Friday, August 05, 2005

*WARNING* WORST SOUP EVER!!!!

I went to the Art Gallery of NSW today to see the Margaret Preston retrospective. Her works are quite useful to photobloggers as she painted alot of really good still lifes... So if you live in Sydney get to the exhibition, it is on til the 23rd of October 2005.

BUT if you go to the Museum, DO NOT GO to the w\Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel for lunch. I had heard it was supposed to be ok, my Mother and Oma had both been there before and been happy but not today. We wanted a warm nourishing lunch, so when we spied the Minestrone soup on the menu we were sold, it was $8 and came with turkish bread. The waiters came to the table carrying 3 large bowls and placed them in front of us, we looked in the bowl and said "What is this?". It was a lot of water red liquid with finely diced capsicum, broccoli and celery, that's it. Well, except for Oma who had a fly! YUCK! We stirred the soup, where is the pasta? Where are the beans? Why is this so watery. We had a mouthful and almost spat it back out, it was that salty. It was totally inedible. Mum took Oma's soup back for her and complained about the fly, she got her money back, when she said it was so salty that it was inedible she received a blank stare. This is when I thought , I am going to blog about this and tell EVERYONE! I don't know why it was so bad... but I know we wont be going back!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are having some bad food days. Whats going on here!!! 

Posted by wendy

Anonymous said...

hah - i like it. you should have gotten some photos though... good concept though; worst food blogs, this could take off. 

Posted by steve

Anonymous said...

Yikes, sounds awful. I hate it when that happens. Poor you! 

Posted by boo_licious

Anonymous said...

Oh, that is so terrible Clare. I'm glad Oma recieved a refund. All of you should have been compensated somehow. Argh I hate it when the service is bad and the food worse! Well if ever I am lucky to go to Austrailia I will avoid that place like poison! *Mentall throwing rotten tomatoes at said restaurant* ;D 

Posted by Milgwimper

Anonymous said...

As Bob would say "We do not throw tomatoes in this town!" Of course, Bob IS a tomato...

Yep, I'm with you Clare, NEVER return! To much competition to worry about paying for lousy food and what sounds like equally lousy service.

Did you go somewhere else? Did you end up paying for any of it? 

Posted by Jo

Anonymous said...

I want to go there and just have tea or something so I can go around saying the word "Woolamooloo!" 

Posted by farmgirl

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a nasty experience. The way you write about these kind of things really cracks me up! Keep up the good work :) 

Posted by Kelly

Anonymous said...

First the candy, now the soup! You're just having some bad food luck lately! We should totally have Bad Food blogging events, LOL. 

Posted by Amy

Anonymous said...

ugh! i hate it when you get bad food at restaurants, especially when you're there with family. for some reason it's easier for me to voice complaints about the food, service, staff, etc. when i'm with friends. 

Posted by ann

Anonymous said...

Sorry you had such a bad experience but at least you have some humor about it =) 

Posted by Joe

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy
Normally I like to review the places that I belive are great, but this was so bad and there service was bad so I thought, I think I need to share incase anyone else feels like going there.

Hi Steve
I agree, but I couldn't take my camera to the Art Gallery so I didn't take it. Oh well, I so need a little (but good) camera....

Hi Boo
But it is quite cathartic to blog about it *grin*

Hi Milly
Me too! But I guess they would have gotten a shock when the 2 other bowls were still full...

Hi Jo
Exactly! We should have had luch at the Art Gallery!

Hi FG
There are plenty of nice places, like the fingerwharves.... so I will take you there instead ;)

Hi Kelly
Humour is my medicine *grin*

Hi Amy
It is quite alot of fun blogging about bad things.... hmmm maybe a whole blog about bad food.... and lots of team members LOL!

Hi Ann
yep I agree....

Hi Joe
I don't know if I would survive if I didn't have humour! 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

Oh my Clare - What a horrible experience, it would be enough to ruin such a nice day..... 

Posted by Kirk

Anonymous said...

Hi kirk it was very annoying.... oh well at least I can warn other people! 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

Blek. And double blek. It reminds me of a time when we went to Munich a few months ago and we ordered a breakfast that had scrambled eggs with it. They were so salty I could barely finish my first bite. I had never tasted anything so disgusting. Although my boyfriend gobbled them up but im sure his lips were puckered for the rest of the day, since all the moisture was sucked out of them.. :) 

Posted by Michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Michele
I have this image in my head now.....lol!
I don't know..why didn't they taste it? *sigh* It was never going to be good, but at least it could have been edible! 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

Hi Michele
I have this image in my head now.....lol!
I don't know..why didn't they taste it? *sigh* It was never going to be good, but at least it could have been edible! 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

Hi Clare,

Bleh, yuck! *choking* I would have asked for my money back, and if they refused, I would have made them eat the soup. I'm so sorry... =( 

Posted by Reid

Anonymous said...

Hi Reid
We so should have, we so should have.
At least I got to see some really good art! 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

clare, thanks for the tip. i am making a mental note as we speak. (just in case i ever go to AUS!!!) 

Posted by Cara

Anonymous said...

At least you can feel my pain though! 

Posted by clare eats

Anonymous said...

sounds like bad soup, a teaspoon of vegemite in water might have been better! 

Posted by dave

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave
Probably!! how about some bovril then marg instead? It would have been less salty and tasted better 

Posted by clare eats

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