Whatever happened to the humble plate? These days restaurants turn to increasingly inventive -- and frustrating -- ways of serving food.
We Want Plates is leading "the crusade against serving food on bits of wood and roof slates, jam-jar drinks and chips in mugs". And it seems the world is giving it the online high-five by sending in their ridiculous restaurant meals.
It turns out plates are there for a reason. For example, they stop your food from spilling onto the table and into your lap. For the record, a plank of wood, rectangular slate, piece of a tree trunk etc does not count as a plate, but it does count as an excuse to charge extra for your food.
"Chippy on the way home?"— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) November 22, 2016
(Pic: Mireille Aylwin) pic.twitter.com/G2Zbmsc1aB
A Sunday roast "with all the trimmings" - Yorkshire pudding, potatoes, parsnips and moss. pic.twitter.com/SCmY3xKx90— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) November 21, 2016
Gone are the days when your meal comes assembled. Diners find themselves paying for the privilege of constructing their own food.
"How would you like your iced coffee?"— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) November 29, 2016
"Deconstructed and served on a child's book, please."
(Pic: Lyn Nguyen) pic.twitter.com/deBZOZ7JPj
But some restaurants push the boundaries way too far. Take a look at some of the wackiest non-plates out there:
"Chef, we can't keep charging people so much for some bits of fruit on a plate."— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) November 15, 2016
"FETCH THE MUG TREE AND A DRILL."
(Pic: @Aunty_Marianne) pic.twitter.com/63h3uIiuFp
The guy at the table next to me has just been served the most SENSATIONAL scotch egg. It comes in a TROPHY. pic.twitter.com/iQKz4eqqAW— Jason Hazeley (@JasonHazeley) December 11, 2016
Life Of Pi, of course.— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) November 6, 2016
(Pic: Jayne Brown) pic.twitter.com/xVUXuDTODY
Fish and chips on a Ferris wheel.— We Want Plates (@WeWantPlates) July 6, 2016
THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
WE REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
(Pic: Gareth Nelson) pic.twitter.com/K1TR4UG5jm
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