Top Aussie chef John Mountain has banned all vegans from his restaurant in Connoly, Perth after an ugly dispute with a customer split the internet.

The chef took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce that vegans won’t be catered to at his restaurant Fyre, which is a big missed steak for the vegans.

“Sadly all vegans are now banned from Fyre (for mental health reasons),” he wrote.

“We thank you for your understanding. Xx.”


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The ban reportedly came after a diner complained about the lack of vegan options and was charged $32 for a vegetable dish that was “okay but not that filling”.

The young woman also added a personal attack against Mountain and said that his lack of accommodation showed his “shortcomings as a chef”.

She also added that she’s “seen many restaurants come and go from that building and none of them last.

“If you don’t get with the times, I don’t hold out faith that your restaurant will be the one that does.”

Mountain accepted the complaint but not the personal attack, so he replied: “Thanks for your negative review… please feel free to share your s**tty experience and I look forward to not seeing you again.”

“How very childish. You and all your vegan mates can all go and enjoy your dishes in another venue. You are now banned”

Mountain, who was all Fyred up, also said: “F**k vegans seriously … I’m done. At the end of the day, it’s not what I want to do, they can f**k off.”

Since the entire ordeal Fyre has been flooded with one star reviews, but many others have awarded it five stars and flooded the comments with positive messages.

“Because of your news article I’m now following you and intend to book ! Love your comments and your wit!” wrote one person.

“Never been to your restaurant before but we sure will be coming for a steak soon!!! Good on you for standing up for your restaurant,” commented another.

“I can’t understand why so many vegans behave like meatheads,” commented a third.

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This article first appeared on Over60.