This is the moment screaming diners scattered as a brawl broke out in a new £1m city centre restaurant in Manchester.
Two men are seen grappling with each other on Saturday, May 22, before sending champagne glasses flying and slamming into tables and chairs at Real Housewives of Cheshire star Lystra Adams’ Boujee Restaurant and Bar in Bridge Street, Manchester.
Eyewitnesses claim the brawl broke out after a bouncer approached a male customer who was flouting Covid-19 regulations at Manchester’s ‘most Instagrammable’ venue – which only opened its doors on Monday, May 17.
The punter had wanted to ‘sing and dance’, and was left upset after being told he couldn’t, according to senior staff at Boujee.
A group of ‘shaken’ women told Manchester Evening News they had to pluck shards of glass from their ‘legs and feet’ after the fight.
Manchester’s new £1million Boujee Restaurant and Bar is the latest business venture from The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Lystra Adams, 44.
Greater Manchester Police were called to the club at 7.30pm on Saturday, May 22 . There have been no reported arrests.
Two men (pictured) are seen grappling with each other in the footage before sending champagne glasses flying at Boujee Restaurant and Bar, Manchester on Saturday evening
Ms Adams (above) can be seen popping champagne at the grand opening of Boujee Restaurant and Bar in Bridge Street, Manchester
After about 30 seconds of fighting, a woman with blonde hair attempts to prise the men apart but to no avail
Horrified onlookers watch on as one of the pair managed to grab the other by his legs, lifting him briefly before slamming him into nearby furniture
Footage shows shattered champagne glasses strewn across the venue as the men grab one another and trade punches.
Shocked women are also seen springing from their seats after the men started shouting and pushing as the situation escalated.
Horrified onlookers then watch on as one of the pair managed to grab the other by his legs, lifting him briefly before slamming him into nearby furniture.
After about 30 seconds of fighting, a woman with blonde hair attempts to prise the men apart but to no avail.
Some customers claimed a member of the security staff approached a man who was upset he wasn’t allowed to sing or dance, due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Shocked women are seen springing from their seats after the men started shouting and pushing as the situation escalated
Stunned customers said they had to pull shattered glass from their legs and feet (above) as champagne glasses were sent flying during the brawl
One woman, who remained anonymous, told MEN: ‘The bouncer started pushing him and then it just escalated.
‘Before you knew it they were rolling around on the floor.
‘There was smashed glass in so many girls’ feet. It was awful.’
The glamorous £1million Boujee Restaurant and Bar in Bridge Street was opened for by The Real Housewives of Cheshire’s Lystra Adams on Monday, May 17.
Fitted out with an all pink interior, Laurent Perrier champagne experience and ‘selfie rooms’, the luxury space is the second Boujee venue to be opened by the reality TV star.
Ms Adams, 44, has forged her burgeoning business after carving out a career as a Naomi Campbell lookalike and appearing on The Real Housewives of Cheshire.
Lystra Adams, 44, forged her burgeoning Boujee business after carving out a career as a Naomi Campbell lookalike and appearing on The Real Housewives of Cheshire
Ritchie Bagnall, operations manager for Boujee Restaurant and Bar, explained to The Mirror: ‘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.
‘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 glamorous £1million Boujee Restaurant and Bar is fitted out with an all pink interior, Laurent Perrier champagne experience and ‘selfie rooms’
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police told MEN: ‘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.’