In our readers recommend post yesterday, we mentioned a special offer from Brasserie 66 on Georges’ St. However! Another reader contacted us today to say that they tried to avail of the offer yesterday:
We knocked in [to Brasserie 66] yesterday evening when we were around town looking for cheap eats, attracted by the huge full window-sized sign filling the right window saying 2-for-1 applied evenings Monday through Thursday. When we asked inside though the waitress told us that it wasn’t on that night, and basically depended on the whims of the owner – some nights he’d tell staff to apply the offer, otherwise it didn’t apply. Wasn’t even clear if you could find out if you rang to book, basically just have to turn up and ask on the night. The waitress said that if the offer was on any particular evening there’d be a clap-board sign parked outside the restaurant announcing it, and she would also send us telepathic signals. Not sure about the telepathy but the clap-board sign is worth looking out for.
So despite the fact that Brasserie 66 have a huge sign advertising the deal in their window, the deal only applies if there is also a clapboard outside on the street, and maybe ‘REDRUM’ written on your bedroom wall? This is, quite frankly, complete rubbish.
My theory is that they’re counting on the innate politeness and conflict-averse nature of Irish restaurant customers – once people are in the door, they might be embarrassed to turn on their heels and walk out when they realise they’ve been misled. I say bollocks to that – walk out! This is false advertising, and is a generally crummy way to treat your customers. Boo.