The Pandorica has recently opened, but you don’t have to worry. This one didn’t bring countless aliens to the planet or involve Rory the Roman. This Pandorica serves food. The name of the new restaurant in Beacon, New York, isn’t coincidentally the same as the prison in Doctor Who, it’s part of a whole theme. A beautiful Doctor Who theme.
Redditor jacquelinesarah visited The Pandorica, which opened at the end of July, and found Vincent van Gogh’s exploding TARDIS, a TARDIS bathroom, and scores of other small odes to the Doctor. She thought the name was happenstance until she noticed a TARDIS mural, and she couldn’t resist: “Of course, I then ran in and started talking to the owner (dressed head to toe in TARDIS blue). She took me around the entire restaurant pointing out every tiny detail, from the sunflowers on the tables to the “fish fingers” (aka french toast sticks) and custard on the dessert menu.” Further touches such as a crack in the wall are coming.
Besides fish fingers and custard, the menu boasts mini corn dogs called K-9s, bangers called Big Bang, and Madame Pompodour Sponge Cake. Yum.
I’m head over heels for this concept. I can’t resist a good theme and would certainly consider the hour and a half trek up to Beacon from New York City because Doctor Who! However, I can’t help but wonder if this will ruffle the BBC’s feathers. Brooklyn has a bar with a TARDIS bathroom – The Waystation – but that’s not quite the same as naming a place after an object that appeared in the series. I can only hope they got everything approved or that the BBC doesn’t care because it would be a pity to see the restaurant have to change its name.
Want to make the timey-wimey to try it out yourself? Get the restaurant’s hours and address at Facebook.