So, TripAdvisor, or the Yelp of Europe as I like to call it, where disgruntled diners can vent their fury about restaurants gone bad. There’s a bit of a scandal in Greece about one right now.
So, it’s a fancy little restaurant on the beach where you may brush shoulders with George Clooney - or with other plebs who also want to brush shoulders, but with Barack Obama instead.
Tragedy struck when an American party of 8 from NYC decided to drop in for some overpriced kalamari, beer and salads:
I think the pun relates to plaice. This is the bit of the review I dislike, as I’m not sure what the pun is. Typical Yelp-TA reviewers.
830 euro is definitely eye-watering, and the prices are full LOL (I imagine the kalamari is priced per 100g as most fresh fish produce in Greek restaurants is). But anyway, about 90E a head which I think is very reasonable for a place like this wanting to keep riff-raff out for George Clooney, Barack Obama, and Kim Jong-Un’s secret love child (Kim Jong-Bu, probably).
This, of course, got the pretendy-Yelp crowd all hot under the collar and they descended en masse to TripAdvisor to shame the restaurant for luridly overpriced, too salty meals, awful service, and drinks.
TripAdvisor, our impartial friend that allows anybody to review shame any old place, has reacted:
At some point during all this, the Greek government woke up and sent a special delegation on an investigative mission to discover whether tourists were, in fact, being ripped off. They were not, it concluded, but they did find evidence of illegal buildings (i.e. unapproved new construction or addition to the base building) and are making Mr. Oyster’s life a bit of a PITA at the moment.
But it was all legal. The prices were displayed, and I guess the rest is really just going to depend on hearsay and the behavior of staff when the package tourists who want to holiday with George Clooney, Barack Obama, Kim Jong-Bu, and that guy from One Direction take up the free sunbed with a cheap as chips 14.93 meal deal and then opt to buy another beer and discover the beer is a lulzy 20E after.
I’ve been enjoying this drama all afternoon. I don’t think 90E a head is all that bad for a pretentious location like this with a beach blah blah blah. I certainly wouldn’t go there, but… really people?