Holman Fenwick Willan has thrown the Christmas party to beat this year after the police got involved.
The shipping specialist's Singapore office went for lunch at Open Farm Community, which describes itself as an "impassioned restaurant hidden from the world in a little urban garden in the big city".
The event went smoothly until it came time to pay.
Singapore Managing Partner Mert Hifzi cast his eye over the invoice and decided the restaurant had overcharged.
"When we went to pay the bill, we pointed out a number of additional charges that we believed had been incorrectly added to the total", said an HFW spokesperson.
Hifzi and the restaurant's manager engaged in a heated exchange, said a source.
The customers always fight.
After "prolonged discussion" with the venue manager, said HFW's spokesperson, "the issue could not be resolved, so we suggested that he call the police".
HFW insisted, it said, and when police arrived they interviewed both factions at the restaurant. Eventually, the manager relented and took off the 'extra' items. He "finally agreed to accept the reduced amount", said the spokesman, "so we happily paid the bill and left".
"Suffice to say, we'll be choosing a different location for our Christmas party next year."
Open Farm Community declined to provide a comment, but presumably the feeling's mutual.
If you fancy a much quieter bash, please join Reed Smith.
STOP PRESS: After originally declining to comment, the restaurant has now got in touch with RollOnFriday with a very different version of events. They claim that the HFW party was vulgar and drunk, that the firm refused to pay an entirely reasonable service charge, that it was the restaurant which decided to call the police, and that it is still pursuing the matter. More to follow next week.