Julian Bray writes: Another upmarket chain - mainly burgers and ribs - restaurant offer has opened in Peterborough, it's called Bills, set up in the old Lakeland Shop - they've moved Lakeland to the Shopping Mall - and before that it was home to the legendary Butcher Browns!
Give it a few weeks to settle down, or you are likely to be elbowed out the way by the local ligging fraternity, headed by the MP Stewart Jackson clan, and an assorted collection of reportedly hard up Peterborough City Councillors.
We like their optimism, tables and chairs outside in near freezing temperatures, but that 'A' Board is likely to run foul of Elf 'n' Safety, and do Bills know the cash-strapped Council charge extortionate rates for outside tables? It did for the Clock Restaurant in Bridge Street, poor chap lost his shirt on the venture, the council digging up Bridge Street and within weeks of him opening and sticking a Greggs right next door! Silly us the Boulevard is still pants, HUGE DELAYS, (office hours construction work only).. and Long Causeway is another building site.
Bills is one of fashion and foodie millionaire Richard Carings outlets, not that Mr Caring would by choice, be seen dead in Peterborough, we think he was at the premier Conservative Fund raiser the secretive Black & White Ball at Londons Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane last night. Reportedly some £4million was raised for the Tory coffers. The non-dom for tax purposes Mr Caring is in all the newspapers this weekend, as one of the alleged stars of the HSBC Switzerland tax scandal allegations.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2946899/Clinton-foundation-received-81million-donations-scandal-hit-HSBC-Swiss-bank.html#ixzz3RRJeDCd2
We will be contributing to Mr Carings revenue stream and reviewing Bills Menu at a later date...
PBROTRIB NOTE Apologies to all Carlings, the spell check on here won't recognise a Caring, software written by a lager lout no doubt..
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