The smell of delicious food wafting through a restaurant is enough to whet anyone's appetite.

But these stomach-churning stories of the most disgusting incidents waiters and customers have ever seen at eateries around the world will be enough to put you off your food for a while, writes the Daily Mail.

From blood on a burger bun to a chef who allegedly pleasured himself with a steak before serving it to a thuggish regular, these tales may encourage you to cook at home tonight.

Both waiters and customers related their worst experiences on Quora, with tales including a 21st birthday where the party host projectile vomited all over the restaurant's bathroom.

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Another remembered a time when he saw a waiter accidentally throw his food away after he'd asked for it to be boxed up to take home, only for the worker to then fish it out of the bin and then present it to the customer.

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