EDitorial ± 11-Jan-2008

Felixstowe Light Lunches: Spa Pavilion

Due to meet up with "Walkout" Kev at the hard to find Clifftop Cafe, where parking is for tenants only. Chairs on tables, no sign of life, handwritten "closed" sign in the window. Ah. Best head elsewhere. Head down through the biting wind and the Spa Gardens to, er, the Spa Pavilion (see map), home of "quality entertainment by the sea".

Glad to simply be indoors and pleasing to see a fair few other hardy folk already tucking in to their grub. Mighty tempted by the various specials and the double egg & chips. Um-ed and ah-ed hugely before settling on the roast veg and tomato soup: good thick consistency, plenty of bread on the side. Alcohol is served here, if that's of interest -- OAPs can get their two course deal c/w a glass of wine. I opted for the J2O.

Unbeatable views from our window seats, of which there are loads given the long zigzag glass wall. Soup long gone by the time Grenvyle's volcanically hot pie turned up. Quick browse of the what's on leaflet yielded an impressive line-up including:

  • R.E.M.
  • The Eagles
  • Queen
  • ABBA
  • Barron Knights
  • Pink Floyd
  • and even The Beatles!

Tribute bands: gotta love 'em. Anyway, service is friendly if minimally staffed, and the coffee is OK, as was the scone. I'd go there again and not just to get out of the rain.

If it was a car -- Ford Galaxy.
If they were passing by -- Chuckle Brothers.