This wonderfully light-hearted, humorous and anecdotal guide to all aspects of eating out offers a wealth of guidelines, suggestions, top tips, cautions, advice and insider knowledge.
Organized into 146 A–Z entries, each followed by a handy list of related topics, the book is not a restaurant guide but rather a shrewd and in-depth exploration of every facet of eating out – some more familiar than others.
All-you-can-eat buffet, Complaining, Family meals, Going Dutch, Invitations, Liquid lunch, Outdoor eating, Queuing, Star chefs, Tipping, Vegetables, Wine list, X-factor, and many more.
Ideal for the casual diner and the committed gourmet alike!
'Saucily, and with relish, the etiquette of eating out is explained by an expert who subverts the formalities of foodism and indulges the pleasures of dining'
'The perfect guide to wine lists, invitations, formal dinners, conversation, chips and champagne, as well as food poisoning, liquid lunch, and solo dining'
'Connolly’s vision remains unforgiving, contemporary, and best of all, irredeemably English'
'Plenty to savour - this modern overview covers everything from Escoffier to greasy spoons, dress codes to liquid lunches'