In what’s being hailed as a world first, a local woman has ordered directly off a menu, without making any special requests or negotiating with the waitress.

The incident took place last night at the popular homestyle Hungarian restaurant Twenty-One Espresso in Sydney’s Double Bay.

“Usually our patrons use our menu as a source of inspiration only,” says restaurant owner Michael Schiffer.

“They view the ordering process as more like a ‘create-your-own,’ or ‘do-it-yourself’ type of scenario.”

But it’s understood the woman last night ordered Paprika Chicken straight off the menu, without any special instructions or advice on how the meal should be prepared.

DBT has not been able to independently verify the claims, but Twenty-One Espresso management say it’s the first time it’s happened in the restaurant’s 63 year history.

“She didn’t try to negotiate with the waitress, nor did she have any requests about where she sat, or about the levels of air-conditioning or music,” says Michael Schiffer.

“Initially we thought the woman must have been visiting from Sydney’s outer suburbs or something, but she did confirm to us that she lives locally.

More to come.