Following an opulent refurbishment, the renowned Bolton restaurant and bar, Dhanak Deira, have announced they will re-open in early September.
The historic building on Blackburn Road is a former church built in 1903. Retaining many of the original features, the managing directors Omar Shahid and Nadia & Matthew Chen were keen to preserve much of the restaurant’s history during the renovation works.
The Dhanak Deira has been in Omar’s family since 2008 with his father running the restaurant until Omar took over in 2011. The entrepreneurial team were keen to keep the legacy of Dhanak Deira running whilst enhancing the interiors and menu.
Speaking of the changes, Omar said: “Myself and the team are very excited to see the plans for Dhanak Deira coming to life over the next few months. We wanted to stay in Bolton having established the restaurant here over the last 8 years and gaining a loyal customer base. The concept is, however, being given a new lease of life with a modern injection into the menu and interiors. We can’t wait to welcome back our past and new customers into the restaurant.”
Offering covers for 130 and exclusively Halal meat, the Dhanak Deira is opening with a brand new Indo-Chinese fusion menu. The adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian tastes is very popular throughout Malaysia, Singapore and North America.
The management team ensured all the restaurant works were undertaken by a team of local contractors, designers, builders and fitters, all being appointed from Bolton and the North West. Specifically, Kuit’s solicitors for the licencing and MSM Digital Group for all design, social and marketing work. They will also be recruiting a team of 15 industry experienced front of house staff. During the refit, Dhanak Deira have also established their Corporate Social Responsibility by sponsoring the upcoming Bolton Superheroes Bonanza with more fundraising plans to be announced over the coming months.
The Dhanak Deira also have plans in motion for a private upstairs function room to hold 120 people, scheduled for opening in late 2016.