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Siracusa Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria. Ristorante Italiana - Grand Union Canal (GUC) Main Line at Brentford Lock

Siracusa Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria. Ristorante Italiana - Brentford Lock

Partners Ibrahim Unsal and Serap Schulze - Siracusa Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria. Ristorante Italiana - Brentford LockWe visited The Siracusa Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria on Saturday 15 May 2010

The restaurant had been open just 6 weeks under the new management of partners Ibrahim Unsal and Serap Schulze - seen here behind Jean Beven on the occasion of her annual birthday!

The Siracusa Italian Restaurant is open from 11.30 - 'till late; when the last diner leaves!


The well staffed, fully licensed, restaurant has 60 covers inside and 25 covers outside.


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The Grand Union Restaurant and Bar, Royal Leamington Spa, by Bridge 40 on the Grand Union Canal (GUC)

A review by Graham Beven, Narrowboat 'Maid of The Mist'

The Grand Union Restaurant and Bar, Royal Leamington Spa, by Bridge 40 on the Grand Union Canal
Decked roof terrace that overlooks the canal - The Grand Union Restaurant and Bar, Royal Leamington Spa, by Bridge 40 on the Grand Union CanalWe visited The Grand Union one lunchtime in early April 2010 soon after the grand re-opening and found it to be a delightful canalside bar, terrace and fine-dining restaurant, providing 50 covers, with many original features but with a modern twist.

We took our lunch from the bar menu and sat out on the newly decked roof terrace that overlooks the canal and restaurant garden. The bar and terrace can be reached at both street level or canal level via the newly installed outside stairway from the canalside restaurant garden.

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Stratford-on-Avon Canal - Canalside Pub

Pubs on the towpath Stratford-on-Avon Canal near Shirley, Shirley Heath, Solihull.

The Drawbridge, Drawbridge Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 1DD - MAP - The Drawbridge Pub is part of the Punch Taverns "Flaming Grill" chain.

Located alongside the canal drawbridge in Shirley, on the outskirts of Solihull, you will find The Drawbridge Pub.

There are visitor moorings either side of the electric powered lift bridge. Just the place to try if you are looking for an excuse not to cook!

One of the attractions is to sit at the pub window to watch the canal traffic as the bridge goes up and down to it let boats through.

The modern style pub was built in the 1970s and has been added to and improved over the years.

Stratford-on-Avon Canal - Canalside Pub - Pubs on the towpath Stratford-on-Avon Canal near Shirley, Shirley Heath, Solihull

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The Grapes Pub and Seafood Restaurant, Near Limehouse Basin, East London

The Grapes is on Narrow Street, close to Canary Wharf, truly a narrow street running parallel to the River Thames through the Limehouse area of East London.

The Grapes, Near Limehouse Basin, London

The Grapes, Near Limehouse Basin, LondonBuilt in 1720, on the site of previous public houses dating from the earliest in 1583, The Grapes was a Thames waterside tavern for the working classes, particularly serving the workers of Limehouse Basin.


Some would say this is "Possibly the perfect pub" having managed to survive the recent Docklands redevelopments all around it. This shows what a special place it is. This narrow little pub has now attained listed building status.

We found The Grapes pub bar to be cosy and welcoming.

We booked our table for two at The Grapes for 19.15 arriving for a pre dinner drink in the ground floor public bar at 18.45 where we found the part-paneled bar hosts lots of etchings and prints, mainly of 19th century theatrical luvvies and some elaborate acid etched windows. We took our drinks out on to the river view deck and watched the river traffic making its way with and against the quick ebbing tide.








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Birmingham Canal Navigations - BCN - Broad Street, Flaming Dragon Chinese Buffet Restaurant - All You Can Eat - Ribs - Sushi etc.

Flaming Dragon - Unlimited Chinese Buffet Restaurant

We visited Flaming Dragon (All You Can Eat) Unlimited Buffet at 230 Broad Street Birmingham, right next to the Travel Lodge, in April 2011 during our Summer Cruise 2011

Our plated - Flaming Dragon - Unlimited Chinese Buffet Restaurant
The Broad Street Flaming Dragon Restaurant is accessible from the Birmingham Canal Navigations, being not more than 500 metres from the BCN Mainline at Sheepcote Road Bridge, Broad Street Bridge at Gas Street Basin or Granvill Street Bridge on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.


Flaming Dragon is a UK National franchise / chain where we enjoyed a selection from the 'all you can eat' unlimited buffet.

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