Does this look like a Michelin-star restaurant to you? Diners fall for phantom eatery
‘The TripAdvisor profile for Oscar’s boasted that staff in diving gear would swim down to catch whatever fish the customer wanted’
‘It was billed as one of the best places to eat in Britain with “amazing” and “mind blowing” Michelin-starred food on offer.
And its setting sounded especially magical: a floating restaurant built in the hull of an old fishing boat amid reefs and shipwrecks in Brixham, Devon.
But diners were left scratching their heads when they visited the address of ‘Oscar’s’ – as detailed on the website TripAdvisor – because there was absolutely no sign of this new culinary sensation, only an underwhelming backstreet full of dustbins.’
‘Chris Emmins, co-founder of the online reputation management firm KwikChex, said the hoax cast doubt on the company’s ability to spot fraudulent reviews.’
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