Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ther's old Pinocchio watching over things.

Through the door leads to here but with the skylights it was rather warm

We sat near the piano- in case we felt like a sing song.

Now that's what I'm talking about: spag bog- deeelicious.
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19 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

Ah, you shorten it to spag bog too! I used to, but Maggie thought it was silly and should be spag bol, if anything. Suddenly I feel a spasm of righteous indignation at being denied my heritage...

Charlie said...

It's nice to see a unique restaurant: I get so very tired of the chains that all look alike and all serve mediocre food.

I didn't know Kim was Italian.

john.g. said...

Mum2, just had that tonight!

Word verification was WAYBOG?!

kenju said...

Looks good to me, too. I like that Pinocchio!

PI said...

Kim: my favourite comment of the week:)

Charlie: I suppose we are lucky - being off the beaten track most of the pubs and restaurants are fairly unique.
Kim has lived in lots of places and he's not Scottish but Italian? Don't think so.

John.g: lucky you- it's one of my favourite meals. WVs get stranger and stranger. I have theory there is a little man choosing apt ones.

PI said...

Judy: long may it continue. Such a lot of eating places are going to the wall. I feel it's our duty to support them;)

Keith said...

Turning people away? From the pics it looks pretty well empty to me. Don't they want custom?

Spag bol is one of my favourites too; that and brushetta.

Kanani said...

Ah, that spag bog looks wonderful. Makes me hungry, in fact!

Anyway, that's a funny little building isn't it? I like all the decorations and the colors are just so rich! Must be fun to take it all in.

lom said...

That looks like a lovely place

apprentice said...

Spag bog here too. I'm hungry now and on a cold wet day that plate of food looks very comforting!

You'll have another book, of foodie writing, if you keep this up Pat....

PI said...

Keith : you have a point. They reckon if you book a table it's yours for the night - one of the things we like about the relaxed life here. Drives you mad sometimes:)
We often overdose on bruschetta.

Kanani: it is one of our favourites and just at the bottom of the lane.

LOM: it is fairly unique.

Anna: I'll settle for just the one book. Puleeze!

Krimo said...

Great blog about spag...;o)
Nice place. We started with your table for the night 24 years ago. Our USP, then...and we still do it at the main restaurant.

PI said...

Krimo: har har!
Own table makes for a very relaxed evening all round. You were an innovator.

Wendy Ascham said...

How strange! I was on a weekend break in Bournemouth last weekend with two of my girl friends from work.

We went for a meal at the Pinocchio Restaurant on Saturday night. I think it's on Poole Hill, not far from where we were staying; the St. Michael's Guesthouse.

I hope your meal was as good as ours.

I know there are quite a few Pinocchios in the south. We have one in Eastleigh near where I live. I suppose they all look the same inside, a bit like all the McDonalds resturants!

PI said...

Wendy: you have shattered my illusions. We have always totally believed it was totally unique and I'm still not quite convinced. I must do some delving. The food is excellent.
Why would a big concern come to Minehead? Ah me!

Wendy Ascham said...

Pat, so sorry to shatter your illusion, but honestly they are a big chain of Italian restaurants all over the country. The one in Minehead is just another outlet!

But you must admit, the food is pretty damn good isn't it?

Perhaps one day I might come to Minehead with my dad (he's a big fan of yours!) and we can go for a meal out?

PI said...

Wendy: MTL was amazed also - we'll just to have to learn to live with it. I always imagine Keith has a daughter in France or have I got muddled?
I'd be nervous of meeting Keith and shattering his illusions:)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Mmmm, I'm busy taking in these photos, I will read slowly, later.

I don't know spag bog, I mean, the words, spag bog, but I say strawbs for strawberries.

rashbre said...

Pinocchio is looking surprisingly honest in your picture!