I WAS always convinced the old Bud Flanagan song started Underneath The Arches then carried on with ‘down paradise row.’
And then I realised I was confusing it with On Mother Kelly’s Doorstep. Just too young to remember, see.
OK, so the railway arches in Huddersfield town centre may not be everyone’s idea of paradise, but if you’re into meat and, especially, fish then your tastebuds may end up in heaven there.
Peacock Lounge has closed and strutting its stuff in its place is new restaurant, Marimonte.
There was a danger that diners would be looking out onto the sweeping vista of the Tesco petrol station forecourt, but they’ve been clever with frosted mirrors and the entrance design so the light is let in but not the unspectacular view.
The forecourt won’t be there forever anyway once Tesco gets its superstore built further along the ring road.
The first question is answered by a look at the menu. And that’s just what does Marimonte mean?
It stands for a union of the sea and mountains. Or to put it another way – fish and meat.
The concept is based on buying ingredients from local suppliers and then cooking healthily on the grill or ultra-hot lava rock.
It’s not a big restaurant, but it’s a welcoming one with its exposed stone – slivers of rock that must have taken an age to do – and comfy seats.
Now that’s a big plus. So many restaurants serve great food yet have furniture that’ll have you shuffling around to get comfortable within 20 minutes.
There’s soft wall lighting too plus also a lot of spots inset in the ceiling, but they could do with dimming down a tad.