A restaurant owner is to stand trial accused of throwing a cup of hot tea at a member of staff and attempting to stab him in a dispute over unpaid wages.
Aydin Dag, 38, who runs Antalia on Whitehall Crescent, is also accused of shouting and swearing at employee Mohammed Aziz.
The incident is alleged to have taken place at the end of last year at the restaurant, when it was trading as seafood eatery Scots Hoose.
Details of the allegations came to light at a meeting of the licensing board yesterday, where Dag was set to have his premises licence reviewed.
A Police Scotland representative told the committee Dag had been reported to the authorities following an alleged confrontation between himself and Mr Aziz.
She said Dag allegedly got into a row with a staff member over unpaid wages. She added that the incident, alleged to have happened on December 29 last year, resulted in Dag throwing a cup of tea at the staff member in front of a number of witnesses.
He then allegedly picked up a large knife and brought it down as if to strike the complainer, who was then said to have fled to Bell Street police station to report the matter.
Licensing convener Stewart Hunter said: “As there is a trial ongoing we will come back to make a decision about your own conduct at committee on April 18.”
Mr Dag, of Roundhill Road, St Andrews, will stand trial on March 27 charged with behaving in a threatening manner by shouting, swearing and making threats of violence towards Mr Aziz.
He also faces a charge of assaulting Mr Aziz, throwing a cup of hot liquid at him that struck him on the body, and brandishing a knife at him, attempting to strike him on the head with it, to his injury.
Both offences are alleged to have happened at 3 Whitehall Crescent on December 29.
Mr Dag spoke only to introduce himself and to ask if the restaurant would be allowed to continue selling alcohol – which he was told it would.