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Do you give a restaurant a bad review?

PhilipS | May 20, 2013 04:17 AM

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?

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