Vlachos give a lot of complimentary food to have while waiting for your main meal.
This includes a salad, couscous and several other side dishes. The problem is a lot of the customers call this their starters, and if their meal comes up before they are finished they send it back as they are still eating their starters. Starters are something you pay for, Complimentary food is on the house. They do not take it away when they bring the main meal up, so you can carry on eating it all night if you want to. The rudeness of some customers is shocking. I saw two men this Friday, one was shouting because he did not have the egg and cabbage, again this is a complimentary dish, he was so rude, saying take that dinner away we have not finished our starters, and we have not had our cabbage. He started to shout at the owner, and told him the waiter brought the meal up and they hadn’t had all the starters, the owner brought them up a bottle of wine, why should he have to do that to shut them up. Another person then sent her main dish back because she was still eating her starters. Customers get fresh fruit to eat after, and take it all home with them, and I have even witnessed one lot of customers asking for a doggy bag to put the free complimentary food in to take home. Greedy disgraceful behaviour, please learn the difference between a starter and food on the house.Many places are not giving free salad or even a complimentary after dinner drink because of the crisis.