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UK boy refused children’s discount because he is too tall

When Julie Cullen's son visited the restaurant with her niece and nine-year-old nephew, he wasn't entitled to the children's tariff because of his height.

By: PTI | Uk |
December 14, 2016 1:46:31 pm
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In a bizarre incident, an 11-year-old boy was not entitled to the children’s discount for an all-you-can-eat buffet at a restaurant in the UK because of his height.

According to the Mirror, Oriental Garden at the Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff charges a set amount for their buffet, with a price for adults and a half price offer for children. When Julie Cullen’s son Zyon Miller visited the restaurant with her 25-year-old niece and nine-year-old nephew he wasn’t entitled to the children’s tariff because of his height.

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“He’s only 11 but he’s around 5ft 4inch,” Julie said. “When my niece took the boys there the staff made him stand in front of a line which measured 140cm and he was taller than the line. My niece phoned me and I said to the woman on the phone I could take ID over there to prove he’s a child, she said.

“The woman told me my niece would only have to pay child price for Zyon but then they charged adult price anyway.” Julie said her nine-year-old nephew was almost touching the line but managed to eat for the child price because he was a few centimetres shorter. “I’m disgusted by this,” Julie said.

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“The attitude of the staff was disgraceful. I was furious,” she said.

A spokeswoman for the restaurant said the rule for the all-you-can-eat buffet is height-related.

“We used to charge according to age but sometimes people would say their child was younger so we changed it to height,” the spokeswoman said.

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