 17

1:24pm Fri 2 May 14

mhaiti says...

When it comes to food, it should be 2 strikes and you're out. Inspect, either pass / provide recommendations / shut down, then revisit in 2 weeks and if the recommendations aren't adhered to you're out of the food game....
When it comes to food, it should be 2 strikes and you're out. Inspect, either pass / provide recommendations / shut down, then revisit in 2 weeks and if the recommendations aren't adhered to you're out of the food game.... mhaiti
  • Score: 17

1:26pm Fri 2 May 14

Fercri Sakes says...

I can't believe that somebody would deny themselves a curry, that they admit they used to love, due to a well-travelled urban myth. How ignorant would you have to be to believe that? Well racism and ignorance seem to go hand in hand.

http://www.snopes.co
m/horrors/food/semen
.asp
I can't believe that somebody would deny themselves a curry, that they admit they used to love, due to a well-travelled urban myth. How ignorant would you have to be to believe that? Well racism and ignorance seem to go hand in hand. http://www.snopes.co m/horrors/food/semen .asp Fercri Sakes
  • Score: 9

3:51pm Fri 2 May 14

pte says...

If this place is not clean then I wonder what place is. Ive seen toilets a lot worse than theirs that have not been pulled up. Sometimes health and safety can make a meal over very minor technical breaches and make them sound much more serious than they are. Like they pointed to a bad history, a single incident that happened 6 years ago!

The problem for a restauranteur is if his place is found unclean he gets fined, but if he sacks the incompetent manager responsible he also risks a fine for unfair dismissal.

The shoulder of lamb is always excellent and I also recommend the bannoffee pie
If this place is not clean then I wonder what place is. Ive seen toilets a lot worse than theirs that have not been pulled up. Sometimes health and safety can make a meal over very minor technical breaches and make them sound much more serious than they are. Like they pointed to a bad history, a single incident that happened 6 years ago! The problem for a restauranteur is if his place is found unclean he gets fined, but if he sacks the incompetent manager responsible he also risks a fine for unfair dismissal. The shoulder of lamb is always excellent and I also recommend the bannoffee pie pte
  • Score: -9

4:00pm Fri 2 May 14

Ouseler says...

It's quite common for places like Pizza Hut, MacDonalds etc to be criticised for 'unhealthy fast food' and I appreciate that refers to the food content, but at least in my experience those establishments are clean and meet all hygiene standards. Expensive 'healthy' meals from premises as reported in these articles may be anything but healthy, and yet until their poor standards are exposed I suspect the patrons think high prices mean high standards.
It's quite common for places like Pizza Hut, MacDonalds etc to be criticised for 'unhealthy fast food' and I appreciate that refers to the food content, but at least in my experience those establishments are clean and meet all hygiene standards. Expensive 'healthy' meals from premises as reported in these articles may be anything but healthy, and yet until their poor standards are exposed I suspect the patrons think high prices mean high standards. Ouseler
  • Score: 11

4:17pm Fri 2 May 14

paulahove24 says...

OMG!! This was one of my favourite restaurants and have been eating there regularly for 6 years. Will think twice about eating there again!!
OMG!! This was one of my favourite restaurants and have been eating there regularly for 6 years. Will think twice about eating there again!! paulahove24
  • Score: 6

5:02pm Fri 2 May 14

pte says...

Ouseler wrote:
It's quite common for places like Pizza Hut, MacDonalds etc to be criticised for 'unhealthy fast food' and I appreciate that refers to the food content, but at least in my experience those establishments are clean and meet all hygiene standards. Expensive 'healthy' meals from premises as reported in these articles may be anything but healthy, and yet until their poor standards are exposed I suspect the patrons think high prices mean high standards.
OK, you continue to eat at Pizza Hut and I'll continue to eat at Pascals.

Most restaurants have issues from time to time sometimes minor like a broken pane, extractor fan or the broom being too near to the plates for someone's liking. Were the plates on the floor LOL? Not as if there was a plague of rats or mice
[quote][p][bold]Ouseler[/bold] wrote: It's quite common for places like Pizza Hut, MacDonalds etc to be criticised for 'unhealthy fast food' and I appreciate that refers to the food content, but at least in my experience those establishments are clean and meet all hygiene standards. Expensive 'healthy' meals from premises as reported in these articles may be anything but healthy, and yet until their poor standards are exposed I suspect the patrons think high prices mean high standards.[/p][/quote]OK, you continue to eat at Pizza Hut and I'll continue to eat at Pascals. Most restaurants have issues from time to time sometimes minor like a broken pane, extractor fan or the broom being too near to the plates for someone's liking. Were the plates on the floor LOL? Not as if there was a plague of rats or mice pte
  • Score: -7

5:34pm Fri 2 May 14

raymondo999 says...

Fercri Sakes wrote:
I can't believe that somebody would deny themselves a curry, that they admit they used to love, due to a well-travelled urban myth. How ignorant would you have to be to believe that? Well racism and ignorance seem to go hand in hand.

http://www.snopes.co

m/horrors/food/semen

.asp
The xenophobes/racists are obviously getting bored. When I called a comment racist earlier today, I got 19 thumbs down, you've got none yet. So as well as being ignorant they seem to lack staying power!
[quote][p][bold]Fercri Sakes[/bold] wrote: I can't believe that somebody would deny themselves a curry, that they admit they used to love, due to a well-travelled urban myth. How ignorant would you have to be to believe that? Well racism and ignorance seem to go hand in hand. http://www.snopes.co m/horrors/food/semen .asp[/p][/quote]The xenophobes/racists are obviously getting bored. When I called a comment racist earlier today, I got 19 thumbs down, you've got none yet. So as well as being ignorant they seem to lack staying power! raymondo999
  • Score: 8

5:58pm Fri 2 May 14

Ouseler says...

pte wrote:
Ouseler wrote:
It's quite common for places like Pizza Hut, MacDonalds etc to be criticised for 'unhealthy fast food' and I appreciate that refers to the food content, but at least in my experience those establishments are clean and meet all hygiene standards. Expensive 'healthy' meals from premises as reported in these articles may be anything but healthy, and yet until their poor standards are exposed I suspect the patrons think high prices mean high standards.
OK, you continue to eat at Pizza Hut and I'll continue to eat at Pascals.

Most restaurants have issues from time to time sometimes minor like a broken pane, extractor fan or the broom being too near to the plates for someone's liking. Were the plates on the floor LOL? Not as if there was a plague of rats or mice
Magistrate Bill Ashworth said: “You have pleaded guilty to 16 separate charges which represent a state of affairs where the kitchen of this particular restaurant was in a parlous state and was insanitary placing your customers and the general public at risk.”

Happy eating....
[quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ouseler[/bold] wrote: It's quite common for places like Pizza Hut, MacDonalds etc to be criticised for 'unhealthy fast food' and I appreciate that refers to the food content, but at least in my experience those establishments are clean and meet all hygiene standards. Expensive 'healthy' meals from premises as reported in these articles may be anything but healthy, and yet until their poor standards are exposed I suspect the patrons think high prices mean high standards.[/p][/quote]OK, you continue to eat at Pizza Hut and I'll continue to eat at Pascals. Most restaurants have issues from time to time sometimes minor like a broken pane, extractor fan or the broom being too near to the plates for someone's liking. Were the plates on the floor LOL? Not as if there was a plague of rats or mice[/p][/quote]Magistrate Bill Ashworth said: “You have pleaded guilty to 16 separate charges which represent a state of affairs where the kitchen of this particular restaurant was in a parlous state and was insanitary placing your customers and the general public at risk.” Happy eating.... Ouseler
  • Score: 6

6:25pm Fri 2 May 14

Wide Bertha says...

are there seven types of semen ?
are there seven types of semen ? Wide Bertha
  • Score: 13

6:26pm Fri 2 May 14

Terry K says...

Can we stop saying oh my god please, creeping americanisms affecting the comments section again, nearly as bad as saying leash instead of lead lol.
Can we stop saying oh my god please, creeping americanisms affecting the comments section again, nearly as bad as saying leash instead of lead lol. Terry K
  • Score: -2

8:30pm Fri 2 May 14

Mr chock says...

rogerthefish wrote:
I have to admit I had a memorable meal in the Pascal place in Western road
"I looked lovingly into her eyes and rumblings down below reminded me I had a train arriving in le tunnel" I beat a rather hasty retreat which changed the whole dynamics of the was to be romantic encounter.
In court, Mr Madjoudj, who also manages the three La Fourchette eateries in Brighton and Hove, denied that plates were dirty claiming they were all disinfected in vinegar every day.
ohh how interesting the kitchens clean with Vinegar .. OK Overall, vinegar is slightly better than bicarbonate of soda, but neither killed as well as commercial products. The science tells us that vinegar will kill off the flu virus. As part of research aimed at preparing us for a flu pandemic, UK researchers found that malt vinegar, as well as bleach and washing up liquid, inactivates the flu virus.
Pascal Madjoudj must look again at his hygiene its just grist for the mill of the racists , and anyone commenting on getting a strange feeling tummy while actually eating might like to know it take a bit longer than 30 minutes to cause any intestinal troubles " down below " ok DONT BE BLAMING it on the current meal maybe other factors ..

It takes anywhere from 10 to 24 hours for food to pass through the entire digestive system.* First the food moves slowly through the small intestine to ensure that all possible nutrients are removed, i.e.digested and absorbed through the cell walls. Then the remaining mass moves slowly through the large intestine to remove all the water, so that the body is properly hydrated and so the feces is firm when it is expelled.


...http://boards.str
aightdope.com/sdmb/s
howthread.php?t=4000
77
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: I have to admit I had a memorable meal in the Pascal place in Western road "I looked lovingly into her eyes and rumblings down below reminded me I had a train arriving in le tunnel" I beat a rather hasty retreat which changed the whole dynamics of the was to be romantic encounter.[/p][/quote]In court, Mr Madjoudj, who also manages the three La Fourchette eateries in Brighton and Hove, denied that plates were dirty claiming they were all disinfected in vinegar every day. ohh how interesting the kitchens clean with Vinegar .. OK Overall, vinegar is slightly better than bicarbonate of soda, but neither killed as well as commercial products. The science tells us that vinegar will kill off the flu virus. As part of research aimed at preparing us for a flu pandemic, UK researchers found that malt vinegar, as well as bleach and washing up liquid, inactivates the flu virus. Pascal Madjoudj must look again at his hygiene its just grist for the mill of the racists , and anyone commenting on getting a strange feeling tummy while actually eating might like to know it take a bit longer than 30 minutes to cause any intestinal troubles " down below " ok DONT BE BLAMING it on the current meal maybe other factors .. It takes anywhere from 10 to 24 hours for food to pass through the entire digestive system.* First the food moves slowly through the small intestine to ensure that all possible nutrients are removed, i.e.digested and absorbed through the cell walls. Then the remaining mass moves slowly through the large intestine to remove all the water, so that the body is properly hydrated and so the feces is firm when it is expelled. ...http://boards.str aightdope.com/sdmb/s howthread.php?t=4000 77 Mr chock
  • Score: 2

8:37pm Fri 2 May 14

pte says...

Ouseler wrote:
pte wrote:
Ouseler wrote:
It's quite common for places like Pizza Hut, MacDonalds etc to be criticised for 'unhealthy fast food' and I appreciate that refers to the food content, but at least in my experience those establishments are clean and meet all hygiene standards. Expensive 'healthy' meals from premises as reported in these articles may be anything but healthy, and yet until their poor standards are exposed I suspect the patrons think high prices mean high standards.
OK, you continue to eat at Pizza Hut and I'll continue to eat at Pascals.

Most restaurants have issues from time to time sometimes minor like a broken pane, extractor fan or the broom being too near to the plates for someone's liking. Were the plates on the floor LOL? Not as if there was a plague of rats or mice
Magistrate Bill Ashworth said: “You have pleaded guilty to 16 separate charges which represent a state of affairs where the kitchen of this particular restaurant was in a parlous state and was insanitary placing your customers and the general public at risk.”

Happy eating....
Health and safety gone mad. As long as the food is hot, it's OK. Avoid the salads and cold cuts LOL. ALL restaurants have issues. If health and safety went into the average home they would take delight in finding fault everywhere
[quote][p][bold]Ouseler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pte[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ouseler[/bold] wrote: It's quite common for places like Pizza Hut, MacDonalds etc to be criticised for 'unhealthy fast food' and I appreciate that refers to the food content, but at least in my experience those establishments are clean and meet all hygiene standards. Expensive 'healthy' meals from premises as reported in these articles may be anything but healthy, and yet until their poor standards are exposed I suspect the patrons think high prices mean high standards.[/p][/quote]OK, you continue to eat at Pizza Hut and I'll continue to eat at Pascals. Most restaurants have issues from time to time sometimes minor like a broken pane, extractor fan or the broom being too near to the plates for someone's liking. Were the plates on the floor LOL? Not as if there was a plague of rats or mice[/p][/quote]Magistrate Bill Ashworth said: “You have pleaded guilty to 16 separate charges which represent a state of affairs where the kitchen of this particular restaurant was in a parlous state and was insanitary placing your customers and the general public at risk.” Happy eating....[/p][/quote]Health and safety gone mad. As long as the food is hot, it's OK. Avoid the salads and cold cuts LOL. ALL restaurants have issues. If health and safety went into the average home they would take delight in finding fault everywhere pte
  • Score: -4

9:53pm Fri 2 May 14

firemanste says...

over rated food,over priced food. but the waiter never charged me for the fly in my soup
over rated food,over priced food. but the waiter never charged me for the fly in my soup firemanste
  • Score: 5

10:12pm Fri 2 May 14

brightonjim says...

My ex girlfriend from Poland used to work there and also in KENZIS on Western Road, which he also runs. He only hires naive immigrants, paid them all way less than minimum wage, frequently didn't pay them at all and eventually we had to call the police on him as he was physically violent towards me when I went in there with her to try and sort out her wages. He kept all the tips for himself and didn't share them out with the staff. At last he's getting what he deserves!
My ex girlfriend from Poland used to work there and also in KENZIS on Western Road, which he also runs. He only hires naive immigrants, paid them all way less than minimum wage, frequently didn't pay them at all and eventually we had to call the police on him as he was physically violent towards me when I went in there with her to try and sort out her wages. He kept all the tips for himself and didn't share them out with the staff. At last he's getting what he deserves! brightonjim
  • Score: 22

10:54pm Fri 2 May 14

BlackRocker says...

mhaiti wrote:
cookie_brighton wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
cookie_brighton wrote: shows the level of hygiene is carried out in the establishments...... ..front of house loooks ok ( what the eye sees ) but behind doors is filthy. This is one of two stories posted today by the Argus of foreign food outlets operating in unhygenic conditions. I never go to or buy from these sorts of food outlets, they are foreign owned/run and most of the foreigners hate us Brits, I used to love a curry at the end of a night out, until I read that authorities had found seven different types of semen in a curry, ....no more for me. it is money they are interested in, you will never know how your meal is prepared or what its contents are.
Don't turn this into a racist rant moron
ERRRRRRR............ I am not turning into a racist rant as you suggest..........jus t posting...........FA CTS you are the one that seems to have a problem with racism..........now put the card away.
That curry story is an urban mysth been round for years but predominantly believed and peddled by school / college kids....google it.

It's a french restaurant, I presume you only eat a good english dinner yeah? Like a Harvester or....a roast...that's all though eh wouldn't want to try any of that foreign muck.

This bloke is obviously a dodgy restaraunteur, there's lots of them (English ones too), no reason not to avoid all foreign food just because of this article.

At least you can go and have a curry again now, you're welcome...
Just so you know, there is no 'n' in 'restaurateur'. But don't let ignorance stop you posting.
[quote][p][bold]mhaiti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: shows the level of hygiene is carried out in the establishments...... ..front of house loooks ok ( what the eye sees ) but behind doors is filthy. This is one of two stories posted today by the Argus of foreign food outlets operating in unhygenic conditions. I never go to or buy from these sorts of food outlets, they are foreign owned/run and most of the foreigners hate us Brits, I used to love a curry at the end of a night out, until I read that authorities had found seven different types of semen in a curry, ....no more for me. it is money they are interested in, you will never know how your meal is prepared or what its contents are.[/p][/quote]Don't turn this into a racist rant moron[/p][/quote]ERRRRRRR............ I am not turning into a racist rant as you suggest..........jus t posting...........FA CTS you are the one that seems to have a problem with racism..........now put the card away.[/p][/quote]That curry story is an urban mysth been round for years but predominantly believed and peddled by school / college kids....google it. It's a french restaurant, I presume you only eat a good english dinner yeah? Like a Harvester or....a roast...that's all though eh wouldn't want to try any of that foreign muck. This bloke is obviously a dodgy restaraunteur, there's lots of them (English ones too), no reason not to avoid all foreign food just because of this article. At least you can go and have a curry again now, you're welcome...[/p][/quote]Just so you know, there is no 'n' in 'restaurateur'. But don't let ignorance stop you posting. BlackRocker
  • Score: -1

10:59pm Fri 2 May 14

BlackRocker says...

Mr chock wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
I have to admit I had a memorable meal in the Pascal place in Western road
"I looked lovingly into her eyes and rumblings down below reminded me I had a train arriving in le tunnel" I beat a rather hasty retreat which changed the whole dynamics of the was to be romantic encounter.
In court, Mr Madjoudj, who also manages the three La Fourchette eateries in Brighton and Hove, denied that plates were dirty claiming they were all disinfected in vinegar every day.
ohh how interesting the kitchens clean with Vinegar .. OK Overall, vinegar is slightly better than bicarbonate of soda, but neither killed as well as commercial products. The science tells us that vinegar will kill off the flu virus. As part of research aimed at preparing us for a flu pandemic, UK researchers found that malt vinegar, as well as bleach and washing up liquid, inactivates the flu virus.
Pascal Madjoudj must look again at his hygiene its just grist for the mill of the racists , and anyone commenting on getting a strange feeling tummy while actually eating might like to know it take a bit longer than 30 minutes to cause any intestinal troubles " down below " ok DONT BE BLAMING it on the current meal maybe other factors ..

It takes anywhere from 10 to 24 hours for food to pass through the entire digestive system.* First the food moves slowly through the small intestine to ensure that all possible nutrients are removed, i.e.digested and absorbed through the cell walls. Then the remaining mass moves slowly through the large intestine to remove all the water, so that the body is properly hydrated and so the feces is firm when it is expelled.


...http://boards.str

aightdope.com/sdmb/s

howthread.php?t=4000

77
Thank you, doctor. PS. There is an 'a' in 'faeces', and heaven knows what else!
[quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: I have to admit I had a memorable meal in the Pascal place in Western road "I looked lovingly into her eyes and rumblings down below reminded me I had a train arriving in le tunnel" I beat a rather hasty retreat which changed the whole dynamics of the was to be romantic encounter.[/p][/quote]In court, Mr Madjoudj, who also manages the three La Fourchette eateries in Brighton and Hove, denied that plates were dirty claiming they were all disinfected in vinegar every day. ohh how interesting the kitchens clean with Vinegar .. OK Overall, vinegar is slightly better than bicarbonate of soda, but neither killed as well as commercial products. The science tells us that vinegar will kill off the flu virus. As part of research aimed at preparing us for a flu pandemic, UK researchers found that malt vinegar, as well as bleach and washing up liquid, inactivates the flu virus. Pascal Madjoudj must look again at his hygiene its just grist for the mill of the racists , and anyone commenting on getting a strange feeling tummy while actually eating might like to know it take a bit longer than 30 minutes to cause any intestinal troubles " down below " ok DONT BE BLAMING it on the current meal maybe other factors .. It takes anywhere from 10 to 24 hours for food to pass through the entire digestive system.* First the food moves slowly through the small intestine to ensure that all possible nutrients are removed, i.e.digested and absorbed through the cell walls. Then the remaining mass moves slowly through the large intestine to remove all the water, so that the body is properly hydrated and so the feces is firm when it is expelled. ...http://boards.str aightdope.com/sdmb/s howthread.php?t=4000 77[/p][/quote]Thank you, doctor. PS. There is an 'a' in 'faeces', and heaven knows what else! BlackRocker
  • Score: 0

11:02pm Fri 2 May 14

BlackRocker says...

brightonjim wrote:
My ex girlfriend from Poland used to work there and also in KENZIS on Western Road, which he also runs. He only hires naive immigrants, paid them all way less than minimum wage, frequently didn't pay them at all and eventually we had to call the police on him as he was physically violent towards me when I went in there with her to try and sort out her wages. He kept all the tips for himself and didn't share them out with the staff. At last he's getting what he deserves!
Tell us more. Sadly, Mr M. Clifford is no longer available to promote her case.
[quote][p][bold]brightonjim[/bold] wrote: My ex girlfriend from Poland used to work there and also in KENZIS on Western Road, which he also runs. He only hires naive immigrants, paid them all way less than minimum wage, frequently didn't pay them at all and eventually we had to call the police on him as he was physically violent towards me when I went in there with her to try and sort out her wages. He kept all the tips for himself and didn't share them out with the staff. At last he's getting what he deserves![/p][/quote]Tell us more. Sadly, Mr M. Clifford is no longer available to promote her case. BlackRocker
  • Score: -7

11:02pm Fri 2 May 14

The Phantom says...

brightonjim wrote:
My ex girlfriend from Poland used to work there and also in KENZIS on Western Road, which he also runs. He only hires naive immigrants, paid them all way less than minimum wage, frequently didn't pay them at all and eventually we had to call the police on him as he was physically violent towards me when I went in there with her to try and sort out her wages. He kept all the tips for himself and didn't share them out with the staff. At last he's getting what he deserves!
Not the only people he doesn't pay........
[quote][p][bold]brightonjim[/bold] wrote: My ex girlfriend from Poland used to work there and also in KENZIS on Western Road, which he also runs. He only hires naive immigrants, paid them all way less than minimum wage, frequently didn't pay them at all and eventually we had to call the police on him as he was physically violent towards me when I went in there with her to try and sort out her wages. He kept all the tips for himself and didn't share them out with the staff. At last he's getting what he deserves![/p][/quote]Not the only people he doesn't pay........ The Phantom
  • Score: 3

9:28am Sat 3 May 14

roystony says...

BlackRocker wrote:
Mr chock wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
I have to admit I had a memorable meal in the Pascal place in Western road
"I looked lovingly into her eyes and rumblings down below reminded me I had a train arriving in le tunnel" I beat a rather hasty retreat which changed the whole dynamics of the was to be romantic encounter.
In court, Mr Madjoudj, who also manages the three La Fourchette eateries in Brighton and Hove, denied that plates were dirty claiming they were all disinfected in vinegar every day.
ohh how interesting the kitchens clean with Vinegar .. OK Overall, vinegar is slightly better than bicarbonate of soda, but neither killed as well as commercial products. The science tells us that vinegar will kill off the flu virus. As part of research aimed at preparing us for a flu pandemic, UK researchers found that malt vinegar, as well as bleach and washing up liquid, inactivates the flu virus.
Pascal Madjoudj must look again at his hygiene its just grist for the mill of the racists , and anyone commenting on getting a strange feeling tummy while actually eating might like to know it take a bit longer than 30 minutes to cause any intestinal troubles " down below " ok DONT BE BLAMING it on the current meal maybe other factors ..

It takes anywhere from 10 to 24 hours for food to pass through the entire digestive system.* First the food moves slowly through the small intestine to ensure that all possible nutrients are removed, i.e.digested and absorbed through the cell walls. Then the remaining mass moves slowly through the large intestine to remove all the water, so that the body is properly hydrated and so the feces is firm when it is expelled.


...http://boards.str


aightdope.com/sdmb/s


howthread.php?t=4000


77
Thank you, doctor. PS. There is an 'a' in 'faeces', and heaven knows what else!
are you a spellchecker or copywriter or a ****.t
[quote][p][bold]BlackRocker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr chock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: I have to admit I had a memorable meal in the Pascal place in Western road "I looked lovingly into her eyes and rumblings down below reminded me I had a train arriving in le tunnel" I beat a rather hasty retreat which changed the whole dynamics of the was to be romantic encounter.[/p][/quote]In court, Mr Madjoudj, who also manages the three La Fourchette eateries in Brighton and Hove, denied that plates were dirty claiming they were all disinfected in vinegar every day. ohh how interesting the kitchens clean with Vinegar .. OK Overall, vinegar is slightly better than bicarbonate of soda, but neither killed as well as commercial products. The science tells us that vinegar will kill off the flu virus. As part of research aimed at preparing us for a flu pandemic, UK researchers found that malt vinegar, as well as bleach and washing up liquid, inactivates the flu virus. Pascal Madjoudj must look again at his hygiene its just grist for the mill of the racists , and anyone commenting on getting a strange feeling tummy while actually eating might like to know it take a bit longer than 30 minutes to cause any intestinal troubles " down below " ok DONT BE BLAMING it on the current meal maybe other factors .. It takes anywhere from 10 to 24 hours for food to pass through the entire digestive system.* First the food moves slowly through the small intestine to ensure that all possible nutrients are removed, i.e.digested and absorbed through the cell walls. Then the remaining mass moves slowly through the large intestine to remove all the water, so that the body is properly hydrated and so the feces is firm when it is expelled. ...http://boards.str aightdope.com/sdmb/s howthread.php?t=4000 77[/p][/quote]Thank you, doctor. PS. There is an 'a' in 'faeces', and heaven knows what else![/p][/quote]are you a spellchecker or copywriter or a ****.t roystony
  • Score: 3

9:31am Sat 3 May 14

roystony says...

Terry K wrote:
Can we stop saying oh my god please, creeping americanisms affecting the comments section again, nearly as bad as saying leash instead of lead lol.
Omg
e
[quote][p][bold]Terry K[/bold] wrote: Can we stop saying oh my god please, creeping americanisms affecting the comments section again, nearly as bad as saying leash instead of lead lol.[/p][/quote]Omg e roystony
  • Score: -2

9:31am Sat 3 May 14

roystony says...

Terry K wrote:
Can we stop saying oh my god please, creeping americanisms affecting the comments section again, nearly as bad as saying leash instead of lead lol.
Omg
e
[quote][p][bold]Terry K[/bold] wrote: Can we stop saying oh my god please, creeping americanisms affecting the comments section again, nearly as bad as saying leash instead of lead lol.[/p][/quote]Omg e roystony
  • Score: -3

11:04am Sat 3 May 14

Sheeples says...

£50 for steak and chips....Brighton, the place to be!
£50 for steak and chips....Brighton, the place to be! Sheeples
  • Score: 5

12:11pm Sat 3 May 14

Golfer69 says...

Dirty Kitchens cause food poisoning! They would have had plenty of chances to get the kitchens clean and their training of chefs must also be very bad.
Dirty Kitchens cause food poisoning! They would have had plenty of chances to get the kitchens clean and their training of chefs must also be very bad. Golfer69
  • Score: 3

1:48pm Sat 3 May 14

Terry K says...

How come these type of health stories always have foreign owners involved?
How come these type of health stories always have foreign owners involved? Terry K
  • Score: 0

3:20pm Sat 3 May 14

MoronSpotter says...

cookie_brighton wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
cookie_brighton wrote:
shows the level of hygiene is carried out in the establishments......



..front of house loooks ok ( what the eye sees ) but behind doors is filthy.
This is one of two stories posted today by the Argus of foreign food outlets operating in unhygenic conditions.
I never go to or buy from these sorts of food outlets, they are foreign owned/run and most of the foreigners hate us Brits, I used to love a curry at the end of a night out, until I read that authorities had found seven different types of semen in a curry, ....no more for me. it is money they are interested in, you will never know how your meal is prepared or what its contents are.
Don't turn this into a racist rant moron
ERRRRRRR............

I am not turning into a racist rant as you suggest..........jus

t posting...........FA

CTS
you are the one that seems to have a problem with racism..........now put the card away.
'Types of semen' – do you mean some of it wasn't human? That surely is going too far.
[quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: shows the level of hygiene is carried out in the establishments...... ..front of house loooks ok ( what the eye sees ) but behind doors is filthy. This is one of two stories posted today by the Argus of foreign food outlets operating in unhygenic conditions. I never go to or buy from these sorts of food outlets, they are foreign owned/run and most of the foreigners hate us Brits, I used to love a curry at the end of a night out, until I read that authorities had found seven different types of semen in a curry, ....no more for me. it is money they are interested in, you will never know how your meal is prepared or what its contents are.[/p][/quote]Don't turn this into a racist rant moron[/p][/quote]ERRRRRRR............ I am not turning into a racist rant as you suggest..........jus t posting...........FA CTS you are the one that seems to have a problem with racism..........now put the card away.[/p][/quote]'Types of semen' – do you mean some of it wasn't human? That surely is going too far. MoronSpotter
  • Score: 1

7:49pm Sat 3 May 14

uwho99 says...

table for two please
table for two please uwho99
  • Score: -2

10:16am Sun 4 May 14

Mayo11 says...

Seems he owns the Bandstand Cafe, as well. Are these other establishments also to receive extra visits from the relevant department? Given his poor leadership in the other place it surely must bring into question the compliance of all his establishments?
Seems he owns the Bandstand Cafe, as well. Are these other establishments also to receive extra visits from the relevant department? Given his poor leadership in the other place it surely must bring into question the compliance of all his establishments? Mayo11
  • Score: 3

10:49pm Mon 5 May 14

mhaiti says...

BlackRocker wrote:
mhaiti wrote:
cookie_brighton wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
cookie_brighton wrote: shows the level of hygiene is carried out in the establishments...... ..front of house loooks ok ( what the eye sees ) but behind doors is filthy. This is one of two stories posted today by the Argus of foreign food outlets operating in unhygenic conditions. I never go to or buy from these sorts of food outlets, they are foreign owned/run and most of the foreigners hate us Brits, I used to love a curry at the end of a night out, until I read that authorities had found seven different types of semen in a curry, ....no more for me. it is money they are interested in, you will never know how your meal is prepared or what its contents are.
Don't turn this into a racist rant moron
ERRRRRRR............ I am not turning into a racist rant as you suggest..........jus t posting...........FA CTS you are the one that seems to have a problem with racism..........now put the card away.
That curry story is an urban mysth been round for years but predominantly believed and peddled by school / college kids....google it.

It's a french restaurant, I presume you only eat a good english dinner yeah? Like a Harvester or....a roast...that's all though eh wouldn't want to try any of that foreign muck.

This bloke is obviously a dodgy restaraunteur, there's lots of them (English ones too), no reason not to avoid all foreign food just because of this article.

At least you can go and have a curry again now, you're welcome...
Just so you know, there is no 'n' in 'restaurateur'. But don't let ignorance stop you posting.
Thanks. I wasn't going to and am glad I have your support.

Hang on, you were being sarcastic there weren't you? Good one...

Apologies if my rogue 'n' got in the way of my perfectly valid point. There's a typo in myth as well, surprised you missed that one.
[quote][p][bold]BlackRocker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mhaiti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: shows the level of hygiene is carried out in the establishments...... ..front of house loooks ok ( what the eye sees ) but behind doors is filthy. This is one of two stories posted today by the Argus of foreign food outlets operating in unhygenic conditions. I never go to or buy from these sorts of food outlets, they are foreign owned/run and most of the foreigners hate us Brits, I used to love a curry at the end of a night out, until I read that authorities had found seven different types of semen in a curry, ....no more for me. it is money they are interested in, you will never know how your meal is prepared or what its contents are.[/p][/quote]Don't turn this into a racist rant moron[/p][/quote]ERRRRRRR............ I am not turning into a racist rant as you suggest..........jus t posting...........FA CTS you are the one that seems to have a problem with racism..........now put the card away.[/p][/quote]That curry story is an urban mysth been round for years but predominantly believed and peddled by school / college kids....google it. It's a french restaurant, I presume you only eat a good english dinner yeah? Like a Harvester or....a roast...that's all though eh wouldn't want to try any of that foreign muck. This bloke is obviously a dodgy restaraunteur, there's lots of them (English ones too), no reason not to avoid all foreign food just because of this article. At least you can go and have a curry again now, you're welcome...[/p][/quote]Just so you know, there is no 'n' in 'restaurateur'. But don't let ignorance stop you posting.[/p][/quote]Thanks. I wasn't going to and am glad I have your support. Hang on, you were being sarcastic there weren't you? Good one... Apologies if my rogue 'n' got in the way of my perfectly valid point. There's a typo in myth as well, surprised you missed that one. mhaiti
  • Score: 4

8:01am Tue 6 May 14

hoveguyactually says...

Welcome to rip-off Brighton and Hove, where an expensive meal comes with free food poisoning. Enjoy!
Welcome to rip-off Brighton and Hove, where an expensive meal comes with free food poisoning. Enjoy! hoveguyactually
  • Score: 1

8:38am Wed 7 May 14

TheDrive says...

I'm not sure when 'eating out' became such a national obsession. My parents used to do it so rarely (ok a few years ago). You get meals worse than you can make at home, and pay four times as much for them. You don't even know where it came from or who prepared it. And you pay £25 for a bottle of wine that's £7 in the supermarket. Really, eat well at home and enjoy the hundreds of other great things there are to do in and around town - it's so much better! Some of them are even free, so you will be fitter and richer and not lining the pockets of some dirty **** like the owner of Pascals.
I'm not sure when 'eating out' became such a national obsession. My parents used to do it so rarely (ok a few years ago). You get meals worse than you can make at home, and pay four times as much for them. You don't even know where it came from or who prepared it. And you pay £25 for a bottle of wine that's £7 in the supermarket. Really, eat well at home and enjoy the hundreds of other great things there are to do in and around town - it's so much better! Some of them are even free, so you will be fitter and richer and not lining the pockets of some dirty **** like the owner of Pascals. TheDrive
  • Score: 5

9:47am Wed 7 May 14

ThinkBrighton says...

He does not MANAGE he OWNS, this is just a cop out.
He should be banned from selling food for the rest of his life, and people should be made aware if he opens a new venture involving food
He does not MANAGE he OWNS, this is just a cop out. He should be banned from selling food for the rest of his life, and people should be made aware if he opens a new venture involving food ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 2

2:57pm Wed 7 May 14

gheese77 says...

Number Six wrote:
It would be a start if it was made compulsory to display their rating in the window.
Thats a very good idea, cheap to implement too
[quote][p][bold]Number Six[/bold] wrote: It would be a start if it was made compulsory to display their rating in the window.[/p][/quote]Thats a very good idea, cheap to implement too gheese77
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Fri 9 May 14

Falmer Wizard says...

OMG is perfectly ok provided like immediately follows it,Simple!
OMG is perfectly ok provided like immediately follows it,Simple! Falmer Wizard
  • Score: -1

3:02am Sun 11 May 14

Mr chock says...

THE PLACE IS STILL PACKED .. WOWOWOWOWO Argus is read by how many people this page was read and commented on by about 40 and now the place is as busy IF NOT busier than i have ever seen it CONGRATULATIONS ..
THE PLACE IS STILL PACKED .. WOWOWOWOWO Argus is read by how many people this page was read and commented on by about 40 and now the place is as busy IF NOT busier than i have ever seen it CONGRATULATIONS .. Mr chock
  • Score: -1

9:12am Fri 16 May 14

olebut says...

What pray tell is an empty pane of glass ? Do you mean a window in which the glass was missing or a pane of glass which had no frame around it ? Accurate use of The English language appears not to be one of this paper's strong points.
What pray tell is an empty pane of glass ? Do you mean a window in which the glass was missing or a pane of glass which had no frame around it ? Accurate use of The English language appears not to be one of this paper's strong points. olebut
  • Score: 2

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