So I bunch of my friends and I went to KLCC (the shopping centre under the Petronas Twin Towers) to celebrate our friend's birthday. We searched for every restaurant, but they were all full. Fortunately, we found a quaint little reastaurant called "Spice of India". My friend asked whether the RM30
we were willing to spend for a'la carte dishes was enough to eat there, otherwise we'd go somewhere else. The maitre'd (or whatever you call them) nodded and checked with the assistant manager. She came back with a 'yes'. So we reserved the place for 15 pax.
When we were waiting for the birthday boy to arrive, we asked the waiter whether we could take our order first. He nodded and came back with a few waiters and immediately served rice, tandoori chicken, naan, lamb rogan josh etc. My cousin felt suspicious so she asked one of the waiters whether this was what we ordered. The waiter told us to go ahead and eat, and so we did.
After we all had our fill, we asked for the bill. The total amount? RM715. What!?
After some division it came to about RM50 each. We were all worried. After collecting all the money we had then, we still owed the restaurant RM290. I made the decision to call my parents. They were pissed at first, but agreed to lend the money on the condition that my friends paid them back. After a few minutes, they called back and changed their minds.
I thought, 'Oh my, we're screwed'. What they would do is to come over there and have a talk with the manager. And so we waited.
After two hours, my parents arrived. They asked for the manager, and they went to argue. After about another hour, the assistant manager agreed to take RM120 off his salary in order to lower the price of the bill. My mum and my friends paid for the rest.
This is what my friends and I found out: My friend specifically asked RM30 for a'la carte dishes. That means dishes that included service and goverment tax under RM30 (of course we realised drinks weren't included). Instead they served us a buffet style lunch. We thought, 'Okay, this should be under RM30'. We were shocked to find out the total amount. The assistant manager
also told a lie, which stated that my friends asked for dishes ranging from RM30-40. I was standing behind my friend when we reserved tables, and he said nothing of the sort. So ultimately, it was the restaurants fault, and we were glad that we had a mutual agreement. One things for sure, we're never going back there again.
So, have any you guys experienced similar situations?
P.S: Sorry this had to be so long.