December 4, 1893
The Crooked Billet, in Exchange Street East, has recently been taken over by a syndicate under the of “The Billet, Limited,” and has been decorated in an elaborate manner.
The design represents the interior of a Japanese dwelling house, the doors and walls being covered with woven straw work, whilst the ceiling is adorned with light bamboo trellis work.
The designs of the decorations are by Mr. T. Robinson, a gentleman who has been largely identified with theatrical work in London and Liverpool, Mrs. Rimmer is manageress of “The Billet,” which has existed since 1825.
On Friday evening the shareholders and friends had an opening dinner, when several toasts were proposed. The restaurant opens to-day.
(Source: Liverpool Mercury: December 4, 1893)