60% of Brits feel ripped off by holiday ‘tourist trap’ restaurants

13th May 2010
60% of Brits feel ripped off by holiday ‘tourist trap’ restaurants

A recent survey conducted by toptable has revealed that 60% of the holidaymakers surveyed have felt ripped off after ending up in a typical tourist trap restaurant when abroad with 10% saying that it happens at least once every holiday.

The survey shows that over half of the travellers polled would never consider booking their restaurants online before they leave whereas 97% would always book their flights and 77% would book hotels online in advance.

Poor food and poor value for money topped the list of common grumbles about tourist trap restaurants that cater largely for an international clientele.  Respondents also acknowledged that they had spent hours pounding the streets looking for somewhere to eat and bad restaurant choices had often spoilt their holidays to some degree with two out of ten admitting that they had caused a row with their partner.

Carl Lyons, Marketing Director said “A poor restaurant experience can really spoil your holiday. toptable recommends avoiding rows by doing a bit of homework and booking before you go.”

toptable, Europe’s most popular online dining community and restaurant booking service, features thousands of bookable restaurants and hundreds of restaurant offers across 15 countries.  With over 1 million diner reviews on the site, travellers can research unbiased top tips about restaurants and dining out in over 90 cities and book before they go.



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