Johnny Depp interacts with guests at Birmingham restaurant
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp left a “large tip” after booking out a Birmingham curry house as he continues a series of surprise appearances alongside Jeff Beck.
The 58-year-old dined out at Varanasi in the city’s Broad Street but he has also been seen in Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield in recent weeks.
A spokesperson for the Varanasi restaurant in Birmingham has said it was an 'absolute pleasure' to host Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck for dinner last night.
The Broad Street based Indian restaurant told ITV News Central that it had been a "once in a lifetime experience," for their team.
Mo Hussain, operations director at Varanasi, said: "Johnny Depp and his Team were absolutely delighted with the food that we served them and enjoyed our company to the point that he took a takeaway back to the hotel room!"
In a video shared by the restaurant, Mr Depp can be seen hugging guests and having his picture taken, before stopping to speak to a little girl.
More pictures from the night showed Mr Depp and Mr Beck being photographed alongside restaurant staff and fans.
Mr Hussain said once Mr Depp had finished he spent time "hugging, kissing and having photos taken" with members of staff, and friends and family members of the restaurant bosses.
"He was very humble, and he stayed to talk and greet everyone,” added Mr Hussain.
"He met my three daughters and they made him give them a few one-liners from his movies.
"He did ‘you’re weird’ from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
Mr Hussain added: "He was really good with the children, but there was about 60 of us there and he didn’t leave one person without hugging or kissing them, or shaking their hands."
He adds: "Some of the staff were asking about the recent court case, but he was just smiling – it was a smile of relief.”
Mr Hussain said: "They spent a lot of money, it’s a big venue to hire out, but they never even looked at the bill.
"He gave a large tip."
It's been reported that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor had been staying at a hotel in Wolverhampton - although a spokesperson has confirmed to ITV News Central that Mr Depp is not booked into the hotel, and nor do they believe he is.
The Hollywood actor has been seen in Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester and even at a wildlife centre in Kent over recent weeks.
His appearances come after his lawsuit against Amber Heard came to a close in the US.
Mr Depp recently won against his ex-wife after a jury found her 2018 article in the Washington Post, about her experiences as a survivor of domestic abuse, to be defamatory.
Mr Beck is playing a concert at Symphony Hall in Birmingham tonight - and it is thought the Hollywood star will be joining him.