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Aibu to complain to a restaurant for advertising a Lady steak?

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SisterNancySinatra Sun 30-Aug-15 15:29:59

Restaurant was in Amsterdam but I felt it was patronising to women advertising a twee steak that was edible for a "lady" and also I guffawed as it seemed quite rude too.

MarmiteAndButter Sun 30-Aug-15 15:32:14

I'd say you are being a bit U. Women generally are advised to eat less calories than men so unless you are a body builder, you should be having a smaller bit of steak.
I've seen it a few times and it has never occurred to me to think it sexist.

SisterNancySinatra Sun 30-Aug-15 15:34:39

Didn't sound too appetising tho eating a " lady steak " or have i got an immature sense of humour.

VashtaNerada Sun 30-Aug-15 15:34:48

Yep, definitely sexist and patronising! Plenty of men have small appetites and vice versa. Hate this kind of unthinking stupidness.

OurBlanche Sun 30-Aug-15 15:35:24

Find the TripAdvisor, or equivalent, page and ask: is a Lady Steak a Dutch euphemism? Or is a Lady Steak supposed to be a cute retro dish, harking back to those twee 1950s?

Make it sound like a truly sincere tourist question... and provide us all with a link so we can see what the Dutch take on it is smile

Discopanda Sun 30-Aug-15 15:36:15

Too much red meat can increase your risk of breast cancer but other than that it seems ridiculous to label it as a 'lady steak'. I have a friend who always manages a whole chicken when she goes to Nandos and she's dinky.

HirplesWithHaggis Sun 30-Aug-15 15:38:53

Perhaps the meat came from a cow, rather than a bullock? (Yes, I doubt it too!)

MorrisZapp Sun 30-Aug-15 15:39:17

I'm in two minds really. On one hand its patronising and sexist. But on the other hand like many women, I don't really want to eat massive slabs of meat and would prefer a smaller meat serving and more vegetables. DP always wants a huge bit of meat.

So they're maybe giving their customers what they want, but wording it very badly.

SisterNancySinatra Sun 30-Aug-15 15:40:07

Yes I will put it on trip advisor and complain it just made me feel abit " ewww

Bunbaker Sun 30-Aug-15 15:41:09

I don't know why they couldn't have offered steaks in different weights and leave out whether it is suitable for a man/woman/child/cat or whatever.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 30-Aug-15 15:41:37

Lady steak reminds me of lady bumps, wasn't it a Black Eyed Peas song?

bessarabiantiger Sun 30-Aug-15 15:42:02

Are you sure it was a restaurant? If I was in Amsterdam and someone offered me a 'Ladysteak' I would be worried about what would appear at table...

DoreenLethal Sun 30-Aug-15 15:42:15

If that is your only concern whilst in Amsterdam you might need to open your eyes a little.

SquadGoals Sun 30-Aug-15 15:43:25

I live in South Africa. Seeing a ladies steak advertised is very, very common.

Wonder if it is a Dutch/Afrikaans thing?

Never thought to complain, it's always the perfect size for my appetite.

bessarabiantiger Sun 30-Aug-15 15:43:49

Did the menu also feature Gentlemans relish?

I apologise for appearing glib, but this has tickled me.

OurBlanche Sun 30-Aug-15 15:44:13

Bunbaker... tis fairly obvious that this specific restaurant is fully aware that Ladies can't visualise such information. It's like map reading, innit?

Calling it a Lady Steak takes all the stress out of choosing to each such a manly meal.

Surely you could muster a little bit of gratitude for such thoughtfulness?!?!

Or maybe not...

SisterNancySinatra Sun 30-Aug-15 15:46:27

Gentlemens relish smile lol

Emochild Sun 30-Aug-15 15:49:33

I've seen lady steaks on menus in South Africa, New Zealand and London grin

Birdsgottafly Sun 30-Aug-15 15:54:04

Is also say that this is cultural, my Dad was from Dutch background born in SA.

It's a easy understood way of describing it, to many Nationalities.

I've said this before on here, but I can't convince my SA relatives that the use of "Lady", is offensive to some.

Reubs15 Sun 30-Aug-15 21:32:16

Lol I thought it was something rude!

CassieBearRawr Sun 30-Aug-15 21:35:12

I hope the man steak came live ready for the man to hunt and butcher himself.

Puffinsharon Sun 30-Aug-15 21:43:34

I'm partial to a lady steak because it's a sensible size, though ordering one always makes me think of Alan Partridge's fave cocktail.

Ladyboys all round!

bessarabiantiger Sun 30-Aug-15 22:23:03

Holy moly. I am a bodybuilder. If anyone offered me a 'lady' sized portion I would probably eat them just to teach subsequent waiting-staff a lesson.

ComposHatComesBack Sun 30-Aug-15 22:56:44

I hope you haven't been telling people that you were eating Lady steak on your recent trip to Amsterdam.

G1veMeStrength Sun 30-Aug-15 22:59:49

YANBU. That would infuriate me ffs. Worse than the patronising yorkie bar shit. Though you could have a Lady Di with the right sauce. How elegant hmm

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