Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
  • New Fodor’s forum -- coming soon!
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 29, 17 at 08:01 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Looking for Paris Rental Apt.
  2. 2 피망맞고 c p s 33 . c o m
  3. 3 Help me pick a destination --- Please!
  4. 4 Christmas in!
  5. 5 Mid-May stay in Lauterbrunnen or Murren
  6. 6 GTG Paris December 2017
  7. 7 Best area to stay in Amsterdam for a first time visitor
  8. 8 Trip Report London 'Tube-less', Fine dining, Fun excursions plus a GTG
  9. 9 Barcelona to Malaga
  10. 10 Four Nights in Nice--What should we do?
  11. 11 Connecting trains in Chambery
  12. 12 Wedding In Cambridge England
  13. 13 Trip Report Christmas windows of Boulevard Haussmann 2017
  14. 14 Which Area in London?
  15. 15 Help me get excited about a week in Portugal
  16. 16 UK Mid- May drive week Cornwall
  17. 17 Overnight stop from Berlin to Paris
  18. 18 Lorie Valley and Beyond
  19. 19 Copying a post on Swiss gondolas.
  20. 20 Headed to Madrid in the Spring
  21. 21 Anthropology and Archeology for the Turkey Traveler
  22. 22 Trip Report Paris November 2017
  23. 23 Ravenna and Mexico City...who knew?
  24. 24 Christmas day lunch in prague
  25. 25 Transportation in Brittany
View next 25 » Back to the top

The Outsider restaurant in Edinburgh

Jump to last reply

Last night I met three friends for dinner at the Outsider in Edinburgh where we were subjected to the rudest treatment any of us has ever experienced in a restaurant. The food is great which is why we went there, but the attitude of the management and the owner Malcolm Innes is a disgrace. A member of staff, whom I believe to be the restaurant manager, swung by our table and told us to "keep it down". When we queried this he told us that there had been complaints about the level of volume coming from our table from other customers. As the restaurant was buzzing with chatter we were frankly shocked as we were making no more noise than anyone else in the room. We were also quite disturbed to be spoken to in such a rude way. We asked to speak to the manager and were told that the owner would come and speak to us. Without hearing what we had to say, he told us that we were to leave his restaurant and never return. It transpired that the member of staff who told us to "keep it down" had received no complaints from other tables and was merely concerned about "the ambience" of the room. This whole exchanged ruined our evening. None of us will be back to the Outsider or its sister restaurant the Apartment and we'll be spreading the word to all our friends and contacts.

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.