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Married First Sight star sparked outrage over $27 for a meal in Oakland


An angry Married At First Sight star has slammed a New Zealand cafe for its “small” salad that brought him back $27.

Samuel Levy, a former MAFS contestant, took to Instagram to share a photo of a salad served at an unnamed restaurant in Auckland.

The 29-year-old described the ‘small’ meal as a ‘little piece’ and slammed the NZ$27 salad [$24 AUD] The price is “theft in broad daylight”.

He wrote, “I paid $27 for this tiny, tiny piece of salad… Auckland’s blood hell.”

“This is a violent curse and daylight robbery.”

Samuel decided not to name the restaurant where he got the meal, but instead just name the general location.

“I will not mark the place directly, but I will place the location of the place below where I should not go and visit it while in Auckland,” he said, followed by an eye and palm face emoji.

The salad consisted of some greens, cherry tomatoes, avocado, Parmesan cheese and some croutons on the side.

With the cost of living rising in recent months, the price of the product has skyrocketed – prompting many restaurants in Australia and New Zealand to adjust their prices.

In New Zealand, the inflation rate from March to June 2022 increased by 1.7 percent, and the annual rate of inflation was 7.3 percent, compared to 6.9 percent for the previous quarter.

Earlier this week, honeymooners in Greece were shocked after they got stuck on a $850 bill for a “quick snack”.

Lindsey Brin and her husband Alex, both 30, were shocked after they were surprised by the outrageous bill at DK Oyster in Mykonos.

The couple, who hails from Toronto, Canada, were exploring the picturesque city when they decided to pop into one of the local restaurants.

“We went to the oyster bar for a bite and a drink,” Lindsey explained.

“They immediately said: Do you want oysters?” They were very arrogant. We said yes and he said “A dozen?” So we said yes because a dozen is typical.

“My husband ordered a beer and I asked for a cocktail menu and came back with a beer but I had to ask again for a cocktail menu and he started stalking different types of alcohol he had, vodka, and gin, but I asked for a menu.”

After finishing their snack and “big comic drinks,” the couple was ready to pay and get on with their day.

“When we were ready to leave, I went to the bathroom and they told my husband to go into a back room to pay which is a small amount,” Lindsey recalled.

“They gave him the bill which was over 400 euros. He was shocked and told him to collapse. They had a computer screen they pointed at him and it was all in Greek but we don’t speak Greek.”

Although he was totally shocked by the big bill, Alex paid for it without any issues after he “felt superficial” and “didn’t want to put himself in a bad situation.”

Lindsey admitted, “He definitely got intimidated and is the friendliest of men, so even if the bill was double, he would probably have paid it to avoid any problems.”

“It was so crazy. I’m glad it was too late that we didn’t argue or refuse to pay because we could have ended up worse. They know that when you’re a tourist, they take advantage of it.”

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