I was recently given a tour of the old Lyons English Grille, which will soon be re-incarnated as Mr. Lyons in honor of the restaurant's founder, who is still alive aged 101.
Refurbishment both inside and out is coming along apace and the main dining area in particular looks like it will provide a very impressive dining experience. Interestingly none of the dining rooms have windows, adding to the intimate atmosphere that will be created. Mr. Lyons, which will be a twenty-first century steak house, may well be opening its doors next month!
On the other side of the road huge banners across the front of the former rug shop with its two story windows proclaim that Bernies will be back, soon! Apparently owners Geoff and Rand are moving the restaurant to the adjacent building after the fire which closed Bernies on Xmas Day.