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Car smashes into window of new Highgate steak restaurant Popes Eye

PUBLISHED: 13:48 07 December 2015 | UPDATED: 14:44 07 December 2015

A car smashed into the new Popes Eye Steak House restaurant in Highgate Hill on Saturday. Picture: Marc Haynes

A car smashed into the new Popes Eye Steak House restaurant in Highgate Hill on Saturday. Picture: Marc Haynes

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The owner of a newly opened Highgate restaurant has told of his frustration after a car crashed into the eatery last week.

A car smashed into the new Popes Eye Steak House restaurant in Highgate Hill on Saturday. Picture: Marc HaynesA car smashed into the new Popes Eye Steak House restaurant in Highgate Hill on Saturday. Picture: Marc Haynes

A Toyota Hybrid smashed into the front window of steak restaurant Popes Eye in Highgate Hill on Saturday, shattering the glass.

Owner James Hutchison said: “Its not serious but it’s annoying. I wasn’t in the restaurant but I found out about it on Saturday morning.”

Mr Hutchison, who opened the restaurant in April, found out about the crash through social media.

He said: “People were tweeting me about the crash. They were saying ‘Poor Popes Eye!’”

Mr Hutchison believes this is the third crash in Highgate Hill this year.

He said: “There was another crash on another bollard but the landlord said that it was an insurance job.

“This is a consequence of a raised road and a flat kerb. There is a safety concern.”

Mr Hutchison said the crash could impact on business.

The Scottish owner said: “No one can sit in the front of the restaurant for now. I have a back section but it is going to be a wee bit cold.

“Some people might like the edginess of a window that might fall on them at any moment, but it’s not for everybody.”


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