A restaurant owner today spoke of his shock after a customer accidentally paid more than £1 MILLION for a three-course meal.
A man, who didn’t want to be named, was having the meal with two friends at Inverurie’s Rajpoot Indian Restaurant.
The bill for the food, which included three courses and drinks, came to about £100.
But, after paying by credit card via a chip and pin machine, the shocked customer realised a payment of £1,006,082.04 had been authorised by his bank.
Restaurant owner Abdul Wahid was the one who first spotted the error – and had to break the news to the diner that he’d probably just paid for one of the most expensive meals in the world.
Mr Wahid, 51, who opened the restaurant on the town’s High Street in December, said: “When he came to pay I gave him the card machine and he asked to put in the amount himself but it didn’t go through.
“I then had to phone the bank for him and I answered all of the questions and they then gave me the confirmation code.
“At this time he still had the card machine so I never saw the amount he had typed in.
“But 10 minutes later I took the machine and looked at it and I just said ‘oh my god what’s happened, what have you done my friend’. I looked at the receipt and then he looked at it and he just said ‘oh my …’
“He then rang his bank up to say it was the wrong amount and cancel it before paying the correct amount.”
Mr Wahid, who has been in the industry for more than 30 years, added: “This has to be one of the most expensive meals there has ever been. I have never experienced anything like this. It was really, really shocking.
“I still can’t believe it.”