Bertorelli's ice cream was first sold in England from a family shop in Covent Garden, and was said to be a great favourite of Queen Victoria's. In the 1930s a young member of the family, Benjamin Bertorelli, came north with his wife Rosie and developed the Riviera Café (popularly known as Bertorelli's) from a group of cottages that overlooked Newbiggin Bay. He sold ice cream from the family recipe handed down through the generations and coffee from a blend he created himself. The café was eventually taken over by his son, Armando, who kept it just the way it was in his father's day. Bertorelli's ice cream was also sold from a handcart on the beach and around the town and later from insulated pedal carts, then motorised carts.penny arcade built inside the café. In the late 1950s the games included a circular race track where you could bet with your penny on one of the wooden horses ridden by jockeys with famous names like Lester Piggot, Michael Scudamore and Scobie Breasley. Other slot machines included the Laughing Sailor (see below), the Crane, Steer-a-Ball, fortune-tellling machines and various peep shows where the customer turned a handle to get the impression of a moving picture show with slightly saucy scenes - most famously, What the Butler Saw. There were various wall-mounted machines where, with the flick of a lever, the player would send a metal ball spinning round concentric circles before dropping it into one of the win-lose holes that might deliver a penny or two or, in the case of one machine, a prize of a single cigarette.