An irate customer has left his Mykonos holiday in a rage after claiming he was “tricked” into spending £310 on a light lunch.
Receiving a bill of €360.80, the tourist said that the restaurant’s prices had left them stunned as they tried to enjoy the sun on their Greek family holiday.
Detailing the incident on Reddit, the tourist shared how they were scammed in Platis Gialos, Mykonos.
The customer explained that his family had been looking for a nice place to sit and enjoy the sun when a waiter at the beachside restaurant Eclipse told them they could “use their cabanas or loungers as long as we buy two drinks.”
Initially thinking it was a good deal, the customer soon realized they were in for a ride when the waiter kept pestering them to order.
Upon receiving a bill for €360.80, the tourist said he was shocked by the restaurant’s prices.
A tourist shared how he was scammed after trying to find a beachfront spot at Platis Gialos in Mykonos.
The customer said they had asked for the prices and the menu, but the waiter cleverly deflected their questions, telling them it was “cheap.”
The two parents ordered a beer and a mojito each but, in the process of allegedly being conned out of their money, they were also ‘forced’ to order milkshakes for their children.
“As we were sitting there for about an hour we thought we might as well order some food which he recommended some calamari and on the menu it said €19,” the customer said. They were also told that she came with a salad and bread included.
To the customer’s surprise, they said they were then handed a bill that cost their four drinks at €78 (£67) and the calamari at €75 (£65). Being hassled for the payment, they eventually gave the waiter their card.
But to even greater dismay, the customer said he was charged even more.
“When they refunded my bill I was horrified because the calamari was €148 (£127), the smoothies we never wanted but were forced to order for our children were €38 (£33) each and the salad and bread we were They said they were free were €28 (£24) and €14.50 (£12) respectively,” they said.
After telling the staff of their shock and anger at the payment, they said the staff began to ‘group up and get angry’.
They said the cashier then tore off the top of the receipt that contained the details of the transaction and the name and address of the restaurant.
The customer said a waiter at the beachside Eclipse restaurant told them they could “use their cabanas or loungers as long as we buy two drinks.”
“They didn’t bother to sign after the transaction and just charged my card a whopping €360.80 (£310),” they added.
“I felt so cheated and I would never want anyone to feel that way,” they concluded as other Reddit users sided with the client.
One said, ‘Man, I got mad just reading about this. Unfortunately, it’s quite common in places like that and you were right to ask for a menu, but you should (everyone should) insist more or you know, leave.
Another wrote: ‘Please add a comment on Google they seem to hurt a lot, also on their Facebook page if they have any.’
A third said: ‘I’m sorry you got scammed and thanks for sharing. It’s always those “free beach bed if you use the lounge” places from what I’ve seen.
Platis Gialos is already known for a ‘rip off restaurant’ that Brits have been warned to avoid due to its exorbitant prices.
DK Oyster bar has caught tourists off guard, with previous negative reviews and complaints
DK Oyster Bar on Platis Gialos beach has become a tourist trap
DK Oyster in Mykonos is already facing a series of complaints from outraged tourists who say they have been overcharged for their food and drinks.
Alex and Lindsay Breen, from Toronto, Canada, were supposed to be having the time of their lives during their honeymoon in Mykonos, Greece in May of last year.
However, the couple, both 31, soon found themselves living a nightmare when DK Oyster charged them almost £350 (406 euros) for a beer, a cocktail and a dozen oysters.
The Breens claimed the restaurant staff failed to give them a drink menu with prices before shocking them with the astronomical sum.
They also accused the restaurant of taking them to a back room to pay, instead of presenting the bill at the table. And when they questioned staff about a glitch, they were shown a computer screen that was in Greek. The owners of DK Oyster have since dismissed his complaint as a lie.
Earlier this year, an American couple received a bill for £692 for two mojitos, four crab legs and a salad, which the owners of DK Oyster have defended ever since.
Jessica Yarnall, 31, and Adam Hagaun, 30, from Montana, say they thought the cocktails were $27 (£21) each when they ordered at the beachside oyster bar at Platys Gialos.
When they contested the bill, they claimed staff produced a ‘shot’ drink which they said was an example of the $26.80 (£21) mojito and were informed that their mojitos were different, at $107 (£84 ) per drink.
The menu looked like it was $40 for a crab leg, but it was actually $40 (£31) for a gram of crab leg with a minimum order quantity.
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