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Manchester Police Launches Investigation After A Huge Fight Broke Out At Lystra Adams’ Boujee Restaurant!

Manchester police have launched an investigation after a huge fight broke out at Boujee restaurant and bar, which is owned by Real Housewives of Cheshire star Lystra Adams

Customers attempted to flee after a brawl broke out. Women can be heard screaming, and champagne glasses can be seen flying across the room during the fight between two men at Boujee Bar and Restaurant on Saturday, May 22. 

Diners claim the altercation took place after one of the restaurant's bouncers approached a male customer. A number of women who witnessed the brawl have said they've been left shaken and upset by the incident, according to Manchester Evening News.

Many of them reported having to pull out shards of glass from their feet and legs, and claim they were told they couldn't leave the restaurant until they had paid.

The restaurant said the incident occurred after a customer wasn’t willing to follow the COVID-19 guidelines.

Police were called to the popular venue at around 7.30pm. As of now, no arrests have been made.

"When we sat down we realised that nobody had drinks on their tables and a few people said they'd waited two hours," a woman, who wanted to remain anonymous told the publication. "There was a table at the back with two guys and two girls and when one of the tables got their drinks, they cheered because we'd all been waiting ages.

"Another round of drinks came and then everyone started cheering to make light of the situation," she said. "The guys stood up to cheer and I don't know if it's because they were loud or because they were men but instead of a manager coming over the bouncers came instead.

"They were pointing and shouting and it was a bit overkill."

The customer said a conversation took place between a member of security staff and one of the men, before the situation escalated.

"The bouncer started pushing him and then it just escalated. Before you knew it they were rolling around on the floor," she told Manchester Evening News. "There was smashed glass in so many girls' feet. It was awful."

Meanwhile, another customer shared details about the brawl. Cam (18) from Oldham had been visiting the restaurant last night with five friends for her pals 18th birthday.

"It was the place we’d all been most excited about," she told the publication. "I think it was about 7.20pm and someone opened a bottle of prosecco and everyone started cheering and just having a good time."

"The bouncer came over and started arguing with this one man. There were only about four males in the whole bar," the witness claimed. "I saw the bouncer throw a punch and then they just started grappling."

Cam said the men were pushing each other into tables, causing champagne glasses to fall over and smash.

"There were three tables in the middle and they just wiped them out," she added. "The girls on that table were pushed on to us. Because the glass had flown off the table there were shards in everyone's legs and feet."

The 18-year-old said that most of the customers were left in shock following the fight, which appeared to last for around 30 seconds.

"We tried to leave and they wouldn’t let us," she told Manchester Evening News. "They asked us if we had paid and we said there is nothing to pay for because our drinks were on the floor.

“One of my friends started arguing with a bouncer and then a manager came over and said we could leave," she said. "It was scary. You don’t expect it at such a prestigious place. We were really shaken up. I will 100% not be going back. It's not boujee at all."

Ritchie Bagnall, operations manager for Boujee Restaurant and Bar, released a statement via Manchester Evening News. “We had a really disappointing incident happen in the restaurant last night which has since been shared online."

"Unfortunately, the incident occurred after a customer wasn’t willing to follow the Covid-19 guidelines, which are absolutely vital to the survival of hospitality right now. We were busy, but operating within government guidelines, and sadly had one customer who wanted to dance and sing, and wasn’t happy to be told no. It was incredibly stressful for our staff, who have put their hearts and souls into getting this opening right and we’re disappointed they were subjected to such behaviour."

The statement continued, "Following the incident we have reviewed what happened both on the CCTV and by speaking to all staff that were on site. One of our professional door team, provided by independent team Compact Security, was put in a really difficult situation and we can clearly see that he did everything he could to defuse the very heated guest. That guest was asked to leave and peace was restored but we are hugely saddened that this happened in our venue. We strive to provide a fun, professional and safe environment to our guests at all times and we will do everything we can to ensure that this never happens again."

The statement concluded with, "We want to emphasise to our guests that their safety is always paramount to us and we look forward to continuing to welcome them in a Covid safe way until the government relaxes the guidelines.”

A spokesperson from GMP told Manchester Evening News, "At around 7.44pm last night (Saturday 22 May 2021), police were called to reports of a fight at a restaurant on Bridge Street in Manchester. The incident had concluded prior to police arrival. No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing."


Photo Credit: Courtesy via Boujee Restaurant/Instagram; ITVBe