I emailed a few days ago and have had no response at all, not even a message along the lines of "We're sorry, but due to exceptional demand ...".
I walked past the Brassierie last night at 8.30pm and there were, I think, just two customers in the whole place -- which seems hardly likely if they were really giving free meals, and hardly a good advertisement for the place.
If no-one has been offered the promised free meal, it looks like they may have simply used the SE1 forum for some free promotion, in which case I say boycott the place!
I recieved this from them on Thurs 3rd Sept. Nothing since, however.
Thank you so much for applying to become a Waterloo Brasserie reviewer.
We have been inundated with responses, which is great! If you have been successful in your application, you will be hearing from us in the next
5 working days to arrange your visit.
For those of you who are unsuccessful, we would like to make you an honorary 'Friend of Waterloo Brasserie' which entitles you to:
* 10% off all food and drink at any time
* Free entrance to special events and late nights
* Priority table booking
* A special 25% discount on your birthday every year for parties of up to 4 people
Yes, thank you, James, but Royal Mail isn't necessary to convey polite acknowledgement emails, surely? TIC
I think that if a company are putting this kind of an offer out there, then they should make sure someone deals with the response. Disgruntling your local customers before they've even set foot inside is not generally considered good marketing practice, methinks!