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“misleading menu”

Linda’s Restaurant
Ranked #183 of 1,001 Restaurants in Pattaya
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 21, 2012

I went to Lindas on the 13th October 2012 with two friends, we had booked the table for 7.30pm, we were given menus, as one of my friends and myself dont eat meat we decided to have salmon, we decided on Norwegian Salmon with Asparagus as the menu stated, I asked the waiter if the dish came with rice or potatoes he said no but I will let you have one potato!!

The meals came and I was amazed to see a small oblong dish with shredded white and red cabbage on one side of the dish then small chunks of salmon with green stalks and sliced carrots in a brown watery liquid, not what I expected at all! the one boiled potato came on a very large square plate! I proceeded to eat the food and thought this is terrible, the salmon tasted stale, I have eaten lots of salmon in my life time so I know what Im talking about, also the green stalks tasted of nothing as did the watery liquid, it was disgusting!

I looked across at my friend and I could tell by her face she was not impressed either. I decided I wouldnt eat anymore of the dish and my friend did the same. She called the waiter over and she asked for the manager as we were told Linda wasnt there away, the manager came and wasnt the least bit interested as my friend had asked for the meal to be replaced with something else. The waiter came back and told us that as we had eaten some of the dish the only thing he could do was offer us a free dessert, I didnt want one as I was starving, so asked for a prawn sandwich. He went away and the staff were laughing and talking about us in Thai. So Rude!!

So the outcome was that my friend and I paid 340bt plus vat each for one sandwhich and one ice cream! Obviously the evening was ruined and we were both unhappy and hungry.

The menu as far as I am concerned was Totally Misleading, it didnt say that the salmon was in chunks and served with carrots and green stalks in a watery sauce. Norwegian Salmon with Asparagus means to me and my friend a Salmon Steak with Aparagus, not chunks.

I would suggest that Linda rethinks her menu and teaches her staff customer care and to have manners when dealing with her customers. The food is very expensive and not good value for money. So I totally agree with the previous comment. I will never go to Lindas again and will not recommend it to anyone else.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

I went to this restaurant with my girlfriend and 6 other people. I had previously been and was very happy with food and service. I booked the table earlier in the day and spoke with Linda personally who was very accomodating.

On arrival we were shown to the table which was set out beautifully. We was presented with menus and orders were taken. The choice on the menu is great and there is a special 3 course menu for 495THB which was excellent according to my friends.

Two of my friends opted for the chateaubriand (minimum 2 persons) which was shown on the menu at 695THB which at the time didn't think was cheap but in retrospect £13 for something you would pay £20+ for at home in Thailand could be possible. The food was fantastic and so was the service. Some of us even followed up with desserts.

Our problems came when the bill arrived and my friends were charged 695THB x 2 for the chateaubriand. This obviously was mentioned to the staff but was met by a rather arrogant and obstropulous reply. I must say that it should have read 695THB per head as is very confusing and am surprised this hasn't happened previously.

Nobody from our party was rude or nasty about this but pointed out that it was very misleading and paid the bill. Next problem was they never brought back the change expecting to keep the 400THB change as a tip.

On leaving the staff had the cheek to say to us "don't come back again" and our girlfriends were also very offended at some of the comments made in Thai obviously not for our ears.

All in all great food and would have got a 5 star rating but the attitude of the staff was appalling and because of that will never return again.

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