The Pilchards Gatsby that left a bad taste on social media. Picture from Facebook.

The team at Lucky Star were a bit unlucky when they suggested people ask for Pilchards to be added to their Gatsby.

The classic chips and salad are still there, but the chicken/steak filling has been replaced by the well known tinned fish.

Lucky Star has been putting its fishy spin on numerous South African classics, including the Kota, Bunny chow and Gwinya, but it was Capetonians who felt the most hurt by the changes made to the Gatsby. 

In the Facebook post, Lucky Star says: "Hoe lyk it, Cape Town! There's no Gatsby quite like a LUCKY Gatsby - and now, you can try our spin on the Mother City's favourite street food. Woza to your local takeaway spot & ask them to add Lucky Chow to their menu - packed with all the protein & omega 3 goodness of Lucky Star." 

Unfortunately, the new dish was not well received.

As the comments kept rolling in, the Lucky Star social media team didn't hide, in fact, they tried to respond to most comments regardless of the sentiment.

Unfortunately, this was not the first change to the humble Gatsby — in March an insert on the Food Network went viral and angered many Gatsby lovers who were offended by the ingredients in their beloved Gatsby.

Food stylist and founder of The Larder Cafe, Sonja Edridge courted controversy for her bizarre take on what is a traditional Cape Town mega sandwich.

She chopped spinach into a pot of curry, spreads her homemade mayonnaise and an Asian plum chutney on ciabatta, and then fills the bread with deep fried potato wedges and the curry.

The Lucky Star Gatsby just reminded some people of previous Gatsby make-overs