Restaurants: Christmas Kitsch
Saturday 31 October 1998
Chingford Rd, London E4 (0181-531 4255)
Greyhound heaven has chips, a pint of lager, race admission and a pounds 1 betting voucher, all for a fiver.
66 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 (0181-769 2646)
Elvis brightens weekends and suffers sexual incursion from drunken hen parties.
Victoria Embankment, London WC2 (0171-839 3011)
Boat-based jollies from pounds 19 a head, with belly dancers, magicians and bad music.
96 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2 (0171-379 3277)
pounds 13.50 a head for tapas; falling over and thinking you're a sex bomb is free.
Brick Lane Music Hall
134-146 Curtain Rd, London EC2 (0171-739 9997)
pounds 28.50 a head for three courses and a panto - Jack and His Giant Stalk is the choice this year.
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