A dad has said he ‘needs therapy’ after he spent £54 on four portions of fish and chips at a restaurant in London.
Les Jones, from Yorkshire, visited the UK’s capital to see his son, Gareth, and offered to treat the family to a chippy lunch but was left horrified when the bill arrived.
The 83-year-old’s son tweeted: “Dad wanted to buy fish and chips last night. We let him and he gave me his card to pay for them to be delivered.
“He’s now trying to access therapy as he’s realised 4 rounds of fish, chips and mushy peas cost him £54.
“Welcome to London, Yorkshireman.”
So far, the post has racked up hundreds of likes and comments, with many sympathising with Les.
One Twitter user commented: “London is no place for a Yorkshireman.”
Another added: “Having bounced between London and God’s Own County, the gap between ‘reasonable in York or Hull’ vs ‘reasonable in London’ never ceases to amaze me.
“Much though I tolerate London, I miss home that’s for sure!”
However, another person decided to justify why it may have cost so much.
They explained: “155 pound for box cod fillet used to be 90 pounds not long ago.
“Rapeseed oil, litre now 22 pounds up from 18 pounds last year. If you used online delivery they take 35% give restaurant 65%. Out of that restaurant pay vat.”
Gareth has now updated his followers to say his dad is ‘slowly recovering’ from the incident.
His post reads: “Dad is slowly recovering, helped by some red wine and reassuring words.
“He’s tickled that this post generated so much fun. Here he is looking much more content and very good for 83!”
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