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I do not want a candlelit dinner

The hotel seems to have some very strange ideas, or at least some that appear strange to me.

I went into the restaurant earlier for dinner, or that was my intention. As I walked in through the front door I suddenly stopped, actually wondering for a moment if the restaurant was open.

Instead of using the electric lights, which to me would seem the logical way, they chose to have a lit candle on each table. This may be fine if someone wishes to have a romantic meal, but seems quite inappropriate for a standard mealtime.

I have no desire to have a candle constantly flickering to distract me, nor do I wish to eat in the dark. It took me around 60 seconds to decide against the whole concept and come back out of the restaurant.

It would surprise me if I was the only person to have been deterred by this.

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bestwriter wrote on March 30, 2015, 6:30 AM

There must have been load shedding which happens in many places.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on March 30, 2015, 8:25 AM

Candlelight dinners are lovely Barry, stop being such a grouch emoticon :grin: But candlelight on it´s own really isn´t enough, I have to agree, and I would have probably fallen over chairs, and would have no chance of reading a menu in that light.

scheng1 wrote on March 30, 2015, 8:39 AM

i think you really are the only person who walk away from this restaurant. Actually for me, I will not like it too. I like it bright and airy.

msiduri wrote on March 30, 2015, 8:40 AM

I forget which restaurant it was that we used to go to, but it was also dark for some reason. I had a hard time reading the menus. I was tempted to step outside and look at it under the streetlight.

Koalemos wrote on March 30, 2015, 10:21 AM

I think it is fine for a restaurant that you are booking, but totally inappropriate for a hotel restaurant.

Koalemos wrote on March 30, 2015, 10:23 AM

It does help to see what I am eating.

Koalemos wrote on March 30, 2015, 10:25 AM

I had absolutely no intention of trying to eat in the dark.

Koalemos wrote on March 30, 2015, 10:26 AM

Or they were trying to disguise the food.

msiduri wrote on March 30, 2015, 12:19 PM

Either way, I couldn't read the menu and so had a difficult time ordering.

Dawnwriter wrote on March 30, 2015, 2:41 PM

I also dislike dark interiors and loud music when it comes to eating in.a hotel. I also do not like waiters hovering over me when I eat out so I guess we all have our preferences.

Koalemos wrote on March 31, 2015, 3:11 AM

Yes, I dislike the overly attentive waiters as well. It is great to have good service, but not to extreme extents.

cheri wrote on July 24, 2015, 7:00 AM

I won't be comfortable eating with a candlelit too. Unless it is a romantic date then may be that is one thing to consider

Feisty56 wrote on August 2, 2015, 12:33 AM

I thought perhaps the notices for your posts were just not showing up in my Activity list, so I dropped by to read your recent posts. I was surprised that this one from the end of March IS the most recent post. I don't know your circumstances, or why you've not been posting recently, but I hope to soon see your name in my Activity list again. Thank you again for the tech information and suggestions in my recent poll about the upgrade to Windows 10.

Koalemos wrote on August 2, 2015, 5:57 AM

I simply spent less time here due to the overall lack of activity on the site. I still look in at times and leave a few comments, which is how I happened to encounter the Windows 10 post.

HappyLady wrote on August 27, 2015, 7:01 AM

I am sniling as it is my idea of heaven. I love candlelght so it would not deter me. You have to be careful though as I have been known to burn a sleeve and once set my hair on fire.....

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 19, 2015, 4:17 PM

It depends on me and my husband's mood if we want a candle lit dinner at a restaurant or not. For our wedding anniversary type meal, we would want it candle lit.