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A bill in Pretoria has given new meaning to the saying raising the bar.

This comes after a photo has been doing the rounds on social media where the bill for one party came in a total of more than R1.3 million.

The party in question was held at a bar in Brooklyn, Pretoria.

Not only has the bill caused a stir among the general public, but even restaurateurs have shared their thoughts on the bill and why it’s probably fake.

IOL spoke to a restaurateur and manger of a restaurant and club at the Times Square Casino, also in Pretoria. According to their report, the restaurateur had a hard time believing the veracity of the bill.

The reports says that the amount of food ordered in comparison to the alcohol did not balance out, and the restaurateur knew it was odd for most establishments to keep that many bottles of the Ace of Spades Rose champagne, in particular, on hand, or in their reserves.

A bottle of the Ace of Spades Rose sells for around R26 000 a bottle. While it might be extremely expensive, it’s not unheard of that patrons order more than one of these bottles at local bars.

Something that stood out for him is the 20 bottles of Dom Perignon Luminous. Not because of the number of bottles ordered, but rather because that specific item has been out of stock in the country since 2021.

“I know it was bull as soon as they listed the Dom Perignon, and in particular the Luminous bottle, as South Africa hasn’t had that brand from as far back as November.”

The bill seems to remain a mystery.

Image credit: Zimbabwe On 24 News

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