We were hit with staggering €800 bill for two drinks & a snack at rip-off Greek restaurant, say furious tourist couple | The Sun

A COUPLE claim they were hit with a staggering 800 euro bill for two drinks, four crab legs and a salad at a notorious Greek restaurant.

Jessica Yarnall, 31, and Adam Hagaun, 30, say they believed cocktails to be 25 euros each when they ordered at DK Oyster bar in Mykonos.

However the pair say after enjoying two mojitos, four crab legs and a Greek salad, they were handed a bill for a staggering 800 euros, around £711.

When they challenged the bill, they claim staff produced a 'shot glass' drink that they said was an example of the 25 euro mojito and informed them that their mojitos were different ones, at 100 euros per drink.

Hair stylist Jessica says she was left in disbelief at the shocking sum but said staff insisted that they paid up so they settled the bill in cash and left.

Jessica said: "There were waiters outside trying to get people in. They asked if we wanted to eat and we said we'd get one drink.


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"I'd asked for a menu with prices to make sure it was in our price range. The menu made it seem like a really affordable place to eat.

"We sat down and talked about whether to eat or not. They were very pushy. We thought maybe that's how it is and we didn't want to be rude.

"We asked what was good and they said crab legs and a Greek salad so we said 'ok let us think about it' then they brought out bread rolls.

"We told them we didn't order anything yet and they said we had. There was a little bit of a language barrier so we think when we said we'd think about it he thought we meant yes so when we were trying to work out how much it was going to cost they started bringing out the food and they said we definitely ordered this.

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"It was a forceful moment where we didn't want to be weird about it but we were also trying to relax. We didn't want to get into an argument with a server.

"When he walked away, I asked my boyfriend if he was alright eating it and he said yes, I told him it would probably be a little bit expensive and he said we should just do it.

"I thought worst case scenario it would be $300. We were expecting it to be a little more expensive but not as much as it was with the quality of the food.

"Adam got the bill and said "it's bad". It was over 800 euros and I thought "absolutely not" so I went to the manager and said I was really confused and wanted to see an itemised bill."

When discussing the bill, Jessica says she googled their menu and showed it said 25 euros for a mojito but her bill said 100 euros.

Jessica said: "It looked like 38 euro for a crab leg, it was 38 euro for a gram of crab leg and there's a minimum you have to order.

"He came to the bar and slammed down a shot glass and said "that's a 25 euro mojito, you ordered a 100 euro mojito" and I told him I did not and that I wasn't given choices.

"They charged 100 euros for the grossest mojito, the mint wasn't nice. It was disgusting.

"He said we were paying the bill. He didn't want to have a conversation. They said we had to pay the bill.

"We were so taken aback that we thought we'd pay the damn bill and get out of there. We were super upset."

On their website, DK Oyster bar which is beside Platys Gialos beach is described as the "destination of luxury and style" in "one of the world's top destinations".

Jessica and construction worker Adam, from Montana, US, had spent two years saving for the trip.

Jessica says while they were at the beach bar they saw other customers "freaking out" about their own bills.

Jessica says thanks to the astronomical bill, the couple had to cut back on spending on the rest of their trip.

She claims that as well as being the most expensive meal out they had, it was also the worst.

The notorious Greek restaurant has already been slammed with one-star reviews after one guest was charged £300 for a fish dinner last year.

We also reported how one dad was charged £1,200 for "chewy" calamari and "inedible pasta" while visiting the Mykonos beach restaurant.

The waiters even added a whopping £150 tip to his bill.

DK Oyster's Tripadvisor page is flooded with negative comments from customers who allege they experienced similar treatment as Jessica and Alex.

One reviewer wrote: "Don’t get fooled by their free beds by the beach. They recover the cost by charging you over priced drinks and food! Their mojito cost $58 each and it’s not even good."

Another states: "I’m not going to get hot under the collar, as I’ve been there and done that. This is an advisory notice to not enter these premises on any circumstances.

"Unless you want to just give your money away for ridiculously overprices food and drink. Seriously beware of this money pit."

DK Oyster bar owner Dimitrios Kalamaras said Jessica's account was inaccurate but refused to state what was inaccurate in it – however he acknowledged that some of their fees can be "perceived as high prices".

In August, a couple named Lindsay and Alex Breen hit headlines when they claimed to have been slapped with a staggering 400 euro bill for a beer, an Aperol spritz and a dozen oysters in the same restaurant.

Another tourist, Jak Kypri, has also revealed how he was charged £360 for four drinks and a snack at the "rip-off" restaurant.

The holidaymaker from London said he thought he wouldn't be ripped off because he spoke Greek.

"I thought if they try to scam me I'll tell them to p*** off and give me the real price."

To his horror, when the bill arrived, Jak was handed a receipt for an eyewatering 425 euros (£360).

However, Dimitrios defended his prices at the time, bragging they are simply 'beyond the budget' of some of his visitors.

Dimitrios said in August: "This false claim [made by Lindsay Breen and husband Alex] has been used so much against our restaurant by dozens of anonymous users in Trip Advisor, that we decided to place three huge black boards by the entrance of the restaurant displaying the menu and the prices.

"I thought that this way our guests, if the reviews were indeed written by actual customers, would at least have an idea regarding the range of our prices in order to be sure to check the menu thoroughly before ordering.

"Every time I received such a complaint, always by anonymous users through Trip Advisor, I consulted with the personnel, reminding that it is crucial for our reputation to be sure that procedures are followed carefully.

"They always assured me that they abide by the rules. So, I used Tripadvisor to encourage our guests to always browse carefully through the menu and the prices.

"I cannot stop every single person entering our premises and explain the significance of such a practice. It would be ridiculous.

"I understand that some people may find our prices beyond their budget and I totally respect their opinion even if they do not appreciate the value of our services, cuisine, concept and experience.

"We believe that the value of the offered experience is high and we have no intention to explain why we charge more than a supermarket or a traditional taverna, which can be quite wonderful but is surely a completely different concept than ours."

Dimitrios has also hit back at "influencers looking for free meals" as he defends his eye-watering prices.

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He has accused many of his reviewers on TripAdvisor of lying, and said following "dozens" of similar "false" claims, he had installed three blackboards at the entrance to the restaurant displaying his prices.

Dimitrios also said that "no adult in their right mind" would order a drink without seeing how much it costs first and told customers to discuss the price with the manager before they order.

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