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Australian restaurant in hot water over 'Schindler's List fries'

A Melbourne restaurant has pulled a controversial menu item after a Jewish customer complained.

The woman, known only as Lisa, noticed $15 Schindler's List-themed waffle fries on the menu at The Arc at Nobbys.

“My boyfriend and I went to dine there on Friday night, February 1, and almost immediately I noticed the 'Schindler's List' waffle fries for $15,” she told The Daily Mail.

“I cannot express how disturbed, uncomfortable and in plain shock we were both in after reading the menu.”

The menu also included many dishes named after blockbuster movies including Pulp Fiction, Terminator and Godfather. 

“I asked to speak with the manager and explained to her how inappropriate it is to name a dish after the film,” she said.

“The manager was apologetic after I had explained to her why the name of the dish is extremely offensive, and she assured me that it would be changed to something else.”

The restaurant has since removed the name from the menu and re-printed new menus.

“We would like to add at no time did we look to offend anyone and the intent of the name on the menu may have been taken out of context,” The Arc at Nobbys said.


8th February 2019