A New York restaurant manager is waiting on singer Ne-Yo to hand over $800 (£533) after he reportedly left the eaterie without settling his bill.

The R&B star headed for an evening out with a group of pals at Manhattan nightspot Negril earlier this month (Oct13), and they racked up a large bill for drinks and food.

But bosses of the restaurant are still waiting for the star to settle the $800 check after he walked out without paying, according to the New York Daily News.

Editors at the publication allege the venue's manager even followed Ne-Yo to a nearby club to recoup the cash but the bill has still not been paid.

A source tells the newspaper, "Someone in the group promised they'd be back tomorrow to pay up."