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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Ellen Kirwin

Liverpool restaurant Manhattan criticised for selling smaller 'ladies' steak

A Liverpool city centre restaurant has come under fire for offering a "ladies" fillet steak on their menu.

Manhattan Bar and Grill, on Fenwick Street, has put an 8oz cut of meat on the menu specifically for ladies, priced at £18.95.

The menu reads "One for the ladies! A beautiful 80 cut, cause we can". It is featured alongside the New York sirloin (12oz), the fillet steak (10oz) and  the T-bone steak (16oz).

The restaurant has received criticism online after an image of the menu was shared on Twitter.

The Tweet was then picked up my restaurant critic Jay Rayner, who posted it to his 278,000 followers.

When Twitter user @PlanetVicster posed the question "Would you order a 'ladies' fillet?"  Tim Hayward, also a restaurant critic, said: "I am proud to say I don't know any women that would."

Another user commented: "Nope. I would also leave the restaurant and take my custom elsewhere. It’s the 2020s not the 1920s!"

While a third added: "No. And I’d go elsewhere. Don’t they understand the climate of the times?"

Karl at Manhattan Bar and Grill spoke to  Metro about the backlash the ladies steak has received.

He said: "Wow, this has created some publicity, considering we are a small family run business in Liverpool!

"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 popular dish and one of our best selling steaks."

He added: "So, no! I won't be changing the name, why change something that works?"

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