A German restaurant has sparked debate worldwide after banning children under the age of 14 from dining after 5pm.
The restaurant owner said that previously children had damaged the decor, ruined table cloths and he even claimed one child caused physical harm to another patron.
"We have been thinking about this for a very long time," the owner said
"We have somehow reached that point where you say: This just can't go on like this,"
He added that the ban was more driven by parents who let their kids get away with the bad behaviour, rather than the kids themselves. He said they seem to "acknowledge it with a smile, keep on eating, and don't care at all."
He hoped that his new ban would make his restaurant an "oasis of peace" for his customers.
But the ban has caused heated discussions online, with many calling the owner 'heartless'.
"What about families who have brought up kids to be quiet in public? Why not just turf out noisy customers of any age?" one person questioned.
But others loved the restaurant owners approach.
"Excellent idea. why do other guests have to put up with noisy kids?" added another.
What do you make of his decision, would you like to see this happen more in NZ or not?