About as far removed from the simplicity of Peter's Yard as you might get (see yesterday) is The Dome in George Street. First drawn through the door to wonder at the incredible over-the-top Christmas decorations, we decided to eat in The Club Room.
The Dome was built as bank in 1847. Opulent and ostentatious in the extreme, and designed to impress, it's a visual feast. The food was good too (a generous starter and a glass of wine made a nice light supper).
I plan to sit in their Garden Cafe in summer, and may skip lunch and do afternoon tea one day if I'm feeling a bit grand....
Simple it is not, and my first choice would always be Peter's Yard, but a bit of posh is fun once in a while, wouldn't you agree?
(And yes, the lighting really is this gaudy!)