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Hello everyone,

My name is Aris and I would like to tell you more about a story that’s recently been on the paper. My other half, G, our business partner, Tom and myself have recently open the doors of the Vagabond Cafe and Pasta House to the public. Our restaurant is located in Norwich, more precisely on the Riverside on the boat that used to be the Thai on the River.

 

The barge has been in Norwich for about thirty years and, together with the Sea Cadets, has been one of the main features of the riverside of this city. The Cadets have left only last week and we are now the only large boat to represent the boating community in the port that Norwich officially is. The restaurant itself has been transformed many times over the years, starting off as a burger place, moving on to Asian cuisine and in particular Thai cuisine until only last year. We found it empty and in decay a few months ago and because of our love for boats and our passion for fresh tasty food, we approached the owner with the idea of opening a new restaurant in it, which he agreed to. We immediately started working hard to fix the inside of the place and make it suitable to cook and serve food in and after three months we can proudly announce to the whole of Norwich that we are ready and full of enthusiasm to make this place again a great feature of the beautiful city that we live in !

 

We are now open for both lunch and dinner with an allyoucaneat menu of fresh made egg pasta with a variety of authentic Italian sauces prepared with fresh ingredients every day. We pride ourselves with serving food from our own country (that’s right, Italy is where we are from) and sharing with you the amazing experience that delicious food provides. Moreover, we operate as a sit down and take away cafe all day long and play all kinds of exquisite music in the evenings, ranging from classical guitar solos to local jazz band performances .

 

We hope you’ll appreciate our passion, be intrigued by our idea and overwhelmed by curiosity to come and pay us a visit. We’ll be waiting with open arms !

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A very warm :default_welcome: to the NBN Aris, Tom & G, from me and the Wench (Some call her Inge. Lets hope that you all three make a roaring success of your new business on the riverside. Hope to visit when we come south in August.

Charlie

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Welcome to the forum 'Appleteabee' and I hope your new venture goes well, for you all. I'll look forward to nipping in, when next in Norwich. I absolutely adore good freshly made pasta and sauces... :1_grinning:

 

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The very best of luck to you all in your new venture.

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Welcome to the forum from me too. Any chance of your putting a menu on this thread?

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Welcome along. Sounds like a great idea. I'll be interested to take a look if we are ever in Norwich.

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We have a Facebook page. You would probably reach a lot of boaters there as well. :)

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Oh thanks for that, I think it's a good idea. Could you please tell me the name of your Facebook page?  

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Welcome to the forum Appleteabee. Your menu looks interesting and is very competitively priced I must say. Good to know you do takeaways too. All the best to you for the future. 

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Welcome!  I love Arrabbiata, looking forward to visiting you ☺

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I wish you every success.  Have you thought about tidying the boat up from the river - it looks a mess and not so inviting (Or it did if you have already done it)  We will be in Norwich this summer onboard 'B.A' so we may get a chance to call in

Griff

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Thank you everyone for your support, I hope to see you all soon to have a taste of some very special food ;) 

Griff, I know the boat doesn't look great from the outside, but we're working on it and will soon replace the cladding. Our main asset at the moment is the food and that's why I'm inviting everyone to come in, be it to eat or have a look and a chat (the inside actually looks quite smart). The main idea is to make the boat a feature of the city again and we're planning to start by spreading the word that our food is worth trying. The esthetics will be improved as soon as possible :) 

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Just now, MauriceMynah said:

Do you have a license for alcohol and a wine list?

Why am I not surprised at the question 

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Ahaha! Not yet, we've only just opened so for now it's "Bring your own booze". We'll be getting an alcohol license very soon though.

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When we visit we will have our dog with us, do you have a dog friendly area?

Can I moor 'B.A' alongside? is there access from t river?

Our bonded store is always well stocked, you can have a drink on us!

Griff

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