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Postby tyke bhoy » Sat 05 Dec, 2009 6:27 pm

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Does anyone know what the bar that is on the front of the Merrion Centre, was called Edwards at one time, originally called? Before the glass frontage was put on. Also what was the late night curry house called near the market you went up a few flights of stairs and it was long and thin? HELP.

Now the "Picture House" or something similar. I can't remembemberwhat it was before Edwards but I am pretty certain it wasn't a bar/pub. It has been extended in the refurb and think it was extended either during or just before it opened as Edwards.
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Postby slw » Sat 05 Dec, 2009 9:41 pm

townie wrote:
Does anyone know what the bar that is on the front of the Merrion Centre, was called Edwards at one time, originally called? Before the glass frontage was put on. Also what was the late night curry house called near the market you went up a few flights of stairs and it was long and thin? HELP.



Was the curry house on Kirkgate (near where superdrug is now)?
If so I hink it was called Darbar
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Postby Cardiarms » Sun 06 Dec, 2009 12:09 am

Didn't they do one of the first 'all you can eat' lunch time buffets?
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Postby tyke bhoy » Sun 06 Dec, 2009 1:04 am

Maybe I need to visit the store indicated in this description Wink

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2005211_56679934&DISPLAY=FULL

I can't quite see it myself but the store that is indicated as specsavers on here in 1991 was part of Edwards certainly within 8 years and probably well under that. Barclays has become Oceania (early noughties)
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Postby BLAKEY » Sun 06 Dec, 2009 4:48 pm

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There was one on Cookridge Street (?) iin the seventies called The Brahms and Liszt


The Brahms and Liszt was in the basement of the building which then stood on the corner (I'm almost sure) of East Parade and St. Paul's Street. I'm still blushing from the exhibition I made in there one lunchtime. The bar had long tables (for approx seven or eight folks each side) and long bench seats to match - with legs set in perhaps a foot or more from the ends !!. I was with a few friends and had just sat down at the end of the bench with a full pint of something or other when another party at the opposite end of the bench all stood up to return to work - yes, you've guessed - rather like Gerard Hoffnung's Bricklayer Tale I was now heavier than the bench and began my journey to the floor while the vacant end rose in the air.
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Postby leedslily » Mon 07 Dec, 2009 2:13 pm

townie wrote:
Does anyone know what the bar that is on the front of the Merrion Centre, was called Edwards at one time, originally called? Before the glass frontage was put on. Also what was the late night curry house called near the market you went up a few flights of stairs and it was long and thin? HELP.



There was an upstairs curry house called Drifters on Kirkgate near the market - used to go there after Scrumpies on Friday nights. :-)
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Postby uncle mick » Mon 07 Dec, 2009 3:35 pm

BLAKEY wrote:
Trojan wrote:
There was one on Cookridge Street (?) iin the seventies called The Brahms and Liszt


The Brahms and Liszt was in the basement of the building which then stood on the corner (I'm almost sure) of East Parade and St. Paul's Street. I'm still blushing from the exhibition I made in there one lunchtime. The bar had long tables (for approx seven or eight folks each side) and long bench seats to match - with legs set in perhaps a foot or more from the ends !!. I was with a few friends and had just sat down at the end of the bench with a full pint of something or other when another party at the opposite end of the bench all stood up to return to work - yes, you've guessed - rather like Gerard Hoffnung's Bricklayer Tale I was now heavier than the bench and began my journey to the floor while the vacant end rose in the air.

Think you're correct. It was in Devereux House which was demolished to make way for the building where Zurich Insurance is now
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Postby townie » Tue 08 Dec, 2009 3:08 pm

leedslily wrote:
townie wrote:
Does anyone know what the bar that is on the front of the Merrion Centre, was called Edwards at one time, originally called? Before the glass frontage was put on. Also what was the late night curry house called near the market you went up a few flights of stairs and it was long and thin? HELP.



There was an upstairs curry house called Drifters on Kirkgate near the market - used to go there after Scrumpies on Friday nights. :-)


Brilliant. Thats the one. We had all our local pub trying to remember.

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Postby uncle mick » Tue 08 Dec, 2009 3:17 pm

townie wrote:
leedslily wrote:
townie wrote:
Does anyone know what the bar that is on the front of the Merrion Centre, was called Edwards at one time, originally called? Before the glass frontage was put on. Also what was the late night curry house called near the market you went up a few flights of stairs and it was long and thin? HELP.



There was an upstairs curry house called Drifters on Kirkgate near the market - used to go there after Scrumpies on Friday nights. :-)


Brilliant. Thats the one. We had all our local pub trying to remember.

Drifters was on New York Street in the 80's,don't know weather it was on Kirkgate before or after that .Or you might have confused the two streets
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Postby simong » Tue 08 Dec, 2009 6:21 pm

Re the talk of Len's bar earlier, would he be the Len who reopened on York Place last year, next door to Plush? It was a very nice place that he had, but he pretty much timed it wrong, opening just in time for the downturn to bite and lasting a bit more than a year.

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