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Monday, 18 November 2013

Steels Cornerhouse.

Steels Cornerhouse is in Cleethorpes Market Place.
Steels Cornerhouse Resturant in Cleethorpes Market Place.

Steels was opened by Harold Steel and his wife in 1946.  It was originally just the ground floor of a grocers shop but soon expanded to to the upper floor also as it does to this day.  The restaurant was sold in 1978 to Peter Oliver.  Peter and his brother Kieth had a fish business and Peter wanted to go into the restaurant trade.
The entrance to Steels Cornerhouse Resturant, book early or take your place in the
queue which starts rather early on busy days!
Once Peter arrived at the restaurant to find a long queue of people waiting at the door.  When he went to the head of the queue to get in a lady refused to let him by, thinking he was queue jumping.  He explained that he was in fact the restaurant owner but to no avail, she had no intention of allowing him in!  He gained entry through the rear staff entrance. The expression on her face when Peter presented her with a menu was priceless! 


This plaque is on the wall outside the main entrance to Steels.  It's part of the Cleethorpes Heritage walk,
printed guides to this walk can be obtained, free of charge, from the Cleethorpes Library.




Some famous names have visited Steels, they include Timothy Spall, Linda Bellingham 

and the Nolan Sisters.

Peter semi-retired in 2008 and the restaurant is now run by his daughter Rachel Stead and son-in-law Ian. 

I myself have enjoyed many a good Fish & Chip meal at Steels, it is simply the best fish restaurant
in the county (in my opinion).

ALL THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS WITH COURTESY OF "THE JOURNAL"
AND I'M INDEBTED TO THE EDITOR, LAURA STUARTCOOK FOR
ALLOWING ME TO USE IT FOR THIS FEATURE.