The location, opposite the main beach, is excellent. The interior is light, bright and comfortable. The menu looks interesting and, although the drinks are expensive, the lunch time meals are not that overpriced. However, the food was only average and we were disappointed by the quality of the service and training of the staff.
We were visitors from Europe carrying UK credit cards, we always prefer to pay the bill on our card in AUD not GB pounds (our credit card provider gives a better rate of exchange). We were presented with a bill in AUD and the card reader showed AUD, but on receipt of the cardholders copy I found that I had been charged in GBP. I pointed this out the staff and said I wanted to pay in AUD and asked them to void the transaction and repeat it in AUD. They said they could not do this that the credit card machine automatically charged in GB pouds for UK cards and that they could do nothing about it.
I now know that this is untrue. Indeed after leaving the restaurant I read on the creidt card receipt the following statement. " I HAVE BEEN OFFERED A CHOICE OF CURRENCIES FOR PAYMENT INCLUDING THE MERCHANT'S LOCAL CURRENCY. I ACKNOWLEDGE THE CURRENCY CONVERSION SERVICE IS CONDUCTED BY ANZ."
At no time did the staff offer payment in the local currency and indeed refused to allow me to pay in local currency. I have since contacted the restaurant explaining my dissatisfaction with this, and to add insult to injury they have not even had the courtesy to respond.
If you carry a European credit card beware.
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