Buzz·Updated on Sep 1, 2020. Posted on May 21, 201534 Totally Absurd Things Restaurants Have Used Instead Of PlatesThe epidemic is still happening. Twitter account @WeWantPlates is doing god's work.by Luke BaileyBuzzFeed Staff, UKFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. A burger on a scale, so you can weigh exactly how much meat you're damaging your health with. David Angeles @DaveyWound @WeWantPlates oh for fuck sake! This has got to be the worst one since the rocks! 10:08 PM - 23 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Presumably the chair you're sitting in also weighs you as you ingest it, for the sake of narrative symmetry. 2. Olive > Slate > Paddle + Rosemary. Rich Hooper @Hoopini 6 olives on individual slates on a paddle with some rosemary. Next level stuff this. @WeWantPlates 05:08 PM - 10 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 3. The gravy is in a goddamn can. Of beer. Where is the beer. Eamonn Forde @Eamonn_Forde The chopping board is the least of it. Inside the Camden Hells can is... gravy. #WEWANTPLATES etc. 07:37 PM - 27 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 4. Gardening implements should not be on the table. Martin Moss @MossMossy88 @WeWantPlates mushrooms in a fucking spade, this takes the piss #wtf 01:56 PM - 02 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 5. So you shouldn't ever put a fry-up on a shovel. Rob Freeman @RobFreeman .@WeWantPlates A fry-up on a shovel. 08:04 PM - 11 Mar 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Also, peas on a fry-up? This is a mess from start to finish. 6. The plates with a fry-up are there for a reason, dammit. Alice Little @frolickingfood Full English served on greaseproof paper. Nothing like greasy juices sliding into your lap @WeWantPlates 07:52 AM - 14 Mar 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 7. Technically, this is probably better. Prison aesthetic, but practical. Jake Lea-Wilson @jakeisdigital Breakfast on a tray. Am I in jail? @WeWantPlates 12:33 PM - 09 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 8. But sacred British food is being attacked. Lena McEwen @lenmce08 This is going TOO FAR @WeWantPlates is nothing sacred?! 08:13 PM - 14 Mar 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 9. A roast on a wooden board? A pail of veg? Not OK. 10pill @10pill @WeWantPlates even roasts aren't sacred anymore 05:53 PM - 17 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 10. Incredibly, the tray is not even the worst part of this one. It's all about the suitcase cocktail. Martin @IAmNotOllyMurs Burger and chips served on a metal tray and a rum cocktail served in a suitcase. What a time to be alive... 05:04 PM - 15 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 11. This is the worst possible version of "a stack of cheese." Mr. Paddington Brown @LDN_Paddington @WeWantPlates Apparently they specialise in ‘deconstructing’. This was one of their better suggestions. 03:24 PM - 04 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 12. What is with all the stacking? Kenny Jole @jellywonderhors @WeWantPlates mini picnic table. Where is my plate? 04:39 PM - 04 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 13. The real question is whether this was intended to have fallen over, or whether a clumsy waiter has just given up. Vicky @VSmaz Just received my crab mousse starter in a fallen over plant pot on a plank @WeWantPlates #York 09:00 PM - 03 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 14. Restaurants are willing to sink to new depths to tap into this market. We Want Plates @WeWantPlates Forgive me, but there's a plate in this one. IN A SINK. (Pic: @nvcatc) #wewantplatesnotinsinks 06:43 AM - 15 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 15. SEE? CFz Danza @DanzaDragon WE WERE SERVED ICECREAM IN A FUCKING KITCHEN SINK AT THIS RESTAURANT. 11:00 PM - 01 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 16. Pork scratchings don't deserve this treatment. Tony Gowland @FreakyZoid @WeWantPlates pork scratchings on a plank, with a mini wheelbarrow of apple sauce. 04:15 PM - 28 Mar 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 17. And desserts definitely don't deserve this. John Shepherd @john_shepherd @WeWantPlates Dessert came like this... 06:06 PM - 17 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 18. Or this. k bowdren official @bowdren1 @WeWantPlates how am I supposed to pour my bloody custard into this? 08:20 PM - 09 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 19. A pasta axe. For when you want pasta, but also, an axe. Kieran Mc @kjmci @WeWantPlates Shut it down. Shut it down forever. Centimeter in MQ, Vienna. 06:31 PM - 18 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 20. This is a magisterial effort to get as many things that aren't plates onto the table as possible. Ed @eddo_ Id like my sausages served in a colander, chicken in a wicker basket and sauce in a watering can plz....@WeWantPlates 06:32 AM - 04 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 21. That has, admittedly, been beaten by whatever the fuck is going on here. Phil.I.Are @SixFeetTen Like an explosion in a butcher's shop. The tin? It's a mess. @WeWantPlates 07:06 AM - 06 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 22. It's all going wrong here. Tim Richards @Aerohaveno From 2013 - croquettes served in a sneaker at a resort in Las Vegas: (cc @WeWantPlates) 09:44 PM - 07 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 23. Pest control devices are not suitable for eating from. Josie McLellan @josiemclellan Baked Camembert served on a rat trap. Somebody call @WeWantPlates! 12:19 PM - 01 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 24. Or parts of cars. Leave the hubcaps on the car. We Want Plates @WeWantPlates That is food. That is a hubcap. THAT IS FOOD ON A HUBCAP. (Pic: @plant_matter) #WeWantPlates 07:27 PM - 12 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 25. Any form of transport actually. Give up on it. Tim Murray @thedailygrowl Cakes and pastries on a skateboard. Rad. (ATTN: @WeWantPlates) 02:36 PM - 12 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 26. Who really wants to eat off a dustbin lid? Tobias Alexander @GreyTrilby Mixed Grill. In a dustbin lid. Nuff said. @WeWantPlates 08:20 PM - 31 Mar 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 27. Anything that is supposed to be used to throw things away shouldn't be used to serve food. We Want Plates @WeWantPlates Prawn cocktail in a skip. *jaw drops* (Pic: @PaulWFranklin, ta @JamesHeltby) #WeWantPlates 03:41 PM - 19 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite And really, we shouldn't have to say this. 28. Here's a nice refreshing pint of hash browns. Oli Ware @OliverWare @WeWantPlates served on a board, pot for gravy and a pint of hash browns 02:10 PM - 20 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 29. Or maybe one of trifle? Helen Zaltzman @helenzaltzman @wewantplates A half pint of trifle 11:20 PM - 29 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 30. Not refeshed? How about a nice lightbulb of fizz? Isabelle Fraser @izzyfraser No no no this is not how we're supposed to live @WeWantPlates #wewantglasses 04:07 PM - 26 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 31. Martini of cake? miss lotus @akamisslotus This is in my fb timeline and I'm just here yelling NO. FUCK OFF. GIN GOES IN THERE. (@WeWantPlates) 02:15 AM - 23 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 32. Just some water, then? Here's your watering can. Deanna Hammond @deanna93 @WeWantPlates we got a plate but ended up having a drink out of a watering can and a bucket for a glass 😂😂😂 06:14 PM - 13 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 33. Look, your food should just not be involved in acrobatics, in any capacity. Elaine Robertson @PearceyElaine Scampi swinging in a bucket, really @WeWantPlates 05:51 PM - 18 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 34. So just what is actually happening here? John Rafferty @JohnRaff81 @WeWantPlates saw this on a friends fb yesterday. This is soup served in something you'd find in the crystal maze 08:27 PM - 02 May 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Why are restaurants doing this to us? Follow @WeWantPlates for more.