Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 3 July 2020
HINCKLEY’s newest independently-owned chicken chain named Niri Niri’s, located on Regent Street, inside of the New Baron of Hinckley, is set to open its doors tomorrow on 4 July.
The new venture which was launched by publican of the New Baron of Hinckley, Nirad Solanki, shall serve pub grub to hungry pubgoers with an appetite tomorrow.
When The New Baron reopen their doors there will be staff ensuring social distancing is followed by customers as well as having hand sanitising stations available throughout the bar and restaurant.
The New Baron staff have had social distancing markings painted on the pavement outside so that hungry and thirsty new customers know where to queue up in a safe and socially-distanced manner.
Customers are being encouraged and asked to bring their ID to show that they are not from Leicester, as Leicester are currently in a local lockdown.
There are around 120 seats across a grand total of three floors inside of the New Baron so there will be enough seats for most people coming on the opening day. Customers do not need to book in advance as it is a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Drinks can be ordered at the bar like usual, and food will be brought to the customer’s tables with table service.
There is a brand-new in-house table service app, however at the time of writing, it was unconfirmed whether or not it would be ready to launch.
The menu caters for pubgoers of all dietary requirements, including meat-eaters, vegans and vegetarians, so that they have something for everybody.
Niri Niri’s uses a similar format to a well-known chicken restaurant where the illustrated chilli on the menu represents how hot the food and spicy the sauces are.
The temperature on the scale ranges from the lowest of ‘Plain Who’s Jayne-butter and seasoning’ to the hottest sauce offered at the venue named ‘Niri’s Ghostly Hot’.
“‘Propa’ wings’” shall be making an official long-awaited launch to the menu and will be offered on the menu to customers tomorrow on opening day, as well as boneless chicken thighs and Niri’s chicken butterfly and even sharing platters.
A kids’ menu is in place for adults who want to bring their children along to the newly-launched restaurant however there will be a restriction to children of 8pm. This will set adults back a small sum of £4.99 for a main, side, and drink.
An example of a combo deal on the kids’ menu would include four Chicken Nuggets, a side of the customers choosing, and a regular soft drink, e.g. Pepsi, or Cola.
In an exclusive to the Hinckley Free Press, Nirad Solanki said: “We’re prepared, and we’re looking forward to welcoming our regular customers, and we’re are looking forward to the new concept of flame-grilled chicken.
“We’re excited, but cautious that we may face some initial teething problems. We’ll adapt to any mistakes that we do make.
“We’ll make sure that all our staff and customers are safe.”