Jess Glynne claims she was made a victim of “discrimination” after being turned away from an expensive London restaurant for being too scruffy.
The I’ll Be There singer shared a picture of herself on Instagram wearing tracksuit bottoms, a hoodie, trainers and a baseball cap as she revealed she had been refused a table at Asian seafood restaurant Sexy Fish in Mayfair.
Glynne, 30, wrote: “Dear @sexyfishlondon I turned up to your restaurant looking like this and you looked me and my friend up and down and said no you can’t come in and your restaurant was EMPTY.
“I then went to @amazonicolondon who greeted me and my friend with pure joy and we had a banging meal with wicked service. @sexyfishlondon please check yourself if this is how you treat people cause it’s rude, off putting, embarrassing and most definitely not inviting. We were made to wait and 2 members of staff came to look at us and make a decision based on our appearance. I think the attitude of your staff needs to change as that was pure discrimination. Thanks and bye.”
Amazonico is a Latin American restaurant located close by to Sexy Fish in London’s Berkeley Square.
Yahoo News UK has contacted Sexy Fish for comment.
A statement about their Dress Code policy on their website says: “We request that guests do not wear sportswear, beachwear. ripped jeans, flip flops, sliders or workout trainers (smarter, fashion trainers may be permitted).
Sexy Fish is part of the Caprice restaurant group in London, including Scott’s, J Sheekey and The Ivy, all of which are frequented by celebrities.
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London-born Glynne released her debut album I Cry When I Laugh in 2015 and has gone on to have a successful music career, earning five Brit Award nominations in 2019. The same year she supported the Spice Girls on their tour of the UK and Ireland.
In June 2019 Glynne received a lifetime ban from the Isle of Wight Festival after she cancelled her set with just 10 minutes notice. She later confirmed her reason for cancelling was a heavy night out with the Spice Girls, saying: “It is true that I went out and celebrated the end of the Spice World tour.”