Andrea................Jo Seager in Oxford on TV
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I've eaten there a few times, I like it that the food is very inventive, not your predictable posh restaurant stuff. The children's meals in particular are like nothing I've seen at any other restaurant.
I agree with Andrea that it would be nice to be able to book, especially if you have kids. The wait has never been too long when I've been there (20 mins max), but taking children (I have three boys) into the cook shop is a recipe for stress!
If you have a get-together lunch there, count me in
DiDi;197345 wrote: Sounds like Pukekohe - oooh for a park outside the shop that used to be there only a few years ago! What about the photoraphs in the Local Paper of a local event and you feel like an outsider - who are they? Anyone know why Joe shifted to Oxford?
same here Didi, I have lived in the general area here since 1972 and I see these "faces" in the local social section of papers and a new glossy mag that has been created for our location, and I wonder who are these people, I haven't seen them before.
Mind you, there is a correspondent in our local paper that has been here for about 5 minutes (8 years really) we did some work for him and so I know he came up from Sydney and is now telling everyone how things should be done and how they are doing them wrong...:rolleyes:
Even formed his own "company" and uses the title of Director in his letters to the Ed' so people think he is someone educated and "in the know".
The evil side of me is thinking of "outing" him as my departing shot...[}]
DiDi;197345 wrote: Anyone know why Jo shifted to Oxford?
On the Campbell Live interview, she also talked about how she was talking with friends one night, having a "what's your dream" type of conversation and the next her and hubby decided they would go for their dream of a cooking school etc.
Her children went to boarding school in Chch, and apparently they all love to ski, so they were looking in that area, and came across Oxford.
I'm not 100% sure, but I suspect that some of the staff at Seagars are trainees from her cook school. I've found the warmth of the service to be quite variable too, and I guessed that might be why?
Kalnetta is in Oxford and there are debnjohn are from Swannanoa, I'm sure there are be others that I can't think of right now.