Exciting news for Indian food fans in the market town of Beverley as popular Asian street food restaurant Mowgli has just announced they are opening a brand new restaurant – their very first in East Yorkshire.
Serving up delicious authentic Indian street food, Mowgli offers a mouth-watering menu that caters for vegans and meat lovers alike. They serve small plates that aim to represent the way the people of India eat in the privacy of their homes and on their streets.
Earmarked to open in Sprinh 2023, Mowgli was founded by Nisha Katona back in Liverpool and is known for its incredible decor that includes swings, birdcages and tons of pretty lighting.
The family revealed the touching decision why the decision to take the restaurant chain to Beverley saying it was seen in their eyes as “Beverley Hills” when they would visit as children. Very much a “home away from home” the town holds a special place in their hearts.
Mowgli shared the tail on their Facebook page writing: “Designing up our pretty little Beverley Mowgli which we will open next Spring. I’m totally open minded about where I take Mowgli but she is a home from home so it helps to choose places that I understand because they have personal memories for me.
“We used to have great Indian friends in the Hull area. For a trip out we would shoehorn into our battered cars and drive through Beverley – my brother and I stared past the travel sickness and fug of fags in glassy eyed awe as though it was Beverly Hills.
“We could never afford to stop and eat there mind. We went back to theirs’s for puri and lamb curry. The impression Beverley left on my 10 year old brain is no less powerful now as I feel really quite humbled taking that very home spun puri and lamb curry to this hallowed little northern town that happens to feel “very Mowgli”.”
A relatively new voice for Indian food, created to highlight the lightness, freshness, and virtuosity of the food that Indians eat every day at home and on the streets, Mowgli is all about authenticity – bringing a more accurate representation of Indian culture than often found in our typical Anglo-infused Indian restaurants here in the UK.
The new restaurant is set to take over the former Solita site across the road from Beaver and will be an exciting new addition to the town.
The restaurant chain is fast expanding and popping up in new locations including York, Glasgow, Preston, Brighton, Bristol, and Edinburgh – following success in cities such as Leeds and Manchester.
When they originally announced the news on their Facebook channel they wrote: “We had posh friends in Beverley and I have such fond memories of staying there. Thankyou for reminding me those of you who did!
“The hunt goes on for Newcastle, Cambridge, York and the like but I wait for sensible rents. I’m full of enthusiasm for growth because for every Mowgli we create 30 jobs, aim to pay over £40,000 per year to local charities and sponsor a child in need for every full-time employee.
“I remain executive chef, everything is cooked fresh to my recipes every morning and every day we know we are only as good as our last curry. Growth does not mean dilution if it’s done with heart.
“I appreciate your company on this incredible journey beyond words dearest Mowglites. It can be very lonely and daunting but I must keep my eyes on simply growing Mowgli to enrich lives in the cities we got to.
“That’s all I’ve got to want to do and do it slow and steady….and with your gentle guidance.”
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