Diners luck out when waiter serves £4,500 bottle of red wine by mistake
Two diners at Hawksmoor in Manchester were in luck when a waiter served them a vintage wine 17 times the price of the bottle they ordered.
The upscale steak restaurant in Manchester took to Twitter to say they hoped the two diners had enjoyed their evening after being served a pricey bottle of 2001 Chateau le Pin Pomerol.
The diners had originally ordered £260 Bordeaux but received the bottle "of the same vintage" which comes with a hefty price tag of £4,500.
A spokesman for the restaurant said it was only after the bottle had already been opened, that they realised the mistake had been made.
Understandably, the member of staff who made the error was left "mortified" but the restaurant took the blunder in good spirits - urging him to "keep his chin up" before dismissing it as a "one-off mistake".
The post has since gone viral, with over 22,000 retweets at the time of writing and prompted a flurry of replies from people who were amused by the blunder, and delighted at how well the company had dealt with the employee.
Meanwhile, Mr Beckett said the staff member involved was "brilliant, and we know she is brilliant" so didn't feel the need to scold her for the mistake.
He added: "I am going to tease her for this when she stops being so mortified."