A Sydney restaurant owner has banned iPads and iPhones from his restaurant, claiming that parents should interact with their kids otherwise they should “just stay home”. 

If you thought that was bad enough, then think again. He’s also banned colouring books, board games and building blocks too.

“I’m not out there to give parenting advice, but the whole reason we set up this place was to create sharing experiences,” Attila Yilmaz told Jase & PJ.

“The majority of the families that come in here are fantastic. The kids get involved and they share. Our menus are even set up to pick what you want for the kids to read and get involved with it.”

In terms of banning colouring pencils, the father-of-two wants to put a stop to families coming in with a “whole activity pack” that resembles a creche. 

The conversation started when Yilmaz took to his Instagram page to share a post telling customers to “leave your kids at home if they can’t sit at a dinner table without colouring books or an electronic device.”

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Dear Customers. Thanks for letting your kids draw all over our tables and napkins and dining like civilised human beings. Truly appreciated. Leave your kids at home if they can’t sit at a dinner table with out colouring books or a electronic device . Oh and no!! No !!! You can’t bring in Nandos from across the road because your kids don’t like what’s on our menu !! And no !! No!! We do not cater to your no salt, sugar, dairy, gluten , onion, garlic intolerant diet (all of these were one person’s dietary requirements) !! And no , no!!! Vegan is a choice not a dietary requirement , and yes , we happily cater for that , easily. Dairy and Gluten are also not an issue and easily looked after with pleasure. I am about to introduce a no colouring book, toy and iPad ban to Pazar. Like my kids and many others that visit without such it’s time for them to learn the art of dining , enjoying food, conversation and sharing. If you can’t handle it, get a sitter or go to the RSL club. I don’t know about you but when I dine out the last thing I want is some kid sitting at the table next to me with Dora the Explorer blaring away as I try to enjoy my meal illuminated by the glow of their electronic device . Stop being so fucking lazy and interact with your children, teach them social skills.. please for the sake of future generations , engage with your kids or just stay home. #bantheipad #bancoloringbooks .

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