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Art Deco Posters

These were in the corridor of the Carron to Mumbai Restaurant, Stonehaven. There was a railway theme.

Art Deco Poster, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

East Indian Railway poster for Calcutta:-

Art Deco Poster of Calcutta, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Art Deco Poster in Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Calcutta showing Metro sign:-

Art Deco Poster Showing Calcutta in Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Despite the date, 1916, this Indian Motocycle poster has an Art Deco background:-

Art Deco Style Poster, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

This one’s more film noir, though:-

Poster, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Art Deco Style

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 6 (v). Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Porch

On our visit to the Carron to Mumbai Restaurant We were seated in a corner but we soon discovered it was near to the main entrance. At a break I took the opportunity to photograph the porch.

Railings by steps up to door:-

External Railings, Carron Restaurant

Exterior curved wall and glazing:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven Exterior

Upper glazing on porch:-

Glazing on Upper Porch, Carron Restaurant

External flooring:-

External Flooring, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

One of the windows:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Glazing

Exterior far wall (I have photographed this from the other side):-

Exterior Wall, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 6 (iv). Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Interior

On the way down from Peterhead we made our way to the revamped Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, now trading as an Indian Restaurant under the name Carron to Mumbai.

We came in through the Evan Street entrance (which is photographed in this post) through a bar area.

Bar area looking back towards Evan Street:-

A Bar, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

We then walked down a corridor lined with Art Deco posters. After surrendering our coats to be hung up we entered the restaurant proper.

The glazing is superb – and still original!:-

Windows, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, More Windows

Ceiling and view down to far right wall:-

Ceiling, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Mirror (Picasso mirror?) on near wall:-

Mirror, End Wall, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Main bar and Art Deco clock:-

Main Bar and Clock, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Floor centrepiece:-

Floor Centrepiece, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Internal door (to toilet):-

Internal Door, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven,

Wall tiles inside toilet:-

Wall Tiles, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Wall tiles and towel rail:-

Wall Tiles and Towel Rail, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

View from toilet back to mirror wall:-

View Towards Wall Mirror, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

What a visual experience! The food was very good as well. If you’re ever in Stonehaven you must take this in.

Stonehaven’s Other Claim to Fame

Apart from the Carron Restaurant – see previous post – Stonehaven, via the medium of the Carron Fish Bar, formerly The Haven, is the birthplace of that Scottish culinary delicacy, the deep fried Mars Bar.

The Carron Fish Bar, Stonehaven

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 6 (iii). Carron Restaurant Stonehaven Revisited Again

I have featured the Carron Restuarant, Stoneheaven twice before, here and here. At the time these photos were taken the restaurant was shu but it seems it has now reopened, purveying Indian food, trading under the name Carron to Mumbai.

This photo is of the side window on the alley at the left hand side of the imposing frontage of the Restaurant

Window, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

The canopy of that imposing entrance facing Cameron Street has this side window on to the alley but through it you can see the Art Deco glazing on the canopy itself:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Art Deco Interior, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven:-

Art Deco Interior, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

As I recall this Art Deco mosaic vestibule floor was at the rear entrance to the Carron Restaurant, in Evan Street.

Art Deco Mosaic Tiling, Stonehaven

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 6 (ii). Carron Restaurant Stonehaven Revisited

Well I hadn’t photographed it before but I had featured it here. See also my comments of two posts ago.

These are my photos though. Main entrance and stairs:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Art Deco Delight

Garden detail. Great deco styling:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Art Deco, Garden Detail

The gateway is superb:-

Art Deco Gateway, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

The Art Deco styling extends to the fencing at the lane to the side:-

Garden and Fencing, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Again note the fencing here and on the balcony, plus the lovely circular sweep of the canopy and windows which have very stylish glazing:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, View from Lane.

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 6 (i). Carron Restaurant Stonehaven

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After the Bon Accord Baths I thought I’d stay up north for the latest in this series.

This is an amazing sight. The cafe apparently fell into disrepair in the 1960s but has obviously been updated. I remember seeing an item on the TV once many years back about an Art Deco cafe in Stonehaven that had fallen into disrepair. I suppose this must have been it. What a great job they’ve done.

The street entrance looks like this.

Edited, 2//9/20, to add; the links below mostly longer work.

CARRON RESTAURANT STREET FACADE

The restaurant’s home page is here.

They claim to have a mirror that may be a work by Picasso! I believe it’s shown in this photo.

CARRON RESTAURANT INTERIOR STONEHAVEN ABERDEEN

The foyer looks like this.

CARRON RESTAURANT FOYER, STONEHAVEN ABERDEEN

The fanlight parts of the windows are very deco.

CARRON RESTAURANT WINDOWS STONEHAVEN ABERDEEN

The chairs are also in keeping with the Art Deco feel.

What a fantastic place to go and have a meal.

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