Sunderland welcomes Indian Prince…
The launch of a new restaurant in Ashbrooke, Sunderland, was a huge success for Sunderland last night…
Yuvraaj restaurant opened to the public on July 23rd on Douro Terrace in Ashbrooke, bringing with it 17 new positions, including chefs, kitchen assistants, bar staff, waiting staff and office assistants.
The official opening saw more than 120 VIP guests treated to a Champagne reception, entertainment by the talented singer / songwriter Annabel Pattinson and a three course meal, courtesy of their talented chefs. The Mayor of Sunderland Councillor Barry Curran and Mayoress Karen Cullen officially opened the restaurant to guests.
Owner Monwar Hussain from Sunderland has invested £160,000 in a complete refurbishment of the destination restaurant, a move the team estimate will help the venue turn over more than £500,000 in its first year of business.
A raffle was held in aid of the Mayor’s three charities; Sunderland Mind, North East Disability Group and Sunderland Armed Forces Network, which saw £200 raised.
Hussain told us: “We were overwhelmed with how many people turned out on the night – so much more than we could have ever anticipated. It was challenging for the staff at times but this sets them in good stead for a busy future. They all coped under pressure and we’ve had some excellent feedback so far.
“I’d like to say a special thank you to the Mayor and Mayoress for officially opening the restaurant; it was great to have them involved in the night.”
Yuvraaj promises traditional Indian cuisine with western fusion influences and is opening in the shell of another former Indian restaurant; Cafe Spice.
Monwar concluded: “The building is beautiful and should provide the perfect setting for what we want to create. This linked to over 80 years between the owners in the catering industry; we are very excited for the future.”