Respond to Review of Le Potager du Marais
Review: The food was great but I'm afraid I won't be going back because the service was truly appalling ! I had a scrumptious veggi 'tartiflette' (gratin with reblochon cheese) followed by a pretty good tarte tatin and my friend found her burger and crumble delicious too. BUT (and this is a big but!) after our desert the waiter asked if we wanted anything else - my friend asked if they do herbal teas and then came the stunning answer 'well, we do... but.... the problem is you haven't got much time left because there's a group coming and they need your table'. It's not as if we'd even taken much time. I've lived in Paris for more than 10 years and I find the 'grumpy waiter' culture kind of charming, but this really was over the limit. So we paid up promptly, having decided not to give a tip. When they didn't bring us our change (more than 20 % of the bill), this only confirmed our view that while the chef may be excellent, the waiting staff has not even a soupcon of professionalism!