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Bristol news Restaurant turn two men away because of 'chavvy' outfits MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - David Fulton claims he felt like a 'second class citizen'

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17 September 2020 - 05:24

Breaking News ! A diner was left red-faced after he and his friend were turned away from Miller & Carter because of how they were dressed. David Fulton, 27, said he was left feeling like a "second class citizen" after the incident at Maidstone's steakhouse, reports Kent Live . According to Mr Fulton, from Folkestone, the dinner was supposed to be a gluttonous celebration after his friend bought a new car. But instead, both men were left with empty stomachs after not meeting the restaurant's dress code standards- something he says they had tried to clarify several times before arriving at the Sandling Road venue. Mr Fulton, a civil servant, said: "We’d driven past the restaurant a number of times and we like to try out new places to eat out. "We noted that they had a dress code and, to make absolutely sure we weren’t in any violation of this, both placed individual calls to the restaurant to confirm this. Miller & Carter Maidstone (Image: Kent Live) "My friend described his exact outfit and the gentleman on the other end confirmed that it was absolutely fine." Convinced they were appropriately dressed the pair arrived at the restaurant just before 6pm on Wednesday (September 9) but didn't get any further than the foyer. Read More Related Articles Woman felt 'discriminated' against when Miller & Carter refused to serve her Wearing a pair of jeans and a top, Mr Felton said he was left feeling like "a second class citizen" as staff reviewed his outfit. Mr Felton's friend was wearing a pair of shorts and a T-shirt for the meal, which he claimed staff had deemed too "chavvy" for their dining room. David's offending outfit (Image: David Fulton) He said: "We drove up on the day and got into the restaurant foyer. The woman at the front desk asked if we had a reservation and I confirmed. She then hesitated to give us a menu and called over a gentleman colleague. "They both started murmuring to each other whilst physically looking us up and down, paying particular attention to my friends clothing and tattoos.

. Read More Related Articles Diner furious orange basketball shirt and shorts not 'smart-casual' "The woman then looked at the sign to her left which stated the dress code, looked at me and, patronisingly, asked if I had ‘read the dress code’, to which we explained we called twice to confirm this. "She then murmured to her colleague and then said that we cannot seat you dressed and looking the way we do. "This was unbelievably embarrassing and made me feel like an absolute second class citizen. What David's pal wore (Image: David Fulton) 'Our money seemed not good enough' Miller & Carter describes its dress code as "smart casual" with "no tracksuits, hoodies, sports/workwear" permitted. But Mr Felton says the pair were not wearing anything explicitly banned and was upset with the way staff treated them. After the incident he got in touch with the restaurant via email, but was also disgruntled by their response, which explained they are "heavily monitored by dress code". "We had to leave as I was close to tears and my friend helped me out of the restaurant. The response from them has been absolutely abysmal." He added: "They categorically refused to address the conduct of their staff and only reiterated their dress code, which did not exclusively prohibit any of the clothing me and my friend were wearing. "If I wasn’t working from home and had turned up straight from work in my office, there would have been no hesitation to seat us. I can’t understand why our money, that we were willing to spend, seemed to not be good enough due to our not at all shabby appearance." Mr Felton did eventually find a restaurant nearby, Fido's Bistro, which he says "was very accommodating" and "fantastic". A Miller & Carter Maidstone spokesman said: “We’re sorry for any disappointment caused, however we do have a dress code in place at the Steakhouse.”

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