City banker spent £43,000 on champagne…recession???


A City banker ran up a £43,000 bill on champagne at a London nightclub, including a £5,000 tip for the waitress.


A City banker ran up a £43,000 bill on champagne at a London nightclub, including a £5,000 tip for the waitress.

Copy of the £43,000 bar bill

The astonishing bar bill included two Methuselah of Dom Perignon champagne at £9,000 each, and four jeroboam of Crystal champagne costing £4,500 each. A Methuselah is eight times the normal bottle size, and a jeroboam four times.

The unnamed banker arrived at Maya, a nightclub in London’s Soho, with four friends. He then ordered a total of 16 bottles of champagne from the drinks menu, which were shared with other guests.

His bill came to £43,067.50. A 15 per cent service charge, which amounted to £5,617.50, all went to the lucky waitress, who was called Anna.

The banker’s group, which included men and women, drank until 1.30am before he picked up the tab for his friends on a credit card.

Maya was hosting a party after the Brit Awards and is a venue popular with soap stars and Premiership footballers.

A club source said: "The guy comes here regularly. He and his guests were clearly not taking any notice of the recession."

What was drunk:

5 x bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal 99 Champagne – £350 each

3 x Magnum of Cristal Rose Champagne – £1,900 each

2 x Methusalem of Dom Perignon Champagne – £9,000 each

4 x Jeroboam of Belvedere Vodka – £750 each

2 x Jeroboam of Crystal Champagne – £4,500 each

15% service charge – £5,617.50

Total – £43,067.50



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8 responses to “City banker spent £43,000 on champagne…recession???

  1. Jane

    OMG… What can I say? This man has money to burn.

  2. penny

    Our money, perchance?

  3. ..

    they need to drink a lot to forget, even for moments, the mess they’ve created.JOKE: I went to the ATM this morning and it said "insufficient funds".. I’m wondering is it them or me?have an excellent weekend. alex xxx

  4. Robin

    Madness! All that money spent on booze. Mind you the waitress did well. Good for her!

  5. Happy

    Unbelievable. I am jaw dropped. This is $77K (approx) Canadian. I am speechless. Have a great weekend Penny.

  6. Martin

    You really do have to feel sorry for those poor banker chappies, I mean having to cut back like that. Just think they may even be forced to stop shopping at Harrod’s, can you imagine sending the butler to Tesco’s or Lidl LOLIt makes you sick though, especially as we had to bail them out because they did such a bad job, me thinks bread and water should have been on that bill.

  7. Deb's

    it really doesn’t bare thinking about … i know if i ponder this too long i will have the urge to smash something up…. like a wall or one of their faces… just makes me wish I’d been the waitress on that one, cos even when i was i never hit that kind of luck.have a great weekend penloven hugsdebsxXx

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