Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill, a restaurant located in Singapore, has caused somewhat of an stir due to a policy which states that parents with “screaming and uncontrolled” kids will be charged an additional $7 (approximately 10 Singaporean dollars).
As reported by NextShark, the surcharge has sparked debate amongst parents who patronize the establishment after a customer shared their experience with a local media outlet.
While making a reservation, the customer requested a baby chair and that’s when the policy was brought to their attention via a text message response. Because the restaurant isn’t kid-friendly, there are no baby chairs available, but kids are allowed. Although space was provided for a pram, the surcharge caveat was to obviously inspire parents not to bring their kids.
The customer shared a screenshot of the text response on youth-focused digital news platform Mothership. In the message, the hilariously titled “Screaming Children Surcharge” was included.
Reviews of the restaurant mostly highlight its ambiance and oysters while some have questioned the off-putting surcharge. It's clear not everyone agrees with the restaurant’s way of showing love for its customers’ peace and quiet.
In a lengthy response to one of the negative reviews, the restaurant explains its reason behind the surcharge.
In the end, they insist that “this policy does not apply to 99% of our guests, but only to the ones who fail to respect the space and experience of others.”