COLIN FARRELL shocked restaurant-goers by queuing up for a table outside an eaterie while filming in South Africa.

The Phone Booth actor, 28, waited patiently with five friends for a vacant table at Cape Town's trendy ROYALE restaurant, refusing to take advantage of his superstar status to achieve immediate service.

A source explains, "The system is that you put your name down on a blackboard with a cell phone number, go and get a drink elsewhere, then they call you when a table comes free."

Farrell - who is filming ASK THE DUST - left his friend's cellphone number to enable staff to call them back an hour later when a table was free.

18/06/2004 13:26