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Mykonos restaurant branded ‘thieves’ as tourists surprised by £600 bill

Mykonos restaurant branded ‘thieves’ as tourists surprised by £600 bill

A €700 bill for four drinks and some seafood has thrust a notorious restaurant on the Greek island of Mykonos back into the spotlight.

A group of Italian tourists has branded DK Oyster, which is on Mykonos’ Platis Gialos beach and describes itself as where “luxury and style finally find their most deserving destination”, as “thieves” following an expensive visit.

Sharing a picture of the receipt on reviews website Tripadvisor, the poster claimed they ordered three orange juices, one Aperol spritz and “a medium portion of squids and shrimp” – with the price seen in the image totalling €711.41.

They were enticed into the infamous eatery by the offer of sitting there for free, with “free umbrellas and sunbeds” stamped on the receipt.

A snack that breaks the bank


“They are the biggest cheaters and thieves of Mykonos. They offer the food not explaining the details. They transformed our experience in a horrible one. They damage the image of Mykonos,” the review stated.

The customers said they would have called the police over the charge but had no time as they needed to get back to their ship – though they advised other visitors that there were much cheaper options on the island.

Since the review was posted this week, there have been a string of similar reports from unhappy customers. An Australia-based visitor alleged that the restaurant “cons” people, enticing them in with the offer a free chair and umbrella, targeting “unsuspecting visitors to the beach”.

They claimed that one portion of calamari cost €157, and uploaded a picture of the receipt.

The most recent review blasts DK Oyster as “a really bad look for Mykonos”.

In February, Tripadvisor took the rare step of adding a “safety alert” to the restaurant’s review page, which warns potential customers that they “may wish to perform additional research for information about this property when making your travel plans.”

The page was flagged after an American couple reported that they had been charged €800 for a plate of crabs’ legs at the venue. Jessica Yarnall and Adam Hagaun, from Montana, said they had ordered drinks advertised as €25 which then appeared on their bill as €100, with staff saying the advertised price was for “small servings” and they had had large servings.

Ms Yarnall documented…

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