A man who said he "didn't read the menu carefully" at a Gordon Ramsay steakhouse was landed with an eye-watering bill - but says he regrets nothing.
Visiting Atlantic City, US, with his girlfriend, Jeffrey Paige made a reservation for outdoor dining for Gordon Ramsay Steak at Harrah's.
He says he planned to splurge on some Wagyu beef, but saw that the "real deal" Triple Seared Japanese A5 was on the menu - also known as Kobe and widely considered to be the finest cut available.
Jeffrey said he was surprised to see that it appeared to be cheaper than the American Wagyu, saying it cost about ￡26 for 4oz, compared to about ￡59 for 8oz of Wagyu.
"I had never had real deal Kobe," he said. "It was like nothing else you’ll ever have. Melt in your mouth delicious. We also ordered a couple of sides, appetizers, and my girlfriend had chef Ramsay's famous beef wellington for the first time ever.
"All in all an amazing meal and we were glad we could support the restaurant and its staff during these challenging times. And I still couldn't believe Kobe was cheaper than Wagyu!
"Or so I thought."
It turns out he had misread the menu slightly, and the beef he had ordered was actually ￡26 per ounce with a minimum order size of 4oz - not ￡26 for 4 ounces, as you can see on the online menu here.
He said: "I had to read the menu again when the bill came, because for 2 people, the bill was over $600.00!!"
Taking full responsibility and thankfully being able to find humour in the costly mistake, he said: "I wish Chef Ramsay was there to come out and call me a donut for f***ing this up lol.
"I enjoyed the hell out of it. No ragrets baby!"
He told the Mirror: "My family and I are huge Gordon Ramsay fans, we watch his shows - Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef - and I've been to his restaurants before and loved everything we've gotten.
"The steak and the experience were unforgettable, and if I had to make this blunder at any restaurant in the world, I’m glad it was at Chef Ramsay's."
After sharing the experience on Reddit, one person commented to say: "What you bought was a $600 story. For the rest of your life, every time someone says 'this is good steak' you can say 'Yeah, but..'"
Another wrote: "Thank God it was delicious but that bill... ouch."