So my partner and I couldn't make it back to QLD for Christmas due to my partner not being able to get out of work before the border closed due to COVID. As a result, we went out for Christmas Lunch at a restaurant that was advertising an $89 Lunch with an optional $39 drinks package, which we both took. We weren't expecting to be charged a surcharge of $38.40 on top of this price, which effectively takes the package to $147 each rather than $128 each.
I've looked on the restaurant's website and there's no mention of a surcharge on the page advertising the Christmas Lunch package.
I get it's been a tough year for hospitality and that you've got to pay staff extra on Christmas, but am I justified in feeling a bit annoyed that they charged us more than what we expected? Is this standard practice for such a package? Asking out of genuine curiosity as this is the first time I haven't been with family over Christmas.
Would I be justified in contacting the restaurant and querying them about it, or should I cut my losses? Frankly it's $38 that I would prefer to have.
TIA and I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas.