Belfast restaurant sorry after rodent runs past diners

A top French restaurant in Belfast has apologized after a rodent was spotted running amok on the premises.

A complaint was lodged with Belfast City Council’s public health department yesterday after a group of diners claimed they spotted a rat in the restaurant on Monday night.
Timothy Kirkpatrick said,

“At one stage the rat sat on top of a woman’s handbag for a good 10 to 20 seconds. I couldn’t believe it, I don’t think anyone could.”

Mr Kirkpatrick said he was very disappointed in the way the restaurant handled the situation.

“The staff tried to catch it and continued to serve food,” he added. “It was quite unbelievable, to be honest.

“They didn’t apologize or offer to waive the cheque or anything. At the time I didn’t mind, but the more I think about it now it is just ridiculous.”

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