Re: RIP OFF at DUNWICH Suffolk
Coach loads of people at the place is no guarantee of quality. Far too many people are happy to accept inferior food and not complain about it. You can bet your bottom dollar that if the waiting staff ask how the food is, people will always say "very nice, thank you" when in reality, it's crap. Mind you, some people's standards are very low.
A place like the one you are talking about perceives that it has a captive market and that people want fish and chips at the seaside so they charge premium prices. Plaice can be expensive so that will have added something to the bill. Shame you didn't go in after eating your food and confront them face to face.
I've been lucky to have access to some very good chippies since I got into fish and chips. I never used to eat fish until I was almost 30. All those wasted years...
A large cod and chips costs me £4.70.
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Bob is spot on about the complaining thing......not enough people complain about food ....but if I get anything to complain about....I ALWAYS do...
I have lost count of the number of times I have complained about ...price, quality, service etc etc...
I remember going into a Fish and Chip restaurant in Llangollen in Wales.....I could tell immediately that the chips had been reheated...they were very tough with a thick skin, a sure sign of being cooked twice......and the fish was grey as well, all in all a pretty crap dinner especially as it cost me about 17 quid.
...so I decided to complain....Maggie my wife was saying.......
"It's OK Ray.....it's not that bad"..
....but me being me......there was no way I was going to let that go so I went up to the counter and explained that when I go in to a restaurant of any kind....I expect freshly cooked food ...not warmed up leftovers.
The staff started babbling in Welsh....like they always seem to do when they don't want English people to know what they are saying....I interrupted their conversation and told them I wanted my money back....NOW!
They duly gave me my money back and we went in another restaurant further up the road and it was absolutely fantastic.......and it was cheaper.
I don't really mind how much I pay for a meal ( within reason of course )....so long as it is GOOD food and well cooked....not much to ask for really...is it?
I think people are mostly like that....if the food is good...people will return for more. Take sandwiches for example....I never notice what a sandwich costs me BUT I do notice how good or bad it is. There is a sandwich shop I know and they make the best sandwiches in the North of England I reckon.. ...but they are not cheap and the shop has extended it's premises two or three times now and is literally making a fortune and has done for the past 20 years or so.
Proof that the quality of the food overshadows the price...well, certainly in the case of sandwiches anyway....