In 1981, a new name had appeared on the Bradford eating scene that seemed set to have a bright future.

Even before the first customer had been served at 46 Great Horton Road, plans were under way to open a chain of bistros with the same name. The bistro’s atmosphere blended a continental décor of tiles, brickwork, basketwork and wood with Laura Ashley wallcoverings, tablecloths, and a collection of antique pictures on the wall.

The snack bar and cocktail bar side of the operation, Drop-In, included an interesting arrangement of arches and dividing walls, where customers were warmly greeted by barmaid, Carole.

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Novel features of the Bradford restaurant consisted of a fine wooden staircase which led to the firm’s head office upstairs, a German-style grill for chickens with a glass front in the restaurant and Austrian wine dispensers on the tables.

Adding to the vast of array of restaurants and bars in the area the new eatery had been carefully planned for both customer satisfaction and with room for growth.

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