Two people had just sat down to some delicious-looking spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread when a massive alpha-male baboon turned up at the table and invited himself to dinner.
The pair fled after the burly baboon plonked himself down and started munching their spaghetti.
The hilariously scary incident occurred at Groot Constantia Wine Farm in Cape Town, South Africa.
The restaurant has spent a reported R900,000 (nearly £50,000) on a special baboon-proof fence, as well as employing a full-time team to prevent the peckish primates from piling into the pasta.
This chunky customer wasn’t bothered by any of that though, as he enjoyed two dinners at his table for one.
Nothing got in the way of the baboon’s leisurely Saturday lunch.
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He enjoyed one plate of pasta and then casually rocked up to another nearby table and had a second helping there.
Tanya May, 50, was at the restaurant at the time and told SA People: “The incredible thing is the baboon looked like he was perfectly at home sitting at the dinner table and showed no signs of any nervousness.
“It was as if he had booked for lunch and turned up for his table and he was perfectly well behaved and although he was eating with his paws did not cause any damage at all.
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“When he finished his first spaghetti dish he moved to a second table but the diner picked up her bottle of wine and said the baboon could have her meal but not her vino!
“He ate her pasta and then had a pick at her husband’s burger then ate her garlic bread.
“When he had eaten his fill he jumped down from the table and ambled back towards the mountain which is a part of the Table Mountain National Park and he was gone.”
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She said that the restaurant staff were completely nonplussed: “The staff had no idea how to move the baboon on but promised the diners they would replace their meals when he was gone.”
The cheeky creature strolled off after enjoying his double lunch, acting just like a regular diner except for one small detail: “The thing that made it so nuts was that he really looked so human tucking into his lunch,” Tanya said.
“The only thing he forgot to do was pay for his meal and give the waitress a tip!”
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