I'm glad the video didn't work
I'm glad the video didn't work
I swear people who got there after us got there meal before we would have, some people eating and almost leaving. It's like we were invisible.
My whole family was on holidays together, 8 adults and 1 child at the time, and my parents wanted to take us all out for dinner. We went to a chinese restaurant and the food was revolting. Every dish tasted the same and was so mushy. We each had one bite of a few dishes then filled up on rice. Dad told them we wouldn't be paying the full amount because most of it was inedible, and the owner threatened to call the police. Unfortunately, he felt like his hands were tied so paid. But we got them back by phoning the next day and ordering hundreds of dollars of takeaway then never showed up to pick it up.
Another time, we were out to dinner with friends and we were seated, then 3 other tables seated about 10 minutes after us. The waiters took all of their drink orders before ours, then when we let the waiter know we hadn't ordered drinks yet, he said he'd be back soon. 20 minutes later and he's taking food orders for the other tables and we still hadn't ordered drinks! So we left and told the manager on the way out.
We haven't had anything too terrible.
We went to a little Afghan place once, no signs up mentioning unusual rules/requirements. We were only there for a quick meal before a show, and the place was practically empty. We ordered a main, an entree and two drinks between two of us, and were told we had to order at least one main per person. Thought that was ridiculous but fine, did it, and waited. The food was beautiful, but it was next to impossible to get service despite the empty restaurant (staff were standing around chatting and ignoring customers). Finally when we went to pay, the waiter tells us that they don't have an eftpos machine, and there's an ATM a couple of hundred metres down the road - he was pretty rude about it too. So DP goes and gets money, comes back and pays. Beautiful food, but we've never been back.
Another time we went to a fairly empty Thai place, waited ages to place our orders, then another 45 minutes for our food. It was just stir fries or something that would usually be pretty quick. Food was terrible, and cold by the time we got it. Again, haven't gone back.
Our worst was when the local bistro ran out of roast pork but they didn't realise until after we had ordered and paid. (Was rubbed out from chalk board soon after). We sat there waiting for ages and went and asked where our meals were - we were waiting for somebody to come back and apologise that they had run out! Instead we were served about 10 minutes later 2 rashes of bacon that looked like they had been boiled - grey, sloppy and smelt revolting! We took our meals up to the server and said "nice try this isn't roast pork" and asked for our money back. As we had a bowl of salad from the salad bar with our meals they only gave back half our money .... Never went back. We used to be regulars.
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 02-02-2015 at 10:12.
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