Let’s get one thing clear: I’ve got absolutely nothing against chain restaurants.  There are some chains that do really great food, great service and a great atmosphere.  But there are some that, to put it politely, just don’t.

There are loads of sites that review your local independent restaurants, but when you fancy a bite to eat in the middle of an anonymous shopping centre, you need to know which of the big boys is going to cook you a decent dinner.

To help the hapless chain diner, I’m going to review some of the biggest businesses, and some of the young pretenders – naming and shaming the ones that don’t do the job, championing the ones that go further than they need to.

First up, GBK.  You have been warned…