"...Nine party-goers dined for lunch at Robbie's Bar and Bistro to celebrate a Nelson woman's 70th birthday. The celebration turned to disbelief when they where told they could not bring in the birthday cake, baked as a present, without a $12 "cutting fee".
"I couldn't believe it," cake-baker June Thompson said. "I was actually gutted because I thought, 'that's a heck of a charge on top of making the cake'..."
Ever here of corkage for BYO- same thing.
A perfectly reasonable charge for staff's time for serving, cleaning plates and forks and more importantly- for the use of the venue.
Less than $1.50 a head is a 'heck of a charge'?
Stick to stewed tea and stale biscuits in one of your unheated state houses!