No-show diners a bane for eateries

Some establishments have implemented a credit card guarantee to deter customers with no intention of turning up for their reservations

When news broke in August that Wild Rocket was closing on Oct 31, guests rushed to make reservations.

By early October, the restaurant was fully booked up to its last day.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 04, 2018, with the headline 'No-show diners a bane for eateries'. Print Edition | Subscribe