We travelled to Enniscrone today for a walk with our 6 month old and decided to get some lunch. We always enjoyed Ait Eile in the past and had recommended it to numerous friends. It was just after 12.55 and the restaurant door was shut. We went in to the bar to ask what time it was open. The barman kindly told us 1pm but that we could go down the internal stairs and sit down there. They may not be ready but we could wait. We were very grateful as it was raining. We headed down and waited at the bar. A waitress emerged from the kitchen after about 5 mins. It was now after 1pm. I explained that the barman had said we could come down and wait, she looked perplexed and stated "we're not open yet" I apologised and again explained that we were told to come down. She looked at her watch and stated that "the door was closed, the chefs not here yet so you'll have to wait" she then said "I suppose you can take a seat" She then proceeded to go to open the main door to restaurant. We proceeded to leave as why should we be treated in this way when we were giving them our business. We went to a nearby hotel and had a lovely lunch, and the waiters and waitresses were extremely polite. We won't be returning and will be informing friends and family of our experience
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