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British Tourists Stunned By £500 Bill For Two Drinks And Snacks At Restaurant

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British Tourists Stunned By £500 Bill For Two Drinks And Snacks At Restaurant

A couple of British tourists were gobsmacked after being charged more than £500 at a Greek restaurant.

We all know of the 'added tax' tourists may receive on holiday, however, one mum and her 19-year-old daughter say they had only ordered two cocktails and a portion of crab legs.

After finishing their meal, while lounging in some deckchairs for a few hours, they received the bill.

The total came to a whopping €520 (£442.46) with a €78 (£66.37) tip, reports The Sun.

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As you can imagine, the woman was outraged and went as far as to refusing to pay.

She reportedly told her travel agent: "We spent a beautiful day at the beach but please, warn your future customers that the restaurant-bar we visited, charged us €600 (£510.53) for two cocktails and a portion of crab legs. 

"While we knew that the bill would not exceed €200 (£170.18), suddenly they asked us to pay €600 (£510.53)!"

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The unnamed woman also admitted to using the deckchairs for about three hours, but didn't reveal the cost.

Well, this isn't the first and certainly won't be the last time a tourist is seemingly ripped off.

Back in 2019, some tourists were charged a hefty £70 for two burgers and three coffees in Rome.

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The tourists slammed the restaurant, sharing a photo of their receipt on review site TripAdvisor. The slip shows the meal for two at Caffe Vaticano came to €81.40 (£70).

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Emma Cheppy shared the image on Facebook to warn other tourists of the prices at the restaurant for its 'extortionate' prices. It showed they were charged €25 for a burger. They had one each, so that's a ridiculous €50 for two burgers.

Those burgers must have been amazing, or you may as well have gone to Maccies, mate.

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It was then a slightly, but hardly, more reasonable €8 for a cappuccino - of which they had three. 

She wrote: "VISITORS OF ROME BEWARE: Caffe Vaticano has been ripping off tourists for ages apparently.

"Just skip it and find another place to eat near the Vatican. There's tons!"

At first glance, you'd think - 'why go for food near the Vatican' - probably the most tourist-y and therefore expensive, part of the city. 

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And also, why order it if you've seen the price on the menu?

But that is where the problem lies. As many people on Trip Advisor report, the cheeky restaurant doesn't actually have prices on the menu.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Travel

Anish Vij
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