I'm an artist and a designer so I notice, and care, how a place looks. If I have the choice of eating good food in a dull and scruffy place or in attractive surroundings I'll choose the second any time. I'm not alone in this I'm sure (and you don't need to be a designer to care about it..I think most people would feel the same).
This wholefood bistro falls down in the decor. It has a touch of Indian with dark red walls and chandeliers, Country House in the unmatched, elaborate, gilded frames on the three blackboards, a bit of fish and chip shop style in the salt cellars, the bottle of salad dressing decidedly Italian, the tall drinks glasses with a Scandinavian look, quite elegant, which cannot be said of the sad, drab, unhygenic and very 60's look (but not in a nice way) carpet tiles! Arty crafty cushions featuring unravelling fabrics, Moroccan lanterns, without candles, and clumsy folksy lettering on the door to the loos add to the confusion.
Masses of clutter - extra chairs, brochures, collecting boxes, tatty posters for events long past, and vases of flowers which needed the water changing.
In short, a mess.
The food was good, but I won't be going back.
Rant over....but I get so annoyed when things are done so badly. Everywhere needs an overhaul after 50 years. You have to do better than this Hendersons!