By-passers and bus-passengers on Windsor Terrace yesterday couldn’t help but notice something very different about the popular Penarth Indian restaurant Mint & Mustard.
The entire restaurant frontage was swathed in WW2-type black-out sheets whilst staff had been told not to let on to anyone what was going on inside – but it appears Mint and Mustard has now joined the ranks of Penarth restaurants which have become film locations in their own right.
The restaurant specialises in distinctive Southern Indian dishes from the Kerala region of coastal South West India. The unusual interior decor reflects this – which is obviously what attracted the TV production team.
The blackout tent is used on the outside of the restaurant primarily to enable the television crew to control the interior lighting without having to compensate for variations in daylight and sunlight outside – so that all the sequences they shoot what could be several hours – will all have the same lighting ambience .
Mint & Mustard will be back to normal for its customers today – serving up the full range of distinctive Keralan dishes .We’re waiting for details of the restaurant’s forthcoming tv appearance.