Don’t blame me for the bad news, I just report it as it comes in.
I hate to keep hammering the point, but Islam is a very very public square ideology, it effects not only the adherents of the faith, but also the non-believers as well. There is no such thing as just a little sharia, any more than there is just a bit of garlic.
Welcome to Hotel Sharia: No more bacon or booze as trendy venue bought out by a Muslim multi-millionaire
- Strict Islamic policy is imposed at London’s Bermondsey Square Hotel
- Bar and grill at hotel previously run by Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace
- New Middle Eastern owner wants to run it ‘in accordance with Sharia law’
- Drinkers were offered only non-alcoholic beer and elderflower cordial
- Diners denied dishes that used traces of alcohol such as beer-battered fish
- Nearby restaurants said they saw a surge in business when customers walked out of the hotel’s grill on Tuesday
An exclusive hotel has banned alcohol and pork after being taken over by a Middle Eastern businessman who wants to run it ‘in accordance with Sharia law’.
The strict Islamic policy was imposed without warning this week at London’s Bermondsey Square Hotel – where the bar and grill was previously run by Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace.
Staff said the new rules were swiftly implemented on Tuesday on the orders of the new Muslim owner, forcing waiters to tell disgruntled guests that much of the menu was no longer available.
London’s Bermondsey Square Hotel (pictured) has banned alcohol and pork after being taken over by a Middle Eastern businessman who wants to run it ‘in accordance with Sharia law’