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Beardy

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A restaurant in great Victoria street
« on: December 19, 2015, 10:13:58 AM »
ive been trying to remember a restaurant in Gt Victoria St from the 1980's - it was quite trendy in those days - about 1/2 down on the left hand side from Shaftesbury Sq - might have been Harveys ? I got really bad food poisoning after eating surf and turf there 😱

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Beardy

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Re: A restaurant in great Victoria street
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2015, 01:56:40 PM »
CMcG yes well done that's the building I remember the bay window at the front I think there was a British legion or seamans club just past the newsagents


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Re: A restaurant in great Victoria street
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2015, 12:54:04 PM »
That was my aunts newsagents in the mid 70's to early 80's.

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Re: A restaurant in great Victoria street
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2015, 11:23:06 AM »

Yes it was Harvey's   :)  It was a popular wee place, I was sad to see it close   :(
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Re: A restaurant in great Victoria street
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 02:10:24 PM »
Was that originally opened as "La Belle Epoque" ?

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Re: A restaurant in great Victoria street
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 02:16:24 PM »

Was La Belle Epoque not on the same block as Lavery's?

It may well have started in the same premises as Harveys.  :)
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Re: A restaurant in great Victoria street
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2016, 09:45:29 PM »
Was La belle epoch not on the Dublin road - near the elbow . It was Froggities/ chez Delbert beside laverys I think

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Re: A restaurant in great Victoria street
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2016, 10:42:59 PM »
Was La belle epoch not on the Dublin road - near the elbow . It was Froggities/ chez Delbert beside laverys I think

Yes Froggities was beside Laverys, it's now called Darceys and is a popular wee restaurant doing good food at reasonable prices.
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Re: A restaurant in great Victoria street
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2016, 05:42:24 PM »
The original Belle Epoque was there and then moved to the Dublin Road. It competed directly against Paul Rankin's place at the edge of Shaftesbury Square.

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Re: A restaurant in great Victoria street
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2020, 09:56:38 PM »
Does anyone have any photographs of the interior of La Belle Époque, beautiful little French restaurant on Great Victoria Street, mid 1980s approx?

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Re: A restaurant in great Victoria street
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2020, 01:33:05 PM »
The Belle Epoque, beside Lavery's, was the first real restaurant I can remember going to with a young lady when I was a youngster.  She was a nurse in the City and we met one night at Charlie O's at the Wellie.  Strange how things come back.  Still remember the name of the bottle of wine we had "Brilliant" and it was.

Remember Harvey's fondly as well.  Great pizza.  Pity it closed.

Ah well, happy memories.