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Published 12 October 1997
Style Magazine
222nd article

---From later letter:Michael Winner recently referred to the Kosher restaurant Bloom's "and its rival Harry Morgan's in St John's Wood High Street" (Style, October 12). Rivals? I think not. Bloom's is in The London Beth Din Kashrut Guide - Harry Morgan's is not. Tina Colover London NW8


We are so pleased that Michael Winner doesn't like the Trattoria Sorrento in Teddington (Style, September 21). We love it and eat there frequently en famille . I'd hate our enjoyment to be spoilt by an encounter with him.
Jane Bowskill, Kingston-upon-Thames

My wife and I recently went to the Little Italy restaurant in Corfe Mullen, Dorset, to celebrate her birthday, leaving our young children with a baby-sitter for the first time. After ordering and sitting at our table, there was a phone call to say that our son was unwell and both children were screaming. We made our apologies. Not only was there no suggestion that we pay for our uneaten food, but the owner, Beppe, insisted that our pre-dinner drinks were on the house. This was on a Friday, when our table was clearly going to remain empty. Beppe's attitude might not make business sense, but he deserves to succeed.
Simon Tolson, Poole, Dorset

For a special treat, I went with five friends to the Oxo Tower restaurant. The view was fabulous, the starters tasty, the service mediocre, the main courses poor, and the attitude of the staff a mixture of the complacent, arrogant and inattentive. We didn't bother with a sweet. Is this typical, or were we just unlucky?
Helen Adams, Oxfordshire