Man in deep water after 'dine and splash'

Seafood meal
The 33 year old is hoping to get off the hook when he faces a judge next week (Getty)

An Australian man is in deep water after doing a runner from an expensive restaurant.

The 33-year-old Gold Coast man muscled his way through two lobsters, a baby octopus, 21 vodka shots and numerous alcoholic beverages before running out of the restaurant to avoid payment.

Restaurant staff as well as police chased the man, who swam out to sea refusing to return, clamming up when police asked him about his actions.

He was eventually tackled and returned to shore by lifeguards

The seafood fan will face charges in court next week.