Restaurant offers patrons free wine to keep off their phones

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After a survey by restaurant reservation app, Open Table, revealed 85 per cent of diners use their mobile phones while enjoying a meal out, a couple of WA restaurants have taken action.

The Loft Lounge and Bar in Perth offered Mother’s Day patrons a free glass of bubbly to put their phones away, while Gusti Bar and Restaurant provided conversation starters on coasters. 

The global #diningmode challenge has seen several Perth restaurants encouraging patrons to put their phones away while eating with others on Mother's Day.

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Many thought the idea of offering people incentives to speak to each other was ridiculous. 

Others thought the idea was over the top.

I reckon free stuff is always welcome. I'd do it!