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Old Feb 9th 2011, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by cricketman
As a rule of thumb I dont go to restaurants with an English menu, even a badly translated one

Always a bad sign
Same here. When we went to Girona we were offered the menu in English a few times and I always insisted on having the Spanish one as in all honesty I never think of food in English now.

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Old Feb 9th 2011, 11:09 am
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People who are rude to waiters etc strike me as foolish. These people handle your food, and you can't see what they are doing.

It's like being rude to a copper who pulls you over for a minor traffic offense.

Stupid beyond belief.
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Once heard an argument in an Italian restaurant. People at the next table had ordered a pasta for their 2 children. On the English menu it said simply pasta in a ricotta cheese sauce with cream. The Spanish menu said the same but with walnuts, the kids didn't like it and as they pointed out they wouldn't have ordered it if they had understood the spanish one. In a tourist area it is essential to have all European languages.
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Originally Posted by bil
People who are rude to waiters etc strike me as foolish. These people handle your food, and you can't see what they are doing.

It's like being rude to a copper who pulls you over for a minor traffic offense.

Stupid beyond belief.

Well said Bil, some people just do not think. I had to warn my friend about this when he complained about cold food and then the coffee in Slovakia last week.
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Old Feb 9th 2011, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by bil
People who are rude to waiters etc strike me as foolish. These people handle your food, and you can't see what they are doing.

Stupid beyond belief.
Very true, as much as you would like to on rare occasions, my concience wouln't let me interfere with someones food, treat them xtra special they are then confused because they are not getting the reaction they want.
I just go out the back and kick the bin, so if you see a resturant with a VERY dented bin then you'll know where i work
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I had a friend who worked in the food industry, and the tales he told me made me realise the power waiters have over you.

My favourite of his stories was when a very arrogant and rude customer ordered a prawn mayo sandwich, and one of the male staff took it out back to add his own special 'seafood sauce'.

It was then presented to the customer, and the staff all watched him eat it.

Who in their right mind would be rude to food preparation people?
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I'm sure we all heard what the guy who worked in Burger King did a few years ago
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I worked with a chef in th U.K. who was a bit fiery, one day we had a steak sent back 3 times (ordered med rare) really wanted it cremated, chef threw it on the floor, stamped on it and chucked it in the deep fryer, when put back on the plate the imprint from the bottom of his trainers was visible, so after that well done steak was always known as a Reebok !!!!
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Originally Posted by cricketman
As a rule of thumb I dont go to restaurants with an English menu, even a badly translated one

Always a bad sign
In Xabia you can't find a restaurant without one.
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Originally Posted by Razorbill
In Xabia you can't find a restaurant without one.
I work very close to Xabia !!!!
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Originally Posted by busters mum
I work very close to Xabia !!!!
Do you know a restaurant without an English menu?
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Originally Posted by Razorbill
Do you know a restaurant without an English menu?
Where i live ,yes the cooperativa in Parcent Lunch menu 3 courses and wine 7 euros, anat the moment stunning views of the almond blossom. (and i don't work there)
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Where i live ,yes the cooperativa in Parcent Lunch menu 3 courses and wine 7 euros, anat the moment stunning views of the almond blossom. (and i don't work there)
Thanks Buster's Mum. I'll give it a try. Bet they have an English menu though.
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Thanks Buster's Mum. I'll give it a try. Bet they have an English menu though.
No they don't it's only 2 mins walk for me so i go very often might see you there
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No they don't it's only 2 mins walk for me so i go very often might see you there
Going to Alcoy tomorrow, so maybe next week.
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