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One of Australia’s oldest restaurants shames ‘disgraceful’ diners who didn’t show up for dinner

An iconic Sydney restaurant that has only allowed 10 customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic has smothered a group of guests who failed to show up for their booking.

A group of six made a reservation last week at Beppi’s restaurant in Darlinghurst in downtown Sydney.

But according to the Italian institution, which has been in business since 1956, the party of six didn’t show up for their meal, or bothered to cancel.

“Last night we had a total of six people who didn’t show up,” Beppi wrote on Facebook.

’60 percent of our earnings GONE. No phone call to cancel, their phone just goes to the message bank. ‘

“Shameful behavior.”

When a six-person booking last week decided not to eat, the restaurant went on social media to hit the group

When a six-person booking last week decided not to eat, the restaurant went on social media to hit the group

Beppi's Restaurant in Darlinghurst, downtown Sydney ', has been a much-loved Italian establishment since 1956

Beppi's Restaurant in Darlinghurst, downtown Sydney ', has been a much-loved Italian establishment since 1956

Beppi’s Restaurant in Darlinghurst, downtown Sydney ‘, has been a much-loved Italian establishment since 1956

Beppi’s Restaurant in Darlinghurst, downtown Sydney, has been a beloved Italian establishment since 1956, but has been struggling since the coronavirus pandemic in Australia.

The closure of cafes and restaurants in March devastated the Sydney institution, but current restrictions allow the restaurant to work with ten diners at a time.

The restaurant said it was tempted to post the customers’ name and number, but chose not to disclose them.

Beppi’s said it had made the “conscious decision” not to take credit card information or deposits and trust customers and that the “vast majority” of customers were reliable.

“We deliberately chose not to make credit card details or deposits and to trust our customers,” the restaurant wrote.

The eatery also celebrated the NSW government’s easing of restrictions, allowing 50 customers to dine simultaneously.

Beppi’s said it had received an ‘overwhelming response’ from guests eager to return to the restaurant.

But the Facebook post urged people to always cancel bookings so that the restaurant could get revenue from other avid customers.

“The few egoists spoil it for others and cause further financial pain from an industry already decimated by the pandemic,” the post said.

The iconic eatery also celebrated the NSW government's easing of restrictions, allowing them to have 50 customers dining at once (pictured when it opened in the 1950s)

The iconic eatery also celebrated the NSW government's easing of restrictions, allowing them to have 50 customers dining at once (pictured when it opened in the 1950s)

The iconic eatery also celebrated the NSW government’s easing of restrictions, allowing them to have 50 customers dining at once (pictured when it opened in the 1950s)

“Grazie mille to all those customers who support and respect our industry in these difficult times.”

Loyal Beppi’s customers hit the no-shows, and some said the behavior was “disgraceful” and “shocking.”

One diner responded to the message, telling customers to “name and be ashamed.”

“Absolutely a shame! These people should be ashamed and compensate the restaurant, ”wrote another.

“Shocking behavior says a lot about the kind of people they are,” said one user.

Last week, a trendy restaurant in Sydney that was only allowed to admit ten customers because of the pandemic hit a woman who did not show up for her booking.

Aimee has reserved for four people to dine on Friday at Low 302 in Surry Hills, Sydney.

Low 302 slammed a woman named Aimee, who didn't show up for her booking

Low 302 slammed a woman named Aimee, who didn't show up for her booking

Low 302 slammed a woman named Aimee, who didn’t show up for her booking

“There were people on a waiting list who would have liked to take your reservation,” wrote Low 302 on Facebook.

“In this most difficult time, you have single-handedly set the worst precedent for our entire industry.

“Aimee, there’s a special place to burn in Hospo hell.”

New South Wales began to ease their coronavirus restrictions on Friday after receiving the green light from the federal government.

Restaurants are now allowed to receive up to 10 diners at a time after more than two months of strict delivery and take-away service.

Cafes and restaurants are expected to enforce 1.5 meter social distances and encourage their customers to practice good hand hygiene.

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