Potter Products, 54 Fitzroy Street
1975 - 1981
An ad from 1976
A restaurant specialising in a Hot Pot, run by
Martin & Liz Hodge.
Another popular dish was tornados - bread covered in flavoured sauce, e.g. chicken or asparagus,
served with salad.
A cult place along with Waffles.
Strudels' Restaurant completed the trio of popular eateries along Fitzroy Street.
There was also the Little Kettle cafe nearby which was perhaps rather more a locals' place.
- Main courses:
- Tornados - hollowed out french rolls with a variety of fillings (changed daily).
- Crepes - 2 crepes (variety of fillings) served with a salad.
- Casseroles - Chilli, goulash, beef & wine and 2 vegetarian options. All served with homemade wholemeal bread.
- Knickerbocker glory
- Bumper banana sundae
- Many other sundaes, some with brandy, rum, etc.
- Lemon crepes
- Lemon crunch
- Draught Abbot (then difficult to find in good condition in Cambridge)
(For instance, see CAMRA ALE 211 "Turn of the Tied")
- House wine
- Two blends of coffee
- Late night opening Wed and Fri, often with live music.
During the last 3 years we had queues every night, and a queue all night on a
Saturday (we used to count them - I think the record was 55).
Waffles, The Whim, The Kite,