THESE four diners evidently had something to celebrate when they popped for a £1,929.15 dinner at Beauberry House, the country house restaurant in leafy Dulwich Village, at the weekend.

They started their three-course meal with oysters, crispy squid and trout, washed down with a bottle of Dom Perignon 1982 champagne, before moving on to wagyu beef, veal and black cod for mains and chocolate fondant, crème brûlée and apple tart for pud.

But although our guests were remarkably restrained on the wine front, sticking firmly to just one bottle, they didn’t scrimp on quality – choosing a 1982 Château Margaux which set them back a sturdy £1,100. Let us hope the wine lived up to the fine reputation of that particular vintage.