New Delhi: A restaurant in Kolkata attracted untoward attention on Monday when one of the customers who had visited the restaurant with her driver was refused food, allegedly because the driver was shabbily dressed.

Dilashi Hemnani had planned a weekend trip and was treating her driver, Manish, for fine dining at the Mocambo restaurant in Kolkata. The duo entered the restaurant famous for its Continental cuisine and Hemnani asked for a table for two when the staff inside the restaurant hinted towards not letting the driver sit and eat inside the restaurant.

Outraged by the refusal, Hemnani took to social media site Facebook to share the ordeal.

After the Mocambo restaurant was censured on social media, the staff at the restaurant, instead of apologizing for their gross discriminatory decision, defended their move and said that it was justifiable to not let the driver enter the restaurant.