Asian restaurant chain to serve up new Nottingham restaurant

Asian food chain Itsu is set to open a new restaurant in Nottingham city centre.

Itsu’s franchise party for the Midlands, the Savvi Dining Group will operate the venue, to be set in the Clocktower Dining Quarter at the Victoria Shopping Centre, according to industry title Propel.

Savvi is run by Ghanshyam Ramparia, the Leicester entrepreneur who is co-owner of the Temple of Seitan concept and a Costa Coffee franchisee. He opened Savvi’s maiden first Itsu restaurant at Leicester’s Fosse Park Shopping Centre.

It serves healthy Asian-inspired food from 77 outlets.

The new Nottingham restaurant will open in early 2023, says Propel.

Back in 2016, Itsu was close to opening just yards from the Clocktower Dining Quarter.

Itsu, which was set up in 1997 by Pret a Manger founder Julian Metcalfe, looked set to open in the former USC unit on Clumber Street in Nottingham after submitting a planning application to the City Council to alter the signage on the building.

At the time, Itsu withdrew this application and confirmed to that it is looking elsewhere in the city.