Tots get taste for fine din­ing

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KIDS as young as two are be­ing treated to adult din­ing – and par­ents are non­plussed about the costs in­volved.

House­holds are splash­ing on av­er­age about $100 on each restau­rant out­ing or al­most $2300 a year, new re­search has re­vealed.

And once their tiny tots reach 22 months, they are happy to take them out and give their taste­buds a se­ri­ous work­out.

Re­search com­mis­sioned on be­half of restau­rant reser­va­tion plat­form OpenTable found 39 per cent of par­ents were happy to spend more than $100 when din­ing out with their gourmet kids.

As for kids’ meals, $14 is the av­er­age price par­ents are will­ing to fork out for each child’s meal. OpenTable’s spokesman Tim Domelow said the re­search also re­vealed fam­i­lies were happy to spend up on twice a month on restau­rant meals.

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