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A restaurant has come under fire after an outraged Jewish customer noticed $15 Schindler’s List-themed waffle fries nachos on the menu.

Melbourne woman Lisa was left disturbed after she spotted the Holocaust reference on the menu while visiting Gold Coast restaurant The Arc at Nobbys, on Friday.

‘My boyfriend and I went to dine there on Friday night, February 1, and almost immediately I noticed the ‘Schindler’s List’ waffle fries for 15 dollars,’ Lisa said.

‘I cannot express how disturbed, uncomfortable and in plain shock we were both in after reading the menu.’

The Arc at Nobbys came under fire after a customer complained about Schindler's List-themed waffle fries nachos on the menu (pictured)

The Arc at Nobbys came under fire after a customer complained about Schindler’s List-themed waffle fries nachos on the menu (pictured)

Melbourne woman Lisa was left disturbed after she spotted the Holocaust reference on the menu while visiting Gold Coast restaurant The Arc at Nobbys (pictured), on Friday

Melbourne woman Lisa was left disturbed after she spotted the Holocaust reference on the menu while visiting Gold Coast restaurant The Arc at Nobbys (pictured), on Friday

Schindler’s List is a movie set in German occupied Poland during World War II about businessman Oskar Schindler who turns his factory into a refuge for persecuted Jewish people during the Holocaust.

The Schindler’s List waffle fries nachos are among a number of other items on the menu named after blockbuster movies including Pulp Fiction, Terminator and Godfather.

Lisa made her complaint known and spoke with the manager of the establishment who apologised.

‘I asked to speak with the manager and explained to her how inappropriate it is to name a dish after the film,’ Lisa said.

‘The manager was apologetic after I had explained to her why the name of the dish is extremely offensive, and she assured me that it would be changed to something else.’

Lisa also lodged a complaint to the Anti-Defamation Commission, Australia’s leading civil rights organisation, and the item was removed from the menu.

Lisa lodged a complaint to the Anti-Defamation Commission, Australia's leading civil rights organisation, and the item was removed from the menu (stock image)

Lisa lodged a complaint to the Anti-Defamation Commission, Australia’s leading civil rights organisation, and the item was removed from the menu (stock image)

When contacted by Daily Mail Australia, the restaurant said it was aware of the complaint but stressed they did not intend to cause harm.

‘At the time the venue owner advised the customer that her comments would be taken on board and reviewed immediately,’ The Arc at Nobbys said.

After a review over the weekend, the restaurant made the call to take the name off the menu and to re-print new menus.

‘We would like to add at no time did we look to offend anyone and the intent of the name on the menu may have been taken out of context,’ The Arc at Nobbys said.

‘Fries are popular menu item so we named our four fries after four movies that are popular classics.’

Schindler's List is a movie set in German occupied Poland during World War II about businessman Oskar Schindler who turns his factory into a refuge for persecuted Jewish people during the Holocaust

Schindler’s List is a movie set in German occupied Poland during World War II about businessman Oskar Schindler who turns his factory into a refuge for persecuted Jewish people during the Holocaust

The Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission Dr Dvir Abramovich said the incident was an example of cheapening of the Holocaust for advertising and marketing purposes.

‘This hurtful and insensitive incident would leave most gasping, and is the latest example of a trend that only seems to be getting worse as we move further in time and people forget what actually happened in World War II,’ Dr Abramovich said in a statement.

‘It simply defies belief that anyone thought this was an appropriate marketing ploy or a funny gimmick to describe food.’

‘I should not have to say this, but there can never be any justifiable purpose for making light of the extermination of six million Jews and millions of others.’

Dr Abramovich said he hoped a survivor of the Holocaust never visited the restaurant so that they didn’t have to be confront the vulgar menu. 

‘This offensive episode demonstrates that we still have a long way to go in terms of educating people about the true impact and the unparalleled horrors of Holocaust, and why they should never trivialise history’s darkest period,’ he said.