A furious Married At First Sight star has slammed a New Zealand cafe for their “tiny” salad that set him back $27.
Former MAFS contestant Samuel Levi took to Instagram to share a photo of a salad that he was served at an unnamed Auckland restaurant.
The 29-year-old described the “small” meal as a “piece of s**t” and slammed the salad’s $27 NZD [$24 AUD] price tag as “daylight robbery.”
“Paid $27 for this tiny and small piece of s**t salad … blood hell Auckland” he wrote.
“This is damn rough and day light robbery.”
Samuel decided not to name the restaurant where he got the meal, but instead just the general location.
“I won’t tag the place directly, but I’ll put the location of the place below where not to go and visit while in Auckland” he said, followed by an eyeroll and facepalm emoji.
The salad consisted of some greens, cherry tomatoes, avocado, parmesan cheese and some large bits of toasted bread on the side.
With the cost of living soaring in recent months, the price of produced has skyrocketed – causing many restaurants in Australia and New Zealand to adjust their prices.
In New Zealand, the inflation rate from March to June 2022 increased 1.7 per cent, and the inflation rate year on year is 7.3 per cent, compared to 6.9 per cent for the previous quarter.
Earlier this week, honeymooners in Greece were left shocked after getting stuck with an $850 bill for a “quick snack”.
Lindsay Breen and her husband Alex, both 30, were left in shock after being surprised by the outrageous bill at DK Oyster in Mykonos.
The couple, who hail from Toronto, Canada, was exploring the picturesque town when they decided to pop into one of the local restaurants.
“We went to the oyster bar for a bite to eat and a drink,” Lindsay explained.
“They immediately said ‘do you want oysters?’ They were very presumptuous. We said yes and he said ‘a dozen?’ so we said yes because a dozen is a typical order.
“My husband ordered a beer and I asked for a cocktail menu and he came back with the beer but I had to ask again for a cocktail menu and he started rhyming off different kinds of alcohol he had, vodka, gin but I asked for a menu.”
After finishing their snack and “comically large drinks,” the couple was ready to pay and continue with their day.
“When we were ready to leave, I went to the washroom and they had my husband go into a back room to pay which is sketchy,” Lindsay remembered.
“They gave him the bill which was over 400 euros. He was shocked and asked for a breakdown. They had a computer screen that they turned to him and it was all in Greek but we don’t speak Greek.”
Although he was completely shocked by the large bill, Alex paid without any issues after he got a “sketchy vibe” and “didn’t want to get himself in a bad situation.”
“He definitely felt intimidated and he’s the friendliest guy so even if the bill was double he probably would have paid it to avoid any problems,” Lindsay admitted.
“It was pretty crazy. I’m glad in hindsight that we didn’t cause an argument or refuse to pay because it could have ended up worse for us. They know when you’re tourists they take advantage.”