Real China restaurant in Eastleigh shuts after mass food poisoning

Restaurant shuts after mass food poisoning

Restaurant shuts after mass food poisoning

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A HAMPSHIRE restaurant has closed amid a mass outbreak of food poisoning.

More than 30 people have fallen ill with salmonella since eating at The Real China in Eastleigh, including a three-year-old child.

Now the town centre restaurant has closed voluntarily while Eastleigh Borough Council’s environmental health team investigates.

It has been unable to pinpoint the source of the outbreak but took action because all cases involved people who had eaten at the restaurant.

It will remain shut until the council and Public Health England are satisfied that there is no longer a risk to health.

One mum made a complaint after her three-year-old daughter, husband and father-in-law all displayed symptoms after a night at the restaurant in Wells Place.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said: “My three-year-old has been ill since Saturday night and if she was any younger or less healthy I think she would have been in hospital. My husband and father-in-law were also affected and have recovered.

“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area.

“Food poisoning is nasty but even worse in the heat too.”

Several scathing reviews have also been left on websites, including Tripadvisor, where angry customers gave the restaurant a one-star rating and warned others to avoid the premises.

A council spokesman said: “Our environmental health team is carrying out an ongoing investigation into the outbreak in conjunction with Public Health England.

“Our main priority at this time is to protect public health.

“We are carrying out a thorough investigation to try to identify any possible causes and ensure that these are rectified.

“We are also contacting people who have caught the illness to find out more about their food history.”

The council confirmed that the restaurant would undergo deep cleaning while its food handling and preparation routines would also be reviewed.

But it is unknown if any food has been destroyed.

It is the second time that a branch of Real China has closed in the south this year, after its Poole restaurant shut in March over hygiene complaints. An investigation uncovered dirty food preparation areas, blocked drains, substandard equipment and unsafe food handling.

Eastleigh Borough Council has traced the outbreak back to July 11 and is appealing for anyone who has eaten there and is suffering from food poisoning symptoms to contact commercial team leader Helen Parsons on 023 8068 8329.

The chain has more than 20 restaurants across the UK, although the Eastleigh location is the only one in Hampshire.

Despite repeated attempts by the Daily Echo to contact the company, no one responded to our request for a comment.

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6:59am Sat 26 Jul 14

likewatchingbrazil says...

won't be going there ever again, thanks for the heads up DE
won't be going there ever again, thanks for the heads up DE likewatchingbrazil
  • Score: 28

7:08am Sat 26 Jul 14

WobblyCat says...

My mate was always on about how good it was in there and how good the buffet is. My mate has now been of work for nearly two weeks with class A salmonella!
My mate was always on about how good it was in there and how good the buffet is. My mate has now been of work for nearly two weeks with class A salmonella! WobblyCat
  • Score: 14

7:19am Sat 26 Jul 14

Huey says...

Same thing happened to the real china in Poole as well.
Dirty people.
Same thing happened to the real china in Poole as well. Dirty people. Huey
  • Score: -1

7:35am Sat 26 Jul 14

SNUGGLES 78 says...

dirty fingers and buffets , recipe for salmonella.
dirty fingers and buffets , recipe for salmonella. SNUGGLES 78
  • Score: 22

9:44am Sat 26 Jul 14

solomum says...

If the outbreak is attributed to one single day, it is highly likely to be bad meat from the supplier, but until the investigation has been done, no-one can know for sure. I hope those who have been affected make a quick recovery.
If the outbreak is attributed to one single day, it is highly likely to be bad meat from the supplier, but until the investigation has been done, no-one can know for sure. I hope those who have been affected make a quick recovery. solomum
  • Score: 24

9:48am Sat 26 Jul 14

andysaints007 says...

Huey wrote:
Same thing happened to the real china in Poole as well.
Dirty people.
Wow! You are very bright
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Same thing happened to the real china in Poole as well. Dirty people.[/p][/quote]Wow! You are very bright andysaints007
  • Score: 3

9:54am Sat 26 Jul 14

excusemoi says...

Hope everyone affected make a fast recovery.
Hope everyone affected make a fast recovery. excusemoi
  • Score: 17

9:55am Sat 26 Jul 14

mamma2780 says...

Some Salonella confirmed cases . It was from about 11/7 and even some people are ill from last weekend. Cross contamination most likely.
Some Salonella confirmed cases . It was from about 11/7 and even some people are ill from last weekend. Cross contamination most likely. mamma2780
  • Score: 4

10:04am Sat 26 Jul 14

trevoryoung says...

I had hideous food poisoning when I are here 3 yrs ago never been so I'll before or since.
I had hideous food poisoning when I are here 3 yrs ago never been so I'll before or since. trevoryoung
  • Score: -4

10:28am Sat 26 Jul 14

good-gosh says...

Easy to incubate salmonella in a kitchen in this weather - but easy to avoid too.
Easy to incubate salmonella in a kitchen in this weather - but easy to avoid too. good-gosh
  • Score: 9

11:44am Sat 26 Jul 14

Blue azure says...

I haven't been poisoned but I have been invited 3 times to eat at this restaurant. The beef meat and seafood are not well cooked
I haven't been poisoned but I have been invited 3 times to eat at this restaurant. The beef meat and seafood are not well cooked Blue azure
  • Score: -2

11:47am Sat 26 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

salmonella outbreaks are not usually do to with poor cooking.. they are usually due to weak food hygiene practices and cross-contamination. It only takes one mistake and bingo.....
salmonella outbreaks are not usually do to with poor cooking.. they are usually due to weak food hygiene practices and cross-contamination. It only takes one mistake and bingo..... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 11

11:47am Sat 26 Jul 14

Blue azure says...

The beef was still raw in side.
The beef was still raw in side. Blue azure
  • Score: -12

11:50am Sat 26 Jul 14

Blue azure says...

If meat are well cooked there is less risk of salmonella.
If meat are well cooked there is less risk of salmonella. Blue azure
  • Score: -2

12:06pm Sat 26 Jul 14

elizee says...

My boyfriend and I ate there around a month ago. Although I was OK after the meal, my other half was not. He kept throwing up the entire evening and felt rotten right through to the morning. We thought it was the restaurant that has caused it. The only difference between our two meals was hadn't eaten beef , but he had.
My boyfriend and I ate there around a month ago. Although I was OK after the meal, my other half was not. He kept throwing up the entire evening and felt rotten right through to the morning. We thought it was the restaurant that has caused it. The only difference between our two meals was hadn't eaten beef , but he had. elizee
  • Score: 0

12:20pm Sat 26 Jul 14

southy says...

solomum wrote:
If the outbreak is attributed to one single day, it is highly likely to be bad meat from the supplier, but until the investigation has been done, no-one can know for sure. I hope those who have been affected make a quick recovery.
Very true, is it a running buffet type if so then this could be a problem also, contamination could of happen by the customers them selfs.
[quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: If the outbreak is attributed to one single day, it is highly likely to be bad meat from the supplier, but until the investigation has been done, no-one can know for sure. I hope those who have been affected make a quick recovery.[/p][/quote]Very true, is it a running buffet type if so then this could be a problem also, contamination could of happen by the customers them selfs. southy
  • Score: -3

2:31pm Sat 26 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

Blue azure wrote:
The beef was still raw in side.
so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.
[quote][p][bold]Blue azure[/bold] wrote: The beef was still raw in side.[/p][/quote]so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women. steekeemcglue
  • Score: 14

2:41pm Sat 26 Jul 14

huckit P says...

No surprise to see this. My previous (and last) visit put me off the place. Tepid undercooked food, dirty tables, dirty cutlery and dirty plates plus sticky floors and a most unappetising smell.
No surprise to see this. My previous (and last) visit put me off the place. Tepid undercooked food, dirty tables, dirty cutlery and dirty plates plus sticky floors and a most unappetising smell. huckit P
  • Score: 3

2:42pm Sat 26 Jul 14

patsyp2302 says...

I ate there sometime last year and was very poorly afterwards for a couple of days.....Haven't been back since!!!
I ate there sometime last year and was very poorly afterwards for a couple of days.....Haven't been back since!!! patsyp2302
  • Score: 3

2:50pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Rina73 says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
Blue azure wrote:
The beef was still raw in side.
so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.
You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!!
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue azure[/bold] wrote: The beef was still raw in side.[/p][/quote]so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.[/p][/quote]You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!! Rina73
  • Score: -65

3:03pm Sat 26 Jul 14

forest hump says...

Rina73 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
Blue azure wrote:
The beef was still raw in side.
so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.
You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!!
Ever heard of steak tartare? beef carpaccio? Probably not! I would be very careful before shooting your mouth off, steek....etc, is absolutely right.
[quote][p][bold]Rina73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue azure[/bold] wrote: The beef was still raw in side.[/p][/quote]so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.[/p][/quote]You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!![/p][/quote]Ever heard of steak tartare? beef carpaccio? Probably not! I would be very careful before shooting your mouth off, steek....etc, is absolutely right. forest hump
  • Score: 56

3:12pm Sat 26 Jul 14

alice246 says...

i ate there a few weeks ago ,and i was sick for 24 hours,i didnt eat the beef though,it was mostly chicken,which i have to say,didnt really taste like chicken,i also was there before i was ok then but there was a familly complaining that the chicken wasnt cooked,they gave them a refund,and couldnt get them out quick enough
i ate there a few weeks ago ,and i was sick for 24 hours,i didnt eat the beef though,it was mostly chicken,which i have to say,didnt really taste like chicken,i also was there before i was ok then but there was a familly complaining that the chicken wasnt cooked,they gave them a refund,and couldnt get them out quick enough alice246
  • Score: 2

4:03pm Sat 26 Jul 14

sparkster says...

more likely poor hygiene and especially in this hot weather, as someone said above dirty fingers and buffets, this may be the case on cruise ships where people are urged to use hand gel, they dont, recipe for disaster
more likely poor hygiene and especially in this hot weather, as someone said above dirty fingers and buffets, this may be the case on cruise ships where people are urged to use hand gel, they dont, recipe for disaster sparkster
  • Score: 8

4:12pm Sat 26 Jul 14

vpharm says...

trouble is it takes so long for the council to act & by that time if the restaurant is alerted, then they literally get rid of the evidence, throw out all dodgy food & clean the place.
have always said these places need CCTV in the kitchens so councils can look at what staff are doing & if they really are washing their hands etc

this resturant shoul be fined £50,000 minimum!
trouble is it takes so long for the council to act & by that time if the restaurant is alerted, then they literally get rid of the evidence, throw out all dodgy food & clean the place. have always said these places need CCTV in the kitchens so councils can look at what staff are doing & if they really are washing their hands etc this resturant shoul be fined £50,000 minimum! vpharm
  • Score: -7

4:24pm Sat 26 Jul 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

The NUMBER 2 s was not a popular dish THEN !
The NUMBER 2 s was not a popular dish THEN ! SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: -4

5:01pm Sat 26 Jul 14

ALDEBARAN says...

Even good restaurants should be avoided in this unusual weather where, I am sure, freezer/fridge temperatures are not constantly monitored.
Even good restaurants should be avoided in this unusual weather where, I am sure, freezer/fridge temperatures are not constantly monitored. ALDEBARAN
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Sat 26 Jul 14

CHIMPANZEE says...

AVOID FISH, CHICKEN, meat ETC. Highly susceptible in China coupled with poor hygiene.
AVOID FISH, CHICKEN, meat ETC. Highly susceptible in China coupled with poor hygiene. CHIMPANZEE
  • Score: -14

6:20pm Sat 26 Jul 14

micpro says...

Authority should also go and inspect REAL CHINA, Poole Branch. Such a filthy place !
Authority should also go and inspect REAL CHINA, Poole Branch. Such a filthy place ! micpro
  • Score: -7

7:34pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Stubs says...

I went there just before Xmas and the food was as good as any other buffet I've had.
I went there just before Xmas and the food was as good as any other buffet I've had. Stubs
  • Score: 8

7:36pm Sat 26 Jul 14

mike_sk8erboi says...

“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area"

Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it!
“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area" Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it! mike_sk8erboi
  • Score: 15

7:38pm Sat 26 Jul 14

rjfmusic says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
Blue azure wrote:
The beef was still raw in side.
so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.
How dare you describe pregnant women as a harmful bacteria...
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue azure[/bold] wrote: The beef was still raw in side.[/p][/quote]so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.[/p][/quote]How dare you describe pregnant women as a harmful bacteria... rjfmusic
  • Score: 15

8:05pm Sat 26 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

forest hump wrote:
Rina73 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
Blue azure wrote:
The beef was still raw in side.
so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.
You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!!
Ever heard of steak tartare? beef carpaccio? Probably not! I would be very careful before shooting your mouth off, steek....etc, is absolutely right.
You may as well of been speaking Mandarin to Rina73.... I doubt that poster has ever set foot in a semi-decent restaurant.... For the record I don't eat my steak raw, I simply ask the chef to 'lop of the horns and wipe its ar5e, brush it with salt.pepper and olive oil and then sear it on each side for 20 seconds on a high heat' ... perfectly cooked rare steak....
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rina73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue azure[/bold] wrote: The beef was still raw in side.[/p][/quote]so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.[/p][/quote]You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!![/p][/quote]Ever heard of steak tartare? beef carpaccio? Probably not! I would be very careful before shooting your mouth off, steek....etc, is absolutely right.[/p][/quote]You may as well of been speaking Mandarin to Rina73.... I doubt that poster has ever set foot in a semi-decent restaurant.... For the record I don't eat my steak raw, I simply ask the chef to 'lop of the horns and wipe its ar5e, brush it with salt.pepper and olive oil and then sear it on each side for 20 seconds on a high heat' ... perfectly cooked rare steak.... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 15

8:16pm Sat 26 Jul 14

forest hump says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
forest hump wrote:
Rina73 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
Blue azure wrote:
The beef was still raw in side.
so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.
You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!!
Ever heard of steak tartare? beef carpaccio? Probably not! I would be very careful before shooting your mouth off, steek....etc, is absolutely right.
You may as well of been speaking Mandarin to Rina73.... I doubt that poster has ever set foot in a semi-decent restaurant.... For the record I don't eat my steak raw, I simply ask the chef to 'lop of the horns and wipe its ar5e, brush it with salt.pepper and olive oil and then sear it on each side for 20 seconds on a high heat' ... perfectly cooked rare steak....
Also similar. I would not eat raw beef but to dismiss its existence is simply infantile. A good quality rare steak cooked as described guarantees excellent flavour. Combined with portobello mushrooms and asparagus fried in garlic butter gives an excellent accompaniment. Wash it down with a glass of good Merlot tops it off.
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rina73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue azure[/bold] wrote: The beef was still raw in side.[/p][/quote]so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.[/p][/quote]You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!![/p][/quote]Ever heard of steak tartare? beef carpaccio? Probably not! I would be very careful before shooting your mouth off, steek....etc, is absolutely right.[/p][/quote]You may as well of been speaking Mandarin to Rina73.... I doubt that poster has ever set foot in a semi-decent restaurant.... For the record I don't eat my steak raw, I simply ask the chef to 'lop of the horns and wipe its ar5e, brush it with salt.pepper and olive oil and then sear it on each side for 20 seconds on a high heat' ... perfectly cooked rare steak....[/p][/quote]Also similar. I would not eat raw beef but to dismiss its existence is simply infantile. A good quality rare steak cooked as described guarantees excellent flavour. Combined with portobello mushrooms and asparagus fried in garlic butter gives an excellent accompaniment. Wash it down with a glass of good Merlot tops it off. forest hump
  • Score: 2

9:10pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Waryone says...

We ate here on the 13/07/14. I would like to say we didn't eat the beef and are convinced it was the chicken or the sushi. My fiancé has confirmed salmonella and is still very sick. I've had food poisoning of some kind for 4 days but still feel under the weather. Luckily our daughter and friend are ok! This has been a very hard two weeks for us as a family. We had things planned but he's unable to leave the house Incase he needs the loo! The stomach cramps were horrendous and blood in your stools can be very scary. Over a stone in weight lost and a child who's been unable to have fun whilst her parents are Ill. The cost of medication, trips to hospital and generally hell! He's not showing signs of improvement and I'm close to tears! I hope they never re-open. EVER
We ate here on the 13/07/14. I would like to say we didn't eat the beef and are convinced it was the chicken or the sushi. My fiancé has confirmed salmonella and is still very sick. I've had food poisoning of some kind for 4 days but still feel under the weather. Luckily our daughter and friend are ok! This has been a very hard two weeks for us as a family. We had things planned but he's unable to leave the house Incase he needs the loo! The stomach cramps were horrendous and blood in your stools can be very scary. Over a stone in weight lost and a child who's been unable to have fun whilst her parents are Ill. The cost of medication, trips to hospital and generally hell! He's not showing signs of improvement and I'm close to tears! I hope they never re-open. EVER Waryone
  • Score: 16

9:21pm Sat 26 Jul 14

mamma2780 says...

mike_sk8erboi wrote:
“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area"

Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it!
Money doesn't come into it- it's about preventing other people suffering, especially the vulnerable- young children/people with health conditions. A meal should be a pleasurable thing and not something that makes you really sick and could potentially be lethal.
[quote][p][bold]mike_sk8erboi[/bold] wrote: “I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area" Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it![/p][/quote]Money doesn't come into it- it's about preventing other people suffering, especially the vulnerable- young children/people with health conditions. A meal should be a pleasurable thing and not something that makes you really sick and could potentially be lethal. mamma2780
  • Score: 4

9:29pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Waryone says...

mike_sk8erboi wrote:
“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area"

Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it!
I am very insulted by your comment! I have plenty set aside Thankyou! It is not about the money at all! I pay tax, work and enjoy eating out! Unfortunately after the cinema we thought we'd go here. This is not just food poisoning, it is awful. May you continue to be healthy you idiot.
[quote][p][bold]mike_sk8erboi[/bold] wrote: “I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area" Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it![/p][/quote]I am very insulted by your comment! I have plenty set aside Thankyou! It is not about the money at all! I pay tax, work and enjoy eating out! Unfortunately after the cinema we thought we'd go here. This is not just food poisoning, it is awful. May you continue to be healthy you idiot. Waryone
  • Score: 18

9:49pm Sat 26 Jul 14

mamma2780 says...

Waryone wrote:
mike_sk8erboi wrote:
“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area"

Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it!
I am very insulted by your comment! I have plenty set aside Thankyou! It is not about the money at all! I pay tax, work and enjoy eating out! Unfortunately after the cinema we thought we'd go here. This is not just food poisoning, it is awful. May you continue to be healthy you idiot.
Well said. No one deserves to go out to eat and get poisoned - especially a 3 year old. Let's hope they do get sued
[quote][p][bold]Waryone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mike_sk8erboi[/bold] wrote: “I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area" Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it![/p][/quote]I am very insulted by your comment! I have plenty set aside Thankyou! It is not about the money at all! I pay tax, work and enjoy eating out! Unfortunately after the cinema we thought we'd go here. This is not just food poisoning, it is awful. May you continue to be healthy you idiot.[/p][/quote]Well said. No one deserves to go out to eat and get poisoned - especially a 3 year old. Let's hope they do get sued mamma2780
  • Score: 11

10:00pm Sat 26 Jul 14

steekeemcglue says...

forest hump wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
forest hump wrote:
Rina73 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
Blue azure wrote:
The beef was still raw in side.
so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.
You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!!
Ever heard of steak tartare? beef carpaccio? Probably not! I would be very careful before shooting your mouth off, steek....etc, is absolutely right.
You may as well of been speaking Mandarin to Rina73.... I doubt that poster has ever set foot in a semi-decent restaurant.... For the record I don't eat my steak raw, I simply ask the chef to 'lop of the horns and wipe its ar5e, brush it with salt.pepper and olive oil and then sear it on each side for 20 seconds on a high heat' ... perfectly cooked rare steak....
Also similar. I would not eat raw beef but to dismiss its existence is simply infantile. A good quality rare steak cooked as described guarantees excellent flavour. Combined with portobello mushrooms and asparagus fried in garlic butter gives an excellent accompaniment. Wash it down with a glass of good Merlot tops it off.
excellent ensemble of accompaniments... I would suggest in these humid and sultry conditions to be cheeky enough to opt for a simple but aromatic vin de pay D'oc merlot perhaps cooled to about 5degC !!!
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rina73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue azure[/bold] wrote: The beef was still raw in side.[/p][/quote]so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.[/p][/quote]You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!![/p][/quote]Ever heard of steak tartare? beef carpaccio? Probably not! I would be very careful before shooting your mouth off, steek....etc, is absolutely right.[/p][/quote]You may as well of been speaking Mandarin to Rina73.... I doubt that poster has ever set foot in a semi-decent restaurant.... For the record I don't eat my steak raw, I simply ask the chef to 'lop of the horns and wipe its ar5e, brush it with salt.pepper and olive oil and then sear it on each side for 20 seconds on a high heat' ... perfectly cooked rare steak....[/p][/quote]Also similar. I would not eat raw beef but to dismiss its existence is simply infantile. A good quality rare steak cooked as described guarantees excellent flavour. Combined with portobello mushrooms and asparagus fried in garlic butter gives an excellent accompaniment. Wash it down with a glass of good Merlot tops it off.[/p][/quote]excellent ensemble of accompaniments... I would suggest in these humid and sultry conditions to be cheeky enough to opt for a simple but aromatic vin de pay D'oc merlot perhaps cooled to about 5degC !!! steekeemcglue
  • Score: 3

10:21pm Sat 26 Jul 14

forest hump says...

steekeemcglue wrote:
forest hump wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
forest hump wrote:
Rina73 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
Blue azure wrote:
The beef was still raw in side.
so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.
You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!!
Ever heard of steak tartare? beef carpaccio? Probably not! I would be very careful before shooting your mouth off, steek....etc, is absolutely right.
You may as well of been speaking Mandarin to Rina73.... I doubt that poster has ever set foot in a semi-decent restaurant.... For the record I don't eat my steak raw, I simply ask the chef to 'lop of the horns and wipe its ar5e, brush it with salt.pepper and olive oil and then sear it on each side for 20 seconds on a high heat' ... perfectly cooked rare steak....
Also similar. I would not eat raw beef but to dismiss its existence is simply infantile. A good quality rare steak cooked as described guarantees excellent flavour. Combined with portobello mushrooms and asparagus fried in garlic butter gives an excellent accompaniment. Wash it down with a glass of good Merlot tops it off.
excellent ensemble of accompaniments... I would suggest in these humid and sultry conditions to be cheeky enough to opt for a simple but aromatic vin de pay D'oc merlot perhaps cooled to about 5degC !!!
Class! Dinner sorted for Sunday
[quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rina73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue azure[/bold] wrote: The beef was still raw in side.[/p][/quote]so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.[/p][/quote]You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!![/p][/quote]Ever heard of steak tartare? beef carpaccio? Probably not! I would be very careful before shooting your mouth off, steek....etc, is absolutely right.[/p][/quote]You may as well of been speaking Mandarin to Rina73.... I doubt that poster has ever set foot in a semi-decent restaurant.... For the record I don't eat my steak raw, I simply ask the chef to 'lop of the horns and wipe its ar5e, brush it with salt.pepper and olive oil and then sear it on each side for 20 seconds on a high heat' ... perfectly cooked rare steak....[/p][/quote]Also similar. I would not eat raw beef but to dismiss its existence is simply infantile. A good quality rare steak cooked as described guarantees excellent flavour. Combined with portobello mushrooms and asparagus fried in garlic butter gives an excellent accompaniment. Wash it down with a glass of good Merlot tops it off.[/p][/quote]excellent ensemble of accompaniments... I would suggest in these humid and sultry conditions to be cheeky enough to opt for a simple but aromatic vin de pay D'oc merlot perhaps cooled to about 5degC !!![/p][/quote]Class! Dinner sorted for Sunday forest hump
  • Score: 3

11:51pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Summer161 says...

This has solved the mystery as to why my whole family were ill last week after eating there on Sunday. Their symptoms started on Tuesday, but we thought it was a bug or the heat. My dad was so ill that he contemplated not going to my graduation, but he said he didn't want to miss it for the world so he did what he could to see the ceremony but with his head in his hands for most of it. This restaurant ruined what should have been a great day with no worry yet nobody had a great time and I was really worried about my dad as he had the worst symptoms. However, a week on he's a lot better as well as the rest of the family, who had to take time of work! I hope they never open again!
This has solved the mystery as to why my whole family were ill last week after eating there on Sunday. Their symptoms started on Tuesday, but we thought it was a bug or the heat. My dad was so ill that he contemplated not going to my graduation, but he said he didn't want to miss it for the world so he did what he could to see the ceremony but with his head in his hands for most of it. This restaurant ruined what should have been a great day with no worry yet nobody had a great time and I was really worried about my dad as he had the worst symptoms. However, a week on he's a lot better as well as the rest of the family, who had to take time of work! I hope they never open again! Summer161
  • Score: 3

3:51am Sun 27 Jul 14

huckit P says...

dimebag99 wrote:
worked for yau bros years ago and the chinese are so dirty distgusting ,never eat in the resturants. they just dont give a **** about our laws
You are on distinctly dodgy ground by stating that Chinese are dirty people. Apart from being a racist statement you are condemning an entire race through of the actions of a small minority. Hong Kong and Shanghai are as clean as any major European city and a heck of a sight cleaner than Southampton or Eastleigh on a good day.
apart from that, the last time I was in this particular restaurant they had Europeans working for them!
Back to your racist statement - expect the 6-o-clock knock from the boys in blue anytime now!
[quote][p][bold]dimebag99[/bold] wrote: worked for yau bros years ago and the chinese are so dirty distgusting ,never eat in the resturants. they just dont give a **** about our laws[/p][/quote]You are on distinctly dodgy ground by stating that Chinese are dirty people. Apart from being a racist statement you are condemning an entire race through of the actions of a small minority. Hong Kong and Shanghai are as clean as any major European city and a heck of a sight cleaner than Southampton or Eastleigh on a good day. apart from that, the last time I was in this particular restaurant they had Europeans working for them! Back to your racist statement - expect the 6-o-clock knock from the boys in blue anytime now! huckit P
  • Score: 7

4:13am Sun 27 Jul 14

Old Boscombe Lad says...

The name of the restaurant says it al!
The name of the restaurant says it al! Old Boscombe Lad
  • Score: -5

6:54am Sun 27 Jul 14

elvisimo says...

mike_sk8erboi wrote:
“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area"

Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it!
It can be a pretty serious long lasting illness. Plus they paid for the privilege of getting it so I don't think compensation is a bad idea.
[quote][p][bold]mike_sk8erboi[/bold] wrote: “I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area" Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it![/p][/quote]It can be a pretty serious long lasting illness. Plus they paid for the privilege of getting it so I don't think compensation is a bad idea. elvisimo
  • Score: 7

7:54am Sun 27 Jul 14

mamma2780 says...

mike_sk8erboi wrote:
“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area"

Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it!
After the 8th night up with my child who contracted Salmonella from this place (and yes I have seen GP several times/sought medical advice) I would like to make sure the owners responsible for this outbreak do pay. Loosing their license to trade as a restaurant would be compensation enough. You try telling a young child 'to get over it' when they are doubled over with stomach pain.
[quote][p][bold]mike_sk8erboi[/bold] wrote: “I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area" Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it![/p][/quote]After the 8th night up with my child who contracted Salmonella from this place (and yes I have seen GP several times/sought medical advice) I would like to make sure the owners responsible for this outbreak do pay. Loosing their license to trade as a restaurant would be compensation enough. You try telling a young child 'to get over it' when they are doubled over with stomach pain. mamma2780
  • Score: 12

8:31am Sun 27 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

forest hump wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
forest hump wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
forest hump wrote:
Rina73 wrote:
steekeemcglue wrote:
Blue azure wrote:
The beef was still raw in side.
so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.
You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!!
Ever heard of steak tartare? beef carpaccio? Probably not! I would be very careful before shooting your mouth off, steek....etc, is absolutely right.
You may as well of been speaking Mandarin to Rina73.... I doubt that poster has ever set foot in a semi-decent restaurant.... For the record I don't eat my steak raw, I simply ask the chef to 'lop of the horns and wipe its ar5e, brush it with salt.pepper and olive oil and then sear it on each side for 20 seconds on a high heat' ... perfectly cooked rare steak....
Also similar. I would not eat raw beef but to dismiss its existence is simply infantile. A good quality rare steak cooked as described guarantees excellent flavour. Combined with portobello mushrooms and asparagus fried in garlic butter gives an excellent accompaniment. Wash it down with a glass of good Merlot tops it off.
excellent ensemble of accompaniments... I would suggest in these humid and sultry conditions to be cheeky enough to opt for a simple but aromatic vin de pay D'oc merlot perhaps cooled to about 5degC !!!
Class! Dinner sorted for Sunday
Mmmm..delish!
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rina73[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]steekeemcglue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue azure[/bold] wrote: The beef was still raw in side.[/p][/quote]so what ? you can eat raw beef.... there is no naturally harmful bacteria in raw beef, except for pregnant women.[/p][/quote]You are so thick, you try eating raw beef you dumb cannibal and see if your still typing crap on here!!! I doubt it!![/p][/quote]Ever heard of steak tartare? beef carpaccio? Probably not! I would be very careful before shooting your mouth off, steek....etc, is absolutely right.[/p][/quote]You may as well of been speaking Mandarin to Rina73.... I doubt that poster has ever set foot in a semi-decent restaurant.... For the record I don't eat my steak raw, I simply ask the chef to 'lop of the horns and wipe its ar5e, brush it with salt.pepper and olive oil and then sear it on each side for 20 seconds on a high heat' ... perfectly cooked rare steak....[/p][/quote]Also similar. I would not eat raw beef but to dismiss its existence is simply infantile. A good quality rare steak cooked as described guarantees excellent flavour. Combined with portobello mushrooms and asparagus fried in garlic butter gives an excellent accompaniment. Wash it down with a glass of good Merlot tops it off.[/p][/quote]excellent ensemble of accompaniments... I would suggest in these humid and sultry conditions to be cheeky enough to opt for a simple but aromatic vin de pay D'oc merlot perhaps cooled to about 5degC !!![/p][/quote]Class! Dinner sorted for Sunday[/p][/quote]Mmmm..delish! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

10:29am Sun 27 Jul 14

Positively4thStreet says...

mamma2780 wrote:
mike_sk8erboi wrote:
“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area"

Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it!
After the 8th night up with my child who contracted Salmonella from this place (and yes I have seen GP several times/sought medical advice) I would like to make sure the owners responsible for this outbreak do pay. Loosing their license to trade as a restaurant would be compensation enough. You try telling a young child 'to get over it' when they are doubled over with stomach pain.
Totally agree.
[quote][p][bold]mamma2780[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mike_sk8erboi[/bold] wrote: “I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area" Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it![/p][/quote]After the 8th night up with my child who contracted Salmonella from this place (and yes I have seen GP several times/sought medical advice) I would like to make sure the owners responsible for this outbreak do pay. Loosing their license to trade as a restaurant would be compensation enough. You try telling a young child 'to get over it' when they are doubled over with stomach pain.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 6

12:54pm Sun 27 Jul 14

richieroo says...

mike_sk8erboi wrote:
“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area"

Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it!
I was in a party of ten of us there last Saturday night & none of us got ill, although with how roasting hot it is in that restaurant I'm not surprised it could be a breeding ground for germs. Get the air con working!!. Although maybe we should say we were ill & jump on the compo band wagon too lol !. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]mike_sk8erboi[/bold] wrote: “I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area" Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it![/p][/quote]I was in a party of ten of us there last Saturday night & none of us got ill, although with how roasting hot it is in that restaurant I'm not surprised it could be a breeding ground for germs. Get the air con working!!. Although maybe we should say we were ill & jump on the compo band wagon too lol !. ;-) richieroo
  • Score: -4

12:57pm Sun 27 Jul 14

richieroo says...

richieroo wrote:
mike_sk8erboi wrote:
“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area"

Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it!
I was in a party of ten of us there last Saturday night & none of us got ill, although with how roasting hot it is in that restaurant I'm not surprised it could be a breeding ground for germs. Get the air con working!!. Although maybe we should say we were ill & jump on the compo band wagon too lol !. ;-)
Last Saturday night they were open I meant to say (the 19th).
[quote][p][bold]richieroo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mike_sk8erboi[/bold] wrote: “I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area" Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it![/p][/quote]I was in a party of ten of us there last Saturday night & none of us got ill, although with how roasting hot it is in that restaurant I'm not surprised it could be a breeding ground for germs. Get the air con working!!. Although maybe we should say we were ill & jump on the compo band wagon too lol !. ;-)[/p][/quote]Last Saturday night they were open I meant to say (the 19th). richieroo
  • Score: 0

2:49pm Sun 27 Jul 14

jonvon21 says...

likewatchingbrazil wrote:
won't be going there ever again, thanks for the heads up DE
Myself, my wife, son daughter-in-law and two grandsons recently ate at this restaurant and had absolutely no cause for concern. In fact I did recommend it to some friends. You can't condemn a restaurant for one blip and particularly if some of the commentators haven't as I suspect ever eaten there.
[quote][p][bold]likewatchingbrazil[/bold] wrote: won't be going there ever again, thanks for the heads up DE[/p][/quote]Myself, my wife, son daughter-in-law and two grandsons recently ate at this restaurant and had absolutely no cause for concern. In fact I did recommend it to some friends. You can't condemn a restaurant for one blip and particularly if some of the commentators haven't as I suspect ever eaten there. jonvon21
  • Score: -6

3:17pm Sun 27 Jul 14

mamma2780 says...

jonvon21 wrote:
likewatchingbrazil wrote:
won't be going there ever again, thanks for the heads up DE
Myself, my wife, son daughter-in-law and two grandsons recently ate at this restaurant and had absolutely no cause for concern. In fact I did recommend it to some friends. You can't condemn a restaurant for one blip and particularly if some of the commentators haven't as I suspect ever eaten there.
30 plus people getting ill and CONFIRMED Salmonella poisoning! Not exactly a blip is it? People hospitalised too. I'm sure you would feel differently if it was your family. And to add- the entire company has a bad reputation for making people sick. So no it's not just condemning a place because of one bad thing.
Not one bit of that article says anything about claiming compensation either. But if anyone had bothered to read it properly you wouldn't have ignorant comments being made.
[quote][p][bold]jonvon21[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]likewatchingbrazil[/bold] wrote: won't be going there ever again, thanks for the heads up DE[/p][/quote]Myself, my wife, son daughter-in-law and two grandsons recently ate at this restaurant and had absolutely no cause for concern. In fact I did recommend it to some friends. You can't condemn a restaurant for one blip and particularly if some of the commentators haven't as I suspect ever eaten there.[/p][/quote]30 plus people getting ill and CONFIRMED Salmonella poisoning! Not exactly a blip is it? People hospitalised too. I'm sure you would feel differently if it was your family. And to add- the entire company has a bad reputation for making people sick. So no it's not just condemning a place because of one bad thing. Not one bit of that article says anything about claiming compensation either. But if anyone had bothered to read it properly you wouldn't have ignorant comments being made. mamma2780
  • Score: 10

10:50pm Sun 27 Jul 14

userds5050 says...

mike_sk8erboi wrote:
“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area"

Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it!
You do know salmonella can kill right? You stupid fu king cu nt.
[quote][p][bold]mike_sk8erboi[/bold] wrote: “I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area" Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it![/p][/quote]You do know salmonella can kill right? You stupid fu king cu nt. userds5050
  • Score: 2

10:59pm Sun 27 Jul 14

userds5050 says...

jonvon21 wrote:
likewatchingbrazil wrote:
won't be going there ever again, thanks for the heads up DE
Myself, my wife, son daughter-in-law and two grandsons recently ate at this restaurant and had absolutely no cause for concern. In fact I did recommend it to some friends. You can't condemn a restaurant for one blip and particularly if some of the commentators haven't as I suspect ever eaten there.
Who needs enemies eh? What, keep running. KEEP RUNNING.
[quote][p][bold]jonvon21[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]likewatchingbrazil[/bold] wrote: won't be going there ever again, thanks for the heads up DE[/p][/quote]Myself, my wife, son daughter-in-law and two grandsons recently ate at this restaurant and had absolutely no cause for concern. In fact I did recommend it to some friends. You can't condemn a restaurant for one blip and particularly if some of the commentators haven't as I suspect ever eaten there.[/p][/quote]Who needs enemies eh? What, keep running. KEEP RUNNING. userds5050
  • Score: 4

6:43pm Mon 28 Jul 14

yakimadoc says...

Classic food poisoning is caused by Staphylococcus aureus - with extreme nausea & vomiting, often diarrhea. I know...I have experienced this once. Chinese restaurants are especially prone to improper food handling and food preparation. Are there not mandatory testing procedures for all employees? One restaurant here in Yakima, WA was closed and fined for serving dog! Whilst I was studying in England, I avoided all Chinese restaurants.
Classic food poisoning is caused by Staphylococcus aureus - with extreme nausea & vomiting, often diarrhea. I know...I have experienced this once. Chinese restaurants are especially prone to improper food handling and food preparation. Are there not mandatory testing procedures for all employees? One restaurant here in Yakima, WA was closed and fined for serving dog! Whilst I was studying in England, I avoided all Chinese restaurants. yakimadoc
  • Score: 0

1:49pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Hastagger says...

trevoryoung wrote:
I had hideous food poisoning when I are here 3 yrs ago never been so I'll before or since.
WTF! LEARN TO WRITE BEFORE YOU COMMENT!
[quote][p][bold]trevoryoung[/bold] wrote: I had hideous food poisoning when I are here 3 yrs ago never been so I'll before or since.[/p][/quote]WTF! LEARN TO WRITE BEFORE YOU COMMENT! Hastagger
  • Score: 1

9:07pm Fri 8 Aug 14

bucktoom says...

mike_sk8erboi wrote:
“I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area"

Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it!
Well actually my little brother lost the last 2 weeks of school, gym and golf competition due to the 30x a day diarrhoea, was crying in pain from the cramps and lost a lot of weight. And if you don't care about that, my mum and dad lost a lot of money due to mum not being able to work and dad (self employed) having to take time off work. My parents don't make anywhere near the sort of money that restaurant makes yet they can't make sure they don't give people salmonella!?!
[quote][p][bold]mike_sk8erboi[/bold] wrote: “I feel that this restaurant chain needs to be made accountable for its actions. It’s just been a horrible time for us and for other families in the area" Translation: "i want money" you had food poisoning, you didn't lose a leg. Get better and get over it![/p][/quote]Well actually my little brother lost the last 2 weeks of school, gym and golf competition due to the 30x a day diarrhoea, was crying in pain from the cramps and lost a lot of weight. And if you don't care about that, my mum and dad lost a lot of money due to mum not being able to work and dad (self employed) having to take time off work. My parents don't make anywhere near the sort of money that restaurant makes yet they can't make sure they don't give people salmonella!?! bucktoom
  • Score: 0

3:05am Wed 13 Aug 14

weall8leedscum says...

I ate there last night . I'm dead now .
I ate there last night . I'm dead now . weall8leedscum
  • Score: 3

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