To think restaurants/cafés etc should use some common sense?
CheeseAndBeans · 27/06/2015 19:13
So, I am not sure if I am just being precious... OH says I am. But, this has happened so often recently and it really bugs me!
I was out by myself with DD (18months) today, and we stopped in a restaurant for a bite to eat, chain restaurant, nothing fancy but child friendly (kids menu, highchairs etc). We ordered straight away, a meal for myself and some toast for DD. My meal came out, and DD about 5 mins later. Considering mine would have taken much longer, and hers was just toast... AIBU to expect them to arrive at same time?!
Having to deal with DD struggling to grab my food (which I put to other side of table and didn't eat til hers arrived, obviously) and getting upset is just annoying when it can easily be avoided. Am fully expecting people to say I should be able to control my child.... she's 18months and at that everything is mine stage!!
It's happened a few times recently and really hugs me. Common sense , no?
LindyHemming · 27/06/2015 19:16
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ThursdayLast · 27/06/2015 19:17
Where I have worked, toast is not the responsibility of the chef.
Whereas the chef only has to dish up mostly ready prepared food which in a chain will not take long I expect it was your server who also had to do your drinks, sort out your bill, seat other customers, clear dirty tables etc etc etc
That's why it takes longer. I understand it is annoying though.
ChessieFL · 27/06/2015 19:18
I've never been in a restaurant where they have brought things out at different times, except when there's a particular problem with one dish and the waiter/waitress has already spoken to us about it. Very odd that you're constantly getting your meals at different times! Yabu.
EatDessertFirst · 27/06/2015 19:32
I work in a pub kitchen and I try my very best to either a) send out kids meals as soon as they are ready, even slightly before the adults so they can settle their little ones (this is useful if they have ordered something well done for example) or b) send them out together, but ask the waiting staff to take the kids out first. I'd never send out a kids meal later than an adults.
Its really not hard to do, especially if its a chain place where most processes should be the same.
CheeseAndBeans · 27/06/2015 20:16
I ordered a cheese toastie and chips, too hot to give any to DD. Had to wait for it to cool down anyway, but would have been easier to distract her if she had her own food.
I just happened to mention it to OH, he thought I was just moaning for sake of it, and is a non issue too. I won't lose any sleep over it but just wondered if I was being picky!
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