An Irish Michelin-starred restaurant’s response to a blogger seeking a free meal has gone viral 4 years ago

An Irish Michelin-starred restaurant’s response to a blogger seeking a free meal has gone viral

One emoji says it all.

A blogger’s request to secure a free meal at an Irish restaurant backfired in fairly spectacular fashion this week when the restaurant’s response was picked up by media outlets all over the world.

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On Tuesday, Campagne Restaurant in Kilkenny, the recipient of a Michelin star in 2014, posted a snippet of an email it received from a blogger who was seeking a free meal for two in exchange for exposure on their blogs and social media accounts.

Pic via Twitter/campagnerestaurant via Storyful

Posted with the line ‘the start of another week in paradise’ alongside what Emojipedia describes as ‘face with rolling eyes emoji’, the tweet has garnered over 530 retweets and over 2,200 likes at the time of writing.

Since Tuesday, Campagne’s response to the email has been picked up international media outlets such as Mashable, Huffington Post, the San Diego Union Tribune and the Telegraph.

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While there was plenty of support for the manner of the response, the restaurant’s Twitter account has been responding to various parties unimpressed with the posting of the initial request, despite the fact that the blogger in question was not named publicly.

Somehow, we think this particular one was posted with tongue firmly in cheek...