Man accidentally spends more than cost of entire holiday on one meal out in Bali

A couple found themselves with a shockingly large bill after making a dinner blunder on holiday.

The tourist said he had chosen a fancy restaurant to get a meal on his wife's birthday while away in Bali.

The husband ordered a bottle of wine costing £95 from the bar and settled down to a delicious evening.

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It was only later on that he realised that the wine had actually cost him £1,120 – more than they'd paid for the whole trip from Australia to Indonesia.

The tourist took to Facebook to warn others about being similarly caught out, reports the Mirror.

"I wanted to share a classic ignorant tourist story and my miscalculations when it came to the exchange rate," he wrote.

"I think it was my third time to Bali and on this occasion we were celebrating my partner's birthday so I booked (a restaurant) for a special dinner.

"We usually don't drink wine when in Bali due to the cost and average wine on offer but this time I decided I would splash out on a bottle of wine given the occasion.

"Looking through the wine list I decided on a decent bottle of white wine which was $RP1700++.

"Definitely a bit more than I would even pay in Australia but it was a birthday celebration right?

"$170 isn't too bad so I said to the waiter, we will have that bottle please.

"The waiter paused and said, are you sure sir? I scoffed at him and said yup no worries (like how dare he think I'm not good for a $170 bottle of wine)."

The purchase was so lavish even the chef came out to greet the seemingly well-heeled diners.

"Anyway the wine was consumed along with a delicious dinner and at one point the chef came out to introduce himself, which I did think at the time was strange but I just assumed it's a nice restaurant and didn't think about it again," he continued.

"The bill arrived, I paid and we left."

The tourist realised something was wrong when he went to check his bank account the next day.

"The next morning I logged into internet banking and noticed a charge for $2050 from (the restaurant)!" he continued.

"My heart dropped into my stomach and I had a mini panic attack. After rummaging through my stuff I found the receipt and the wine was close to $1700!

"What I didn't realise was the prices on the menu was in 100s of thousands.

"That meal actually cost more than the entire holiday, after a few hours of processing what happened we had a good laugh about it and needless to say I'm not allowed to order anything off a menu without getting the OK from the other half!"

It's not the first time Brits have felt overcharged at a restaurant – one woman claimed she was charged £50 for a lemonade in Greece.

While another pair noted that they were charged £710 for lunch at the same place.


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