Chefs and Designers renovate the look and menus of restaurants in need of an update.




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Series cast summary:
Igor Shamraychuk ...
 Himself - Foreman / ... (55 episodes, 2005-2009)
Olga Ivanova ...
 Herself - Construction Crew (24 episodes, 2007-2009)
Graham Ioaring ...
 Himself - Construction Crew (23 episodes, 2007-2009)


Each episode involves the complete makeover of a restaurant in dire need of a renovation. From the menu to the decor to the exterior, every element is completely transformed by the star designer and chef along with their crew of carpenters. Without any input, restaurant owners hand over the keys to their restaurants,give a check for 15000. dollars and come back in 5 days for the big reveal. With their hearts in their mouths the designers and chefs wait to see what the owners think. This is Restaurant Makeover. Written by Anonymous

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1 designer and 1 chef with a crew of workers transform the outdated See more »



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2005 (USA)  »

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A nagy étterem átalakítás  »

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Followed by Restaurant Takeover (2012) See more »

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Man I can't stand this show!!
27 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just read the warning about telling readers about the spoilers - well I'm about to give you spoilers that apply to every friggin' episode...

Big fan of reno programs. BIG fan of designers & builders repairing/rejuvenating old properties and making such a dramatic transformation to someone's place.

But that's where the drama should end. CAN THEY PLEASE stop repetitively (EVERY SINGLE EPISODE) trying to manufacture 1) an issue about the money the restaurant owner has to kick in (ohhh!! like the show would bring the production crews and star designer & chef to the site, and start recording a program, not knowing that the owner'd definitely be able to cough up the money they'd need) 2) drama for the owner not being able to handle the drastic renovation (designer: "oh! I'm so worried, this place is all gutted - Oh! there's the owner standing outside waiting to come in and see what's going on! Just like last time - Surprise!) 3) The friction between the star chef and the designer 4) the friction between the star chef and the house chef (ohh I don't want to change the menu! I don't want to change the menu!) 5) the finish JUST on time (I watched an episode where they said they were at a particular work stage and running out of time with only one day left, and I swear the designer had 3 outfit changes before the end of the show! That's outright lying! and they didn't care enough to try to make it look real!) Seriously, nothing wrong with the idea, and a little drama is fine wherever it comes up - but it's SO annoying how they keep making it up - like they don't think the show is interesting enough on its own merits without manufacturing all the bull.

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