| 25.10,19. 08:36 PM |
Popular Sydney nightspot Café del Mar to shut for 24 hours after serving
alcohol to underage teenagers
A group of 16-year-old girls can be seen on CCTV at Café Del Mar at Cockle Bay Wharf in May. (9News)
A popular Sydney nightspot will be forced to close its doors for 24 hours after it was caught on camera serving alcohol to minors.
A group of 16-year-old girls can be seen on CCTV entering Café Del Mar at Cockle Bay Wharf in May.
Some of the teenagers then approach the bar on two separate occasions and ordered cocktails.
Police later found the girls were using false identification.
Café del Mar has been given a trading suspension and will have to close for 24 hours in just over a week's time.
The NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority told 9News that serving alcohol to minors is a serious offence.
The Authority says more than 40 NSW venues have been prosecuted over the past two years.
"…to avoid any repeat occurrence, we have reviewed and updated our Plan of Management," Café del Mar said in a statement to 9News.
"All staff hold current Responsible Service of Alcohol Certification as per legal requirements, and an internal training course in accordance with this plan has been conducted."