Bitter and vitriolic

23 March 2006
Bitter and vitriolic

Restaurant critics have a right to criticise, but there comes a point when they exceed fair comment.

As a past diner at Andrew Fairlie and as a regular reader of the Daily Telegraph, I have to say Ms Moir has gone well beyond justifiable comment in this piece. It's sad to read such a bitter and vitriolic article.

No doubt she feels justified rubbishing restaurants and their proprietors, but her excessive criticism makes an unedifying spectacle.

Ms Moir's complaints about canapés, offered along with her disdain towards the decor, including the paintings, seem to absorb far too much of the article. Had I wanted to know about art, I would have read the arts review. She then proceeded to combine her ignorance about the food with a ludicrously offensive sideswipe at the Scots.

Her diatribe was the literary equivalent of a plate of tripe. It was the last straw for me. I'm taking the Times in future.

David Douglass

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