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The Victoria Cafe, Fargate

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Hi all

Have been spending some of the Christmas break sorting out photos and I came across this one that I took at Whitley Hall a few years ago.

It's a framed menu from The Victoria Cafe on Fargate dated 02/03/1937.

I think I'll give the Turtle Consomme a miss :blink:

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Excellent stuff, Thank you. Davy's Cafe of old, Arthur Davy, Victoria Cafe, 40 Fargate 1911-1925 and probably before and certainly after.

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Davy, Arthur & Sons Limited, Provision Merchants, Polony, Pork Pie & Sausage Manufacturers & Machine Bakers - 1905.

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Was it roughly where WHSmiths is?

Looks like it,

as W H Smith's present address is; 38-40 Fargate.

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It sounds very appetizing, much better than the menus of today with

all the fancy words which doesn't make the food taste any better.

All the fancy wording we get today decribes the food better than it really is.

I think I'll go for the roast pork and season pudding, love season pudding.

Also known in Yorkshire as mucky pudding.

Thanks spook

[ Just brightened it a little for the diners to see ]

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Nope, I don't know Season pudding I don't think. Tell me more please.

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Nope, I don't know Season pudding I don't think. Tell me more please.

To me it is pancake batter with sage & onion stuffing mix in it, cooked in the frying pan,

I often have it with stew, or onion gravy

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What is this sole on the fish menu, can't say I have heard of it.

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To me it is pancake batter with sage & onion stuffing mix in it, cooked in the frying pan,

I often have it with stew, or onion gravy

Oh no, how awful. That's not season pudding. :P

Steve I suggest someone cooks you some proper season pudding .

If you are putting sage and onion stuffing in you are adding bread [ or bread crumbs] to the batter .

It would never rise with stuffing in it. It's done in the oven like Yorkshire pud.

Step 1, get your oven hot

Step 2 . . . oh I''ll have to show you some time.

Remember, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, yum yum.

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I thought it might be Yorkshire pudding with herbs added ... like me Dad used to make.

Oh no, how awful. That's not season pudding. :P

Steve I suggest someone cooks you some proper season pudding .

If you are putting sage and onion stuffing in you are adding bread [ or bread crumbs] to the batter .

It would never rise with stuffing in it. It's done in the oven like Yorkshire pud.

Step 1, get your oven hot

Step 2 . . . oh I''ll have to show you some time.

Remember, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, yum yum.

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I well remember having my nose up against the window of Davy's on many occasions smelling the coffee being ground in the machine in the window. That was in the early 1950's when I was 7 or 8

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http://cheesenbiscui...-seasalter.html

Slip sole (kind of a small subspecies of sole).

Thank you syrup.

'Sole is an elongated, oval fish with a round head.

The right side, the upper side, is brown with spots and dots, and the underside

is white. The maximum length of sole is 70cm. The smallest grading is a small

sole, known as the ‘slip sole’, because it slips through the net. This grading is

very popular among fish lovers'.

From: Fish facts

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Oh no, how awful. That's not season pudding. :P Steve I suggest someone cooks you some proper season pudding . If you are putting sage and onion stuffing in you are adding bread [ or bread crumbs] to the batter . It would never rise with stuffing in it. It's done in the oven like Yorkshire pud. Step 1, get your oven hot Step 2 . . . oh I''ll have to show you some time. Remember, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, yum yum.

I can make a good Yorkshire Pudding Mrs.UKL,

my Aunty Edna always cooked her season pudding in the frying pan, with the Paxo sage & onion in it,

and I still make them to this day, it is a lot quicker and more economical than firing the oven up to a high temperature.

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Tuppenny Hat Detective

Mentions Davy's Cafe amongst other Sheffield stuff.

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I can make a good Yorkshire Pudding Mrs.UKL,

my Aunty Edna always cooked her season pudding in the frying pan, with the Paxo sage & onion in it,

and I still make them to this day, it is a lot quicker and more economical than firing the oven up to a high temperature.

Don't worry about the puddings, you certainly know your fish. :)

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Davy, Arthur & Sons Limited, Provision Merchants, Polony, Pork Pie & Sausage Manufacturers & Machine Bakers - 1905.

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1489567

This is where The Arthur Davy Shop that i remember my Girlfriend who later became my Wife worked there when we met, There was a door on the corner at that time

you could by hot or cold snacks to take away, I used to meet her from work have a bite to eat then wait for her in the pub on Castle Street. Happy Days.

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