Lawrence's Grandfather came to the UK in 1972 to retire and Lived to the grand old age of 99.

He was in his late 70s in 1976 when the restaurant was opened, so didn't have a fixed role in the restaurant, but he was always there to make sure everyone behaved, and it was always seen as a high point for customers when he made an appearance. He always looked very striking with his long white beard and mandarin style clothes. He enjoyed the buzz and the atmosphere and was always the last one to leave the restaurant making sure everything was properly locked no matter how late it was.