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Dad is raging after son was denied a kid’s meal at restaurant because he was too tall

Stewart Perrie

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Dad is raging after son was denied a kid’s meal at restaurant because he was too tall

There are plenty of advantages of being a kid.

You don't have bills to pay, you get to spend six hours a day with your best friends, and you're shielded from the stresses of daily adult life.

You also get to chow down on the basic yet delicious kids meals at virtually any restaurant.

However, one kid was denied that sacred right because the venue said he was too tall.


Pretty much every establishment will have an age cut off for this part of the menu and it's usually around the 12 or 13 years old mark.

But staff at Chinese buffet Wong Ting in Sheffield, South Yorks, pulled out a tape measurer for Joshua when his family dined there recently.

Credit: SWNS
Credit: SWNS

The tape said he was 5 feet tall and therefore not allowed to have a kid's meal, despite only being 11 years old.


The restaurant's cut off is 4 feet 6 inches and they told Joshua's dad Craig that the kid would be treated as an adult.

"It ruined my night, I was really annoyed," Craig said.

"I just wanted to pay the bill and get out of there by the end of the night."

He added: "If he was a 15 or 16-year-old lad or in secondary school, then we would fully understand it.


"He's just started his last year in primary school and has just turned 11 - he's not even in secondary school.

"I was absolutely disgusted."

A kids meal at the venue is just £10, however, because Joshua was treated as an adult, his plate cost £22.50.

Wong Ting manager Lance Pang defended his policy.


He said: "I will stick to my guns as this is our policy.

"If you don't like it, you have the option to leave.

"People are ignorant. It's on the menu.

"Sometimes you get a child who is 15 and six-foot-two and they eat more than anyone else."


But Craig says the rule is deeply unfair.

The dad is now boycotting the eatery and said he 'doesn't see' why they wanted the extra £12.

Craig said: "We spent £217 between us - so I don't see why they would feel obliged to get that extra £12 out of us.

"Now they've lost our business because we've been in a few times before."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: UK News

Stewart Perrie
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