Category Archives: peterborough

Kathmandu Nepalese Restaurant, Peterborough

Previously known as Yeti’s, Kathmandu is in a prime location in the heart of Peterborough’s nightlife scene.   I’d not eaten here before, so when a fellow curry fiend suggested meeting in town we thought Kathmandu would be worth a try.

From the outside it’s hard to get excited about Kathmandu as the restaurant is above the neighbouring shops and lacks a street-level window where you can spy other diners.  Inside and up the stairs though, the dining area is well decorated with what looked like a few little areas on different levels – there’s even a table with cushions should you want to sit a bit closer to the floor! It was midweek so we were seated quickly and got down to the important part Continue reading

Ask, Peterborough micro review

It’s hardly even worth calling this a review; I’m only blogging about Ask because it deserves more than a 140 character twitter and this was my first encounter with an Ask restaurant.

Ok, so Ask is a chain of Italian restaurants selling pizza and pasta.  More upmarket than a Pizza Hut and about the same as a Pizza Express, that much you (probably) know.

What makes my experience of Ask in Peterborough so worthy of a blog post is that the manager actually seemed interested in his customers experiences of the restaurant.  The service was personal but not to the extent of it being creepy and the restaurant building itself is fantastic, being in one of Peterborough’s oldest buildings.  Continue reading

Wheelie happy over Peterborough’s Town Bridge

townbridgeI can’t believe it.

After months of warnings being issued by the Police that cycling on pavements is bad m’kay, Peterborough council have gone and quietly painted a white line smack in the middle of the pavement across the Town Bridge.  As everyone knows, the white line creates an invisible shield between dangerous cyclists and vunerable pedestrians.

It’s not a perfect solution however as the pavement markings disappear at the North side of the bridge.  Why this side is so dangerous I’m not sure, can anyone suggest a reason?

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Wedding stationery craft supplies

I’m due to get married next year and as a consequence the house is scattered with wedding magazines full of ideas and inspiration on colour schemes and designs for just about every aspect of the wedding.

To make the day as individual (and save as much money) as possible we’ve thought about making our own wedding stationery – invitations, place settings and so on, so have trawled the web for DIY handmade wedding stationery packs that we can glean ideas from.

We’ll then take a trip over to the new Pondskipper Crafts shop in Peterborough, armed with this crafty know-how and pretty much fill our boots with enough craft supplies to get any ex-Blue Peter presenter into a sweat.

If anyone’s got any tips for wedding stationery, please let me know!

Review of Jim’s Bistro, Peterborough

Finally the much anticipated visit to Jim’s Bistro has happened and in a word, wow! I urge every restaurateur in the area to try out Jim’s and see where you’re going wrong.

As you enter the cosy (ok, small) restaurant you immediately become aware of the lively ambience this place has.  We were all shown to our table  (we’d booked in advance as there was a large group of us) by Kerry and were all soon ordering drinks and browsing the menu.  My only gripe at this point is that the specials menu is written on a mirror which was immediately behind me, making it difficult to read without standing up and walking a couple of feet away, which I did.  No bother really. Continue reading

Rinaldo puts Broadway Theatre up for sale

Considering tomorrow’s date, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was all some April Fool’s practical joke but in reality I don’t think you could make it up.

Today’s Evening Telegraph has reported that Rinaldo Fasulo, the owner of the now closed Broadway Theatre has put the building up for sale to the tune of nearly £4 million. This is the same Rinaldo that has just put his company (03 Leisure Ltd) that was running the Broadway, into administration leaving over half a million pounds in outstanding debts.

an absolute kick in the teeth for every single creditor

Thankfully for Rinaldo though, he had the foresight to ensure that a separate company (Prima Investments) owned the building itself allowing him to sell it on after an arson attack.

This is an absolute kick in the teeth for every single creditor and will surely put a dark cloud over his restaurant Sessions House on Thorpe Road (which I believe is run by another one of his companies, Prima Restaurants Ltd). For me, it’s a shame that Rinaldo hasn’t made any public statement with a view to repaying back some of his customers who support his businesses.

The article in the ET originally allowed comments to be posted but they have since been removed so I can only guess that public outrage got a bit heated.

Jim’s Bistro, Peterborough

A friend gave me a tip off that a new restaurant had opened in Peterborough going by the name of Jim’s Bistro, apparently serving up (as the name would suggest) modern British bistro cuisine.

Situated at 52 Broadway in what used to be Avellinos (just down from the recently closed Broadway Theatre), Jim’s Bistro is the sister restaurant to Stamford’s Jim’s Yard.  I’ve yet to sample either restaurant, but with Jim’s Yard being awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand award I’m hoping for great things from the Peterborough restaurant. Continue reading

Peterborough council are failing cyclists

First impressions of cycling in and around Peterborough would appear to be rosy with an abundant number of cycle routes all interlinked across the city, but scratch the surface and you’ll notice a number of monumental (in my mind) fails.

Peterborough City Council are always the first to shout about their Travelchoice department, which promotes public transport, car sharing, etc along with publishing a respectable map of cycle routes across town. Peterborough is also due to host a round of the Tour Series cycle race, which is odd given the suspected dislike for cyclists.

The problem with Peterborough City Council and cyclists is when it comes to bridges.  Cyclists aren’t provided with a safe means of entering the city centre on at least two major routes in – across the Town Bridge on London Road and across the Crescent Bridge on Thorpe Road.

Why are bridges such an issue for Peterborough?  Considering the town bridge has spent more time with construction works than not over the past few years, I would have thought the provision for cyclists would be there.   Continue reading