Chef Gordon Ramsay stands up for food Instagrammers 

After Chefs Michel and Alain Roux banned diners from Instagramming their food at their Michelin-starred restaurant, Ramsay lashes out 
Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay

Three Michelin star restaurant The Waterside Inn in Berkshire banned diners from taking photographs of their meals following French chef Michel Roux's remark on how he was upset with customers photographing their food. The temple to fine dining, where a six-course tasting menu costs £167.50, is a foodie favourite and one of five places in the UK to hold the three Michelin stars.

In an interview with Daily Mail he said, 

I’m really getting so upset about people taking pictures. We put up a card at the door - "No photos, please."'

Roux added: 'What are they doing? Maybe once during the meal you want to take a little photo of something because it's unusual.

Chef Gordon Ramsay in a response to the story said that, "How bloody pompous! It’s a compliment to the chef the fact that customers want to take a pictures of dishes they’ve paid for it’s 2017". 

He also added, "If I see a great looking picture posted, I’ll want to go and eat there immediately, he’s just an old fart who’s forgotten to move on!"

So what do you think? Is it ethical to instagram photos from a Michelin star restaurant? Or is it a way of marketing that restaurant owners should get used to and embrace?

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