- a blog about food and value


  1. Being charged 18 euros for simple pasta (no fancy smoked salmon, truffle shavings or anything there). Being charged for bread (a staple on most european tables – for free). Being charged 3.5 euros for a coffee. Being charged for sides when the main course is already above the 20 euros mark. Being charged 8 euros for a bottle of water. Not being offered tap water. One of my worst experience was in a restaurant which is now closed (only got what they deserve!) where I was given a slice of white sliced bread topped with tinned mushrooms and pompously called “bruschetta”. At 7 euros, I nearly chocked when I saw the plate….

  2. ah ah ah, what did I say? I’ve just been charged 3.50 for a (very small and not even good) cappuccino. In fairness, it was priced at 2.70, but an extra 80 cents were added for being decaff… The cheek of them!