Another voice confirming the shiteness of ingredients here. Just compare Borough Market and the Union Square Greenmarket. There is a major, enormous, fucking huge, almost infinite, neutrino faster than the speed of light disparity in the quality of fruit, vegetables, meat and manufactured goods (e.g., cheese). (And that's in Britain, for fuck's sake.)
Of course, it was a return from a trip to the U.K. that triggered this year's annual rant from me.
You will never see pork chops like those served to me at the River Cafe, just as pieces of meat, at a restaurant here. Never.