Gordon visits The Priory, a 100-seater carvery in Haywards Heath, Sussex owned by ex-IT consultant Scott. The former chapel of a 19th century convent, the restaurant is in a spectacularly beautiful location and offers bargain roast dinners from a carvery that's been running for twenty years. Scott bought the place for £300,000, but with an ageing clientele eating for half-price, he's losing £5,000 a week. And despite the heavenly location, the food is straight from hell: recycled meat, soup in a bucket, synthetic sauces and, worse still, a lazy head chef content to preside over food-encrusted ovens and a disaffected brigade.
The Priory is closed. They closed in 2008 after Scott reverted the restaurant back to serving carvery dinners and abandoning Gordon's idea of a grill house.