Daniel Forsythe regularly visits the China Jade, along Beaconsfield Road, but he spotted something amiss last week.
Mr Forsythe finished his shift at the Co-op opposite the takeaway shop and ordered a chow mein and chicken in black bean sauce for pick up, costing £8.80.
He returned to his home along Mottingham Road which he shares with his wife, Kirsty, 24, and their 18-month-old daughter Evie.
After taking a few mouthfuls he claims he spotted a screw nestled in the chow mein he’d shared with his daughter.
The 25-year-old told News Shopper: "She was hungry so I’d given her a little bit.
"As soon as I saw the screw I checked the food straight away.
"She had a little plate and I just dived in there with my hands, it was a bit messy."Poor kid would be better off raised by wolves…