Friday, 12.30pm: An unpaid £170 lunch bill at The George Hotel in Stamford has now been resolved.
Police released a CCTV image yesterday (Thursday) in connection with the incident, which happened on May 10. A police spokesman said a man and woman had lunch at the hotel and ran up a bill of just over £170. After eating they told staff they were going out for a cigarette but did not return, leaving the bill unpaid.
The spokesman said police were keen to trace the man and woman pictured to see if they had any information that could help the enquiry.
Today (Friday) the spokesman said: “Further to our appeal yesterday to trace a couple at a Stamford Hotel to see if they could assist with the enquiry into an unpaid bill we would like to thank the public and press for their assistance as they have now been traced.
“The matter has now been resolved.”
The famous oak-panelled restaurant at The George is one of the pricier places to eat in Stamford. A three course meal for two comprising some of the most expensive items on the menu could cost up to £144, with some bottles of wine or Champagne exceeding £200.
Half lobster served cold with ‘George’ mayonnaise on the side £20.65
Three warm starters, King prawn tempura with lime and coriander salsa, Gruyère cheese fritter and Thai jelly, Pan fried scallop, pea purée and bacon textures £18.65
Large Dover sole grilled or deep fried £35.45
Whole lobster grilled with garlic butter or cold with ‘George’ mayonnaise £37.00
Fresh vegetables £4.70
Salad of little gem lettuce with avocado £5.95
The cheese trolley £9.35
Dessert from the trolley £8.15
Filter, cappuccino, decaffeinated coffee or a selection of teas with chocolate truffles £4.90
Total cost: £144.80