Was on holiday in the Peak District last week with hubbie and we went to an italian restaurant for a nice romantic meal. (We don't go out much as it's so expensive, so this was extra special for us). It was spoilt however by a party of 3 young couples with respective children and at no time did they tell the noisy kids to quieten down (it was almost as if it was someone else's responsibility to do this)! In fact at one point, one child in particular was literally screaching and screaming. I've brought 2 kids up and they were always a delight to take out. So, a plea, to all parents of young children, if they're being noisey and disruptive to other diners, please do the responsible, considerate parent thing and ask them to quieten down. Thanks.
Message posted by Jimmy66 on 28áJuneá2009 at 7:49pm - IP Logged
Cant see a problem with kids in restaurants myself especially before 8pm, kids will be kids wheather their in a park or a restaurant, I can remember being a kid in a restaurant and its really boring, my advice would be to dine where kids arnt allowed if it bothers you that much,
I'll be in Agios Gordios next June probs between the 8th and 22nd and we usually eat between 7:30 and 8:30, at the Argo, Thalassa, Sebastians, Mermaid and Alivezios, I have a 4 year old, just so you wont be dissapointed
Quote: Originally posted by Pam Ella on 28áJuneá2009
ele 56. I TOTALLY agree with all you said. If my children had ever dared to be disruptive like that, they would have soon received a 'clip around the ear'
Trouble is a clip round the ear will bring in Social Services these days!! Madness but true.
Message posted by julesx2 on 28áJuneá2009 at 8:24pm - IP Logged
Maybe you should of had a word with the parents if it was a problem for you...agree with jimmy kids will be kids especially very young ones..in can be boring sitting still for ages!!
Message posted by Pam Ella on 28áJuneá2009 at 8:26pm - IP Logged
I know this is 'not allowed' these days, but I hope I am, and have been a responsible parent and have brought my children up to respect others, which obviously was not the case when ele 56 was out for her special meal.
Message posted by fireball on 28áJuneá2009 at 8:31pm - IP Logged
Its great for familys to eat out, and should be an enjoyable occasion for all.
However I have to agree with ele 56, with all respect jimmy66 other paying customers have a right to enjoy the ambience of the resturant whilst eating out as well.
I understand that some children have ADHD etc and can be noisey and one must make allowences for that.
But if its just down to poor parenting skills then no sorry, who is the adult, take the kids out side for 5mins then bring them back in, alternatively what we used to do was bring Crayons and colouring books with us.
This topic should get interesting.
Message posted by Jimmy66 on 28áJuneá2009 at 8:59pm - IP Logged
This is a topic along the lines of smoking in restaurants, its each to their own, if people are smoking and you dont like it then dont go, if there are kids and you dont want to be around them, dont go,
I do understand Ele's gripe and was just offering ways round it, but i stick to the fact that kids will be kids
Message posted by fireball on 28áJuneá2009 at 9:13pm - IP Logged
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