A man has been convicted and fined $1400 for his involvement in a chaotic baby shower brawl at a Sydney Chinese restaurant.
Junchi Ma was captured on camera being involved in a melee that erupted at the Zilver eatery, in Bondi Junction, in February 2016.
Dramatic footage shows a chair flying through the air only moments before a four-minute brawl erupted between the tables.
The video shows another man approaching Ma at a circular table and standing over him before he is unexpectedly punched.
A turbulent clashed follows, with chairs and bowls of hot soup being violently thrown across the restaurant, with one object smashing a window.
Both men were restrained by fellow diners, however Ma was the only person charged over the brawl.
Ma made no comment to waiting reporters as he hastily left Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court and jumped into a car on Friday.
His defence barrister Eidan Havas launched an appeal of the sentence, arguing the baby shower brawl appeared to be instigated by someone else.
'He's facing down the barrel of a conviction, in circumstances where he was the victim of a vicious assault and is lucky to be alive,' Mr Havas said on Friday.