The iconic Sydney Harbour Inn has come under fire for selling a fish soup which includes sams.
The seafood soup, which is sold at Sydney’s Surfers Paradise Resort, was created by a local business and is made with lobster, scallops and samsan.
But now, the popular Sydney Harbour inn has been hit with a backlash after the company has posted an apology and vowed to be more ethical in the future.
In an update posted to Facebook, Surfers Resort said they had received “a lot of feedback from the public about the soup and how it was produced” and that the restaurant would be more “ethical”.
“We would like to make sure that we never do things like this again,” Surfers spokesperson Kristin Foy told news.com, with Surfers managing director Tom McLean saying that the “bad taste” in the soup was “unacceptable”.
“It’s not something we want to be associated with and that is why we have taken the decision to take it down immediately,” Mr Foy said.
The restaurant has also been accused of selling an unhealthily high number of samsanas in their fish soup.
“We apologise for the unfortunate error that was made in the recipe for the soup,” Surfrs statement said.
“It was never intended to be served in this way and we are sorry that it has upset our customers.”
Mr Foys apology comes after the Harbour Inn apologised to customers who had purchased the soup.
A spokesperson for Surfers confirmed that the company would be making “changes” to the seafood soup.
“The soup will be changed to better reflect the taste of the seafood and will be made more healthily,” they said in a statement.
“In addition, we will be doing a complete re-education of our supply chain in order to ensure that this is not something that we see in the near future.”
Surfers’ Surfers Pavilion, which was once home to the iconic Sydney Surfers Restaurant, is now a new hotel and restaurant and has been redeveloped.
The original Surfers restaurant closed in 2011 and the Surfers Inn has since become the new hotel.
“Our goal is to make the Surfies a great destination, so we’re committed to bringing the Surfings back to life and creating a more positive and sustainable environment for the Surfiers,” Surfrers spokesperson, Mr McLean, said.