Burgeoning Spanish food specialist hunting for warehousing and third restaurant
Multi award-winning Lunya, consecutive winner recently twice over of the Good Food Guide North West Restaurant of the Year is set to expand further after flourishing in the UK’s burgeoning foodie scene.
The company founded by Hispanophile Peter Kinsella along with wife and business partner Elaine is looking for warehousing facilities and the North West and a third outlet to complement its restaurants in Liverpool and Manchester.
Already the UK’s largest Spanish online deli, Lunya is expanding its deli range again and is opening of a warehouse is to increase direct imports from Spain and manage its online despatch.
The warehouse will also have a kitchen to produce a wider range of baked goods, food to go, salads and dips for the delis, to capture the growing demand for this type of product. Peter explained:
Peter said: “The Liverpool restaurant and deli which already carries in excess of 1,300 items is now seven years old. In 2015, we opened to great acclaim and fantastic success on Manchester’s prestigious Deansgate shopping district.
“We initially personally selected more than 50 suppliers across Spain after bi-monthly trips to make sure we had a true full service continental deli, the likes of which had rarely been seen in the UK before. To give us greater control of supply and manage the increased cost pressures from low exchange rates, we are aiming for 75% of all our Spanish products to be directly imported.
“Investment in a warehouse and further increasing the volume of Spanish products with our expansion, will enable us to negotiate better prices with producers and suppliers.
“Already, we have seen the benefit of that with reduced prices in our restaurant menu; it will also enable a similar price reduction on our deli range too, as soon as our warehouse is operational. A rare bit of positive price news on the high street.
“Plus, we’re really excited at the prospect of a third site for Lunya with our research at an advanced stage.”