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Top Spanish chef to open tapas restaurant in £ 300million Chester Northgate development


A TOP chef will open a restaurant at the entrance to the food hall and market in the Chester Northgate development.

Top Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy will be opening one of his Tapas Revolution restaurants in the first phase of Chester Northgate’s £ 300million development in Chester city center.

It will occupy a 3,000 square foot unit next to the entrance to the new food hall and market. The restaurant will also face the new development public plaza across from Hunter’s Walk – the Northgate Street arcade which is to be created from the old library building.

Tapas Revolution is a group of high quality restaurants that Allibhoy launched in 2010 with the opening of the first in Westfield London. The following openings include: Shoreditch, London; Bluewater, Kent; Grand Central, Birmingham; Meadowhall, Sheffield; Eldon Square, Newcastle; and Southgate, Bath.

Trained by legendary chef Ferran Adria from El Bulli, Allibhoy has also written two successful Spanish cookbooks – Tapas Revolution and Spanish Made Simple.

Councilor Brian Clarke, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure, said: “The mission of Tapas Revolution is to put tapas on the map in the UK and we are delighted that a quality culinary entrepreneur to ‘Omar Allibhoy chose Chester to expand his business.

“This latest rental at Tapas Revolution follows Cozy Club’s signing for a 5,000 square foot restaurant at Hunter’s Walk overlooking Northgate Street, Town Hall Square. There are lease agreements for two of the other catering units in Phase 1 of the development that are currently in the hands of the lawyers.

“We are also in talks with catering operators interested in taking the remaining units. ”

Shadow Cabinet Member, Communities and Wellness, Stuart Parker said: “I would also like to offer an official welcome to Tapas Revolution. This new restaurant will complement both Picturehouse and Storyhouse and it is yet another demonstration of how Chester Northgate is attracting new business to Chester.


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