If you read my post last week you will have seen my rather unflattering opinions of a restaurant review in The Echo. I’ve made my thoughts known before but this time I felt it needed a full post. I had quite a big response, mostly supporting what I said, except for one fellow who turned out the be posting form an IP address registered to Trinity Mirror (owners of the Echo), I’ll let you draw you own conclusions.
Anyway, the whole post is here, including a twitter conversation I had about it with some Echo Staff. I also has another twitter discussion with another Echo employee about it, that can be seen in my mentions.
Basically I wasn’t very happy with the response, or lack there of, from the Echo, but felt that it would be a subject I would leave before commenting again. However, that was until the Echo’s recent restaurant review about The Olive Press. A review, that gushed and fawned over a restaurant that serves decent and reasonable priced pizza and pasta. I felt, after reading the review, that a Michelin Star would soon be on the way to the Olive Press.
This was another review that I felt didn’t give a fair impression of the chosen restaurant, I feel the Echo should be doing better. The full review is here, if you can bear to read it all, you’ll see a similar lack of critical understanding in the previous review.
In summary, The Olive Press does decent pizza and pasta and a few other things, its reasonable food at a reasonable price. It is not the culinary wonder that the Echo seem to fawn over.
This will be the first in “Reverb Watch” as a kind of review of reviews, hoping to keep an eye on the Echo, hoping they raise their game and perhaps start offer a more accurate opinion. Their readers deserve it.