SIX hungry businessmen headed up to Royal China Club on Baker Street for a feast last week and, unusually for our regular bill, they managed to drop most of their thousands spent on the food, rather than drinks.

Most impressively, they blew most of their money on abalone (snails) and guinea fowl soup, with the liquid side of things mostly teetotal. Big hit items included pig intestines and the waygu hot pot, followed by some healthy bowls of fruit and some less healthy packets of cigarettes, for a total of £2,250.