A fairly high profile pair of amateur restaurant reviewers in the UK recently had what was described as the worst dining experience in their three years of writing a blog.
The issue? A meal of lobster in a London restaurant with wine sold at £14 (very cheap) turned out to be a lobster burger with only 33% lobster.
The restaurant got an absolute slating which I personally thought was a bit over the top. You can read my review of their review here -
This couple have had a couple of spats with celebrity chefs and the media in the past and it does seem to be more common with other bloggers to give a bad reviews to create interest.
Now I don't do a review blog but I do contribute to Trip Advisor. However, if I have received bad service, then I don't bother with a review. Personally I don't think it is fair to do that on one visit - unless it was seriously bad - ie bed bugs in a hotel - which thankfully I have never experienced.
So would you give a bad review on one visit?