A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Where the North Sea Meets the Med...

Saturday night. The bar before the onslaught.

Sunny Sunday Morning. The restaurant before the onslaught.

I have been taking a few photos to update one of my restaurants website.

The bar is decorated in North African style with lot of arches and the restaurant is airy Mediterranean with columns and bright tiles for dado rail and lots of wrought iron.
The chairs are also wrought iron and rattan. Very heavy and rather uncomfortable for old ladies bums, I have been reminded. We keep a couple of cushions behind the bar for those sensitive backsides.

Cosy seat...

Sunny North Sea...

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Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

That's amazing how you captured the light in your Sunday Morning photo! Reminds me of the beautiful black and white images of Grand Central Station.

26/3/07 12:10 PM  
Blogger savannah said...

found you via merisi! delicious stuff..thank you for letting me in

26/3/07 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Greedy Blugger said...

Hello there! thank you for visiting & leaving a comment on my new blog!
I've had a quick browse but still can't seem to work out where your restaurant is in the UK!
I love your other food blog as well! Will surely be back for more and will DEFINITELY try out your yummy North African recipes... *lickin lips*

26/3/07 4:48 PM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hi there I followed a link from ...somewhere.... and arrived here.

Love your blog - espcially the photos, the mosaics and your post "Quiet Window Tables" from way back.

I'll call again if I may and read some more.

26/3/07 6:43 PM  
Anonymous edvard moonke said...

hey cream, love the pictures. it does look very inviting... looking forward to visiting you sometime soon.

26/3/07 6:55 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Cream, I love that bench seat. Just my style.

26/3/07 10:41 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

(sigh) absolutely lovely. Very inviting.

27/3/07 12:53 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Merisi, I checked that photo out. Mine pales in front of it but thanks.

Nice of you to visit, Savannah.

From one Greedy Blugger to another, welcome. I hope you enjoy the food. North East England.

Akelamalu, welcome! I still get that every now and then about quiet tables.

Marcos, you just let me know when you're coming up.

Mary, it looks good but it not very comfortable.

Thanks, Hayden.

27/3/07 9:19 AM  
Blogger SpanishGoth said...

Not very often you see those 3 words together "sunny, north, sea".

And your picture is better than central station as there's no bloody americans in yours ;-)

27/3/07 11:36 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Well those 3 words were definitely in the same sentence on Sunday and Monday. Except that it was around 10degrees.
Do I detect some anti-Bush sentiments, SG?

27/3/07 12:40 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

A little North Africa/Med in the north of England is perfect. Love the light streaming in. I could use some of that right now!

27/3/07 3:11 PM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Thanks for dropping by my place and for such lovely comments. I love the photos in your blog, your restuarants looks so inviting.

27/3/07 3:50 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Andrea, Sunday was like the start of spring. It was so sunny but still very cold.

You are welcome, Akelamalu.

27/3/07 6:11 PM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

Looks like a nice place to have a "nice Foie Gras with fig jam, a massive Camembert with a French baguette and a dozen bottles of the best red wines in the world..."
Just dreaming of the afterlife...

28/3/07 2:43 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Yes, Brian and a few bottles of wine have been sampled over the years!
My last supper!

28/3/07 10:17 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

The sunlight photo is gorgeous, so much detail. I wish I could sit there with you and take it all in. Maybe in my dreams :)

29/3/07 3:31 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

One day, maybe Christine. Never say never!

29/3/07 10:05 AM  
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29/3/07 6:18 PM  
Blogger anna said...

So lovely! I hope I make it out there some day and experience it in person.

31/3/07 10:05 PM  

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