Letter for compensation if a restaurant booking isn't honoured

Our letter template helps you to claim compensation if a restaurant booking isn't honoured and it was not possible to find an alternative restaurant.
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[Your address]

[Restaurant address]

To the Manager

On [date] I booked a table at your restaurant for my party of [number] to eat at [time]. 

When I made the booking on [date] I explained that the meal was to celebrate [details]. 

When we arrived we were told that [there was no record of the reservation/ no table was available].

You are therefore in breach of contract and I am entitled to receive compensation for losses I have as a result of your breach of contract, accordingly. 

I expect you to cover the following expenses that served no purpose:

[List expenses and indicate where you have included photocopies of receipts for any of these expenses].

As I informed you when I made the reservation, the purpose of the meal was to celebrate [details of the special occasion such as a significant anniversary or special birthday] and accordingly in addition to the expenses above I am also claiming [£xx] compensation for loss of enjoyment and disappointment.

I look forward to receiving your cheque for this amount within the next 14 days.

Yours faithfully,

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