I have not criticised.DominicBest wrote: ↑Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:52 pmWhy bored? As I say they have researched their market carefully and provide the service demanded in a well chose location. I’ve eaten there a couple of times and both times were with second home owners who wanted to go there. I’m sure that the Portuguese population in Tours is similarly served. I know from experience that there is a Portuguese language radio station there.
As an adult you have the right to avoid places that do not suit your tastes but you do not have the right to criticise others who make different choices.
The restaurant mentioned is not particularly local to me, the owners were my closest British neighbours for a short while before they moved into another department to a location that suited their business plan. I see them occasionally because they are good friends with one of my neighbours, the son of the local farmer who runs an agricultural contracting business. The extended French family and their friends are fans of the British restaurant.
Why is it the people who regularly claim that there is no choice or multiculturalism in France who try to be clever when choices exist?
The only 'brit' pub I have been into is in Alpe du Huez and it is like walking from France into the UK.
It is OK for the novelty factor and when you are in your twenties but after that it becomes weird and creepy.
You have British/Scottish/Irish themed pubs everywhere in France. But they tend to be very expensive and don't offer much.
Your friends only survive because there is a large British population. The question is, why do so many feel the need to go such a place ?
In terms of the Portuguese, most are born and bred in France.
You have Portuguese radio stations and Arabic stations. Nothing new there.