Tourists fuming after being made to pay £700 for mojitos, crab and salad
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Tourists are absolutely fuming after being made to pay upwards of £700 for two drinks, four crab legs and a salad at a notorious restaurant in Greece. Watch the couple explain their story in the video below:
After Jessica Yarnall, 31, and Adam Hagaun, 30, tucked in to their holiday meal at the DK Oyster bar in Mykonos, they were suddenly hit with a shocking €800 (£711) bill.
Despite challenging the bill, they claim staff produced a 'shot glass' drink that they said was an example of the €25 mojito and informed them that their mojitos were different ones, at €100 per drink.
Hair stylist Jessica says she was left in disbelief at the shocking sum, but said staff insisted that they paid up so they settled the bill in cash and left.
Jessica said: "There were waiters outside trying to get people in. They asked if we wanted to eat and we said we'd get one drink.
"I'd asked for a menu with prices to make sure it was in our price range. The menu made it seem like a really affordable place to eat.
"We sat down and talked about whether to eat or not. They were very pushy. We thought maybe that's how it is and we didn't want to be rude.
"We asked what was good and they said crab legs and a Greek salad so we said 'ok let us think about it' then they brought out bread rolls.
"We told them we didn't order anything yet and they said we had.
"There was a little bit of a language barrier so we think when we said we'd think about it he thought we meant yes, so when we were trying to work out how much it was going to cost they started bringing out the food and they said we definitely ordered this.
"I thought worst case scenario it would be $300. We were expecting it to be a little more expensive but not as much as it was with the quality of the food.
"Adam got the bill and said 'it's bad'. It was over €800 and I thought 'absolutely not' so I went to the manager and said I was really confused and wanted to see an itemised bill."
Jessica, from Montana in the US, says she ended up checking the restaurant’s menu online and claimed it listed a mojito for €25.
She added: "It looked like €38 for a crab leg, it was €38 for a gram of crab leg and there's a minimum you have to order.
"He came to the bar and slammed down a shot glass and said 'that's a €25 mojito, you ordered a €100 mojito' and I told him I did not and that I wasn't given choices.
"They charged €100 for the grossest mojito, the mint wasn't nice. It was disgusting.
"He said we were paying the bill. He didn't want to have a conversation. They said we had to pay the bill.
"We were so taken aback that we thought we'd pay the damn bill and get out of there. We were super upset."
The DK Oyster bar has hit similar headlines in the past, as other customers claimed they had a similar experience to Jessica and Adam.
And its TripAdvisor page has numerous one-star reviews, with one person claiming they were charged ‘$58 for a mojito’ and another saying it ‘ridiculously overprices food and drink’.
DK Oyster bar owner Dimitrios Kalamaras said Jessica's recollection of the story was inaccurate.
However he refused to state what was inaccurate about it, despite acknowledging that some of their fees can be 'perceived as high prices'.
LADbible has contacted the restaurant for comment.