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To take birthday cake to restaurant?

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upwardsandonwards33 Fri 17-Feb-17 18:01:26

The restaurant have said it's fine - group of 7-8 of us but can we have it in lieu of dessert? Yes I know it means the restaurant won't profit from us buying dessert but we will buy starters and mains. Just wanting to know your experiences really.

ExcellentWorkThereMary Fri 17-Feb-17 18:03:19

In my experience if restaurant says it's ok, then it's ok! I've had restaurants provide plates and cutlery for us to eat our cake.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Fri 17-Feb-17 18:03:48

We've always done this as a family. Never been a problem.

Snifftest Fri 17-Feb-17 18:04:42

If the restaurant says it's fine then it is fine.

upwardsandonwards33 Fri 17-Feb-17 18:04:58

So do you do it and not order dessert?

AllBraines Fri 17-Feb-17 18:05:55

I work in a restaurant, this happens all the time, never a problem, we even provide plates and cutlery

Heathcliff27 Fri 17-Feb-17 18:06:38

We do it and order teas and coffees instead of dessert. I was a waitress for a while and this was standard practice. Sometimes we will order ice cream for the kids.

MrsMillions Fri 17-Feb-17 18:06:53

Maybe make a point of ordering an extra round of drinks or teas/coffees to go with it?

WiggleYourWoo Fri 17-Feb-17 18:07:26

Yes you can have the cake as your dessert, normally the restaurant will be happy with it and will provide plates and cutlery.

MongerTruffle Fri 17-Feb-17 18:09:59

It's fine if the restaurant says so. I would order tea/coffee or a scoop of ice cream each anyway to go with the cake.

BaconMaker Fri 17-Feb-17 18:11:06

I've done it a few times - waiters took the cake and candles we brought and brought it out as a surprise for my mum on her birthday. We added a few pounds extra onto the tip but we were a largish party (8) and had ordered lots of drinks (where they make most of their money apparently) so I didn't feel bad about it as far as restaurant profit went.

Chickiwick Fri 17-Feb-17 18:26:26

This is very normal. Have a lovely time!

upwardsandonwards33 Fri 17-Feb-17 18:35:40

Great thanks for the advice. Will do it with confidence

GangstaRat Fri 17-Feb-17 22:08:40

We took a Colin the Caterpillar to a restaurant last week :D

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