Not the best description

A recent article noted praise given to the Audela restaurant by the Good Food Guide (Berwick Advertiser, September 20), with the food being described as '˜unctuous and palate-tempting'.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 09 October, 2018, 09:00

Whoever wrote this in the Good Food Guide was surely not quite meaning that.

‘Palate-tempting’ certainly, but ‘unctuous’? Chambers dictionary gives as meanings ‘oily’, ‘suave’ and ‘smug’, which makes it sound like a disagreeably snooty kind of place.

I’m happy to add to plaudits by saying that three of us recently enjoyed an excellent meal there, served without a hint of smugness.

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Michael Cullen

Berwick-upon-Tweed