A BAR in Spain has sparked outrage after charging customers for each time a waiter visited their table – and even making them pay for using cutlery.
The Imperial Bar in Zamora, Spain, added the surcharges to the Blas Galey Hermoso’s bill without his prior knowledge.
Mr Hermoso told how after finishing his meal, he was not only charged an additional 20 cents (17p) every time the waiter went to his table but also an extra Euro (£0.85) for the use of cutlery.
The bizarre incident happened last year with the restaurant claiming the extra charge was for every drink that was served rather than every time the waiter went to the table.
The baffled customer took it to Twitter with his post quickly becoming viral as others shared similar experiences.
He posted at the time: “Something strange happened to us a few days ago in Benavente.
“Every time the waiter came to the terrace table to bring something: beer, the tapa… he charged us 20 cents.
“The last straw was the euro that he charged us to put some cutlery to cut a toast that we had ordered.”
While many Twitter users were on his side, others said they felt the extra 20 cents was not a ridiculous charge.
In response, the bar said it’s common practice for venues to charge an extra fee for service away from the bar adding that the 20 cents charge was for every drink served, Spanish news today reported.
It comes as sun-loving Brits heading to Majorca were previously warned they face bigger bills in restaurants and pubs as a result of soaring overheads for owners.
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