Don't knock the burgers, remember the ones we used to have from the street vendors in town whilst we waited for the late night bus on a Saturday night !They were sold to Grand Metropolitan in 1907, and then to Whitbread's in the 1990s, who then debased them into Beefeaters. but , if I remember rightly , before the 1990s they had already been a bit corrupted and introduced some burger items (YUK)
gosh i am hungry now mortI recall they all had quite a similar menu:
soup, prawn cocktail, melon
Gammon with egg or pineapple
Served with chips, peas and half a grilled tomato.
Black Forrest gateau
Cheese and biscuits
I remember that, it was called "The Lotus House" if memory serves me right.The first Chinese restaurant I knew of was one at the end of Sutton New Road, Erdington. It was in that block of shops between Wilton Road and Station Road, by the church. It was there for years.