Harry's staff - a moan

Discuss about food, eating places, shopping centres, clubs, pubs, massage, sports, travel & holidays. Share tips on best place to chill, party, relax or travel destinations.
Post Reply
User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9811
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 5:18 pm

Post by ecureilx » Mon, 24 Jan 2011 5:00 pm

JayCee wrote:
ecureilx wrote: Local staff are more responsive and make you feel home ..
Really??? I must have missed that!
Ok, let me rephrase it with some extra smileys :D :D

Generally I found local staff on the ball, than compared to some 'expat' staff - either it was a case of the girl feeling that the guys are trying to pick them up - or when you smile at a waitress, automatically another male staff from the said girls' country starts to aggressively loiter around you - till you feel like 'damn, what was that' ..

or - the 'expat' staff decides to start chit-chat till - when you have been doing the same job in your previous life - feel whether the staff is so happy to talk to you that she is neglecting the other customers (not that I minded that anyway .. but .. )

And too often, I had to repeat that when I want Scotch - I want Scotch, not Jim Beam or Jack Daniel or Wild Turkey, because such drink is hour pour or there is a promo .. and is a good replacement for Scotch .. ah - well, as they say, I am not one of those who vote with the wallet, as, on a rainy day - ANYTHING WILL DO :D :D But no sir, not gonna get a membership in Harry's or intend to get their stored-value card :D

User avatar
Saint
Director
Director
Posts: 3535
Joined: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 5:19 pm
Location: The Juban Stand, Boat Quay
Contact:

Post by Saint » Tue, 25 Jan 2011 5:25 pm

We had a chat with guy we know who's one of the top cheeses of Harry's and he said it's their practice to rotate the bar's management teams between each bar. He did admit that the Tampines and 360 bars do have problems as no one particularly want to work them. He did say that's no excuse but they are working on it

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9811
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 5:18 pm

Post by ecureilx » Tue, 25 Jan 2011 5:50 pm

Saint wrote:We had a chat with guy we know who's one of the top cheeses of Harry's and he said it's their practice to rotate the bar's management teams between each bar. He did admit that the Tampines and 360 bars do have problems as no one particularly want to work them. He did say that's no excuse but they are working on it
Honestly, the other outlets are more of 'come-buy-drink-talk-to-friends-buzz-off' type outlets .. including the one in 1 Raffles ... so - not gonna hurt the walk-in customers ..

Yah, maybe Tampines - need some refinement - but then again, my comments are not to be taken as complaints - I drop by there maybe once in two months, ever since they took off the promo for nearby tenant :) :)

InTheBlue
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 162
Joined: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 9:40 pm
Location: Siglap village
Contact:

Post by InTheBlue » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 2:41 pm

Saint - good to hear that they recognise it at least and I don't have a problem with the Harry's brand as the bars tend to be in good locations and some staff do make an effort.

The 360 just happens to be the worst and the one closest to my home. Unfortunately there are not a lot of other options in that area. :(

bgd
Manager
Manager
Posts: 1684
Joined: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 4:09 pm

Post by bgd » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 5:26 pm

You have the hawker centre if you want cheap and cheerful and just around the corner you have the Dog and Bone on Upper East Coast Road so it's not quite a desert.

InTheBlue
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 162
Joined: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 9:40 pm
Location: Siglap village
Contact:

Post by InTheBlue » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 6:24 pm

Ok, the hawker centre is good for cheap beer and good food but I'll keep my opinion to myself of dog 'n' bone, V bar and scruffy murphy's. Maybe I'm just a picky git. Maybe they are all alright and it's just me.


Nah! Harry's at 360 is bad.

:twisted:

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39564
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 6:43 pm

That ought to bring Saint charging back in here - to defend 'is local! :lol:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9811
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 5:18 pm

Post by ecureilx » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 7:32 pm

InTheBlue wrote:Ok, the hawker centre is good for cheap beer and good food but ...............
Who associated Harry's with cheap beer ?? :D :D I mean, comparing with a hawker center, somebody lost the plot :D

PS: I would have suggested Mel's place though :D

InTheBlue
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 162
Joined: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 9:40 pm
Location: Siglap village
Contact:

Post by InTheBlue » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:16 pm

Ok, I'll give you that one, Mels place is OK.

Blooies not the worst place in town either.

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16516
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:43 pm
Location: K. Puki Manis

Post by JR8 » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:44 pm

Lets be honest, anywhere called 'Scruffy Murphy's' is going to be a steaming great pile of shite isn't it!

You don't really need a 50 year pedigree as a restaurant and bar reviewer to predict that.

User avatar
Saint
Director
Director
Posts: 3535
Joined: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 5:19 pm
Location: The Juban Stand, Boat Quay
Contact:

Post by Saint » Thu, 27 Jan 2011 9:40 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:That ought to bring Saint charging back in here - to defend 'is local! :lol:
Each to their own, leave more space at the bar for me :cool:

InTheBlue
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 162
Joined: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 9:40 pm
Location: Siglap village
Contact:

Post by InTheBlue » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 9:56 am

Scuffy Murphy's serves some of the worst food in this town. NEVER go for the English breakfast especially when you've got a hangover and want a good one.

Does anyone have a good English breakfast place or Sunday roast place?

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16516
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 12:43 pm
Location: K. Puki Manis

Post by JR8 » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:10 am

See :lol:

InTheBlue
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 162
Joined: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 9:40 pm
Location: Siglap village
Contact:

Post by InTheBlue » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:18 am

Scuffy Murphy's same group as Molly Malone's and other great pubs with comical Irish names in Singapore.

User avatar
ecureilx
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 9811
Joined: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 5:18 pm

Post by ecureilx » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 1:55 pm

InTheBlue wrote:Scuffy Murphy's same group as Molly Malone's and other great pubs with comical Irish names in Singapore.
But not the same as Molly Roffeys ?? :D :D

http://www.mollyroffeys.com/

That's not a bad place, and they are operating two outlets !!!

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Entertainment, Leisure & Sports”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests