Holidaymakers warned about Greek bar which could leave them with a £1.3k bill

Britons heading to Greece this summer have been warned of an infamous restaurant known to allegedly trick tourists into spending extortionate amounts of money for simple meals. Mykonos eatery DK Oyster has had a string of complaints over the years from people unaware of its large bills for meals and drinks, and has become known for withholding the prices of items to trick customers into having to pay. 

Several people who have returned from the sunny resort have shared tales of heading inside and being offered oysters, without realising they cost nearly £26 each, while others have been landed with a bill in excess of a £1,000.

One young couple on their honeymoon got the shock of their lives when they were given the bill at the beach bar.

Newlyweds Lindsay Breen and husband Alex popped into the DK Oyster restaurant in for a “quick snack” one afternoon while on holiday

The 30-year-olds from Toronto, Canada, unaware of the restaurant’s reputation, were reportedly pushed into ordering oysters by a suspicious waiter.

Lindsay said: “They immediately said ‘do you want oysters?’ They were very presumptuous. We said yes and he said ‘a dozen?’ so we said yes because a dozen is a typical order.”

But when the couple went to pay, they were told to pay £330 (€400), which left the newlyweds “shocked”. 

Lindsay said: “When we were ready to leave, I went to the washroom and they had my husband go into a back room to pay which is sketchy.

“They gave him the bill, which was over 400 euros. He was shocked and asked for a breakdown.” 

Londoner Jak Kypri was another unhappy customer who had been enjoying a break on the Greek island when he visited the beach restaurant.

Jak said waiters didn’t offer him a menu when he sat down, instead telling him what they had.

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He then went on to order two tequilas, two beers and some shrimp which, when it arrived, only included “six prawns”. It left a hole in his wallet though after he was allegedly charged a whopping £360.

Cheryl Lamphere, 43, claims she was also caught out, claiming her group of friends were misled into paying more than £1,300 for two dishes, salad and bread at DK Oyster.

Meanwhile, Jessica Yarnall, 31, and Adam Hagaun, 30, were reportedly hit with a £710 bill for two drinks, four crab legs and a salad at a notorious Greek restaurant.

The couple said they believed cocktails were £22 each when they ordered, but after enjoying two mojitos, four crab legs and a Greek salad, they were handed a bill for a staggering £692 (800 euros), they claimed.

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Earlier this year Tripadvisor put out a “safety warning” on its page for the restaurant following a string of complaints.

The warning reads: “Tripadvisor has been made aware of recent media reports or events concerning this property which may not be reflected in reviews found on this listing.

“Accordingly, you may wish to perform additional research for information about this property when making your travel plans.”

After a Daily Mail investigation, it was alleged that DK Oyster were also deliberately hiking up the prices especially for tourists, charging locals a fraction of the cost for the same dish.

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