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Gay couple told Leicester curry house is family-friendly

A gay couple have hit out at an Indian restaurant after they were ‘made to feel uncomfortable’ when they kissed after a Valentine’s Day meal.  

Sam Anderson and Angus Reilly were enjoying a dinner at The Mumbai Inn in Leicester on 12 February when they briefly kissed after exchanging gifts. 

But the London School of Economics students claim they left when the owner told them it was a ‘family friendly’ establishment and another customer did not feel comfortable’. 

Sam Anderson and Angus Reilly were enjoying a dinner at The Mumbai Inn in Leicester before they got up and left

Owner of The Mumbai Inn Andaz Rana claims he spoke to the pair after a customer said they were not comfortable sitting near them. He has since apologised on behalf of the team

Owner of The Mumbai Inn Andaz Rana claims he spoke to the pair after a customer said they were not comfortable sitting near them. He has since apologised on behalf of the team

Mr Anderson, from Oadby in Leicestershire, is studying government at The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mr Reilly is Secretary of the Labour party at the university, where he studies government and history.

Mr Anderson, 20, told the BBC they ‘briefly kissed across the table’ after exchanging gifts for Valentine’s Day. 

He added: ‘A couple of minutes later, Mr Rana [the owner] came up to the table and stood over us, in a fairly intimidating way, we felt. 

‘He told us it was a family-friendly restaurant.’

Customers have now taken to Trip Advisor to urge fellow diners to avoid the restaurant 

Customers have now taken to Trip Advisor to urge fellow diners to avoid the restaurant 

The pair claim they were told it was a 'family friendly' restaurant and they 'did not feel wanted'

The pair claim they were told it was a ‘family friendly’ restaurant and they ‘did not feel wanted’

He added: ‘What so upset us was the intimidating way he went about it and the fact he referenced it was a family friendly restaurant, as if being a gay couple is something that not is family friendly.

‘We did not feel comfortable in that restaurant, we did not feel wanted.’

Owner Andaz Rana claims he spoke to the pair after a customer, who was there with a child, said they were not comfortable sitting near them.

He has since apologised on behalf of the team but said he was ‘upset’ the pair shared their story on social media.   

 



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