No kid din­ers please but your pooch’s OK

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - DANIEL BATE­MAN

THE Table­land res­tau­rant that banned chil­dren has another pol­icy that may give some cus­tomers paws to think.

Flynn’s Res­tau­rant at Yungaburra has started advertising that it is a dog- friendly es­tab­lish­ment, fol­low­ing its con­tro­ver­sial ban on chil­dren un­der the age of seven.

The kid ban was in­tro­duced fol­low­ing a now- fa­mous spat res­tau­rant owner and chef Liam Flynn had with the mother of a scream­ing twoyear- old, about three weeks ago.


Flynn, who


since been in­ter­viewed by dozens of media or­gan­i­sa­tions across the globe, said he stuck by the rule, but had since eased up on al­low­ing din­ers of the ca­nine va­ri­ety.

“When peo­ple turned up with nice, be­haved dogs, we said, ‘ hey, sure, you can sit out the front; dogs, no prob­lem’,’’ he said. “We’re not go­ing to shoo peo­ple away if they’re walk­ing their dogs and just want to have a meal and a glass of wine.”

But the award- win­ning chef warned the pro- dog pol­icy was only within rea­son: some breeds could be told to stay home.

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