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    OH and I went out for dinner last night, I had Asian duck (which was delish and no complaints from me) However, OH ordered a mixed grill, and asked for his steak rare. "Oh no sir, sorry sir," says the waitress "we can't do your steak rare as you are having sausages and egg too, it's all to do with health and safety!"
    When did this stupid piece of law come into force? Bloody daft if you ask me. Wouldn't even give him the steak rare but on a separate plate!

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    I bought a poppy this year and there was a girl holding the pins and i had to take one from her, she couldn't give it to me incase she stabbed me i presume.
    Did he have the steak??

    tessb

    OH and I went out for dinner last night, I had Asian duck (which was … OH and I went out for dinner last night, I had Asian duck (which was delish and no complaints from me) However, OH ordered a mixed grill, and asked for his steak rare. "Oh no sir, sorry sir," says the waitress "we can't do your steak rare as you are having sausages and egg too, it's all to do with health and safety!"When did this stupid piece of law come into force? Bloody daft if you ask me. Wouldn't even give him the steak rare but on a separate plate!


    What a load of cr*p...since when did the restaurant dictate how you like your steak. Sorry would have walked out.:-(

    tessb

    OH and I went out for dinner last night, I had Asian duck (which was … OH and I went out for dinner last night, I had Asian duck (which was delish and no complaints from me) However, OH ordered a mixed grill, and asked for his steak rare. "Oh no sir, sorry sir," says the waitress "we can't do your steak rare as you are having sausages and egg too, it's all to do with health and safety!"When did this stupid piece of law come into force? Bloody daft if you ask me. Wouldn't even give him the steak rare but on a separate plate!



    only if they were all cooked in the same pan.....hmmmmm

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    He did have the steak, but had it medium and really wasn't pleased. My uncle said when he was in Australia last month he ordered a meal and then didn't eat much of it, and asked for a doggy bag. he had to sign a release form to say that if he got ill eating the food he had taken home he wouldn't sue the restaurant!

    On our shopping trips we usually stop for a cup of coffee at a place where they have some outside seating. This is a self service coffee shop with the usual trays that you take to your table etc etc.
    Last time we went there we were asked where were we sitting and when saying outside they said we weren't allowed to carry our tray outside, a member of staff had to for H & S reasons.

    Utter madness !!

    tessb

    ... asked for a doggy bag. he had to sign a release from to say that if … ... asked for a doggy bag. he had to sign a release from to say that if he got ill eating the food he had taken home he wouldn't sure the restaurant!


    Yup - a pub restaurant we go to regularly has the same policy. After the reason was explained to me, i can understand why though. Apparently there have been occasions in the past in the satering business, where people have taken a doggy bag home... not refrigerated the food...and contracted food poisoning - blaming it on the establishment. it is more a sad relection of some peoples deceit, and it would appear that it is not just confined to this country:-(

    Blame it on the idiots that sue for thousands of pounds for a bit of food poisoning, if you were a business wouldn't you be scared to give something that has a higher chance of getting you sued into the ground?

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