Authentic Indian cuisine is on its way former Laceby Arms pub
THE man behind an Indian and English fine dining destination hopes to raise the standards of cuisine with a London chef on board.
The former Laceby Arms pub is currently undergoing a £100,000 transformation to create Mitu's Restaurant, Bar and Alfresco Dining, which will open in about four weeks' time.
The 120-seater restaurant will comprise three rooms; one for parties, relaxed dining, a traditional lounge, and tiered decking space outside. It will also serve up top notch food from Abbas, a former chef at the prestigious Indian restaurant, The Cinnamon Club, in London.
The Laceby pub, which used to be two separate establishments – The Nag's Head Inn and The Waterloo Inn – will create about 25 jobs, including six chefs, waitresses and bar staff.
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Well-known owner Mitu Ahmed, who also owns the successful Me2Raj in Cleethorpes, is still looking for over ten bar and waiting staff.
"I introduced my Indian dining to Cleethorpes about six years ago, and now I want to go the next step up and introduce fine cuisine to a higher standard," said Mitu.
"We will be the only fine dining restaurant in the area to be running two menus at the same time; English and Indian cuisine.
"We want it to be a destination, where people can stay here for the whole evening and enjoy the relaxed, party atmosphere.
"There will be themed nights, including entertainment from Bollywood dancers and we will also offer pick-up takeaways."
The restaurant, which has 72 car parking spaces, will totally be refurbished with new flooring, seats, tables and decor; however the decor theme is being kept under wraps.
"The decor is a closely- guarded secret," added Mitu.
"I believe this restaurant will fill a big gap in the market because it is on such a large scale, but still with a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
"In the future, we are even thinking about a mini bus service, to pick people up and drop them back home.
"The whole village and parish council have been so supportive regarding our refurbishment."
The classic Indian restaurant will also sell traditional Sunday lunches.
If you are interested in a job at the restaurant as waiting or bar staff, call Mitu for more information on 01472 314155.