We were charged £106 for FIVE prawns at holiday restaurant: Brit couple’s ‘perfect day’ on Lanzarote ruined after huge bill for ‘hardly any meat’

We were charged £106 for FIVE prawns at holiday restaurant: Brit couple’s ‘perfect day’ on Lanzarote ruined after huge bill for ‘hardly any meat’

A horrified British couple declare their ‘excellent day’ in Lanzarote was ruined after they had been charged £106 at a restaurant for simply 5 prawns. 

Dean Cadywould, 55, and his spouse Kerry Cadywould, 47, have been going to Playa Blanca in Lanzarote for ten years and determined to enterprise to seafront eatery Casa Pedro.

Dean and Kerry had loved a leisurely day of driving across the island when Dean requested the waiter if the restaurant had any prawns on the menu as they’re his ‘spouse’s favorite’.

The couple mentioned they had been served a bread basket, 5 king prawns accompanied by simply eight Canarian potatoes, and two drinks.

Dean says they already felt upset by this as there was solely ‘hardly any meat’ on them as soon as that they had been de-shelled.

Nonetheless, the father-of-two was left feeling ‘conned’ after his spouse noticed that the invoice got here to a whopping whole of €137 (£116). 

Dean Cadywould, 55, and his spouse Kerry Cadywould, 47, have been going to Playa Blanca in Lanzarote for ten years and determined to enterprise to seafront eatery Casa Pedro

The couple said they were served a bread basket, five king prawns accompanied by just eight Canarian potatoes, and two drinks at the restaurant

The couple mentioned they had been served a bread basket, 5 king prawns accompanied by simply eight Canarian potatoes, and two drinks on the restaurant

Their measly important course of 5 prawns final Saturday got here to €125 (£106) – that means it price the couple greater than £20 per prawn.

Regardless of paying the invoice, the magician was so ‘incensed’ that he returned to Casa Pedro to complain and was supplied a €40 (£35) refund. 

However he nonetheless would not suppose that is sufficient and believes the restaurant to be making the most of unassuming vacationers and feels that they had been ‘ripped off’.

The restaurant defined that the couple loved Carabineros prawns, a prized and dearer kind of prawn with flavours extra akin to lobster.

Dean, from Leigh-on-sea, Essex, mentioned: ‘We requested for the invoice, they introduced it over and it is for €137. My spouse’s face dropped.

‘I mentioned, “what’s mistaken?” She mentioned, “it is €137”. The prawns weren’t value €25, nevermind €125.

‘[The owner] came to visit and mentioned, “Sure, I do know, sorry they’re costly”.

‘We received house, I put it on Fb and somebody mentioned the value must be displayed.

‘I went marching again there. I used to be that incensed. I used to be livid. I simply felt cheated. He knew precisely what he was doing.

‘It simply takes benefit of vacationers. We would had a tremendous day, a tremendous vacation, and it 100% ruined our evening.’

The bread and butter price the pair €4, their drinks totted as much as €8, and the prawns €125, which Dean claims he and Kerry had been completely unaware of.

An image of a prawn dish, as displayed on the restaurant's social media account. Dean says their prawns 'hardly any meat' on them once they had been de-shelled

A picture of a prawn dish, as displayed on the restaurant’s social media account. Dean says their prawns ‘hardly any meat’ on them as soon as that they had been de-shelled

The couple's measly main course of five prawns last Saturday came to €125 (£106) - meaning it cost the couple more than £20 per prawn

The couple’s measly important course of 5 prawns final Saturday got here to €125 (£106) – that means it price the couple greater than £20 per prawn

Dean posted a furious message about the meal on social media, noting that his day was 'completely ruined'

Dean posted a livid message concerning the meal on social media, noting that his day was ‘fully ruined’

Dean mentioned: ‘My spouse loves prawns, so I simply talked about king prawns. They went, “oh dangle on, let me go to the kitchen and see if we’ve got any”.

‘They got here out with these prawns and we checked out them and thought “beautiful”.

‘So they convey it out [the prawns] on a silver tray, 5 king prawns all of their shell, about eight Canarian potatoes and some slices of tomato and lettuce. That’s it.

‘My spouse and me, we did not need to trigger a scene however we simply type of checked out one another with an inquisitive smile, pondering “how does this work?”

‘[We got] two and half king prawns as our important [course] which we needed to shell. There’s hardly any meat.

‘That is earlier than I knew I used to be being ripped off.

‘The entire thing was so weird.’

Dean and his spouse, who owns a balloon store, have been going to Lanzarote for years and hope to maneuver on the market sooner or later collectively.

Nonetheless, the couple have now vowed to keep away from Casa Pedro without end and hope to warn different holidaymakers about being conned by the restaurant.

Dean mentioned: ‘We love Lanzarote, Playa Blanca. We like it and we have been there many instances over the previous few years.

‘We all the time rent a automobile so we might been driving around the island and had a beautiful day. We had been trying ahead to a pleasant dinner.

‘It was an excellent day and it simply actually bugged me. They had been simply taking the mickey.

Dean and Kerry on holiday. The couple have now vowed to avoid Casa Pedro forever and hope to warn other holidaymakers about being conned by the restaurant

Dean and Kerry on vacation. The couple have now vowed to keep away from Casa Pedro without end and hope to warn different holidaymakers about being conned by the restaurant

‘It wound me up. I simply do not like being conned.

‘[The next] morning we type of smiled about it and put it behind us. It does rile you up although.

‘My spouse and I need to transfer on the market finally, however we might by no means return there. It was so dangerous.’

The restaurant has a ranking of three.7 stars on Google, with quite a few one-star opinions complaining concerning the worth and particularly the prawns.

When contacted for remark, Restaurant Casa Pedro claimed that the couple had been served Carabineros pink prawns, which they claimed are usually not like abnormal shrimp or prawns however are extra like pink lobster.

Carabineros are kind of deep-sea prawn coveted for his or her dimension and flavour, and are identified for being dearer than common shrimp.

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