A NORTH EAST restaurant has shamed a "dine-and-dash" pair after they racked up a hefty bill - and then left without paying.

Muse on Yarm High Street shared their shock on social media after two men reportedly got up and left after consuming £150 worth of food and drink.

Sharing CCTV pictures of the suspects on its social media page, restaurant bosses urged the men to come forward so they do not have to take further action.

The alleged incident was condemned by other customers, with some expressing their disgust at the prospect of consuming the goods without payment.

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In their Facebook post, they said: "Please can the two guys that just got up and left without paying their £150 bill at 8.25pm on Thursday 19th May please contact us.

"We just want the bill settled so we don’t have to take this matter any further. We don’t really want to make a fuss so give us a call on 01642 788558.

"If anyone recognizes them please urge them to get in touch to settle the bill. If we have not received payment by 12 noon Saturday we will be informing the police."

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Expressing their disappointment, Carol Sansum said: "Oh my god. What's up with people. Hope they don't get away with it."

Another echoed this and added: "Oh my god."

The restaurant, which gets a 4.5 rating out of 5 on TripAdvisor, describes itself as a "continental cafe" that serves "flavoursome" dishes.

It says that it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a twist and places emphasis on quality ingredients.

However, this is not the first time in recent months a "dine and dash" incident has been reported with Sambuca Whitley Bay hitting out at a group who left without paying.

And a couple earlier this year racked up a near £180 bill including wine, mussels and lobsters and left without paying at The Mill in Stokesley.

The couple later settled up after being "shamed" into paying in a social media post from The Mill's bosses which attracted thousands of responses.


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