Restaurant chain Toro’s Steakhouse will be dishing up its prime cuts in Coventry city centre. The restaurant has this week opened on Spon Street. The halal-accredited restaurant first opened in the city at the former Old General Wolfe on Foleshill Road in 2015. It recently closed to relocate to the new city centre unit. On their 'about us' on their Facebook page, Toro's Coventry said: "At TORO’s, our aim is to provide the best steaks in Coventry. "We offer brasserie style service that puts the emphasis back on the customer." The chain currently has restaurants in Leicester, Nottingham, Birmingham and Manchester. It not only sells steak, but also has a range of chicken, fish and lamb dishes, as well as salads, platters and freshly-made mock-tails. The restaurant is famous for using traditional South African braai and basting recipes combined with a modern twist and halal ingredients The new Toro’s Steakhouse is the latest in a long line of restaurant chains to announce … [Read more...] about New steakhouse opens in Coventry city centre
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Over the weekend Nottinghamshire Live reported on the stores and brands that Nottingham needs but doesn't have. Since then you've been giving us your views on which of these you'd prefer - and also which other outlets you'd love to see arrive in the city centre. The original list was provided by Nelson Blackley, Retail Research Associate at Nottingham Business School, and featured Apple, COS, Hamleys, Hollister, LEGO, LEON, Loaf, Missguided, Muji, Seasalt, Uniqlo and Wahaca - as well as the slightly hopeful options of Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. More than 600 of you responded to a poll asking which of these you'd prefer. And the clear winner was Apple, with 36% of the votes. (Although KRCS in the intu Victoria Centre deals with Apple products, it is an 'Apple Premium Reseller' outlet dealing with repairs and resales, and there is no official Apple store in the city.) Read More Shopping in Nottingham "Defo need an apple store it's a joke having to go to Leicester or Sheffield", … [Read more...] about These are the shops that YOU want to see arrive in Nottingham city centre
A barbecue restaurant in Leicester city centre has announced that it is closing. Grillstock, in St Martins Square, said it has 'ceased trading' in a statement posted on Facebook. Known for its 'meat, music, mayhem' slogan, the restaurant served a US-inspired menu of ribs, chicken and burgers. The lively venue also featured a bar serving cocktails and craft beer. After starting out as a music and food festival in Bristol, Grillstock opened its first permanent site in 2012, before expanding to cities including Leicester, which opened in 2015. The group went into administration in late 2017, however announced that a buyer had been found a month later. It is not known whether other branches of the restaurant are affected at this time. Grillstock's statement reads: "We are sorry to have to say this but Grillstock, as of today, has ceased trading. Thank you to everyone that has stuck with us through, what has been, a very tough year. "From everyone at Grillstock, Leicester, goodbye and have … [Read more...] about City centre restaurant announces surprise closure
The most polluting cars, taxis, HGVs and buses could soon be charged to enter Manchester city centre under efforts to radically improve air quality across the region, the Manchester Evening News can reveal. Council bosses are considering the measure as a way to urgently cut pollution - linked to at least 1,000 premature deaths in Manchester each year - to legal levels by 2021. A private meeting of town hall leaders ten days ago discussed a series of options aimed at radically improving air quality. They included charging the most polluting vehicles – including, it is understood, around 20pc of cars, most of them diesel cars older than three years, plus most HGVs and buses – to drive into the city centre, along with potential charging or restrictions on some vehicles entering other outlying dirty air blackspots. Insiders admitted to considerable nervousness among town hall chiefs about the sugggestion. However government rules mean they have only until the end of December to … [Read more...] about Drivers could be charged to go into Manchester city centre
Plans to refurbish and reopen an empty shop in St Peter’s Street as a Belgian "frites" takeaway could be refused. Derby City Council officers have recommended that the continental chip shop plans are rejected, fearing that it would be “harmful” to the “vitality and viability of the city centre shopping area ”. However, Labour councillor Martin Rawson is calling for the matter to be debated, stating that he would prefer to see the the space, at 46 St Peter’s Street, being used. City planners would rather that the unit, formerly occupied by computer gaming specialist Game, is occupied by a retailer - despite it being left empty for six months and counting. The application was submitted by Heavenly Desserts would see a business named Frites 33 offer what it describes as a “bespoke eating experience in the centre of Derby”. The application reads: “Frites 33 is based on our previous start-up business, the highly successful Heavenly … [Read more...] about Would a new Belgian chip shop harm Derby city centre?