Respond to Review of Pure Lotus - Changhongqiao
Review: I invited my girl-friend for her birthday last week and I was very disappointed. Firstly, even though I reserved a table for two and we were on time they had us wait half an hour until they finally had a table ready. Then, they wanted to seat us at a huge table for eight, which I refused. So we had to wait a little longer until we had a table for two. Next unpleasant surprise, the drinks menu has changed. There is now no drink on the menu under RMB 120 except coffee (80 RMB). Fruit Juice costs between 120 and 150 RMB. Their tea got ridiculously expensive. There is one tea that runs at 148 all the others start at 258. I ordered a tea at 258 because the cheap one did not look like anything I wanted to drink. When our food arrived I took the time to look around, a fair share of the guests hadn't ordered proper drinks but had asked for free water because drink prices were so outrageous. The male waiters now all have white blond hair and look like they should be working in a Chinese barbershops. The food is still quite affordable if you make the right choices but out of the five dishes I had initially ordered they were out of three. As usual, the presentation of the food was great, but the food was only solid, a soup we ordered was so bland that we couldn't finish it. I hope things will change for the better again here but the place was completely packed so I guess people don't mind the prices. The atmosphere is still unique, I will take a long break from this for now though, there are better vegetarian options.