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Naming my new place

post #1 of 40
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Hi guys - I am finally opening my restaurant - I have foundthe right place and have all the wheels in motion!!! - I am very excited about the whole prospect!! - The menu is going to be 'global' - a couple of sushi starters (california rolls etc), a bit of tex-mex, a couple of curry dishes, steak, dim sum etc, just a nice and varied eating experience. The only thing is I am stuck for a name that reflects the 'eclectic' menu. We could have some fun with this and come up with some unusual names - any help would be gratefully received:bounce:
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post #2 of 40
The world on a plate.
post #3 of 40
cuisine du monde
post #4 of 40
Ben's Curry Burrito, or, The Curry Burrito.

Taco Wok on the World Sides. :D
post #5 of 40
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Taco Wok on the World Sides - FANTASTIC!! - I was thinking up boring things like 'Seasons'!
What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child? ~Lin Yutang
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post #6 of 40
BombayBens Eclectic Plate !?!?!?!?
post #7 of 40
Mish Mash Nosh?

Mike :)
travelling gourmand
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travelling gourmand
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post #8 of 40
perhaps a take on the spanish word for worldly

Mundial

Moon Dee Al
post #9 of 40
Where In The World or Where On Earth
post #10 of 40
A name on the tip of my tongue, I mean my fingers . .

A name describing a city that was on an intersection of important trade routes, especially in Asia . . It hasn't come to mind yet.
post #11 of 40
Babylon?
The silk road?
post #12 of 40
Oh Boy!!!

Is there a prize?:bounce:
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Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
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post #13 of 40
How about Passport?
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post #14 of 40
Bombay Mix?

The Melting Pot?
post #15 of 40
How about caravansary? Only for a restaurant I'd perhaps use the alternative spelling, caravanserai. Or, even better, the Persian form: karwansarai

A caravansary is an inn built around a large court for acommodating caravans. or, in the Mid-east, any large inn or hostelry. Basically, it served people (and foods) from all over the world---which pretty much describes your new place.
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post #16 of 40
New World Cafe

OR

e'Cuisine

OR

Cafe Eclectic or Cafe Eclectique

OR

The Peripatetic Plate
post #17 of 40

Global Cafe

I think the "Global Cafe" is nice. Or "Omni" - meaning all over. Best of luck in your venture!
post #18 of 40
This is the name of a chain of fondue restaurants in the U.S.- which brings me to the point that you'll need to be sure you don't violate copyright or whatever other laws that apply to naming where you live.
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post #19 of 40
Yeah, don't wanna confuse your place with that ripoff no good crooked Melting Pot place.
post #20 of 40
Azul Burbuja (Spanish for blue bubble)
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post #21 of 40
The World To You
post #22 of 40
κοσμος (that's Greek for "world"), stylized somehow
post #23 of 40

What's the address?

Play around with your address...or zip code. Like in Manhattan you could be "Two One Two". I owned a global theme restaurant called "Sabrina's", named after my wife. When the name is not going to invoke a particullar cuisine keep it easy to remember but always something meaningful to you.
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post #24 of 40
Thought about this a lot last night. I reckon BombayBen says it all


BOMBAY BEN

Good luck
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post #25 of 40
Encanto!!!
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post #26 of 40
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Well the address of the place is going to be 33 Silver Street - the town is Warminster and the site is opposite an ancient monument called 'The Obelisk' - for many years it has been an antique shop in the antique district of Warminster Wiltshire - you may find a picture if you google it - I'm not sure - but if anyone cares to play around with these facts and come up with a name!
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post #27 of 40
Obelisk 33?
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post #28 of 40
oh bla disk, oh bla dask
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post #29 of 40
The Silver Spire.
Argentum
Double 3
Shimmer

I'm sure I'll think of more in a bit.

The Silver Atlas
Twin Tr33s
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post #30 of 40
With the additional details you just posted, I think a couple of answers are clear:

Silver Street Cafe

Silver Street Bistro


I believe that when people hear the word "Cafe" (or bistro), they are not necessarily predisposed to think that the restaurant will serve "ONE" kind of food only. Rather, I believe most people expect a mix of different foods from a place that is called a "Cafe."

And there is something to be said about ease of locating the restaurant. My first trip to new york was literally to try the chopped liver sandwich at 2nd Avenue Deli. It was a cinch to find due to its name. (Well, actually, it was a cinch once I realized it was 2nd AVENUE deli and not 2nd STREET deli--but after that it was a cinch!)

Good luck!
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