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CAFE ROYAL BUFFET BAR NORWICH C index
59 LONDON STREET St . PETER MANCROFT RESTRICTED 6 DAY LICENCE LICENCE DROPPED 1941
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/3 (1867 to 1953)
PHILIP HALDENSTEIN of Thorpe
CARLO ANGELO RAYNA 12.02.1924
STANLEY ENRICO RAYNA 1930
STEWARD & PATTESON 10.01.1938
Licensees :
CHRISTOPHER FASOLA 22.08.1887
CARLO ANGELO RAYNA 01.01.1895
STANLEY ENRICO RAYNA 05.04.1930
LOUIS REGINALD CANHAM 05.04.1938


The CAFE ROYAL is listed in 1843 as a Wine, Spirit & Porter shop at Gentlemans Walk, Market Place.
See ROYAL HOTEL

At the Brewster Sessions held Monday 22nd August 1887 it was heard that Mr. C. Fasola had taken out a 21 year lease on the premises and had spent no less than £1000 on the culinary department. Although he did not desire anything like a common bar, he applied for a full (6 day) licence since it was inconvenient to have to send out for beer. On Saturdays he had to employ 3 persons purely for that purpose. A memorial signed by six hundred persons supported his application. The Rev. J. Wilson presented a petition from the clergy in opposition. The restaurant had opened on 1st April 1887 and previously Mr. Fasola had been with Messrs. Gatti in London and had owned the Cafê Royal in Brighton. Application Granted.

The CAFE ROYAL BUFFET BAR is first found at London Street in 1887.

Not a Public House (after 1938 or never ?) since the 6 day licence had a restriction on it that there be NO PUBLIC BAR.

The premises appear in the Licence register as the
CAFE RESTAURANT ROYAL

The house is recorded in S&P documents as not opening as a restaurant until 27th November 1938
Sold April 1940.
Licence dropped 1941