A South Australian restaurant is angry over an expensive pub meal it described as ‘cat food’.
The shopper took to social media to share his fury at shelling out almost $30 for a roast in Gawler, around 40 kilometers north of Adelaide, on Sunday.
“Absolutely pathetic apology for a ‘Sunday Roast’ served at Gawler Arms,” the disgruntled customer said alongside a photo of the dish. Pictured is a meal with copious amounts of gravy poured over beef and a serving of fries on the side.
The Reddit user then pointed to the price increase for weekend meals. “Plus they charge 30% more Thursday through Sunday,” they wrote. “I paid $27 for this cat food (plus a salad bar that was put away).”
“It makes my blood pressure dangerous”
According to the website, the Gawler Arms Hotel was established in 1848 and serves “your favorite restaurant-style dishes.”
“We know the importance of good food and a good time, and that’s why we pride ourselves on our delicious menu, preparing each dish with love,” he says online.
Under “other favourites” on the hotel menu, the “Roast of the Day” is $19.90 Monday through Wednesday and $26.90 on other days of the week when all meals are buffet style. of soup, salad, vegetables and desserts.
But the guests do not buy it.
“This is disgusting,” one person wrote. “No roast potatoes, no vegetables at all, I bet the meat was cooked at least a day or two before and reheated in the microwave with a little water to keep it moist.”
“That’s overpriced fries and gravy, where’s the roast, the vegetables?” said another. “They should call it meat and chips to avoid confusion,” added a third.
“As a former chef in Adelaide this makes my blood pressure dangerous,” wrote another. “[I] I hope they pay their workers 30% more from Thursday to Sunday,” someone else said.
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The original restaurant then explained how ‘disappointed’ they were when the meal arrived. “How can they justify this plus the price hike for the weekend,” they wrote, adding that they asked to swap the fries for roast potatoes but were told no.
Yahoo News Australia contacted The Gawler Arms on Monday morning but had not heard back at the time of publication.
Sydney restaurateur replicates
Last month, a Sydney restaurateur walked out after Today host Karl Stefanovic slammed his $38 chicken cutlet and salad on national television. The manager of the newly refurbished Five Dock Bowling Club defended the $37.80 bill saying the prices were market aligned given the shortage of produce in Australia and the “consumer needs to realize this ”.
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