Belle Vue gives royal treatment
CUSTOMERS at the Belle Vue cafe received the royal treatment yesterday.
In the spirit of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, wait staff wore their best regal outfits and dished out lunches fit for a king. Their only requirement to customers was all tea and coffee-sipping required an extended pinkie.
Employer Melody Marsh said the idea to embody the royal spirit was appreciated by all visitors.
“We often have themed days that we dress up for – we've done rodeo themes and St Patrick's day themes but this is the first time we've done a royal wedding one,” she said.
“We just wanted to get into the spirit. People seem to be really interested in it.
“I know I'll be watching it on TV.”
The staff said they had had different reactions from customers and passers-by.
“Some people have walked past bowing to us which has been funny,” staff member Joanna Budd said.
“It just gets a lot of people smiling and makes the (royal wedding) more memorable.”
After a day's hard work, the tiara-clad ladies said they would retire to their regal sofas to enjoy the real thing from their television screens.
“But it'll have to be in between the football,” Mrs Marsh added laughingly.