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Beachcomber (May Fair Hotel), London, England (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-03-18 5:46 pm   Permalink

Name:Beachcomber (May Fair Hotel)
Type:restaurant
Street:Berkeley Square
City:London
State:
Zip:
country:England
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:

This Beachcomber restaurant was located in the May Fair Hotel in London and was not affiliated with the Butlins Beachcomber bars. I have two postcards showing the great interior of the restaurant and bar.






There has been some interest in the very rare collectible items from the Beachcomber on TC lately, including:

The Salt and Pepper shakers

Which can be seen in the postcard


The plates from photos posted by atomictonytiki


Which can also be seen in the postcard

The Mugs (from photos posted by atomictonytiki)






The Swizzle


The menu with the Mayfair's Marquesan logo Tiki posted by Bigbro



Look forward to seeing photos of the mugs and plates come forward some day.

DC





 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-03-18 7:45 pm   Permalink

I checked out the British website that had some of the images of the Beachcomber and there are two really great video clips of the interior. You can see the mugs and the salt and pepper shakers.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=1550

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=1552

Here is a screen grab of the Kava Bowl that was served at the Beachcomber, what a beauty.




DC


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54 house of bamboo
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From: Cambridge UK
Posted: 2010-03-19 07:12 am   Permalink

The music video for ABC's Poison Arrow was made there in 1982

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbmd0j_abc-poison-arrow_music
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The Stevenson Wedding Mug by Cheekytiki, 2006


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54 house of bamboo
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Posted: 2010-04-10 03:05 am   Permalink

In a mixed lot of swizzles bought for £1.04 from Ebay...




Was a Beachcomber Bar stirrer. At last!



There were also three 'Hecho en Cuba' sticks - two Barcardi branded and one dancer from the Tropicana.


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-04-11 08:56 am   Permalink

House of Bamboo,

Great score on the swizzle, now you just need to find one of the mugs and a plate!

DC


 
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54 house of bamboo
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Posted: 2010-04-12 01:26 am   Permalink

I won't hold my breath, DC!

I went to look around a year or so back. The hotel spa is where the Beachcomber was, I believe. I had a very expensive rasul and steam room treatment... not a sniff of any tiki!

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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-07-13 11:42 pm   Permalink

An old related thread: http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=528&forum=1&4
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2010-10-20 6:28 pm   Permalink

Spotted this complete lot on eBay a few years ago:

Appetizer Menu


Dinner Menu


Drinks Menu


Matchbook



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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-10-20 8:47 pm   Permalink

Have we ever seen the inside of the drink menu? I do not recall....
Can someone post it here?


 
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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2010-10-22 5:56 pm   Permalink

I do believe Trader Jim of Pocketiki won these, c'mon Jim give us a peep!

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-01-02 10:08 am   Permalink

Here is another matchbook style from the Beachcomber.





And two of the Crypto mugs that sold on ebay as posted by Atomictonytiki.











Still waiting to see the inside of that drink menu.


DC

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bongofury
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Posted: 2011-01-08 07:59 am   Permalink

Another matchcover that Tikiwagon sent to us







 
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Kon-Tiki Viking
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Posted: 2011-10-07 09:13 am   Permalink

Been meaning to post this photo from the Beachcomber for a while...sorry it's not a good repro but it captures the tropical pool area and the panoramic backdrop quite well. Every half hour the whole area would darken and there would be a tropical downpour into the pool. According to the head barman the baby crocodiles that swam in the pool would escape into the bar area now and again...



 
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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2011-10-15 11:36 pm   Permalink

The Beachcomber was used in the filming of "The Comic Strip presents: Slags"




Starring Antony Stuart Head

You can watch the whole thing on You Tube..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT-E1DXXOUI

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Kane Tiki
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Posted: 2011-12-07 10:21 pm   Permalink



the above image is in the latest issue of timeout Sydney, accompanying this article...
http://www.au.timeout.com/sydney/the-bridge/features/10075/kinga-arthur-delaney

I'm posting from my iPhone so apologies for the formatting!


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