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Waiter Rant: Behind the Scenes of Eating Out Paperback – 6 Aug 2009


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray (6 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848540183
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848540187
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you enjoyed Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, or if you've ever been a waitress, you'll love this" (Look, Sophie Davis)

'His outrageous anecdotes of appalling customer behaviour show that people are at their worst when being served' (Hampshire View)

'The front-of-house version of Kitchen Confidential. You will never look at your waiter the same way again' (Anthony Bourdain)

'Adapted from an award-winning blog, a view of restaurant customers from the other side of the table' (Publishing News)

'A hugely enjoyable book' (Word Magazine)

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The real-life front of house story from an award-winning blogger


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Livsey on 3 Jan 2012
Format: Paperback
Really enjoyed this. I recently read Garlic and Sapphires, which is about the New York Times food critic's experiences of dining out. So this book told by an anonymous waiter was the obvious follow up. He started writing a blog, which got really popular and led to a book deal, but the book starts the story from the beginning; how he got into waiting tables and the characters he met along the way. I know almost nothing about restaurants, but it all sounds very believable. Waiters must get a whole world of grief and abuse from the general public, though arguing with a waiter is, as he points out, a risky game(!)

The only bit I didn't really like was where he tore into people for not tipping enough. I appreciate that is a cultural thing and that tipping written into the American constitution somewhere, but the sob story about them not being paid enough unless you add a 20% tip didn't cut it with me. Why should it fall to the people who are effectively already paying your wages by eating in the restaurant to make up the wages that your employer is too mean to pay you!? I was amazed to read that if I'd tipped him 8% he'd actually challenge me because it is not enough.

That said, it was a good read and I would recommend it to anyone interested in food or eating out.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was a waiter many years ago so I was keen to see what the author had to say. Anyone who has worked in hospitality would lap this book up (and anyone who has been a restaurant customer should read this too).

Very well written, funny, touching, insightful. I would wholly recommend this.
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By cartoon on 27 Mar 2014
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An easy book to race through , being English it helped to explain why so many waiters in states want to rush you through your meal and still expect a big tip [ and its not as if the food is cheaper than here] . Why it works is how towards the end seeing all the drunks and miserable and those who were if only people who had lost their dreams to the bottle, he decides he has to stop being a waiter and actually do what he wants to do . And so he writes. Inspiring for all caught in a dull job they never meant to do .
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By Rebecca on 4 Sep 2013
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A great read from start to finish-all waiters will empathise with this guy! Laugh out loud funny at a great price as well.
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