A seafood eatery in Canada says sorry after its ban on noisy kids is met with furious backlash from parents – but some of its diners agree …
A lobster restaurant in Canada has found itself on the receiving end of "hate and threats" after deciding to ban "small screaming children" from its restaurant.
The Lobster Pound and Moore, in Nova Scotia, Canada, reportedly put a message out on its Facebook page which read: “Effective as of now, we will no longer allow small screaming children.
“We are an adult themed restaurant that caters to those who are out to enjoy themselves. We understand this may upset some, but after careful consideration, we feel it’s best for those who enjoy, appreciate and understand our business.”
The post has since been removed and replaced with an apology after receiving a hefty backlash from disgruntled parents.
Posting another message on its Facebook page, the Lobster Pound and Moore assured diners that it would “take any belly that is hungry".
The restaurant wrote: “OK, let’s try this again. First, my apologies for the previous post. I chose the wrong words to convey a message I didn’t want. I love kids and would have them if I could.
“I shouldn’t have used the word screaming but should have said something like, ‘Lil diners having a moment … '"
However, despite the restaurant’s first post being heavily criticised, it seems that some diners are in agreement with the original ban.
Commenting on the post, Susan Bratton wrote: “I support you fully. A lot of parents need to be respectful to others when dining out. Yes, little ones get agitated and whatnot but if they won’t settle, they need to be taken home.
“I love kids too but when I want a quiet evening out, I don’t want to listen to a kid fuss and scream.”
Ali Simpson Smith added: “Just wanted to say to the business owner that I agree with you wholeheartedly and have just written a post of support on my Facebook wall and all my friends agree.”