It's not often that I feel so compelled to tell people to avoid a restaurant like the plague, but last week one indian restaurant in Bern won the NDSpittal worst restaurant EVER award!!
So here goes...
Last Thursday I arrived back in Bern after a long day in the office and I was starving. I met my other half in town and he was starving too. We were standing at the Bärenplatz bus/tram stop, so decided to take the easy option of eating out rather than cook. Recently opened Chilli's Way to India was accross the road (am I allowed to name and shame? I'm not sure. If not, please let me know. Located where Bim Grosi used to be) so we said we'd give it a try.
We went in, and it was quiet. We took a seat and were offered drinks - so far so good. Menu looked good, with a more extensive selection than other Indian restaurants that I have been to in Switzerland. We ordered 1 starter to share (and to try and curb the hunger), and for main course - 2 curries, 2 basmati rice, and 1 garlic naan.
The restaurant started to fill up rapidly. Our starter arrived along with the garlic naan ordered with our curries
. The portion was a but on the small side, so we polished it off quickly and were waiting for our main course to arrive. There was only one waitress and one barman downstairs, neither of which were capable of clearing our empty plate away. After 20 minutes waiting we called over the waitresss and asked was our main couse on its way (and also told her she could take away our plate). It's on it's way she replied.
So another 20 minutes passed, and our waitress had disappeared. The bar man was now doing rounds, and clearing tables. On his way to the table beside us he asked were we waiting for anything else. By this time we were a little p!ssed to say the least
, explained we'd been waiting for 40 minutes for our main course. The guy was young, and didn't care in the sligtest. We were even told it is normal to wait so long.
I might add at this point that the table beside us had come in, ordered, eaten and paid during our wait. We said we'd wait another 5 mins max.
5 mins passed, and we got up and left. We informed the barman that we were going and he told us there was no bill to settle - just as well.
All in all aTERRIBLE experience. Shockingly bad, non-attentive staff, no food, and no apology. It's the first time I have ever left a restaurant without being fed.
My advice, NEVER go to this restuarant.