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Re: Restuarants not serving lunch after 2pm

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Nah, they make pizza so they can put them in the oven later

(can you quit asking dumbass questions this early in morning)
Excuse me sweetheart, here is your coffee.

Why did the chicken cross the road?
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Old 29.01.2015, 11:07
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Excuse me sweetheart, here is your coffee.

Why did the chicken cross the road?
Tks coffee but no brown sugar.
Should i make new complaint thread on EF ?

To go for lunch at 14.30hrs ????
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Old 29.01.2015, 11:31
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So, let me ask a million Dinar question. What do cooks do from 2pm until 5:30pm?
Eat lunch.

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Old 29.01.2015, 11:43
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So, let me ask a million Dinar question. What do cooks do from 2pm until 5:30pm? Do they take pottery classes? Do they direct traffic?
They do the stuff that you do between 1800 and 2200.

If you want someone on call 24/7 in order to make you dinner - hire someone. If you can't afford to do that - "put up and shut up" or "bugger off".

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Old 29.01.2015, 11:46
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They do the stuff that you do between 1800 and 2200.
Prepare and eat dinner?

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Re: Restuarants not serving lunch after 2pm

Thanks for all the replies...pretty much what I thought.

I guess I'm used to places that employ more than one chef and if a restaurant is OPEN you can order WHATEVER is on the menu, especially on a Saturday.

Well done to the restaurants in Switz that manage to do this.... went to one on Sunday that always has the full menu available, only to be told "die küche schliesst um 2 uhr..." then seeing our shocked faces the waiter changed his mind and said we can order anything.
While we were eating 2 more couples came in and got the same story and again the waiter (different one this time) changed his mind and allowed them to order...

Progress!!

Ah yes lets give them a plug because they so good

http://www.zoll-huus.ch/

Really good ole Swiss food there
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Old 03.02.2015, 13:53
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Re: Restuarants not serving lunch after 2pm

Can you just not eat lunch at lunchtime?
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Can you just not eat lunch at lunchtime?
Personally I tend not to want to eat around that time, so I generally take my own food in to work and heat it in the microwave if needed. So I appreciate the OP's desire to eat outside of 'normal' times, but I accept that I'm in a very small minority so can't expect the world to change just to accomodate my foibles.
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Argghhh
You think that after living here for +10 years i would be used to this by now


Yesterday (Saturday) at 14h10 a newish Italian restaurant ( yes another Italian...) in the main street of Baar whose business hours on a Saturday are advertised as 9am to 11pm, told us they could only serve pizza as it was past 2pm. Pizza was not all that was available on the menu card.


Anyone in the restaurant business who knows why some restaurants stop serving all the options on their menu and revert to "some" minor stuff after 2pm?
As a Swiss I rarely eat in restaurants because only open until 14:00, and food usually way too expensive, service not good at all, long waits on the food and then when I take my wife on a romantic dinner to celebrate our marriage date, they even ask us if we would not mind having other people sit next to us, and if you explain that you don't mind on any time except on this special occasion, the servers even start arguing, "So why do they even ask?" and meanwhile the people in question come to your table and make a scene too... just had to order to check right there and then taking my wife to a much more noble restaurant where nobody would even think of such a thing to do with customers. But then again, noble in CH for 2 people means 300 CHF...
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But then again, noble in CH for 2 people means 300 CHF...
300 to celebrate an anniversary does not seem excessive to me.
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300 to celebrate an anniversary does not seem excessive to me.
so the purpose of this topic is to describe the whole weekend in Gstaad at the palace with full SPA services, while in detail describing how much money was spent on everything I did at the anniversary?

perhaps staying on topic would be good for a change no?
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so the purpose of this topic is to describe the whole weekend in Gstaad at the palace with full SPA services, while in detail describing how much money was spent on everything I did at the anniversary?

perhaps staying on topic would be good for a change no?
Well you didn't so why should anyone else?
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Old 04.02.2015, 10:47
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Can you just not eat lunch at lunchtime?


Can you say Baa baa..... (like a sheep) :-)


Of course we can, however sometimes on weekends we like to relax (sleep a bit later, do stuff like exercise, shopping, etc....) and its nice to be able to eat lunch when you feel like it instead of when you have to.


With the price of food in restaurants you would think this would be possible.


Some restaurants are even quite rude about it.
A few years ago at a well known hotel restaurant in our area a waiter handed us menus at +/- 13:45 and said there was no rush (we asked) as we were a fairly large group including people who could not read German. By the time we were ready to order it was +/- 14:10 and after getting the waiters attention (a new waiter) he approached us and without any attempt at apologizing proceeded to take the menus out of our hands replacing them with the afternoon menu where the main option was a hamburger with chips...
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Old 04.02.2015, 11:04
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Can you say Baa baa..... (like a sheep) :-)


Of course we can, however sometimes on weekends we like to relax (sleep a bit later, do stuff like exercise, shopping, etc....) and its nice to be able to eat lunch when you feel like it instead of when you have to.


With the price of food in restaurants you would think this would be possible.


Some restaurants are even quite rude about it.
A few years ago at a well known hotel restaurant in our area a waiter handed us menus at +/- 13:45 and said there was no rush (we asked) as we were a fairly large group including people who could not read German. By the time we were ready to order it was +/- 14:10 and after getting the waiters attention (a new waiter) he approached us and without any attempt at apologizing proceeded to take the menus out of our hands replacing them with the afternoon menu where the main option was a hamburger with chips...
Because now the cook had gone home now. And not to be offensive but every local knows the concept of zimmerstunde here and I think it is a bit rude to expect the waiter to have to explain to every group of foreigners local/nationwide practices.
You came with a group, I am going to assume without calling in advance, right before "closing time " in the kitchen. It's no different then arriving at 15 minutes before closing time. The cook has his break time in what is already a hard shift to work, and you expect him to stay later still.

I don't understand the part you think is rude on the part of the restaurant.
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Because now the cook had gone home now. And not to be offensive but every local knows the concept of zimmerstunde here and I think it is a bit rude to expect the waiter to have to explain to every group of foreigners local/nationwide practices.
You came with a group, I am going to assume without calling in advance, right before "closing time " in the kitchen. It's no different then arriving at 15 minutes before closing time. The cook has his break time in what is already a hard shift to work, and you expect him to stay later still.

I don't understand the part you think is rude on the part of the restaurant.

We were a group of 8 without a reservation, it was a spur of the moment decision as we drove past. Of the 8 3 were expat local residents and 5 foreign visitors. When we were seated we asked the waiter if we can order from the main menu because we knew it was close to 2pm and know the local "rules", he told us there is no rush. So we ASSumed that the 2pm rule did not apply.


I'm sorry but I disagree with your sentiments in bold above. It is in my opinion poor service and downright rude for a waiter to simply take a menu out of a patrons hands without a reasonably apology or explanation, especially when it is obvious the patrons are foreigners (we were all speaking English) who might not be aware of local customs.


It might be a local custom, but in 12 years we have had many international visitors who when confronted by this find it hard to believe.


As I said in my OP, after 12 years I know how it works. On most occasions in these situations the waiter or person in charge will say sorry but the kitchen closes at 2pm but you can order from the afternoon menu. This is how it should be done.

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Because now the cook had gone home now. And not to be offensive but every local knows the concept of zimmerstunde here and I think it is a bit rude to expect the waiter to have to explain to every group of foreigners local/nationwide practices.
You came with a group, I am going to assume without calling in advance, right before "closing time " in the kitchen. It's no different then arriving at 15 minutes before closing time. The cook has his break time in what is already a hard shift to work, and you expect him to stay later still.

I don't understand the part you think is rude on the part of the restaurant.

We were a group of 8 without a reservation, it was a spur of the moment decision as we drove past. Of the 8 3 were expat local residents and 5 foreign visitors. When we were seated we asked the waiter if we can order from the main menu because we knew it was close to 2pm and know the local "rules", he told us there is no rush. So we ASSumed that the 2pm rule did not apply.


I'm sorry but I disagree with your sentiments in bold above. It is in my opinion poor service and downright rude for a waiter to simply take a menu out of a patrons hands without a reasonably apology or explanation, especially when it is obvious the patrons are foreigners (we were all speaking English) who might not be aware of local customs.


It might be a local custom, but in 12 years we have had many international visitors who when confronted by this find it hard to believe.


As I said in my OP, after 12 years I know how it works. On most occasions in these situations the waiter or person in charge will say sorry but the kitchen closes at 2pm but you can order from the afternoon menu. This is how it should be done.
I went to Spain once. I found it hard to believe that they eat dinner and lunch so late, but after being there for one day. And seeing it. I believed it. I don't know what 12 years of random foreigners, stipulate people with a foreign, non local way of thinking, has anything to do with not being able to grasp the concept.

I mean 12 years! The waiter probably, which you do not realize, was on your side, and thought the kitchen could comply. It happens all the times, because when waiters here the foreign accents they automatically think tips, and will try to encourage the cook to do the order. However, my assumption is the waiter went back there, explained the situation and had a spatula thrown at him, or worse. Waiters always take the blunt of everything, and perhaps they could of done it different.

Don't know what you were thinking though. If a group of people in gastronomy, like it happens with us folks from time to time, ever showed up at that kind of time, we would all prepare the service that we only wanted to know the most simple things to make and not to stress the kitchen.

Kind of respect like that.

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McDonalds in Baar do serve their full menu after 2 pm

LOL yes that they do and we have made use of it, trust a foreign company to bend the rules.... it amazes me how many locals I see breaking the rules on the rare occasion we go there...

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really???? but this is food?

They have some fairly decent salads and wraps, oh yes and their cheese cake is rather decent as well.


I wonder if we are allowed to eat cheesecake before 3pm?
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LOL yes that they do and we have made use of it, trust a foreign company to bend the rules.... it amazes me how many locals I see breaking the rules on the rare occasion we go there...




They have some fairly decent salads and wraps, oh yes and their cheese cake is rather decent as well.


I wonder if we are allowed to eat cheesecake before 3pm?

Methinks it's not quite the same thing.
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Methinks it's not quite the same thing.

Agreed, MacDonald's is always so noisy and a bit scruffy. We always get take away and eat at home.


Point is, there are lots of people who eat out of the normal hours
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Old 04.02.2015, 12:18
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Agreed, MacDonald's is always so noisy and a bit scruffy. We always get take away and eat at home.


Point is, there are lots of people who eat out of the normal hours
But you can't call it lunch ...... that is served at lunchtime - which is normally recognised as being between 12 and 2; outside of these times, you're in the realms of fast food - as has been suggested.


If you actually, once, didn't linger in bed on a weekend, and made it to a restaurant for 12.00, only to be told by the waiter, that the chef fancied a w/e lie-in, or has been shopping and will be in about 2 for the lunch service, you wouldn't complain, would you?
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