New Indian restaurant and bar opening ‘shortly’ inside of Hinckley’s Crescent

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 17 February 2022

A NEW Indian restaurant is to open ‘shortly’ inside of The Crescent’s former Rossini’s restaurant.

The former Rossini’s unit is being refurbished (Image: Mason Moore)

The Crescent’s former Rossini’s Restaurant space is to play home to the development’s first ever Indian restaurant – and it will be known as ‘Bikaneri Bar and Restaurant’.

This comes after Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) bosses have recently agreed a lease with Marwar Caterers, who are to take over the prominent unit.

A refurbishment is currently underway inside of the unit – and it is to open ‘shortly’, a Council spokesperson confirmed in a statement issued to the Hinckley Free Press.

Its name, “Bikaneri”, is a word used for people from Bikaner, a popular city located inside the North Indian state of Rajasthan.

Bikaner is known for its culture, as well as its rich taste in food and spices.

Savitri Bhamu, spokesperson for Marwar Caterers, said: “We are delighted to have successfully reached an agreement with Hinckley and Bosworth Council.

“We chose Hinckley as we believe there is a potential market gap for North Indian Rajasthani food, as there are mainly Bengali, Nepali and South Indian Restaurants available now.”

Bhamu explained that Marwar Caterers are ‘very excited’ to bring authentic Rajasthani Indian food, including vegan and vegetarian options, to diners in The Crescent.

They concluded: “We chose The Crescent, as we believe this a primary location with a high footfall.

“We believe our restaurant will be a great addition to The Crescent.”

Harry Ward, of Ward Surveyors, said: “We are delighted to have agreed the letting of this unit in The Crescent to Marwar Caterers.

He continued: “It represents the first letting in The Crescent following the COVID-19 pandemic and illustrates the confidence occupiers have in the leisure and retail markets in Hinckley.”

Mr. Ward further stated that Wards are receiving ‘many’ enquiries from others about setting up shop in town.

He said: “We are continuing to receive high levels of enquiries for commercial units of all shapes and sizes within Hinckley town centre and look forward to welcoming several new occupiers to the town in the near future.”

The restaurant is located inside of Block C of The Crescent, which is the Borough Council-owned section of the development.

This section also includes the Cineworld Cinema, Tarro Lounge, Wildwood, Prezzo, The Elbow Room Ale and Cider House, and Mobility and Lifestyle.

Council Leader, Stuart Bray said: “I’d like to welcome Bikaneri Bar and Restaurant to Hinckley and I look forward to seeing this new restaurant flourish in this prominent location.

“The company’s decision to choose The Crescent for their new business is yet another reason why retaining Block C was the right choice for taxpayers.

“Not only does it help the council to actively invest in the town centre for residents and visitors but the income from the site also helps to keep council tax low.”

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