Oysters are no longer being served at Wimbledon after a bout of food poisoning at a luxury hospitality tent chefed by the Roux family.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gatsby Club’s exclusive clientele pay up to £5,000 for corporate packages which include a champagne reception and a three-course meal prepared by Britain’ s first celebrity chef, Albert Roux, 80.
And with such steep prices, guests are also offered a complimentary bar and oysters upon arrival.
But customers may no longer be getting their money’s worth after organisers were forced to suspend serving the delicacy when a number of guests reported falling sick.
One customer, who did not want to be named, said he was warned about the bout of sickness after dining there this week.
He said: ‘A friend of mine who is a steward rang me up to find out if we were okay.
‘He said over 100 people had been poisoned and they reckoned it was the oysters.
‘We ate at the Gatsby Club last year and it was excellent, but people need to know if they’re spending this much money.’
A Wimbledon spokesperson would not confirm the exact number of people that were effected but said it was ‘less than half’ of 100.