BOSSES at a popular West End restaurant have pleaded with the public, "please don't be that guy", after eight tables in one night failed to turn up for bookings. 

Staff at Five March - based on Elderslie Street - had to "unfortunately" ban its no-show customers from booking future reservations. 

In a humble plea posted to Facebook, management asked customers to do the "courtesy" of calling in to cancel any unwanted tables.

Glasgow Times:

A little Thursday night reminder for you guys - PLEASE show up for your bookings or call us to let us know you can't...

Posted by Five March on Thursday, 6 May 2021

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It reads: "A little Thursday night reminder for you guys - please show up for your bookings or call us to let us know you can't make it.

"Today, we had eight tables not turn up, or do us the courtesy of a 15-second phone call to let us know.

"As promised in our post last week, the people that booked these tables have now unfortunately been banned from our booking system.

"Please don't be that guy."

Glasgow Times:

The no-shows came during the eatery's second week back in business after being closed for four months due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Bosses previously warned that a strict approach would be used after several no-shows during the restaurant's first week of reopening. 

A statement reads: "We’re so excited we could pop. We hope you are too.

"It’s been the most challenging year, so on behalf of all in our trade, we’d like ask that multiple bookings and no-shows are no longer a reality that we’re expected to accept.

"We don’t ask for card details and deposits because we chose to think that folk are great and the majority are.

"If prior notice isn’t given of a table cancellation we will block the info used to make the booking. This means you will unable to book again without paying a non-refundable deposit.

"Hands are tied, we have some serious debts to pay off, please respect."