Down the rabbit hole at Kitty's crazy Corby cafe and restaurant wonderland
The new restaurant is 'Alice In Wonderland meets tentacles'
Life in Corby just got curiouser and curiouser for anyone wanting a tea party - Mad Hatter style - or anyone who would like to see six impossible things before breakfast.
Kitty Mulvaney is making final preparations for the opening of her eponymously named Kitty's Kitchen and Cake Emporium in High Street in Corby Old Village.
The 37-year-old chef and mum of three has been putting the finishing touches to the amazing Alice In Wonderland inspired interior of the restuarant and tea room.
She said: "The decor is Alice In Wonderland meets tentacles. Ever since I was little I have wanted to have an Alice themed restaurant.
"We're going to be open for breakfast for the communters through to lunches, tea and then dinner."
Born in South Africa, Kitty first started working in catering since she was 12, making salads and washing up. After moving to the UK, she worked her way to become a chef and is now the owner of a fleet of stylish mobile catering outlets.
It was whilst walking down Corby High Street that Kitty noticed the stone-buillt cottage perfect for her to open her dream restuarant.
She has been transforming the traditional interior into a weird and wacky, mind-bending experience. The staircase is now a rabbit hole, the quirky front room is a floral assault on the senses blooming with flowery faces. Upstairs the discombobulating decor includes furniture on the ceiling complete with cups and saucers.
Kitty will now have a permenant base for her own brand of celebration cakes and homecooked food keeping her busy after the festival calendar was obliterated due to Covid.
She said: "We're offering 100 flavours of tea and 30 flavours of hot chocolate as well as coffee. We're only going to sell delicious stuff. No sweeteners - all real food, cooked fresh.
"There will be a world menu, teapot cocktails, cream teas, breakfasts with square sausage and tatty scones, and we're opening six-days-a-week."
Front of house will be Ross Galbraith, a six-foot-five Glaswegian who has to make sure he ducks through the very low doorways. He has been part of Kitty's team working at festivals helping out on her catering truck after she gave birth to son Quinn, three days before she had been booked to attend the Download festival.
Ross said: "I have to remember to bend down everytime I go through the doors. It's an amazing place."
Kitty's Kitchen and Cake Emporium grand opening night is on Thursday, October 29, when there will be fire eating Mad Hatter and a visit by the Red Queen. Tables at the restuarant will able to be booked from Friday 30. Click here to book. For more pictures of Kitty's Kitchen and Cake Emporium CLICK HERE.