Imagine having dinner in a nice restaurant and all of a sudden a group of looters breaks in and orders you to lay down and wreaks havoc.
This is what happened to blogger Louise Yang of Naked Sushi who was enjoying the tasting menu at Ledbury restaurant in Notting Hill when she became part of the London riots news thread.
She describes her arrowing experience in London Riots Come to The Ledbury (August 8, 2011).
One of the looters even took off with her wedding ring.
Things could have been much worse if restaurant staff had not confronted invaders with kitchen tools and taken customers to wine cellar for shelter.
I commend the Ledbury staff for their courage. Let's hope they recover quickly from this hellish night.
I wish the restaurant had come to my attention under different circumstances.
(* Dining room photo from Ledbury website)