If you’re of the ilk where the mere sound of sirens sends you into a panic with a cold sweat then you wouldn’t want to be living in Peterborough at the moment.
Since I didn’t receive my invitation to the opening night of Peterborough’s newest premium pizza and pasta restaurant, I didn’t get the opportunity to rub shoulders with the restaurants President, Peter Boizot MBE. The only way I could shrug off that disappointment was to visit Pizza Express last Friday with mattysmash to sample the menu before heading into town for a few jars with some work colleagues.
It was quite early on a Friday night (6pm) but the restaurant was already quite busy with families so it was slightly noisier which was to be expected (parents – can you please teach your children to use their indoor voices when in Peterborough pizza restaurants?).
While all the other Indian restaurants in town are empty mid week, Peterborough’s Royal Spice at the Westgate end of Park Road is doing a roaring trade to a packed restaurant week after week.
I don’t think it’s any secret how they manage it either – good service, great food and oh, on a Tuesday you get a full meal for just a tenner. Poppadom, starter, side dish, main and rice (or Naan) for only £10.
Peterborough’s branch of the Pizza Express restaurant has finally opened it’s doors to the public with a line up of local glitterati in full attendance.
Opened by the man who originally founded the chain, Peterborough’s own Peter Boizot, the 90 seater restaurant is sure to be a welcome addition to the towns line-up of existing Pizza restaurants. Various city councillors, Peterborough United players and the usual Peterborough businessmen and ESP girls also turned up for a (pizza) slice of the action.
I’ve mentioned The Banyan Tree earlier on this blog, but for new readers all you need to know is that it’s the best Indian restaurant in Peterborough. Next to the Cock Inn in Werrington to be precise.
Their new website is now live and at a glance is one of the best websites I’ve seen for a restaurant – well, would you expect anything less from the Banyan Tree?
According to Peterborough’s Evening Telegraph, Tesco bosses have discovered a payroll error which has resulted in 300 workers at their Peterborough Parnwell distribution centre being overpaid since July. Now Tesco has demanded that the wages were either paid back or unpaid hours are worked to cover the debt.
Recently-crowned Miss Peterborough Lisa Marie Creamer has been disqualified from driving for allowing her already disqualified boyfriend drive her Peugeot 306.
Rugby referee Robert Tustin dropped his shorts during a ladies rugby match between Peterborough and Thetford, exposing his backside.
The incident which occurred on October 28th has seen the East Midlands Society referee suspended from his duties for 18 weeks.
On his return to the field, he turned his back on the stand where Peterborough’s supporters were gathered, and dropped his shorts.