How to Become TripAdvisor’s #1 Fake Restaurant


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The Shed at Dulwich was the number one rated restaurant in London, with foodies, celebrities and bloggers trying to get a table. The main obstacle for them, however, was that it didn’t exist. Over the course of 8 months VICE’s Oobah Butler used an assault of fake reviews to get his ‘restaurant’ to the hallowed top spot on TripAdvisor.

With his phone perpetually ringing, PR agencies begging to represent it and TV crews pitching shows, Oobah decided he had no choice but to open its doors for one night only. Here is Oobah’s journey into a false reality that captured the world’s attention.

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  1. Oobah Butler used an assault of fake reviews to get his 'restaurant' to the hallowed top spot on TripAdvisor.

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  2. It’s a really sad type of lying 🤥 b/c people do really run businesses out of their homes like bed & breakfast places.

  3. The irony is – at that point, couldn't you have ACTUALLY just made "The Shed" into a real restaurant and made a load of money. You were #1!

  4. Jesus Christ, just take the bookings let them come and hire some decent chef to give em what they want, then you just cycle through the thousands of people who want a table.

  5. Dude was genuinely pissed that he ended up at someone’s house, thinking that he was about to flex on her with “the number one rated restaurant in London” 😂🙏 oobah you doing gods work big fan from USA wish you did more shit on vice they don’t deserve you


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