It was said at a dinner that she was left ‘close to tears’ as she was whisked away to a friend by a restaurant due to her ‘chiwi’ clothes.
David Fulton, a 27-year-old elementary school teacher from Locuston and his pal – who does not wish to be identified – says he fell into foul code last week at Miller & Carter Steakhouse in Myderstone, Kent.
The pair had planned a meal to convince David Pal to buy a new car, but they went on an empty stomach after a confrontation with employees allegedly with their outfits.
David claimed that he had also tried to clarify the company’s ‘smart casual’ dress code before arriving at the venue.
David Fulton, a 27-year-old elementary school teacher from Focalstone and his pal, says he collapsed last week at Miller & Carter Steakhouse in Myderstone, Kent, because of a dress code.
David said: ‘We were inspired by the past [the restaurant] Many times and we like to try new places to eat outside.
‘We noted that they had a dress code and to make sure we were not in violation of it, the two made separate calls to the restaurant to confirm this.
‘My friend described her exact outfit and the gentleman at the other end confirmed that it was perfectly right.’
They arrived at the restaurant just before 6 pm on Wednesday and the couple were dressed appropriately [September 9] But nobody got further from the foyer.
Wearing a pair of jeans and a top, David said he felt like a ‘second-class citizen’ as employees reviewed his organization.
Just before 6 pm on Wednesday, they dressed the couple properly who arrived at the restaurant [September 9] But nobody got further from the foyer. Picture: David’s Clothing
David’s friend had donated a pair of shorts and a T-shirt for the meal, which he claimed was also considered ‘chavvy’ by the staff for his dining room.
He said: ‘We got up on the day and entered the restaurant foyer. The lady at the front desk asked if we had reservations and I confirmed.
‘He then hesitated to give us a menu and called a gentleman’s colleague.
‘They both began to mutter to each other while physically looking at us up and down, paying special attention to my friends’ clothes and tattoos.
‘While doing so, the gentleman used the word “chavavi” to describe, I think, our clothes.
David’s friend had donated a pair of shorts and a t-shirt for the meal, which the staff claimed was ‘chawi’ for his dining room as well
‘The woman looked at the sign to her left, stating the dress code, looked at me and, patiently, asked if I had “read the dress code”, to which we told that we called twice to confirm it. did.
‘He then spoke to his colleague and then said that we cannot take off your clothes and the way we are looking.
‘It was incredibly embarrassing and made me feel like a full second class citizen.
‘We had to leave to get close to tears and my friend helped me out of the restaurant. The response from their side has been abysmal. ‘
Miller & Carter Steakhouse described their dress code as ‘smart casual’ with the permission of ‘any tracksuit, hoodies sports / work wear’.
Miller & Carter Steakhouse (pictured – Maidstone Branch) described its dress code as ‘smart casual’ without the permission of ‘no tracksuit, hoodies sports / work wear’. A spokesman said: ‘We are sorry for any disappointment, although we have a dress code at the steakhouse’
But David insisted that the pair had not worn anything expressly prohibited and said that he was upset with the way employees treated him.
After the incident he claims he was in contact with the restaurant via email, but was also dissatisfied with their response, which explained that they are ‘heavily monitored by the dress code’.
David said: ‘He categorically refused to address the conduct of his staff and merely repeated his dress code, which did not specifically prohibit any clothing worn by me and my friend.
After calling further, stating that they were properly dressed, the couple arrived at the restaurant before 6pm on Wednesday evening [September 9] But nobody got ahead of the foyer
‘If I had not been working from home and would have retracted directly from work in my office, there would be no hesitation in giving us a seat.
“I do not understand that our money, which we were ready to spend, seemed that our appearance was not right at all.”
David eventually found a restaurant nearby – Fido’s Bistro – which he says was ‘very sociable’ and ‘fantastic’.
A Miller and Carter Steakhouse spokesman said: ‘We are sorry for any disappointment, although we have a dress code at the steakhouse.’