With its head office at Clifton Park Avenue, and a restaurant on Goodramgate, the Bengal Brasserie is a York success story.
And the business is still growing. Already operating four venues in Yorkshire, the chain of Indian and Bengali restaurants is about to unveil its fifth.
The independent group, which has a turnover of £2 million, has invested in a new 120 seater venue on Merrion Way in Leeds city centre.
Following a seven-figure investment in premises and staff, the 3,600 sq ft restaurant will open its doors on April 3.
That will see the group employing more than 100 staff across Yorkshire, with 400 covers across its five sites.
“The new restaurant is our largest and the location is ideally situated close to the Merrion Way leisure venues, and the Leeds Arena, which has really boosted the north of the city centre in recent years,” said Malik Dobir, managing director of Bengal Brasserie.
“Work has been underway for several months to bring the venue to the high standard our customers expect.
“We have designed a sumptuous bar area, as well as the 120-cover dining areas, and we are excited about seeing the finished product in April.”
The new restaurant will share elements of the Bengali cuisine served at the four existing Bengal Brasserie restaurants in Haddon Road, Kirkstall, Roundhay Road, Leeds, Goodramgate in York and Victoria Street in Wetherby.