BEANS are not fancy enough to be given their own ramekin so stop serving them like that, diners have agreed.
Baked beans are cheap and sold in cans meaning they are not sophisticated enough to be served separately in their own porcelain ramekin for all the world as if they are caviar, restaurants have been advised.
Tom Booker of Trowbridge said: “I can understand a soufflé or a crème brulée getting their own little dish with a fluted exterior, but baked beans? No.
“Even high-end beans from Heinz or Waitrose should go straight on the plate. Anyone dolloping them into a ramekin needs to reassess their life choices because they’ve seriously f**ked up.
“We need to draw a line in the sand or we’ll be eating noodles out of pint glasses. Do we want future historians to say the decline of Western civilisation began here, with baked beans being served in a ramekin?
“Put them on the plate. Stop pretending that the chav food you serve to our unenlightened palates is fancy. Treat us like the scum we are.”
Chef Ryan Whittaker said: “The ramekin stays. It’s our only excuse for charging £4.85 for 8p of beans.”