The racist lingo was spotted on the bill by customers at The Happenstance, near St ul’s in central London, as they essayed to settle the costs following a meal out on Easter Sunday.
When the little woman questioned staff at the restaurant, which offers a modern European menu, during the course of the racially offensive language, they were told that “we don’t cognizant of how it got there.”
Drake and Morgan, the group which owns the restaurant has now apologised for the fracas and has confirmed that a member of staff has been suspended pending an quest.
A spokesman said: “We are ap lled by the unacceptable behaviour of one of our waiting staff. He has been held from duty pending a full disciplinary.
“We have contacted two colleagues of the group that were at The Happenstance yesterday afternoon and have apologised unequivocally.”
The spokesman also responded that the com ny does not discriminate on the grounds of race, age, nationality, belief, sexual orientation, disability or colour.
The spokesman added: “The principles of non-discrimination and likeness of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff treat customers as agreeable as colleagues.
“We cannot apologise enough and are saddened that one person’s rash behaviour could risk damaging our reputation.”
The restaurant also put in wrote on Twitter: ”The waiter is now suspended pending full disciplinary. His behaviour is disagreeable. We apologise profusely.”