This restaurant’s takedown of a guy’s one-star review after if refused to put parmesan on his fish dish is simply delicious
Bad reviews can be very entertaining if they are well written. But even better is a bad review followed by a brilliantly written takedown and this restaurant’s effort – responding to a customer’s one-star review – is best in class.
It began with this chap complained on Trip Advisor that the south London restaurant had refused to put parmesan cheese on his crab ravioli in a cream salmon sauce.
It went wildly viral after it was shared by this person on Twitter …
a one star review of my local Italian restaurant, and their response pic.twitter.com/pBPb6SMo4B
— j̷̦̗͊̂̀̓o̶̭̐̈̑ͅǫ̸̢̱̽̄̎͘͝ḻ̴̝̋͛̕͝š̴͓̀͆d̴̘͇̜̀̐̆̈ (@joolsd) 26 April 2019
… and this is what the disgruntled customer had to say.
But that’s not why we’re here. We’re here for the response by the restaurant which was, well, it was lip smackingly good.
And here are some of our favourite responses (including one from the restaurant, the Maximo Cafe Bistrot, in Kennington).
— Phil Riveron (@Phil_Riv) 26 April 2019
I wasn't sure to publish it but after a second reading I switched off the polite mode 😂😂😂
— MaximoItalianBistrot (@BistrotMaximo) 27 April 2019
the part of me that cares about food says the waiter is correct but the part of me that thinks it’s good praxis to wind up italians says the customer is right
— a a dril (@demarionunn) 26 April 2019
I don't care about the fish/cheese thing, but I am strongly in favour of restaurants belittling and intimidating their diners.
— William Clarke (@williamasclarke) 26 April 2019
read it again and "who is Alfredo anyway?" has me crying
— sam (@mardirooster) 26 April 2019
My man out here destroying fools with the word ABOMINY
— Rafael Diaz (@goodfriendraf) 27 April 2019
If you filter by one star reviews, you see this everyone who leaves one gets a personalised bitch slap.
— Patrick O'Shea (@poshea84) 27 April 2019
But not everyone was persuaded …
This is why I keep a small shaker of parmesan in my purse
— Mike Beggs (@mikejbeggs) 27 April 2019
Pretty rich from a restaurant that serves crab ravioli with a creamy salmon sauce like it's still 1982.
— Federica K. Silva (@Lidalgirl) 26 April 2019
pineapple goes on pizza because it's good actually
— i love pets four hundred twenty (@ilovepets420) 26 April 2019