I walked past, asked a polite waitress do you have Spaghetti Bolognese she confirmed yes and I said OK I'd like a bowl. I was well dressed and groomed, I know for certain I was well presented.
"Do you have a booking"? I said no,...she explained "Sorry we have full bookings, but you can come back for lunch". The restaurant was empty. Completely, except for a few outside.
Off I went to the Italian down the road and had a lovely Bolognese. Took my time, had an entrée. Walking home again, past Carlo again an hour later. Completely empty. That, my friends, is snobbery in a nutshell. All I wanted was a quick bowl of Spaghetti.
Don't book - don't come in? That doesn't, nor ever will, work for me. You can ask if I expect to stay long, I'm OK with that, so I can confirm I'll be done before your bookings arrive but rejecting me at the door without discussion is disrespectful and unnecessary. Also contrary to most other places in Hua Hin.More