Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Broad Minded Bargains

Dear Worcester Parkers, it appears we have all been fooled.

I am shocked to the core to learn that Broadway Bargains, respectable bastion of haberdashery, has been pulling the wool (the lace, the ribbon and the cotton) over our eyes all along.

Blog reader 'Gix' has sent me this horrific picture of the farmyard filth being peddled in the window of Broadway Bargains:



I'm sure you'll agree this kind of plastic depravity is not acceptable in Worcester Park and we need to drive these demons out immediately.

Possibly through prayer.

Does anyone have Philippa's number?

14 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

tinman said...

Looks like the House of Commons to me ...

The Parkerilla said...

A few weeks ago one of the charity shops in New Malden High St had a display in its front window of rather "Gay"ly dressed Action Men in comnpromising positions, meant to get a photo of it but by the time I got round to it the display had gone, thank goodness that abomination didn't take place on Philippa's turf!

WP Ali said...

Aha, your juvenile mind. I've been looking for somewhere that sells farm animals for my little girls farm and now I know where to go... Cheers!

young buck said...

comedy genius Mr WP

bret toylor said...

BRET said Friday 6 June 2010
I had been to Midas Touch which was great in the bar.I decided to have a drink and than have dinner.When I went to the restaurant I felt I felt that i was a VIP as there was no one else. I ordered for some starters which was ok .I then ordered some main course which was huge in portion.But the main course had no taste and flavour.It looked as though the food was just taken from the packet and MICROWAVED. It was a very bad experience from the food side.Iwould never go to Midas Touch for food.They must improve or they must close down.

PAULA NICKELL said...

Paula said SATURDAY 12,2010
Yesterday i went for dinner with my friends to the MIDAS TOUCH. I ordered for some drinks which took a long time to come. the service staff are verry slow in service.I asked for the Menu.After i got the menu the waitress took 15 minutes to take my order.I was quite ambarissed in front of my guests. Iordered for just the main courses which took 25 minutes to arrive.We neally lost our appertite. The food had no taste what so ever.I thought I was in a CAFE.The Chef needs to be changed as he as no clue of what he is cooking.They are just trying to fool the guests. Nobody should ever go to the MIDAS TOUCH as u will be a LOOSER.WEATHERSPOON is a burger place but it is thousand times better than the MIDAS TOUCH.

Anonymous said...

'Pub' and 'restaurant' are two entirely different concepts, which is why there isn't one word for both. Similarly, a 'microwave operator' isn't the same thing as a 'chef'. Surely nobody goes to a typical pub to eat, expecting anything other than a typical microwaved army ration pack?

Anonymous said...

I DO NOT AGREE with the last few negative comments. I visited the Midas Touch on Sunday and had the best Sunday Roast ever!! The half chicken was lovely roasted and the Yourkshire Pudding was definitely homemade. Great food for a reasonable price. Would recommend the place to everyone.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Bert that you always feel like a vip there but to say that the food is taste less is bit over the top, they seems to have changed menu to more gastro and i did not have anything that tasted like microwave, stuffed chicken was just what i expected juice and nicely cooked,i have been to La Mamma and would say that there the food is lot worse but they seem to be more busy.

Sue Harrison said...

Let's face it both La Mama and Midas Touch are very dated and tired places (even though Midas is relatively new it looks very shabby and worn) that serve sub standard food. I have been to many lovely pubs that serve fantastic food, The Sun in Barnes, The Ship in Wandsworth for example, look at their menus online and you'll see! The prices are no more expensive but you get lovely fresh food! I could list many many more places as well.

Worcester Park really desperately needs somewhere people can go. Pizza Express is well Pizza Express, one in nearly every town, but at the moent there is nowhere locals can go/take people for a meal an dnot cringe at the food when it's served.

call all would be restauranteurs out there, please can we have some decent food!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi All,

I am thinking of moving to a house in Browning Avenue and wondered if anyone could tell me what it is like.

I understand that it used to have a bad reputation, but wondered if it has improved over recent years?

Thanks

The Parkerilla said...

Quote "Hi All,

I am thinking of moving to a house in Browning Avenue and wondered if anyone could tell me what it is like.

I understand that it used to have a bad reputation, but wondered if it has improved over recent years?"

Those Daily Mail journos never give up do they?

Anonymous said...

Hey all had a fantastic dinner at Midas finaly good food, very nice sausages and mash,but the service is still rock bottom, need a fresh blood there,i am still shocked that the food is good now but the service is going backwards. midas needs to get a manager who cares or will struggle with new place opening in WP high street.

KT4 Girl said...

Rather strangely this thread has gone from the timeless gem that is "Broadway Bargains" to that rather strange drinking establishment known as the Midas Touch (mind you I've not actually been in there to eat so I shouldn't pass comment just yet).

Anyway, to return to the original posting, "Broadway Bargains" (or, the "funny ladies shop" as my son refers to it) is indeed the greatest shop on earth! Where else can you find an array of buttons that takes your breath away - a window display that hasn't been changed for more than 30 years and the most delightful customer service?! I hope they keep Worcester Park supplied with their wonderful array of bits and bobs for years to come...

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