Tracksuit-clad Geordie Shore star slams M&B steakhouse for refusing to seat her

By Nikkie Sutton

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Another arm: Miller & Carter is pub group Mitchells & Butlers' steakhouse brand
Another arm: Miller & Carter is pub group Mitchells & Butlers' steakhouse brand

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Reality TV star Marnie Simpson has blasted Mitchells & Butlers steakhouse arm Miller & Carter and claimed the venue would not seat her for lunch because she was wearing a tracksuit.

Simpson took to Twitter to vent her frustration about not being allowed to eat at Miller & Carter because she was wearing a tracksuit.

She claimed it was because she didn’t look “posh enough” and said it was “absolutely terrible and total discrimination against the lower class”.



The Morning Advertiser ​has contacted Miller & Carter but had not received a response at the time of publication.

However, it did respond to the reality TV star on Twitter and apologised: “We’re really sorry Marnie if we caused any offence. However, we do have a dress code in place at our steakhouses.”

Simpson did receive some backlash on social media about her comments as users questioned her dress sense.

One user, Craig Johnson, said: “Because it’s the image of the restaurant, you go out for a nice meal you want to be surrounded by decent people, not people who can’t be bothered to change out of a tracksuit.”

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Simpson replied: “So what if I prefer to wear tracksuits, so you’re saying if I wear a tracksuit I’m not a ‘suitable person’ to sit in a restaurant. I got all dressed and went out for food, how is a lovely expensive tracksuit mean I’m not suitable to eat at a classy restaurant.

“I don’t like to wear dresses or tight clothing. I like to dress comfy all the time, so you’re saying because I’m like this and this is my style, I can’t eat in nice restaurants.”

However another user, David, backed Simpson’s comments and said: “Anyone should be able to wear what they want.”

Meanwhile, earlier this year (July) JD Wetherspoon came under fire after it asked customers wearing tracksuits and hats to leave.

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