The burden is self-in-inflicted.
Once a restaurant is established as upscale dining, the pressure never ceases. It involves every meal – hundreds per day – and is constant. Add in the bar service as well, and you can’t take your eye off the ball.
The bar has been set
Expectations are high. The restaurant is only as good as the last meal served. Each and every customer is a potential critic, and when displeased, numerous people within minutes can be informed, thanks to social media. The restaurant’s higher prices can also affect this.
A continuous focus
Maintaining a high level of food, drink, and service is both demanding and invigorating at the same time. Pride is a motivator.
Once a high level is achieved overall, the desire to get even better is an incentive. Although the pressure can be unrelenting, it’s the nature of the beast. Tame it so you can enjoy it.