"It is sure to spice things up in Thurcroft.”
A new Goan restaurant is set to open in Thurcroft, Rotherham and is ready to entice the locals.
Brothers Mamun and Masum Ali are experienced entrepreneurs and their Goa Spice franchise has restaurants across South and West Yorkshire.
They are now set to launch their newest dining endeavour in the village of Thurcroft.
Mamun explained: “We are very excited to be expanding our reach into a great new location in Thurcroft.
“Goan cuisine consists of regional foods of the Goan state, which is located along India’s west coast on the shore of the Arabian Sea.
“It is sure to spice things up in Thurcroft.”
Local entrepreneur and CEO of Gala Tent Jason Mace purchased the property in 2013 and it has served the area as a bar and restaurant.
The venue is licensed and will serve Indian lager on draught as well as a range of additional bottled refreshments and a selection of wines from around the world.
The new Goan restaurant is set to open in June 2021.
Masum said: “We will be investing over £60,000 in new specialist kitchen equipment, mood lighting and authentic décor, everything down to the tablecloths are really high end as we want to compliment the building as much as possible.
“The menu is extensive, and we believe we have created affordable luxury for the local community to enjoy.
“Our chefs have a real passion for creating quality Goan spicy food using fresh ingredients that will spice up your evening.
“To add further value, we will be offering a collection and delivery service so you can enjoy Goan cuisine in the comfort of your own home.”
Goan cuisine typically consists of regional ingredients such as coconut, seafood, vegetables, meat and pork.
Local spices are also used within Goan cuisine but due to the area’s tropical climate, the spices and flavours are intense.
Jason added: “I have worked with Mamun and Masum previously with their Mexborough outlet within the Empress Building, which has been a phenomenal success due to the classic location and of course the amazing food they create.
“The new restaurant will prove to be a much larger scale operation, as it is a huge venue which seats around 140 inside, and there’s space outside for more than 70 additional seats, so any Covid-19 retractions should not hold this restaurant back.
“The venue genuinely is one of a kind and specialises in large party bookings and exclusive room hire-out.”