New fusion restaurant opens in Belfast City Centre
Hospitality company Global Caterers Belfast has invested £500,000 in Mumbai Milano, a 2,700-square-foot unit in Wellington Place, Belfast.
Fronted by Indian head chef Jainal Abedin and Italian sous chef Luigi Savarese, the new restaurant aims to bring a global taste to local produce.
“Choosing this location in the City Centre was key to ensuring the success of Mumbai Milano,” said Abedin. “We wanted to both cater for the local market as well as attracting tourists and visitors into the city. This part of the city centre is seeing an influx of new offices and student accommodation so there is a market for more restaurants in this area to cater for what is anticipated to be an area of increased footfall.
“We have identified other sites across the city for potentially expanding the concept to a second location however we are entirely focused on the Wellington Place site for now.
“I’ve always had a desire to fuse both Indian and Italian cuisine so when we decided to open the restaurant, I knew exactly what we wanted to create.”
Savarese said: “Northern Ireland has a longstanding love for both cuisines; however, it is rare to have a restaurant in which the customer can avail of the standouts from both cultures. People today desire good quality, delicious food, that is good value for money and that is exactly what we offer.
“To be able to showcase these beautiful cuisines and create a fusion menu that we think will both intrigue and excite people is a delight.”
The 120-seat restaurant opened earlier this month and will operate seven days a week.
Liam Whiteway, general manager, said: “The menu offers a wide range of classic Indian and Itallian meal options as well as some unique fusion choices.
“All food offerings will be complemented by an extensive drinks and cocktail menu with quirky elements including cocktails infused with candyfloss, honeycomb and other sweet treats. The interior fit out is stylish plush fabrics in a luxurious comfortable setting.”