Manhattan Bar and Grill slammed for selling smaller 'ladies' steaks
A restaurant has been blasted for offering a “ladies fillet” steak on their menu.
The Manhattan Bar and Grill, in Liverpool, is offering an 8oz steak which is smaller than the other meaty offerings on the menu, and it is described by the restaurant as "one for the ladies".
“One for the ladies! A beautiful 80 cut, cause we can...” the menu reads for the £18.95 item.
The next size up on the grill menu at Manhattan is the fillet steak, which comes in at 10oz for £24.95
The gendered meal was highlighted by food writer Vicky Andrews on Twitter, who asked: "Would you order a 'ladies fillet?'"
“Nope. I would also leave the restaurant and take my custom elsewhere,” one person responded.
“It’s the 2020s not the 1920s!”
The restaurant claimed they created the dish in response to the demand from female customers and insisted they won't be changing the controversial name.
An employee, known only as Karl, commented: "We've had this steak on the menu since day one (2015) and due to high demand from a lot of our female customers, we named it, the Ladies Fillet.
"It's a very, very popular dish and one of our best selling steaks from the Grill section.
"So, no! I won't be changing the name, why change something that works?"