Strict curry house lends trousers to diners

August 23, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An upmarket curry house has found a novel way to enforce its strict no-shorts dress code – by lending out trousers to diners.

Jaipur restaurant in Milton Keynes, Beds., has a smart dress code that does not permit diners wearing tracksuits, trainers, shorts and vests.

But underdressed customers can borrow a pair of freshly laundered trousers in a variety of sizes, colours and styles to avoid being refused entry.

Restaurant manager Harmeet Singh said that the curry house wanted to create a fine-dining atmosphere but did not want to turn customers away.

He said: ”You have to have a minimum standard. It is different for different places.

”It may be acceptable to wear shorts at a high street curry restaurant, but we are not a high street curry restaurant.

”It is not done to offend anybody.

”People spend a lot of money with us and come very dressed up for the occasion and we have to maintain a standard.

”The majority of people are fine with it and wear them.”

Mr Singh added that the dress code is clearly sign posted at the building and on Jaipur’s website.

The trousers are washed and ironed after every use and are varied in style to suit different outfits.

Jaipur restaurant has been in Milton Keynes for over 20 years and the current premises, opened in 2002, is the biggest purpose built Indian restaurant in Europe.

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