Mowgli owner names Nottingham opening date

Mowgli, the growing chain of Indian street food restaurants, has named 23 July as its opening date.

Earlier this week, reported that the restaurant had applied to Nottingham City Council for planning permission for signage and a drinks licence.

Now, owner, Nisha Katona has revealed the Nottingham restaurant will open before the end of the month.

Posting on Facebook, Katona said: “Mowgli Nottingham opens on Monday 23 July. We slink open quietly as is our way. No parties no fanfare, no bookings, just bring your appetites but also your forgiveness, please, if we stumble as we toddle… and we will. Remember all Mowgli chefs are curry virgins and are trained in the recipes and philosophies of my ancestors. Goosegate Nottingham is our home now.”

Katona and is backed by investment company Foresight Group, which came on board last July. It invested to support the growth of the business and brought on board Karen Jones as chair and Matthew Peck, former head of finance at upmarket casual dining chain Byron as finance director.

Work has been going on inside the restaurant

Katona is a food writer featured in a number of publications including the Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Independent. Her YouTube cooking channel has an international following. In 2015 she published her first book Pimp My Rice followed by the The Spice Tree in 2017. The Mowgli Cook Book was published in April 2018

Mowgli has restaurants in two restaurants in Liverpool, as well as venues in Manchester, Birmingham and Oxford.