Hannabella Parker left embarrassed after she was told to leave a steakhouse because she did not meet the chain’s dress code.
She was wearing jogging bottoms and a crop top while visiting the Miller & Carter restaurant.
After being told to leave the restaurant she decided to go to another Miller & Carter near Bristol and they served her in the same outfit without imposing any dress code rules on her. Hannabella shared her experience on Facebook along with the pictures of her outfit.
She said they taken her to one side and told she “wasn’t dressed appropriately for their dress code policy” and asked to leave. She wrote: “I’ve been in there dressed up, dressed down, even more, dressed down than today’s attire.
“[I’m] Feeling kind of discriminated due to other members of the public in the restaurant dressed similar or more causal than my self.”
“[Travelled] 20 minutes up the motorway to another Miller & Carter at Cribbs Causeway. To walk straight through the doors, table for 2, eaten our food nothing to be said about clothing in and out, enjoyed our food with a good/fast efficient service.”
“Drove back to Weston, to show the manager my receipt to ask what her problem was that she felt the need discriminate me? She wasn’t interested in what I had to say as she stood in her ‘empty’ restaurant.
“Wonder why things close down and Weston doesn’t have the business anymore?
“Well here’s one of the proofs. Learn some good customer service and treat people with respect it’s really not difficult.
“Refusing to give your service on behalf of the restaurant because I wasn’t dressed how you call would smart casual. I didn’t realize I needed to get my suit out to come in for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon.”
Her post on the Spotted Bath & Bristol page received support as many social media users questioned the restaurant’s policy while there were some who favored the restaurant.
One user wrote: “Joggers and I can see your belly, nothing about what you’re wearing is smart and businesses have the right to refuse service to whom ever they wish.
“You should go to McDonalds next time as you’re more appropriately dressed for there.”
Another said: “You’re out enjoying a meal, really baffles me why they have a dress code when your paying them YOUR money. What if you were majorly ill and could only cope with going out in PJs I’ve known people do this!
“Nevertheless I think Miller and Carter pitch themselves a little too high and I disagree with them not serving you.”
Miller & Carter spokesperson responded to the Facebook post saying: “We do have a smart-casual dress code in place at our steakhouses and what adheres to the dress code is down to the discretion of the restaurant’s manager.
“We’re sorry for any upset this may have caused.”
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