They say a clean and pleasant washroom is the test of a good restaurant and I do believe this. So when I go out to eat, I’m always curious to check out the amenities.
How nice, I thought, to find fresh flowers by the sink here.
And as anyone might, I leant down to smell the roses. No scent. Suspiciously I felt the petals – and still unsure, then the leaves. Fakes.
But wait… there’s water in the vase… They must be…. I felt the flowers again. No, they’re fake all right.
I tried to imagine the thinking behind this prop. “Let’s put flowers in the washroom. But real ones are too expensive.” [Fair enough, they are]. “Ok, let’s buy fake flowers.” “Hey if we put them in water…”
I bet if you put a videocam on the wall 90% of guests would do my reality check.
What impression does that leave? You tried to trick us. Wonder what other shortcuts this restaurant takes …
So from the city that invented the loo, click here http://londonist.com/2015/02/londons-best-restaurant-toilets to see some really classy joints instead!