Just wondering what people think is the acceptable amount of time one should wait for food in a restaurant before becoming cranky?
Went out last night and had the most appalling service ever experienced, actually walked out after not having one bite to eat after 2 hours
Admitedly it was a busy Sat night, but I felt 1 hour after yr order is placed, you may enquire politely about the progress.
The wait staff were equal to the worst I have experienced ( and that was over 30 yrs ago), and never once came to my table willingly all night.
They continually, blatantly lied about our meal being ready in 5 minutes, so after 90 minutes, I asked to see the manager, who proceeded to impersonate Manuel from Fawlty Towers.
After 2 hours I asked for the drinks bills so we could leave, they kept playing games so we walked out, the manager graciously waived our $20 odd drinks bill as I departed.
3 ladies and myself, all very well behaved, no swearing, sober.
I once waited that long for a meal (again over 30yrs ago)
Am I justified in being annoyed, or is this standard for trendy restaurants??
( I usually eat out on nights other than Fri or Sat for this reason)