Grace Dent shares awkward moment she was turned away from fancy restaurant for violating dress code

Grace Dent has opened up in regards to the mortifying second her and her accomplice have been turned away from an unique London restaurant for ‘violating’ the formal costume code.

The English columnist, broadcaster and writer made the embarrassing confession whereas showing on Amanda Wakeley’s new podcast Fashion DNA.

The 49-year-old informed designer Amanda, 60, that she just lately needed to have dinner on the Asian restaurant Attractive Fish in Mayfair.

Nonetheless, Grace and her accomplice – who she has by no means named – have been turned away on the door due to his expensive but overly informal apparel, which included ‘£450 fireproof trousers’. 

Grace Dent (pictured in April 2022) spoke to Amanda about her opinions on costume codes. She is pictured right here on the GQ Meals & Drink Awards in 2022

The restaurant critic claims she was denied entry to the exclusive Mayfair restaurant SexyFish due to her and her partner's casual attire

The restaurant critic claims she was denied entry to the unique Mayfair restaurant SexyFish attributable to her and her accomplice’s informal apparel

Grace Dent recalled the embarrassing moment on Amanda Wakeley's new podcast Style DNA. The fashion designer pictured on October 4, 2022

Grace Dent recalled the embarrassing second on Amanda Wakeley’s new podcast Fashion DNA. The style designer pictured on October 4, 2022

She defined: ‘I used to be with my accomplice and have been in Mayfair […] and we have been strolling previous [the restaurant] Attractive Fish. 

‘And my accomplice was carrying this ridiculous pair of trousers that he received that have been value about £450 they usually’re like fireproof. And so they’re so silly.’

Describing how she’s by no means been keen on his wipe-down trousers, she added: ‘He says they’re going to final perpetually and I’m like, “I do know”!

‘So we get to the door of Attractive Fish and I say, lets simply have a cocktail? […] And so they wouldn’t allow us to in as a result of he had his £450 fireproof trousers on.’

In 2020, the restaurant hit headlines once they refused to serve popstar Jess Glynne after she turned up in a pair of tracksuit bottoms and a hoodie.

The award-winning restaurant Attractive Fish, the place steaks value as much as £105, clearly lists on its web site: ‘We request that company don’t put on sportswear, beachwear, ripped denims, flip flops, sliders or exercise trainers (smarter, vogue trainers could also be permitted)’.

Elsewhere on the podcast, Grace opened up about her type evolution and why she now not feels stress to comply with traits religiously.

Grace, 49, (pictured) spoke to Amanda Wakeley on her new podcast, Amanda Wakeley: StyleDNA, about her relationship with clothing - revealing that she doesn't look at clothes marketed at her age-group

Grace, 49, (pictured) spoke to Amanda Wakeley on her new podcast, Amanda Wakeley: StyleDNA, about her relationship with clothes – revealing that she would not take a look at garments marketed at her age-group

Amanda also spoke to Grace (pictured) about the one item of clothing that 'really means the most' to her

Amanda additionally spoke to Grace (pictured) in regards to the one merchandise of clothes that ‘actually means essentially the most’ to her 

She defined: ‘I used to exit – I imply I’m a Northern lady – I used to exit virtually bare.

‘I bear in mind after we have been in Ibiza and on the brink of exit and it could be just like the bikini, some sort of little bikini bra prime and a bit of skirt, and a pair of long-length leather-based boots and a tiny little purse. 

‘Only a purse with a bank card in it. And off out the door! After which considering, “God, why is everybody taking a look at me on this restaurant?!” Sitting there with simply an infinite pair of enormous oiled pair of boobs in a restaurant.’  

Amanda additionally spoke to Grace in regards to the one merchandise of clothes that ‘actually means essentially the most’ to her. 

The writer replied: ‘I’ve nonetheless received the costume that I received married in. I’m not married to him anymore. 

‘However I’ve nonetheless received that costume. We’d simply had a really casual marriage, we received married in Vegas, and I’ve nonetheless received the costume. I like the costume – that is the issue! I’ve nonetheless received that costume and I can’t fairly give it away.’

Grace told Amanda that although she doesn't look at clothing for her age group, she doesn't want to age disgracefully

Grace informed Amanda that though she would not take a look at clothes for her age group, she would not wish to age disgracefully

Describing how she nonetheless wears it to today, Grace continued: ‘It’s a turquoise patterned T-dress, and it’s within the actual color that I like.  It’s nipped on the waist and it’s flattering. […] And you may put it on and look one million {dollars}. 

‘And I do generally wander if my ex husband generally, watching TV, casually one night time consuming Pop Tarts, and he seems to be and he goes: “Is that the costume she wore? I’m positive I do know that costume.”’

Amanda Wakeley just lately launched her weekly 12-part podcast sequence, Amanda Wakeley: Fashion DNA, wherein she interviews the likes of Trinny Woodall, Grace Dent and James Blunt about how vogue has formed their lives. 

She informed MailOnline: ‘I at all times designed as a result of I knew the ability of feeling snug in your garments, whether or not it’s a giant outdated cocooning cashmere sweater or a marriage costume that’s going to make you are feeling like a whole goddess.

‘I’m interested by the entire psychology of how carrying one thing that makes you are feeling nice can actually influence your day. And, the counter, how if you happen to don’t really feel such as you’ve fairly received it collectively, you’re not going to have such day.’

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