Do you remember when? The next in the very popular series on About Waterlooville to reminisce over old buildings/shops/places of interest. This time we’re concentrating on The Peach Garden.
This restaurant, now an Indian called The Cinnamon, was a Chinese restaurant called The Peach Garden. My husband and I used to frequent this restaurant on a regular basis, I worked in Focus Sounds which was a couple of doors up. The Peach Garden was a great place to socialise and meet after work. The draw for us was the somewhat quirky décor, a real blast-from-the-past 60’s retro, orange soft furnishings and partitioned booths and of course, the food was amazing. Ah, and the CD of Chinese music that played over and over on repeat.
The picture above shows a huge white area that was once a mosaic feature of, I think, a Chinese dragon? I expect it’s still underneath that boarded area!
After having children and moving on from Focus Sounds, we stopped going to the Peach Garden. It has since changed into an Indian restaurant and believe that the retro interior has since been updated into a contemporary, modern and clean restaurant. We have yet to try Cinnamon (if you are the owner … do get in Contact).
Did you go The Peach Garden? Did you love the quirky interior? Does anybody know why it eventually closed down? Do you go to Cinnamon now? What’s it like and do you recommend it?