The artist Tony Hornecker spend about 6 years to turn an old warehouse garage into a little wonderland of obscurity – a place that he has now made into an absolute unique restaurant.
Once you found the place hidden away in a darkened alley in North East London you will enter a different world.
It is packed with objects from a forgotten past and from all over the globe which one does never stop discovering when wandering around the themed rooms.
There is the Ten Ted Pavillion – which looks like how i would imagine a Parisian Brothel from a hundred years ago would look like with red curtains and candle lights on old chandeliers. It fits a few tables suitable for 2 – 6 people.
Then there is the Main Hall – which – again – was packed with hundreds of bizarre objects and pictures and an array of 7 or so discoballs – ah yea and the stuffed chicken wich had its head stuck into the wall! haha.
The hall leads upstairs to the incredibly cosy Doll’s House – which is really only half a room as it is just about 1.50m high – so better don’t try to stand up! This is the place where we had the luck to eat our lovely dinner. The room can only be entered via a set of wooden wonky stairs which were made out of something like old wine-bottle boxes. Now imagine you wear high heels like our amazing dragqueen waitress A Man Da Pet and you have to climb up there and then squeeze yourself into the room crawling on your knees while holding the food and drinks!
After we were filled with yummi food our waiter turned into a performer and showed us and the other enthused guests how Tina Turner should REALLY move her arse!
10 out of 10 for entertainment and atmosphere.
Tony, his photographer friend Ralf (who also served us food and drinks) A Man Da and the cat Stella were some of the most welcoming and charming hosts you will ever find. They made the whole experience even more worthwhile.
We arrived first that night and left last! And if we could’ve – we would have stayed forever!
If you’re after an unforgettable feast for your tummy AND your eyes then the Pale Blue Door is just the perfect thing for you.
You need to book in advance: Contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tables can be booked for 8pm or 8.30pm – usually from Thursdays to Sundays.
£30 buy you a nice 3 course meal – Veggi Option available
The Pale Blue Door, 5 Glebe Road, E8 4BD