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We ask pub chefs what they would like to see banned from pub menus John Rudden White Hart, Lydgate, Greater Manchester It would have to be...

We ask pub chefs what they would like to see banned from pub menus

John Rudden

White Hart, Lydgate, Greater Manchester

It would have to be omelettes, purely for the reason that very few people can make them properly. It's easy to ruin an omelette, but very difficult to produce a perfect one. After that, banning melon and fruit as a starter would be next on the list, because there is so little skill involved.

TJ Drew

Appletree Inn, Marton, North Yorkshire

Any overlong, flowery menu descriptions should be banned. You can fall asleep reading some menus because they are so long-winded, especially when it comes to describing where ingredients are sourced. Menus should be kept as simple as possible - sometimes you can give too much information.

Richard Smith

Sparrow Hawk Inn, Fence, Lancashire

Probably gammon and chips. It must be one of the most unimaginative dishes around, but it still appears on hundreds of pub

menus. It's something best left to a domestic kitchen. However well you cook it, people will invariably complain that the ham is too salty.

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