Local MP Alexander Stafford performed the official opening ceremony this week for the new Restaurant in Thurcroft, Rotherham, at a private taster function to celebrate the occasion.
The former Double Barrel Steakhouse has now opened its doors on the 16th of June 2021 but has been transformed into a Goan Indian Restaurant.
Thirteen jobs have been created, including chefs, waiting and bar staff, and maintenance staff at the new Indian Restaurant which, with an indoor capacity of 140 and over 70 outdoors, shouldn't be affected greatly by the extended COVID restrictions.
Experienced entrepreneur brothers, Mamun and Masum Ali, whose Goa Spice franchise has restaurants established across South and West Yorkshire, have set up their latest creative dining endeavour in Thurcroft, Rotherham.
Mamun said, “We are very excited to now be open for business, and we have had an immense amount of local support in the first week with over 300 bookings from the 16th to the 3rd of June, so we are thrilled this concept has won favour in Thurcroft.” The Double Barrel was purchased by local Entrepreneur and CEO of Gala Tent, Jason Mace, in 2013, and has long served the area as a steakhouse bar and restaurant. However, in the wake of the global pandemic, the once-great establishment doors closed permanently in February 2021.
The venue, which is also licenced, will serve Indian lager on draught, plus a range of additional bottled refreshments and a selection of wines from around the world.
Masum said, “We have invested in specialist kitchen equipment, mood lighting and authentic décor inside and out, the menu provides affordable luxury catering to all palettes along with
Vegan and Coeliac allergies. We also have a collection and delivery service in place for our new customers to enjoy some delicious Goan cuisine from the comfort of their own home.”
Local MP for Rother Valley, Alexander Stafford, added: "It is great to see this key venue in Rother Valley saved, and bringing jobs to our area. I wish Manum and Masum and all the staff a very successful future in their exciting new venture. Do go and check it out."
The Double Barrel was built in 1971 and since then has been a well patronised venue and large part of the community. The new themed Goa Indian restaurant and takeaways are taking booking online and will certainly spice things thing up for locals and wider-field visitors alike.
Experienced entrepreneur brothers, Mamun and Masum Ali, whose Goa Spice franchise already has restaurants established across South and West Yorkshire, have set up their latest dining venture at the Double Barrel in Thurcroft.
Mamun Ali said: "We are very excited to be expanding our reach into a great new location in Thurcroft.
"Goan cuisine consists of regional foods of the Goan state, which is located along India's west coast on the shore of the Arabian Sea."
Purchased by entrepreneur and CEO of Gala Tent, Jason Mace, in 2013, the Double Barrel has long served the area as a steakhouse bar and restaurant.
It was built in 1971 and has been a well patronised venue and a large part of the community. However, in the wake of the pandemic it closed its doors in February 2021.
The revived venue, which is also licensed, will serve Indian lager on draught, plus a range of additional bottled refreshments and a selection of wines from around the world. It will be opening its doors in June 2021.
Masum Ali said: "We will be investing over £60,000 in new kitchen equipment, mood lighting and authentic decor, everything down to the tablecloths are really high end as we want to complement the building as much as possible.
"The menu is extensive, and we believe we have created affordable luxury for the local community to enjoy.
"Our chefs have a real passion for creating quality Goan spicy food using fresh ingredients.
"To add further value, we will be offering a collection and delivery service so diners can enjoy Goan cuisine in the comfort of their own home."
Mace added: "I have worked with Mamun and Masum previously with their Mexborough outlet within the Empress Building, which has been a phenomenal success due to the classic location and of course the amazing food they create.
"The Double Barrel will prove to be a much larger scale operation, as it is a huge venue which seats around 140 inside, and there's space outside for more than 70 additional seats, so any COVID-19 restrictions should not hold this restaurant back.
"The venue genuinely is one-of-a-kind and specialises in large party bookings and exclusive room hire-out."
FOOD SERVED TIMES
Monday - Friday | 6pm - 11pm
Saturday - Sunday | 5:30pm - 11pm
The Double Barrel, Woodhouse Green, Thurcroft, Rotherham S66 9AN