Tanya Gold is disgusted with the success of…glitzy restaurants? Really?
What is grotesque about such places, beyond library-themed chic and the contrast with the important food anxieties of the age (obesity, rising prices and the return of malnutrition), is the way they are considered an advertisement for the recovery and a glory of the city – the trickle-down effect, if you will.
Don’t they provide jobs & opportunity then?
This is bunk, and it underlines so much of the mayor of London’s political philosophy. Standing up for London, he says, to which I say – what kind of London? The London of the 1% of course, which is the only kind he cares for.
*yawn* Tell me that same, tired old story, Tanya. I never get enough of the politics of envy from the dear old Grauniad…
Where are the critics of this new Edwardiana?
I thought you were a restaurant critic?
Drugged with opulence or working for a media in thrall to the minutiae of luxury, but silent on what created it, and the damage that it does.
What ‘damage’..? It employs people & raises business taxes. It means jobs for decorators, laundries, cleaners, deliverymen. Probably far more than the rag you work for provides.
And if the despised rich are happy to shell out stupid money for faddy, pretentious food, why should you care? It’s not as if they’d spend it on one legged Roma orphans otherwise, is it?