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Ginger Bistro set to open in former Slice of Sicily site

Posted on - 1st November, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Fulwood, Preston News, Restaurants in Preston, Sharoe Green
What was Slice of Sicily in Garstang Road in Fulwood Pic: Blog Preston

There’s something new cooking in Fulwood as a new bistro prepares to open its doors.

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The Ginger Bistro is in the final stages of a refurbishment which is set to launch the former Slice of Sicily site into a new era.

With seating for up to 60 diners and drinkers, The Ginger Bistro aims to bring gastropub style food to Garstang Road.

And manager Simon Noble says plans are coming together nicely.

“We have taken it back to the bones, through three layers of tiles to completely start again.

“From the finishes we have seen so far it is set to be a stylish new place for locals to meet for a drink or a meal.”

The new owner, Soji Joseph, has had his eye on the site for a few years and once the lease was available, he was quick to snap it up.

He said: “I’m really excited for the opening. There is a real community in the local area and we want to welcome them through our doors.”

Workmen are currently on site to complete the refit and Soji is in discussions with suppliers to source the best quality produce for the menu.

Simon said: “We are planning menus, which will be very much your traditional gastropub cuisine – fish of the day and steaks. We will have tapas style snacks which people can order as starters and we will be doing breakfasts.”

Interviews have taken place to recruit two chefs and a number of full and part time front-of-house staff with a view to opening the doors in mid November.

Slice of Sicily in Fulwood Pic: Keith Sergeant
Slice of Sicily in Fulwood Pic: Keith Sergeant

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Simon added: “We have had a great reception from the local community . People are very interested to see what kind of style food and decor we are going for.

“It will be stylish and high quality but we want it to be a nice relaxed atmosphere – somewhere people can meet for coffee or a drink after work, or where couples can get together for a meal

“Community is very important to us and where we can we are using local suppliers and staff.”

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