Book a table Mr Q! We just have to visit this fine restaurant Mariners, which has many of the original features of this fine and much travelled vessel, launched in 1899 in Belgium, retained.
Everything is immaculate and shipshape — the brasswork gleams, the woodwork reflects the subtle lights from the boat-studded harbour scene outside and the calls of the seabirds remove any possible lingering doubts of authenticity.
In the seventies this boat was a party boat and today it offers fine French food in a wonderfully opulent environment.
There is something very special about boarding a boat and being served fine foods. Perhaps its that feeling of grandeur of days gone by. Maybe its just that the table clothes are pristine white and the napkins are starched so I would have the prefect opportunity to wear my best party frock. Better blow the dust off it and lets get down to Neptune Quay and Mariners.