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Loiner in Cyprus
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Postby Loiner in Cyprus » Tue 30 Jul, 2013 4:54 pm

stutterdog wrote: Loiner in Cyprus wrote: I remember going to a Chinese restaurant in about 1963 near the Wrens pub with my mates. It was called something like the Golden Ball. I think we all used to have Beef Chow Mien. But I definitely remember having loads of Tetleys first. Was that when Tetley's tasted nice? It sure did
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Postby Bruno » Wed 31 Jul, 2013 12:35 am

My dad's job as an accountant meant that he often worked in Leeds city centre in the 1960s and 70s.He used to have lunch in a restaurant called Darrells (I've no idea as to the correct spelling, it could have been Daryls, Darrils, whatever).My mum took me into town once to meet my dad for lunch there, I think it will have been early 1970s.All I can remember is that I had steak pie and chips, and that the Town Hall dome was visible through the window. I'm also fairly certain that the dining room was on the first floor or higher of the building.Can anybody tell me where the restaurant was?
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Postby uncle mick » Wed 31 Jul, 2013 10:03 am

Bruno wrote: My dad's job as an accountant meant that he often worked in Leeds city centre in the 1960s and 70s.He used to have lunch in a restaurant called Darrells (I've no idea as to the correct spelling, it could have been Daryls, Darrils, whatever).My mum took me into town once to meet my dad for lunch there, I think it will have been early 1970s.All I can remember is that I had steak pie and chips, and that the Town Hall dome was visible through the window. I'm also fairly certain that the dining room was on the first floor or higher of the building.Can anybody tell me where the restaurant was? Darrel's 7 Park Cross Streethttp://goo.gl/maps/Tn8dg    
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Postby Bruno » Wed 31 Jul, 2013 10:54 pm

uncle mick wrote: Bruno wrote: He used to have lunch in a restaurant called Darrells.Can anybody tell me where the restaurant was? Darrel's 7 Park Cross Streethttp://goo.gl/maps/Tn8dg     Thanks Uncle Mick. I wonder, could Number 7 Park Cross St have been on the first floor above The Jubilee pub (on Headrow), but accessed from the rear of that building?
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Postby anthonydna » Thu 01 Aug, 2013 12:31 pm

I half remember a cafe somewhere further down the street, much further behind the Jubilee.
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Re: Demi's Fish Bar

Postby ShaneSwimmer » Wed 10 Jun, 2015 4:15 pm

Misc wrote:There used to be a place opposite the bus stops on Boar Lane (by British Home Stores), I think it was called Demis Fish Bar. Nobody seems to remember it but me...as a kid I thought it was owned by Demis Roussos and used to ask my nan if we could go!
I was at Leeds Poly 1987-1991 and in my final year worked part time in Demi's Fish Bar. Early evening it was ok but come 2am when the clubs chucked out the place would be heaving with drunks. Most of the time it was good natured banter. He also put his prices up at midnight which I've never seen before.When we finished work we'd take home the food that hadn't been sold. And my housemates would be waiting up for me!! Great days.
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Re: Old Restaurants

Postby Bugblatter » Sat 29 Aug, 2015 3:14 pm

Trying to remember the name of a Chinese restaurant I went to a few times in the late 70s on New Briggate which was on the top floor of the building opposite Klas Olsen (side entrance to Lewis's back then).

Edit. Found it: http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... 9_58930606
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Re: Old Restaurants

Postby Keg » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 1:46 pm

Bugblatter wrote:Trying to remember the name of a Chinese restaurant I went to a few times in the late 70s on New Briggate which was on the top floor of the building opposite Klas Olsen (side entrance to Lewis's back then).

Edit. Found it: http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... 9_58930606
The Jumbo? or was that a curry house?
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Postby j.c.d. » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 2:43 pm

Loiner in Cyprus wrote:stutterdog wrote: Loiner in Cyprus wrote: I remember going to a Chinese restaurant in about 1963 near the Wrens pub with my mates. It was called something like the Golden Ball. I think we all used to have Beef Chow Mien. But I definitely remember having loads of Tetleys first. Was that when Tetley's tasted nice? It sure did


Just seen this above....
. We used to go to Mang Fangs Chinese Restaurant on Cross Belgrave St on past the Wrens Pub this was in the late 1950s, would this be the first in Leeds ?.
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Postby Loiner in Cyprus » Mon 07 Sep, 2015 5:22 pm

j.c.d. wrote:
Loiner in Cyprus wrote:stutterdog wrote: Loiner in Cyprus wrote: I remember going to a Chinese restaurant in about 1963 near the Wrens pub with my mates. It was called something like the Golden Ball. I think we all used to have Beef Chow Mien. But I definitely remember having loads of Tetleys first. Was that when Tetley's tasted nice? It sure did


Just seen this above....
. We used to go to Mang Fangs Chinese Restaurant on Cross Belgrave St on past the Wrens Pub this was in the late 1950s, would this be the first in Leeds ?.
I have just had a look at a street map to see where Cross Belgrave St is, I'm sure it is the same restaurant. I have obviously not remembered the correct name. Incidently, I visited Leeds City Centre this weekend for the first time since the 80s except for visiting the LGI via the Inner Ring Road once earlier this year. Boy have things changed. Sat nav brought me in from the South. I recognised names but not the places; Cross Green, Pontefract Lane, Meadow Lane etc. We stayed at the Premier Inn where Fairburn Lawson used to be. We walked around the city centre. All pedestrian precincts. What really impressed me was how clean everywhere looked. A pity about the cricket result, but the rugby was good. Apologises for going off topic





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