Honestly, I don't...I never complain about the white wine which tastes a bit too much like vinegar or the 375th version of dry, tasteless goats cheese tart that I am forced to face however...one thing that grates on me more than wine not fit for cooking and uninspired vegetarian menues is excessive noise.
Sat adjacent from a table of 22 WI members (with Christmas hats) in a restaurant finished in wood, glass and plasterboard not even my sound cancelling headphones have a chance let alone the conversation I may want to have with the waiter, the present company or myself.
It's not the ladies fault, when I am their age I intend to have gin for breakfast and laugh until my falsies fall out regularly, life is noisy! However sitting here now I cannot help but feel that the space we are all in is not fit for purpose.
Is it a forgotten factor? We seem to have become savvy to the impact that noise levels have in our productivity, comfort and overall happiness in our work environments but what can be said of this realisation in the hospitality industry which is the place of work for some and the place for relaxation to others.
Don't banish Betty the Bakewell tart champion from the Christmas party, just incorporate some acoustics into your restaurant/bar.