We took the €1 train from Carcassoonne to Quillan, a bargain with wonderful views all the way. On arrival my wife found the small market, then we looked for food. The cafe du Fleuve got very good reviews in Tripadvisor, so we found a table and sat down.
The waiter arrived and helpfully moved our table out of the sun and asked us for our drinks. They arrived quickly and then the nightmare began.
It wasn't very busy but it was impossible to get the waiter's attention to order food; and the food looked wonderful, and the prices were a bargain, but not for us it seemed. Other people came, sat down, had their order's taken, food delivered, but us, we were ignored. Eventually I managed to say to the waiter that we were ready to order, in fact we had been ready for 30 minutes. Non, non, he said, cinque minute, cinque minute, and off he went to serve someone else.
Three pensioners sat down at the table next to us, they had a dog, and the waiter was at their table immediately, drinks? food? water the dog? of course, they were served straight away and the waiter just walked straight past us. Eve the dog was served before we were.
Then I noticed everyone who was being served was French.
When we sat down there had been a woman sitting on her own, and I noticed that she kept trying to get the waiter's attention, but no success. Eventually she had enough, walked into the restaurant and had a huge argument because she had been waiting for so long. Out she stormed.
After an hour of waiting, we hadn't even been able to order, we gave up. I walked in and paid for the cappucino and coke that we had finished 55 minutes before.
Absolutely, terrible. The worst sevice ever, anywhere in the world.
Maybe they were busy, non!
Maybe it was because we weren't French? I hope not.
Avoid like the plague.
This ruined our entire day. My wife blamed me for trusting Tripadvisor, it was all my fault.
Cafe du Fleuve? More like Cafe du Hell.
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