Gordon finds a chef caught in a time warp when he tackles a picturesque, but largely unfrequented, upmarket restaurant in King's Lynn, a traditional market town on the Norfolk coast. For the last 18 months ex Michelin-starred chef Nick has owned and run Rococo, but his past success is now eluding him. The menu is past its sell-by date, the service is stuffy, the food is over-priced and the only thing being fed is his ego. Yet, despite debts of £100,000, with the prospect of putting his home at risk and his young family on the streets, Nick continues to cook comatose in a 1990s fantasy land of his own making. Gordon forces him to face his failures, strips down the menu and dismantles the claustrophobic dining room. But when he discovers the depths of Nick's stubbornness - and that he's locked him out of the restaurant--a Kitchen Nightmares first--even Gordon is forced to face the prospect of failure . Will Nick ever get up to speed and recapture his glory days, or will he carry on sleep-walking his way to disaster?
Rococo/Maggies is closed. They closed in September 2007 and they filed for bankruptcy.