Nando's has long been dubbed the place to go for a cheap and cheerful chicken-fuelled date.
But one 10-year-old boy who took his "wee girlfriend" to a branch in Edinburgh was asked to leave, as they were too young to be there without an adult present.
In Scotland, it is a legal requirement that all under-13's must be accompanied by an adult on premises that are licensed to sell alcohol.
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The young heartthrob was instead made to eat his spicy chicken wings and peri-peri fries on a bench outside.
His older sister took to Twitter to reveal how his romantic plans were foiled.
She wrote: "OMG I can't!!!!!!!! My wee brother is 10 years old and he took his wee 'gf' on a date to Nando's and they didn't let them sit in cause they had to be 13 so they made them eat a takeaway out side on a bench!!!!!!! and he paid I cannnnntttttt.
'Shame on Nando's."
She also revealed that the youngster even insisted paying for their date.
Nando's has since apologised for 'cramping the little guy's style' but stressed it was a legal requirement with alcohol license laws in place.
A spokesman said: "We know that nobody wants to go on a date with their parents in tow but unfortunately it's a legal requirement of our alcohol license in Scotland that all under-13's must be accompanied by an adult."