Johnny Depp waves to fans in York ahead of performance with Jeff Beck

Johnny Depp waves to fans in York ahead of performance with Jeff Beck

Johnny Depp appears in good spirits as he waves to fans in York ahead of his performance with Jeff Beck after defamation case victory over ex-wife Amber Heard

Johnny Depp appeared in good spirits as he arrived at The Barbican Theatre in York ahead of his show with Jeff Beck on Tuesday.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor, 58, grinned and waved to fans who were waiting for him outside the venue.

The film star cut a laid back figure for the outing as he sported a navy and white striped T-shirt which he wore under a teal polka dot shirt.

In demand: Johnny Depp appeared in good spirits as he arrived at The Barbican Theatre in York ahead of his show with Jeff Beck on Tuesday

Johnny also opted for a dark brown waistcoat along with a pair of navy trousers and black shoes.

Also wearing a grey cap, the actor added to his look with a pair of sunglasses and several scarves.

It comes after Johnny celebrated his dramatic defamation case victory over ex-wife Amber Heard by enjoying a curry in Birmingham with friends – and running up a whopping £50,000 bill.

The actor was joined by Beck, 77, and around 20 others in their entourage as they took over the chic Varanasi restaurant on Sunday night.

Casual: The film star cut a laid back figure for the outing as he sported a navy and white striped T-shirt which he wore under a teal polka dot shirt

The group enjoyed a banquet of Indian food that had been specially prepared for them along with cocktails and Rosé Champagne.

Johnny has been in the UK to join Beck on his tour and previously made appearances during his friend’s gigs at the Sage Gateshead in the north of England, Glasgow and London’s Royal Albert Hall. 

The Hollywood legend was in Birmingham to accompany Beck on stage for his performance in the city’s Symphony Hall

He has been revelling in the public spotlight after successfully suing ex-wife Heard, 36, for $50million over a 2018 piece she had written that alleged she was a victim of domestic abuse.

He won the trial by jury in Virginia, meaning he is set to receive millions in compensation from Heard. 

Lavish: Johnny recently celebrated his dramatic defamation case victory over ex-wife Amber Heard by enjoying a curry in Birmingham with friends – and running up a whopping £50,000 bill

Celebrating: The actor was joined by his musician friend Beck, 77, (pictured left) and around 20 others in their entourage as they took over the chic Varanasi restaurant on Sunday night

Pals: Depp and his party arrived at the up-market Varanasi at around 7pm, where the actor posed for pictures with staff and their friends and family who had been sworn to secrecy about his visit

Outing: The group enjoyed a banquet of Indian food that had been specially prepared for them along with cocktails and Rosé Champagne

Johnny and his party arrived at the up-market Varanasi at around 7pm, where the actor posed for pictures with staff and their friends and family who had been sworn to secrecy about his visit.

The restaurant was closed to all other customers while Johnny and his group were given the full run of the place, leaving at around midnight.

So how did Johnny run up a £50k bill?

  • Venue Hire: £25-30k
  • Rosé Champagne: £7,500 per bottle
  • Wine list: £1,200 per bottle
  • Cocktails: ranging from £100-£500 each
  • Lamb Karahi: £35 
  • King Prawn bunha: £24
  • Shish kebab starter: £14
  • Chicken tikka masala: £22

Mohammed Hussain, Operations Director of Varanasi, which is considered one of the UK’s leading Indian restaurants told MailOnline: ‘We had a call out of the blue on Sunday afternoon saying that Johnny Depp wanted to come to eat with a group of people.

‘I was shocked and at first, I thought it might have been a wind up. But then his security team arrived, checked out the restaurant and we let them have the whole place because we were concerned that he might be bothered by other diners.’

Mr Hussain added: ‘He was a very lovely, down to earth bloke who spent a lot of time speaking with the staff, our friends and family and was happy to pose for pictures with them. You would never have thought that he was such a big star. He had a lot of time for us all.’

Mr Hussain revealed that cooks at the restaurant prepared a special banquet for Depp and his group that included starters of shish kebabs, chicken tikka and tandoori king prawns.

The main course comprised butter chicken, paneer tikka masala, lamb karahi and king prawn bhuna. All the food was accompanied by nans, rice and salad.

Opting not to go for traditional Indian desserts, Depp finished off his meal with panna cotta and cheesecake.

MailOnline understands that the bill for the whole evening came to around £50,000 which was paid for by Johnny.

Tour: Depp has been in the UK to join Beck on his tour and previously made appearances during his friend’s gigs at the Sage Gateshead in the north of England, Glasgow and London’s Royal Albert Hall

Mr Hussain: ‘We had to promise that we would not reveal the final bill but let’s just put it this way; money was no issue, and it was easily in five figures. We made more money from Johnny’s visit than we did from our busiest night of the week, which is a Saturday when we have around 400 diners.

‘In addition to the food, there was champagne, wine and all kinds of drinks being downed. Johnny and his group had a great time. They loved the food, the ambience of the restaurant and the service that we provided. It was a real honour to have him here.’

Mr Hussain revealed that Joohnny was so impressed with the fare that he ordered a takeaway, which comprised a selection of the banquet.

Happier times: Johnny won the defamation trial after he sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50million over a 2018 piece she had written that alleged she was a victim of domestic abuse (pictured in 2015)

He added: ‘He clearly knows something about Indian food and enjoys it. We made sure not to make it too spicy so that Johnny Depp could enjoy the variety of flavours.’

Mr Hussain recalled the most surreal moment of the night was when Depp broke away from his party and sat with him for around 20 minutes in his office.

Mr Hussain said: ‘He said he wanted a little break from everybody and sat in my office, where he watched the people in his group on CCTV and asked me a lot of questions about it.

‘I didn’t ask him about Amber Herd or the court case. It was just a nice conversation with a very humble man. I’m still pinching myself because I never dreamt that Johnny Depp would be in my office having a chat about how the CCTV in the restaurant works.’

Case: Amber (pictured in court as the verdict was read), countersued for $100million claiming that Depp’s lawyer Adam Waldman made defamatory statements by calling her claims a ‘hoax’

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