Things you hate in restaurants

#2
Not having seen 51-100 yet, may I just add;

If your customers don't give you a tip - never under ANY circumstances make your displeasure obvious. If the service warrants a tip, you'll get one. If you didn't get a tip just ask yourself why, and try to rectify it next time.
 
#4
I don't understand the "don't let the bottle/pitcher touch the rim of the glass because its dirty" one. Anyone who honestly cares about that probably has a touch of OCD...

If it were a case of "because its bad form" then fair enough but I never heard of anyone getting food poisoning from a bottle rim.
 
#6
Things I hate in restaurants?

When you tell the waitress you want the steak cremated, she says, "Ok, but I dont think the chef will like that"?

I couldnt give a shite what he likes, its me eating it not him.


Always been a bugbare of mine, being told how meat "should" be cooked.
 
#9
My pet hate(s):

When you arder something without something:
"Can I have the sandwich without mayonaise please"
"No dressing on the salad please"
"Can you do that without the (red pepper, onions....)"
and it arrives with the thing you wanted omitted.


What I REALLY hate is when the item arrives with the dressing, mayonaise etc and you say "I asked for this without..." and the waitress whines "Can't you eat it that way?"

FFS NO!!!! If I wanted a salad with dressing I would have ordered that.
 
#11
Gren said:
Things I hate in restaurants?

When you tell the waitress you want the steak cremated, she says, "Ok, but I dont think the chef will like that"?

I couldnt give a shite what he likes, its me eating it not him.


Always been a bugbare of mine, being told how meat "should" be cooked.
Barbarian !! You might as well eat a your boot soles.
Whats your problem - you scared of the sight of a bit of blood ?

Seriously - the more "pink" the more tender, the more taste.

I say that as someone who also used to order Steak Napalm - until I was introduced to the joy of "rare".

My pet hates are over-fussy menus - "served with a jus of...." etc and small portions. Shock the bastards, when they present some beautifully presented plate containing 10 calories say loudly " Lovely, - but I am actually hungry".
 
#12
The noise pollution machine set to 'annoy'. The too loud music often seems to be aimed at a generation who have yet to be weaned off the Cow and Gate let alone dine out. Shite. And as for hotel restaurants when I'm the only fcuker at breakfast I'll have the music turned off please. You'd think I'd asked for kitten sausages.

Indignant waitress: "you asked for white coffee." "No I didn't Magda. I've been drinking coffee black longer than you've been speaking English, you just didn't understand."

Right-that's that off my chest.
 
#14
Menus where they go into too much detail - Pan fried, corn-fed chicken breast in a chardonnay wine and slow, oak matured cheddar cheese white sauce with flat leaf parsley and all served on a plate of total bullshit.
 
#15
Seadog said:
The noise pollution machine set to 'annoy'. The too loud music often seems to be aimed at a generation who have yet to be weaned off the Cow and Gate let alone dine out. Shite. And as for hotel restaurants when I'm the only fcuker at breakfast I'll have the music turned off please. You'd think I'd asked for kitten sausages.

Indignant waitress: "you asked for white coffee." "No I didn't Magda. I've been drinking coffee black longer than you've been speaking English, you just didn't understand."

Right-that's that off my chest.
...and, and, when the asst manager chappy last night said to the waitress: 'Take them to table nine'... THEM! Are we at the local nick waiting to be found a cell?! :x After a discussion on the Simple Basic Skills he offered a starter gratis; carry on my good man!
 
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#16
food served cold, especially chicken or seafood, i will skip the coffee and have water, helps the immodium go down.

people eating spicy food like its a sign of being macho.

Kids in restaurants, noisy kids in restaurants, earth mothers in restaurants, people with fashionable food allergies, make those of us with a real food allergy look pretentious, kids in restaurants.

Hippies, secretly hope they catch fire near the crepe suzette cart,

when eating alone waitress feels sorry for you and puts you near a family.

waitresses that dont listen,

waiting for food for ever for it to only come cold,

waitresses asking if you want a condiment and taking forever to find it, meanwhile your food goes cold,

same waitress waiting till your mouth is full till asking if everything is alright then quickly scurrying off, I have been known to pretend to have a gob full, just to catch them out.

having to take Mrs A with me

Children in restaurants,

suicide bombers however they do leave plenty of tips!
 
#18
Just getting without explaining to the sullen waitress, you would like a jug of iced tap water on the table instead of the overpriced bottle water.
 
#19
as a one time super waitor at an italian resteraunt i can say the worst thing about resteraunts is their italian managers, oh and accidentally dropping things on people like a glass of red wine on a mans nice cream corduruoys...ahhh memories
 
#20
On the basis that eating at a table with people you cherish is one of the most profound moments of an entire existence; only for the waiter to place the menu on the table coz he can't be arrsed to hand it to you.

There ranketh the worst crime of all; indifference. And the biggest indicator (possibly apart from the cockroaches) that the evening isn't going to rank amongst the most spiritually overwhelming!
 

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