There were 5 of us. We ordered 2 starters between us to pick at. A small dish of prawns, priced just under £10 arrived. We tried the prawns. They honestly tasted like they'd been cooked, frozen then over-recooked. Felt like I was chewing on rubber. Truly disgusting and unacceptable.
When the waiter arrived back at the table, we made it clear that we didn't enjoy the prawns and didn't feel comfortable paying almost £10 for them. He immediately became confrontational stating that 'we ate them' so we should pay. He couldn't quite grasp that we had to eat them to try them - there were only 3 prawns in a party of 5 after all! We explained that we were only giving him feedback and that feedback is a good thing. This didn't interest him and he continued to be confrontational; it almost became a heated argument. He just didn't get it!
When he walked away, we just wanted to get out of there. We cancelled our pizzas (which were actually ready and waiting to be served) and asked for the bill. We weren't charged for the prawns.
Very sad really as all we wanted to do was give him feedback and re-negotiate a price for the very poor prawns. I've never seen a waiter act that way - ever!
Instead, we went to Oregano around the corner and had some cracking wood fired pizzas.
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