London Restaurant Bans Kids, Draws Ire of Internet Moms

December 16, 2016

The ban sparked huge controversy on a popular internet forum

A restaurant in the wealthy London suburb of Buckhurst Hill has sparked controversy after its owner banned children under five.

The BBC reports that The Organic Kitchen’s owner Hilary Penning, who is a mother herself, enacted the ban for two reasons — concerns about noise from other customers subjected to the sound of kids screaming or crying, as well as to free up space taken away by strollers big enough to make monster trucks look like Smart Cars.

Penning pointed out that with only 10 tables in the