Grand Opening of New Indian Restaurant in Rotherham

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.

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