See clips from the series here. The Britannia Cafe one is bottom right. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b033rhzh/clips
Having grown up during the last years of British rule in India, Mr. Kohinoor remains fiercely patriotic and he makes a beeline for any British looking tourists who enter his restaurant, so he can enquire about the wellbeing of our queen. We usually arrange to bring some British souvenirs with us so that Mr. Kohinoor can add them to his already impressive collection. Today was no exception, and he was pleased to receive the set of six DVD's that were published by the Daily Mail to commemorate the Queen's Golden Jubilee, ordered especially with him in mind I might add.
Read Boman Kohinoor's story here: http://www.iranichaimumbai.com/2007/11/bombay-to-sonapur-hai-2-britannia-cafe.html
In order to bring us to the general locality of Britannia Cafe today, which is close to the dock gates where you would exit for town if arriving by cruise ship, we took another taxi, this time to Flora Fountain. (Remember Mumbai taxi drivers only know landmarks, not street names). We took in some of the interesting sights of the area, which could only ever be seen in India, as well as visiting the beautiful Cathedral of St. Thomas, which dates back to the days of the British East India Company.
The Cathedral commemorates a chair that was used by Mother Thresesa, as well as chairs used by Queen Mary and King George V during their official state visit to India.
Now, we are back by the pool after another very special day.