POPULAR Asian restaurant Mumtaz is to open its first outlet outside Bradford at a £260m Yorkshire development.
The new outlet is to be located at the Clarence Dock development in
Leeds and marks the latest phase of occupiers at the site, with eight
food and drink ventures set to move in.
The restaurant’s founder, Mumtaz Khan, has previously said he
planned to keep the original Mumtaz restaurant in Great Horton as a
stand alone premises and grow other parts of the business such as its
halal baby food and ready meals which are available in some of the UK’s
best known supermarket chains.
Located on the ground floor of Mackenzie House, Mumtaz will offer a
dining experience as well as a food emporium stocking ingredients
needed for Asian cuisine when the outlet opens in the summer.
Fellow Asian food chain Aagrah is to join Mumtaz at Clarence Dock
when it opens a 2,500 sq ft café concept. The café will feature what
the company has described as a ‘central kitchen theatre’.
Developer Crosby Lend Lease has also revealed a number of other food
and drink outlets which are to open at the 1.2m sq ft development,
which is nearing completion, by July.
These include Pizza Express (4,500 sq ft) and Starbucks (1,500 sq
ft). @larocca (9,000 sq ft) will be the trading name of
Lancashire-based Tiggis which first opened in 1978 in Preston and
expanded into St Annes, Bolton and Solihull. It will specialise in
authentic Tuscan food.
The Roast (2,000 sq ft) will open its third restaurant in Leeds.
Additionally, London Clubs International, which is opening a £15m,
65,000 sq ft casino, Alea, at the site, is to open two new restaurants
and five feature bars at the site.
Simon Kidd, commercial lettings director at Clarence Dock, said: “We
are delighted to announce these new signings and as the venues open
over the coming months they will add a totally new dimension to
“Already the waterside destination is alive with activity born out
of the successful completion and occupation of 1,100 luxury apartments
on site. Tesco Express, which opened in January, has confirmed that it
is already 30% above trading predictions which is testament to the
captive audience along the city’s waterfront.”
Clarence Dock also includes 100,000 sq ft of prime office accommodation, a 1,650 covered multi storey car park and a hotel.