EMILY PRESCOTT: Boris Johnson is mobbed by fellow diners at trendy East London restaurant where his son Theo was working – and Prime Minister ‘flicked his finger at customers when booed’
He was not upset when he and his wife were booed in front of St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday during the Queen’s Jubilee Thanksgiving service.
But it seems Boris Johnson is less relaxed about those who interrupt his lunch if he manages to get out of his office at number 10.
It happened on Friday afternoon when the Prime Minister paid a visit to Morito, a trendy tapas and mezze restaurant in east London where his son Theo worked.
Mr. Johnson played the supportive father and enjoyed a hearty meal during a break from his official duties. “Boris had a nice lunch,” my source tells me. But his restful meal was disrupted by bickering from other guests, I can reveal.
The prime minister paid a visit to Morito, a trendy tapas and mezze restaurant in east London on Friday afternoon, where his son Theo worked. (Above, Boris and Carrie Johnson arrive Saturday for the Platinum Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace)
Above Theo Johnson. The prime minister played the supportive father and enjoyed a hearty meal during a break from his official duties. “Boris had a nice lunch,” my source tells me. But his restful meal was interrupted by shouts from other diners, I can reveal
Pictured, the interior of Morito. Theo, 22, who shares his father’s trademark blond locks, no longer works at the restaurant. He left shortly after Boris’s visit, although this is believed to be unrelated
The Prime Minister responded with a dismissive hand gesture and left the establishment. “He waved his finger at the customers when he was booed,” my source tells me. “It was terrible, it just created a bad atmosphere.”
Opened on Hackney Road in 2016, Morito serves Spanish and North African cuisine along with ‘a concise range of Mediterranean wines’. There is often live music and the venue features a cozy cellar bar. Vogue has described Morito as ‘a holiday without leaving Zone 2’ – a reference to parts of central London served by the Tube.
Theo, 22, who shares his father’s trademark blond locks, no longer works at the restaurant. He left shortly after Boris’ visit, although it is believed that this is unrelated.
He was a popular member of the team in every way and has apparently embraced his family’s fame before. While Theo – who uses both his parents’ last names and works professionally as Theodore Johnson-Wheeler – was in Cambridge, he reportedly wrote a play about the Brexit referendum and his father’s role in the campaign.
Still, the booing must have made the kitchen a little uncomfortable.
Theo was approached for comment. Downing Street declined to comment.
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