Choosing from the menu at a restaurant, and when to use a law firm to claim against them
If you have special needs or certain likes and dislikes, it can be tricky to go to a restaurant and be able to choose something from the menu. Some restaurants are likely to be better suited to your needs than others, meaning you should always try to choose somewhere you are more likely to be able to eat things on the menu. However, if you are attending a birthday celebration or something else, where the choice of restaurant is not yours, then you will have to learn how to order carefully and clearly so that the meal you are served is safe for you to eat.
- Ask questions. At any good restaurant, the staff won’t mind sitting down with you and going through the menu items you might be interested in ordering to tell you more about them. Ask all of the questions you need to to ascertain whether each menu item is okay for you to eat.
- Don’t be afraid to go off menu. If you can’t find anything on the menu which you can eat, then ask the staff for something off-menu. As long as you don’t make it too complicated, it shouldn’t really be any trouble for the chef to put something together that is safe for you to eat, and also enjoyable.
- Be specific about your needs. If you are severely allergic to something, then be specific about this and let staff know what will happen if you are served something with this food item in it. This should ensure that you are not accidentally served it.
- Send it back. If something is brought out for you that you know you can’t eat, don’t try to be polite and either eat it or not say anything, but be honest and tell the waiter or waitress that you aren’t able to eat this.
Using a Tendring law firm
If you are served something which is dangerous for your health, and you become ill because of it, consider contacting a Tendring law firm to make a claim for compensation against the restaurant. A Tendring law firm will be able to put together a strong case for compensation, and they will handle the case as well, so that you don’t have to go to court.
You may also consider using Accident Advice Helpline to make your claim. The helpline has over 14 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced injury lawyers who can work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team and make a start on your claim.