British tourist stabbed during knife fight with waiter after complaining about food

British tourist stabbed in stomach during knife fight with waiter after complaining about wife’s steak at Spanish restaurant

  • Middle-aged British tourist was stabbed by a waiter in a Mallorca restaurant
  • Reports suggest they argued after Briton complained about food and bill
  • The Briton was stabbed in the stomach and leg and was rushed to hospital
  • The waiter was also stabbed in the incident, allegedly by the tourist


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A British tourist has reportedly been stabbed by a Spanish waiter after he complained about the steak served to his wife.

The middle-aged holidaymaker was rushed to hospital after allegedly being stabbed in the stomach and leg during an argument at a restaurant on the Balearic island of Mallorca.

The incident happened around 7pm yesterday at a restaurant, locally called Don Denis, in Can Picafort in the northeast of the island.

The waiter involved in the dispute is also said to have been injured after being stabbed by the tourist, although their injuries are less serious than those of the unnamed holidaymaker.

A middle-aged British holidaymaker has reportedly been stabbed by a Spanish waiter in Majorca after he complained about the quality of his food and the size of his bill.

A middle-aged British holidaymaker has reportedly been stabbed by a Spanish waiter in Majorca after he complained about the quality of his food and the size of his bill.

According to the Majorcan newspaper Diario de Mallorca, aid workers stabilized the tourist on the spot after he suffered a major blood loss.

He was then taken to Son Espases Hospital in Palma.

The unnamed waiter is said to have been treated at another hospital in the city of Muro and police have launched an investigation.

Jaime Soberats, manager of Don Denis, blames the incident on a disagreement over the quality of the meat.

After last night’s attack, Mr Soberats said: ‘I saw the meat before it was brought to the table and it looked quite acceptable to me.

Described as an ideal resort for families and couples, Can Picafort is a short drive from Puerto Alcudia, which is popular with Brits

Described as an ideal resort for families and couples, Can Picafort is a short drive from Puerto Alcudia, which is popular with Brits

Described as an ideal resort for families and couples, Can Picafort is a short drive from Puerto Alcudia, which is popular with Brits

“I don’t know if it had anything to do with how good the meat was, which is the typical problem we sometimes face in keeping customers happy.

“I didn’t experience the incident myself, because I had to leave the restaurant to go to the supermarket and buy some extra stuff.”

“The witnesses and the two men involved are not at the restaurant today as they are making statements, but what I have been told is that the tourist freaked out because he was not happy with the rib steak his partner ordered.

‘I don’t know exactly what the problem was, but he became very aggressive and went in front of my waiter without warning, who is a peace-loving man from Bangladesh and has never caused me any problems.

“The holidaymaker was certainly armed with a knife and in the fight as they rolled around in bushes near the terrace, both men were injured.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. yesterday at a restaurant, locally called Don Denis, in Can Picafort in the northeast of the island.

The incident happened around 7pm yesterday at a restaurant, locally called Don Denis, in Can Picafort in the northeast of the island.

The incident happened around 7pm yesterday at a restaurant, locally called Don Denis, in Can Picafort in the northeast of the island.

“The tourist was the worst injured and there was a lot of blood. My waiter assures me he didn’t have a knife.’

Mr Soberats, who described the tourist as a “very big man” who had not seen his team before, said his waiter is now home after making a statement to police, and the rest of his staff were in shock. is.

Civil Guard agents on the island were unable to confirm whether the client had been arrested.

Mr Soberats said he did not expect his waiter to be detained.

Neither man has been named yet.

Described as an ideal resort for families and couples, Can Picafort is a short drive from Puerto Alcudia, which is popular with Brits.

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