How to make sure you don’t get a table in restaurant Siberia
During the Christmas break, I had the good fortune to spend a few days in Byron Bay, staying with friends, and catching up with other friends who were visiting, or who live up there.
It was a very social time, so we ate out a lot.
Byron Bay Restaurants
Now, most of the restaurants in Byron don’t have a view, and other than being seated close to the bathrooms, don’t have a particular restaurant Siberia.
But, the Beach Cafe – or more correctly now Beach, Byron Bay, does. The (former) Cafe, (but now) Restaurant runs in an ‘L’ shape around the kitchen/bar, with the one side of the ‘L’ providing breathtaking views of the beach.
. . . so there is a reason to be in that beach section of the ‘L’ shape. And preferably in the first 2 rows of tables. We were in the 2nd – cooler, but still with fantastic views. We asked for the front row – but we had not been savvy enough to request it at booking.
Table location is as important as time, date and number of diners
And that’s my point. When you make a restaurant booking, add ‘table location’ to your list of date, time, number of diners. A friend of mine would never think of making a booking without asking which table she was being placed at, or specifying which section she wanted to be seated, or, just issuing a general instruction, if she doesn’t know the layout of the restaurant – ‘Don’t put us in Siberia!’
‘Cause, even if you are a queen, and have the number plate below – you won’t necessarily avoid restaurant Siberia.