Continued from last -
We waited for the waiter to clear the table for 25 mins but nothing happened so we left the dirty plates and ventured up to the counter to pay there instead. The owner was clearly flustered but worked out our bill, pushing it towards us together, for some unknown reason, with a calculator. We duly paid and this is EXACTLY how the conversation afterwards went: -
"We were wondering, have you changed chef and the menu in the last 6 months? We've been coming here for about 10 years and it's really changed"
"no, same chef, same menu...always been same menu[sic]"
"You used to have a mixed starter, with crab salad, spring rolls, squid cakes, £5 per person, minimum of 2 people?"
"no, nothing changed, you get all that separate, same menu"
As she was saying this she was turning round, wiping surfaces, sticking her head into the fridge under the bar and frantically looking round at other tables and the dumb waiter so my wife asked:-
"Excuse me, would you mind at least looking at me and giving me some attention whilst I'm trying to give you some feedback?"
She carried on wiping, fussing and cleaning her hands but said with a pained expression "You tell me what's wrong and I'll pass it onto the chef?". We listed our issues but before we finished she suddenly stepped back with a pitiful look, pointed to her forehead, shook her head and shouted "very bad headache, very bad, please, please just go away!" before gesturing to the door.
This was the final nail in the coffin; we walked out and informed her that we wouldn't be coming back and also that we were very disappointed because of the fantastic times we'd had previously. Our words fell on deaf ears by the looks of things as she was already pulling more dishes of chicken curry from the dumb waiter.
So all-in-all we're incredibly disappointed, we're definitely not going back and will also be telling all our friends to stay away. We'll now be making anoth