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lisharenee

2015-02-24 01:38 am

I have heard of the wonderful reviews about the food provided at this restaurant by local regulars. A place I couldn't wait to see what all the fantastic fuss was about.

HOWEVER after hearing of the disgusting poor customer experience provided by manager Len I certainly will not be placing my money here or recommending this joint to anyone. On Saturday 21st Feb 2015 my brother pre booked for 30 people to celebrate his 21st birthday dinner. Unfortunately only 21 managed to attend the event. Not only did Len humiliate one of YOUR customers & his guests he did so in the public eye causing great embarrassment. He unprofessionally handled the matter by rudely telling them to "GET OUT OF HERE!" and made a public fuss about having to turn other customers away from the restaurant in order cater to this party. He displayed frustration and arrogance due to numbers not being met. There was no public misconduct done by the any of the group and no request was made by them for Len to turn customers away. Len's arrogant actions and poor business judgment then caused high levels of distress to the 21 people who were mistreated and had to find somewhere else to celebrate. I am glad they put their money into another venue...business you simply do not deserve.

If Len is unable to handle the fluctuations of the hospitality industry or unable to provide decent customer service then perhaps training in these areas would assist. Its quite shocking to hear that he is Co Manager/Owner because I certainly would not be working for such a rude arrogant person. I hope your staff members do not cope this sort of behavior and certainly hope other members of the public don't experience this type of unacceptable customer service

Might I also add that my brother is profoundly deaf so to humiliate one who can not hear his behavior must have been absolutely outrageous.

I myself am situated in Australia and through word of mouth your business has reached me and I DO NOT RECOMMEND this place and will be telling many others both in NZ and AUSTRALIA. Its such a shame as I was looking forward to visiting a place people rave about but I'll be putting my money into a business that shows appreciation for my business,


Posted By: lisharenee regarding The Black Dog Cafe Bar & Restaurant

mary-7

2015-02-23 04:55 pm

The most disgusting treatment ever!!! My friends and I went to celebrate a good friend's 21st birthday party on the 20/02/2015. As we sat and waited for the rest of the guests to arrive my friend who happened to be the birthday boy had already booked for our table. The manager I don't know what his name is...but he had the AUDACITY to yell at us while we were all still seated at the table about to order our meals!!! Saying 'LEAVE NOW! I JUST TURNED AWAY A TABLE OF 30 PEOPLE TONIGHT BECAUSE OF ALL OF YOU!'...his attitude if I have to be brutally honest was like a 'PIG!'...He treated us like we were rubbish...'uh hello???...don't know how the hell you run your business?!!!.. but that's not how you treat customers!!!...Apart from him the young girls who work there were very friendly it's just SAD that they work for a PIG like him. I am very upset that my friend who by the way only turns 21 once had to experience that sorry excuse of a human being!!! >:(


Posted By: mary-7 regarding The Black Dog Cafe Bar & Restaurant

jennaanderson

2015-01-19 09:27 am

The cafe always has a great range of food, with a good gf range. Small but the staff and the owners have done the best with the size of the cafe. Recommend this place for both dine in and take away.


Posted By: jennaanderson regarding The Good Oil Cafe

jennaanderson

2015-01-19 09:27 am

The cafe always has a great range of food, with a good gf range. Small but the staff and the owners have done the best with the size of the cafe. Recommend this place for both dine in and take away.


Posted By: jennaanderson regarding The Good Oil Cafe

rose037

2014-12-18 08:35 pm

Very nice food,consistently high standard.Friendly staff.Nice decor.


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