Visiting an old friend in arundel, and parking in the main car park. We were drawn here because we could see the river. Lots of signs, etc. On entering were frankly accosted by an elderly woman (apparently the owner) who immediately made us feel uncomfortable by asking us if we wanted to hire a boat. We glanced down the concrete at the tiny dangerous looking things (only accessible by many muddy steps) and said 'no thanks, we're just looking'. The woman then went on to say, 'we do great food here, my husbands a master chef.' This made my boyfriend (he owns 4 restaurants, been a chef for 20 years) curious 'what? He was on the TV show?' ...'no, it's an award chef's get, you have to be invited.' My other half grizzled and we looked at the menu and specials board. It was lunchtime and not very busy for a summer saturday. ' fresh local lobster' caught my eye, but amazingly as it did, a teenage waitress ran into what appeared to be a shed and ran back 2 minutes later with 2 vacuum packed, frozen mini-lobsters. You have to order food from a kiosk, and when we ordered our sandwiches (wasn't in the mood for microwave defrosted lobster) we saw the diploma framed on the counter. 'world guild of masterchefs'.my bf had never heard of this, and seeing as he employs several chefs, we studied it closer. There were three obvious spelling mistakes, as we took our numbered wooden spoon to a picnic table (dirty, the spoon and the table) we really considered walking out. After 25 minutes the sandwiches arrived. Not that fresh, cheap sliced loaf, margarine not butter, packet ham in one, and what was clearly 'cash and carry' egg mayo in the the other. The salad was brown. No dressing and a chipped plate. The table next to us sent back their meatballs for being 'off'. I've eaten all over the world and have never seen ANYWHERE that would try and get away with this kind of thing. That night my bf googled 'world guild of masterchefs' - it's a website. You pay money and get your certificate. Nice. There should be a law against this kind of misadvertising. Overall. Avoid, unless you're suicidal. I'm sure these guys make money off tourists in the summer, but they probably die a few hours later. Really really nasty.
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