Restaurant review battle resolved

A decade-long court battle over a restaurant review, comprising 8 court cases in total, has finally been decided in favour of the restaurant by Australia’s Supreme Court. The Sydney Morning Herald, which printed a review describing a pork belly dish as ‘the porcine equal of a parched Weetbix’, was ordered to pay restaurant Coco Roco the equivalent of R6.2m after the court ruled that the review failed to adequately point out that Coco Roco was in fact two restaurants and that the critic had eaten at the up-market Coco and was not reviewing the bistro-style Roco.

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