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This is what one restaurant is charging customers in a restaurant in London

To be honest i would not even pay that for a bottle of champagne never mind water

But i am sure some idiots will pay it , despite filtered tap water being free of charge

One reason for the price increasing is that more people are going teetotal so they have swapped the price and put the premiums on water

To further justify their costs they say drink is where they make their profits

Its enough to make you turn to alcohol !!

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telmel
a week ago
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martinlufc5637

I'd rather go in the toilets and drink from the tap than pay that, £60 is ridiculous....

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telmel

martinlufc5637 It wouldn't surprise me if they had locks on the taps M 😉

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martinlufc5637

telmel or you had to pay to use them lol , there is absolutely no way I'd pay £60 for water, that's a good night out and a pizza to walk with for us 😂

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telmel

martinlufc5637 Very true M

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ACR

I wouldn't, but the people willing to pay £1,000+ for a restaurant meal probably wouldn't care. There was a time when people baulked at the idea of buying any type of bottled water. Now there are water sommeliers. Upmarket restaurants will likely try to normalise expensive drinking water. There are also websites, such as Fine Waters, trying to raise the status and appreciation of bottled water - finewaters.com/bottled-waters-of-the-world/uk

I wouldn't mind trying Kona Deep, which is deep ocean water from Hawaii - konadeep.com/

Or, Beverly Hills 9OH2O - www.beverlywater.com/

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telmel

ACR The KD sounds interesting A, but i wonder how much microplastic it contains ?

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BonzoBanana

To be honest I'm not the sort of person that would ever be in such a restaurant that would charge that much. Even recently when I've been making use of Hungry Horse's 2 English breakfasts for £4.80 I still ask for tap water with the meal which is free.

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telmel

BonzoBanana The Hungey Horse is a great restaurant B, you always get good offers there

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pjjq87hqnm

neigh

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Lynibis

If people are stupid enough to pay it, let them do so and give the sellers a good laugh at their stupidity. Even if I were rich I wouldn't allow myself to be taken for a mug.

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telmel

Lynibis Or a glass in this case L, ref the water 😃

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HEDGEHOGS

Are people that daft that they would pay that amount for water, I would just go without, in fact it's probably not the sort of place I would visit anyway.

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telmel

HEDGEHOGS Not many would H , just people with money to burn

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HEDGEHOGS

telmel well all I can say is they must have plenty to burn 🙄.

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telmel

HEDGEHOGS They can always extinguish it with the water H 😉

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Jerseydrew

No, nope no chance. £60 for water. As if

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telmel

Jerseydrew The only place i might be willing to pay that would be if i was dying of thirst in the Sahara Desert, but i would look for camels milk first though 😀

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MelissaLee1

You can ask for tap water for free if you aint afraid to slum it lol

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telmel

MelissaLee1 I bet some people are reluctant to ask for it incase they think the waiters will look down their noses at them, but it would not bother me, tap water it is

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BonzoBanana

MelissaLee1 In Wetherspoons you can just ask for a free soda water even if you are just buying a cup of coffee for £1.20 or something which in itself has free refills. They often offer to put in ice and lemon or lime too. This is really appreciated in the summer months.

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telmel

BonzoBanana That's why they are so popular B, its a shame other establishments don't go the extra mile like they do

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jam45

BonzoBanana Really? I didn't know this. I have never been to a Weatherspoon's pub, but I will now for a hot and cold drink. Thanks for the tip.

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JLouM

No way. I don’t think any of us in this group would. The filthy rich might but doesn’t mean they are intelligent just because they are rich. I’d probably just go for a normal drink but I doubt I’d go to such a restaurant anyway unless I was invited to some special occasion. Very unlikely though.

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telmel

JLouM If their water prices are anything to go by i would be praying i dont get invited for a meal there J , unless someone else was paying of course 😃

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JLouM

telmel Of course 😂

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tonygch96

We have been to some nice high end resturants and the most i have paid is £5 and moaned about that. They will normally, if you ask, give you a jug of Council Pop. (Tap Water)

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telmel

tonygch96 I like that name for water T😀

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MelissaLee1

tonygch96 Council Pop..love it!

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jam45

Free publicity for the so-called restaurant. Who are their customers? Drug dealers and their sorts?

Tax invaders! I can't think of anything positive about this so-called business.

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jms19

It’s a status thing isn’t it and like others said if you’re paying £1000+ for a meal you aren’t going to care about paying that for water.

Sad though cause i’m sure most wouldn’t be able to tell the difference from cheap bottled water.

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MelissaLee1

jms19 I know someone who worked in vegas who said he was told to rub alcohol around the rim of the glass of sozzled buyers.Bet they do that in some of the shady clubs as well.

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telmel

jms19 Who's to say it isn't just tap water or some cheap supermarket bottled water siphoned off into expensive bottles J ?

I am sure there are ways to open and reseal a bottle so it looks unused, and they would make even more of a profit on it , and as you say there are not many water 'connaisseurs' out there that would taste the difference , especially after a hot and spicy meal

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telmel

MelissaLee1 What happened to 'what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas ' M 😄

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MelissaLee1

telmel The relevant parties are both dead so won't get deader lol.

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telmel

MelissaLee1 No problem then M, the dead don't speak 😀

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hillmary615

I would rather pay 60p for a bottle of water. I wonder if they have many customers? Some people have more money than sense.

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PhilipMarc

The bottle better be made of gold, then.

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telmel

PhilipMarc Don't give them ideas P, they might put some gold leaf in it and charge £300 a bottle

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MelissaLee1

Reminded of Del boy and Peckham Spring Water straight out of the tap.

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telmel

MelissaLee1 Quite apt that M , only fools and horses could apply to the owner 😉

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Binny61

Ridiculous. However some people pay huge prices for drinks without even questioning the price. Big city thinking Big city drinking syndrome I call it.

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DianeCherrell

Some people with money have no sense of how most people have to live.Most people can not afford to go to a restaurant of any kind.£60 will go along way but not on water.

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Paulyousef28

Never.

I probably spend that much on my weekly food shopping. And there's no water bottles included.

Find it hard paying £1 on a water bottle.

Never mind £60 ridiculous

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SallyBevins

No way! I'd be a cheapskate and ask for tap water. 😂

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LHP118

Absolutely not. I'd order tap water (it's safe where I live) if it's water I want. But eating out warrants a drink other than water but costing less than a tenth of that usually!

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hspexy

Never! even if I was a billionaire, I’d still ask for free tap water lol

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PaxAmerica

Only if my head was on fire and desperately needed to put it out!

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dawarwick

Some people have more money than sense. Mind you I wouldn’t mind better our drinking water quality has worsened over recent times

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