Saturday, December 29, 2007

Steak sandwich at John Lewis

Robert Sayle in Cambridge has been languishing in the ‘wrong’ part of town for too long and we’ve been looking forward to the huge refit and then returning to the city centre. It is back, sadly no longer a Robert but the more common John Lewis, but it certainly it big and sparkly! We escape the raging hordes in the haberdashery department but we did have to venture forth to the rest of the shop and it’s clear that we’re not the only ones who have missed this shop. We make the dreadful mistake of trying some clothes on in the ladies changing room and nearly fainted from the tropical heat. I think we may have spotted the fatal flaw in their new design!

After our steamy exertions we rewarded ourselves with a visit to the new and ever so popular restaurant, just nipping in before the rope was draped across the entrance. We were escorted to a lovely little curvy banquette, ideal to stash our shopping booty and survey the sophisticated 70's look - the dark wood tables, the rather fabulous chandelier and the strange Sony blue lights around it. I think that particular shade of blue attracts the males of the species for example, the lights on the PS2 or the same colour emitting from underneath one of those boy-racer souped up (some say pimped) cars.

Turning away from the incongruous lights we consulted the menu and plumped for a pair of sandwiches, salt beef for D and a juicy steak in slightly over-toasted sandwich. All washed down with a nice glass of full-bodied red, not a bad way to wrap a day of hectic sale shopping. But they really need to sort out those changing rooms!

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