WEST London gastro pub Paradise By Way of Kensal Green is clearly onto a winner with its new ruse – a private karaoke room for well-oiled customers to sing their hearts out.

This group ended up hogging the room for the whole night, paying a hefty £600 for the privilege. They fortified themselves for the singing with a meaty round of cote de boeuf, rack of lamb and poussin, as well as chocolate mousse and sticky toffee pudding, before getting on to the hard liquor.

They guzzled numerous bottles of Laurent Perrier rosé champagne during the singing, along with bellini, negroni and mohito cocktails, two bottles of Grey Goose vodka and another of Tanqueray gin.

After that little lot – which pushed their bill up to £2,138.75 – even the most tone-deaf of our revellers were belting out the classics with aplomb.