Spanish bar warns customers about holiday warning – every time a waiter comes to the table, he will charge them a shock fee for cuttinglery

Spain’s Bar Association has caused outrage by charging customers for every waiter who visits their table. Customers were also required to pay for cutlery.

The Imperial Bar in Zamora Spain added the surcharges to Galey Hermoso’s bill without his knowledge.


When he found out that he was being charged an additional charge, the customer was shocked.Credit: Twitter
The man was charged extra for table service at the Imperial Bar in Zamora


For table service at Zamora’s Imperial Bar, the man was charged an additional amountCredit: Bar Imperial

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.

Last year, the bizarre incident occurred when the restaurant claimed that the additional charge was for each drink served and not every time the waiter visited the table.

His receipt was quickly shared on Twitter by the confused customer. It became viral because others were sharing similar experiences.

He said, “Something strange happened to our family a few days back in Benavente.”

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“Every time a waiter came to the terrace to bring something, he charged us 20cs.

“The last straw was the euro that he charged us to put some cutlery to cut a toast that we had ordered.”

Although many Twitter users were in his camp, others agreed that it was not excessive.

The bar replied that it was common for venues to charge extra fees for service, adding that the 20cs charge was for every drink. Spanish News Today reported.

As a result, sun-loving Brits headed to Majorca were warned previously that they would face higher prices in restaurants and pubs due to skyrocketing overheads for their owners.

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