The restaurant is one that I love having been a number of times over the last five or so years. Yes, I went there initially because of its Sherlockian and Doylean connections and now it looks in a similar danger to Simpson's in the Strand - the other restaurant so associated with the great detective.
However, in the real world it was also a restaurant at which Arthur Conan Doyle himself dined. Therefore it is one of a much smaller number of locations common to both creation and creator. It is also where I made the decision to write my book An Entirely New Country during a meeting of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London.
|May 16th 2010 - The criterion lunch during which I decided to write An Entirely New Country. My wife and I have our backs to the camera.|
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