Image above: Steve Novak, owner of Betty
The owner of Betty, Steve Novak, has won the right to put tables and chairs outside the restaurant in Barley Mow Passage in the evenings.
He applied to LB Hounslow for a street trading licence to put seating outside. When he appeared before the licensing panel on Thursday (19 May) there was a small group of vociferous objectors who appeared to mount an orchestrated campaign against the restaurant, some of them sending in identically worded objections, on the grounds that it would be noisy and also affect residents’ safety.
The panel of councillors gave Steve what he asked for – the right to put out chairs and tables between 6.30 and 10pm, Monday – Saturday, when the street is already designated as a pedestrian area (open to cars earlier in the day).
“I look forward to al fresco dining and gin and tonic sundowners” Steve told The Chiswick Calendar.
Betty is a member of The Chiswick Calendar’s Club Card scheme, offering Club Card holders 20% off food and drink on the a la carte menu (ie. not on existing offers).
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