Michelin Star chef Oliver Dunne has hit out at people who are not showing up at restaurants, despite having reservations.
He re-opened his Bon Appetit restaurant in Dublin on Wednesday.
But he told The Hard Shoulder they have had several people who simply did not show.
"The whole team was delighted to be back in work and gung-ho - albeit our restaurant capacity has dropped from 110 to 72.
"We opened up Wednesday night, we were fully booked... there's a bit of a honeymoon sort of buzz going around at the moment - it's a novelty going to restaurants.
"A table of four people didn't show up - I actually didn't know about that until last night - cause last night I was in the restaurant and we knew how many were expected in and I was waiting on tables.
"Another nine - three tables - didn't show up last night: a four, a three and a two.
"So I just thought to myself [that] I was just fed up.
"So I probably sent a tweet out that I probably shouldn't have said with a few expletives in it."
For over 3months @bonappmalahide has been closed. Seating capacity has now dropped by 30% due to social distancing. And still, 4 people last night and 9 people tonight didn’t show after confirming their tables earlier in the day. Some people are just dick heads! 😡
— Oliver Dunne (@OliverDunne) July 2, 2020
"As a nation I think we all know the situation, we're all in the same situation - there's over a million people claiming welfare, we're all just getting back to work.
"No-shows... is deja-vu, I'm 10 years talking about it - I've accepted it as part of restaurant life and restaurant world.
"It never came into my head, to be very honest, that's why I think it hit me so hard.
"I just thought people would have had a little bit of cop on, to actually just pick up the phone and cancel".
He added that their bookings are confirmed on the day of the reservation, regardless of when they were made.
"These were people who received a call, or via e-mail, that day and confirmed the were turning up that night.
"We were talking to them that day, and they didn't bother their arse to show up, contact us [or] call us.
"And we had waiting lists... I just couldn't believe it, I just thought 'how rude can people be'".