A newly refurbished restaurant in Ocean Road, South Shields hopes to attract visitors from far and wide, to sample its specialist cuisine.
The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Councillor Ernest Gibson and Patricia Ridley helped to officially reopen Radhuni Indian Restaurant. They were accompanied by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Fay Cunningham, and other invited guests from across the Borough.
Radhuni translates as 'a good chef' and their menu hopes to reflect the restaurant's ambition by offering a unique culinary experience. This business activity comes at a time when the town itself is embarking on a transformation with the Council's South Shields 365 Town Centre Vision. The master plan aims to create new opportunities for residents, businesses and visitors.
The restaurant owners, Kowsar Choudry and Kamal Choudry, purchased the neighbouring property to put into action their expansion plans. The whole process took around 6-months that included the relevant planning permission procedure.
Kamal Choudry, co-owner of Radhuni Indian Restaurant said: "It was great to have the Mayor and Mayoress officially reopen the restaurant. We are looking forward to having local people and visitors to the Borough enjoying the delicacies we have on offer. The restaurant serves fresh Indian food, which is the same way we would cook the produce in our kitchens at home, giving it that 100% authentic taste.
"The civic presence highlights the real sense of community in South Shields, and the backing of ventures that look to create jobs and invest in the Borough."
The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Gibson said: "It was our pleasure to attend the official event as Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside. The restaurants in Ocean Road have for years put South Shields on to the culinary map, as people travel from all over the North East for this wonderful gastronomic experience.
"The restaurateurs play a very important role in the town; not only from an economical perspective but also for their charity work and support they give to the community as a whole."
For further information about Radhuni Indian Restaurant please visit www.radhuni-indian-southshields.co.uk