A Michelin starred restaurant has banned Instagramming your food
If you’re fed up of waiting for your food to go cold while your friends try to get the perfect angle, head to Berkshire.
A Michelin starred restaurant has decided to ban photos altogether.
The Waterside Inn restaurant in Berkshire – which has held three Michelin stars since 1985 – have decided to ban photos altogether and have even put up a sign at the door instructing diners not to get snap-happy.
Founder Michel Roux who opened the restaurant with his brother Albert in 1972 told The Daily Mail that he can’t understand why diners are so insistent on uploading their snaps to the ‘Gram.
Roux particularly laments that photos won’t be able to capture the taste of the food.
‘Maybe once during the meal you want to take a little photo of something because it’s unusual. But what about the flavours?’ he queried.
‘A picture on a phone cannot possibly capture the flavours.’
And it’s not the first time diners have faced strict rules. French restaurant Petit Jardin also has banned ketchup and Coca-Cola. Similarly to The Waterside Inn, it has a sign to signal that digital screens are banned: ‘Here, addicts of mobile phones and tablets must disconnect.’
Meanwhile, a café in Devon went one step further and banned all children under the age of 12.
Could this signal the end of #foodporn? We’re not entirely convinced. After all, there are 139,813,460 #foodporn posts on Instagram and counting.
As the saying goes, if you didn’t take a pic of it, did it really happen?