Here's the interior of one of Lower Clapton Road's many made-over shops, the difference being that this change of style doesn't signify a change of owner. It is, of course, what used to be the Dunya take-out but Dom's Place is just the new face of the same family firm. I hadn't realised until I spoke the other day to the young man in charge - who I've known for years, as he was in the same year at Millfields school as one of my sons - that the business had been started by his grandparents way back in 1974. There's a display of photos at the rear of the cafe to prove it.
Dom's Place will have an official opening soon but it's already trading, opening its doors at eleven, closing at midnight most nights and later at weekends. Its menu promises "traditional Turkish food made with a modern twist" and you can have a glass of wine as well. I couldn't help put pass a teasing remark about the copy of the Guardian casually positioned by the front window. This was not a feature of Dunya. "We're moving with the times," I was told. "We're keeping up with the new Clapton." Enough said.