24 thoughts on “In Fairness

  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    I would have no problem charging the no shows. If you can’t make a reservation, have the decency to ring the restaurant up and cancel as soon as you can. It’s nice that the food wasn’t wasted, but frustrating that so many people are downright ignorant.

  2. ScaryLady

    Seriously though – shame on those people who didn’t turn up. That’s a really mean thing to do to a small business.

  3. TheQ47

    24 people would be pretty much the full restaurant, it’s quite a small place. Shame on them, well done Eala Bhán.

  4. Maire

    Well done but I’d make the ‘No Shows’ pay for the food wholesale price at least. Maybe next time get a deposit beforehand?

    1. St. John Smythe

      why just wholesale price? employees need to be paid, electricity needs to be paid. profitable seats taken up.
      unless they have doctors note (all 24 of them) or a funeral, then I say they owe the establishment 24 servings at full cost.

  5. Yeah, Ok

    I’d imagine it wouldn’t take more than a handful of nights like that to send a small restaurant under. I vaguely remember an uproarious reaction to a restaurant that tried to charge a deposit with bookings a few years back, I don’t see why it’s not the norm when this carry on happens.
    Fair play to them anyway.

  6. Murtles

    If they didn’t turn up and didn’t order, why would they cook the food? Unless the group had sent in their order in advance which sometimes groups do to speed up service. Anyway well done to manager Anthony and the Eala Bhan crew, nice gesture.

  7. WittyName

    Fair Play, the 24 people missed out. I’m looking forward to my next trip to Sligo, great food the last time I was there.

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