Dad moans restaurant ruined Christmas dinner but critics point out same thing

A dad claimed his children's Christmas dinner was ruined after they were served chicken and chips at a restaurant – but he's been slammed by other customers.

Rick Arpino visited the Ruposhi Indian Bar & Restaurant in Bury with his partner and their four children on December 25.

He said he ordered two Indian dinners for the adults and traditional Christmas dinners for the children, Manchester Evening News reports.

Instead, he claims the four children were served chicken, chips, and half a fried tomato.

"What an absolute farce of a restaurant – Xmas Dinner ruined for our children on the whim of this establishment," Rick wrote on Tripadvisor, and in a Facebook post.

However, the Ruposhi Indian Restaurant has said that it rang up its customers in advance of Christmas Day to take their orders – and to explain that they were no longer serving a traditional Christmas dinner menu due to a lack of interest.

Since the complaint was published, hundreds of people have been leaving comments.

"I think Christmas dinner was ruined the second you decided to go for an Indian for a Christmas dinner!," said Peter Holden, responding to the post on the What's on in Ramsbottom Facebook page.

And John Southworth said: "Ruposhi is a fabulous Indian restaurant serving wonderful Indian food, we love it there. However, it would probably be low down on my list of places to host a 'traditional' British Christmas lunch. Maybe try another establishment rather than giving it a bad review?"

Rachel Bowen went to the Ruposhi on Christmas Day – and said she was told they weren't doing Christmas dinner when she booked.

She said: "We went yesterday couldn't fault it we all had the curry amazing. After all it is a Indian curry house. If you wanted English food I would suggest you to go a pub or somewhere. They did come round asking if everything was ok so really you should off(sic) said something and not slag them off all over Facebook."

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The restaurant's manager, Shah Munim, has said that he's written to Tripadvisor to complain about the review.

He also explained the reason the restaurant did not serve traditional Christmas dinners.

He said that it was not worth 'all the hard work' to prepare a traditional British Christmas dinner when there had been so few customers ordering it, adding that negative reviews on TripAdvisor are impacting his business.

He said: "It's easy for them to write a review on Tripadvisor but it's hard to run a business and to keep customers happy."

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