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Paris bistro sparks outrage in France by charging 50 cents for each slice of LEMON in drinks

Paris bistro sparks outrage in France by charging 50 cents for each slice of LEMON in drinks

  • Nora Hamadi, 39, paid $5.50 for Perrier water and charged extra for the garnish
  • The journalist tweeted a photo of her bistro receipt which garnered attention 
  • Paris is now the most expensive city in the world with Hong Kong and Singapore

A Paris bistro has sparked outrage after a customer revealed she was charged 50 cents for a single slice of lemon in her sparkling water.

Nora Hamadi, 39, was shocked when she ordered a bottle of Perrier water in the French capital for an eye-watering €5.50 – to discover she would have to pay up extra for the garnish. 

Paris, which is now the most expensive city in the world along with Hong Kong and Singapore, is renowned for its soaring rent prices and costly eateries.

A Paris bistro has sparked outrage after a customer revealed she was charged 50 cents for a single slice of lemon in her sparkling water

The Paris-based journalist took to Twitter to share her grievances and posted a photo of the receipt from the Bistrot de la Tour in the city’s upmarket 15th arrondissement. 

She wrote in French: ‘In Paris, you are paid the lemon slice in your perrier! #daylightrobbery’.

It soon garnered attention from both locals and  who shared their experience of pricey run-ins at Parisian haunts.  

One local tweeted in response: ‘In the 15th they’d make you pay for the air if they could’ while another replied: ‘Lemon is the new bitcoin’.

The Paris-based journalist took to Twitter to share her grievances and posted a photo of the receipt from the Bistrot de la Tour in the city's upmarket 15th arrondissement

The Paris-based journalist took to Twitter to share her grievances and posted a photo of the receipt from the Bistrot de la Tour in the city’s upmarket 15th arrondissement

Another one tweeted: ‘It’s just a tourist trap’. 

Ms Hamadi revealed her group had to cough up an eye-watering €30 for five bottles of water.

The restaurant’s menu also charges customers for the price of syrup, milk and even €1 for anyone wanting to use the toilet who has not bought anything, The Local reports. 



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