Majority of Mail readers think Christmas Day lunch at restaurants and pubs is too expensive

The majority of readers who voted in our recent poll believe that restaurants and pubs charge too much for lunch on Christmas Day but most understand why.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 7:50 pm
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 9:23 pm
Hartlepool residents believe Christmas dinners are too expensive on Christmas Day.
Photo by Nigel Roddis/PA Wire.
Hartlepool residents believe Christmas dinners are too expensive on Christmas Day. Photo by Nigel Roddis/PA Wire.

Some choose to eat in while others choose to eat out on Christmas Day but most Mail readers think restaurants and pubs charge too much.

Many have called for eateries to be closed on Christmas Day so that the workers can enjoy time with their family and friends.

On Monday, December 9, in our daily Facebook poll, we asked you: “Do you think restaurants and pubs charge too much for lunch on Christmas Day?”

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Out of over 2,800 readers who voted, 73% said yes while only 27% disagreed.

But despite the majority of residents saying that the Christmas Day meals were too expensive, all those who commented on the poll said that it was a fair price to pay as staff were giving up their Christmas Day to serve the public.

Sandra Kingston said: “The people that cook in restaurants on Christmas day, don't have a Christmas Day as they are serving the public.

“They deserve every penny they charge.”

Darren Corbett said: “Not at all, people do not realise that staff are giving up their Christmas so that you can enjoy yours.

“What is their little reward is time and half or double time at most, so companies have to charge extra to include this into their budgets.”

Bonnie Pinder said: “I think too many people expect too much for there money.”

Steve Dickson commented: “No. Your paying for the staff having to work.”