Deli restaurant opens for takeaway trade

A new deli-restaurant, Harrison’s of Beverley, is now open in the town’s Saturday Market and is offering a taste of what will come post-lockdown.

Harrison’s is serving locally sourced food on street food-inspired menus, plus culinary rarities such as North Sea lobster and in-house cooked salt beef.

Creating 16 full and part-time jobs as part of a £125,000 investment, the venture also offers New York and Italian flavours in a fully refurbished, newly designed setting that will include, post-lockdown, indoor seating on two floors, outside seating to the rear along with a new outdoor seating area planned for the front.

Manager Rich Scotney, who is backed up by an experienced team of chefs from Michelin star-rated kitchens, front of house and waiting staff and cleaners, said: “Our takeaways and home deliveries are offering a little taste of what the restaurant will be like when we’re fully open.

“We’re very passionate about food; making and sharing good food makes us happy. And let’s face it we all need a bit of happy right now.

“We want to give local people something that bit extra, to help make people feel special – excellent, locally sourced food, street food with wonderful international flavours.”

Takeaway street food-inspired dishes currently include Crispy Seasoned Cod Taco with Pico de Galo and Chipotle Mayo in two corn tacos and Seared Chicken Adobo bun with Asian vegetable slaw and spiced dressing.

Scotney added: “It might be a totally mad move to open in the middle of a lockdown, but we’ve been thrilled with the reaction, which has been so, so positive. It’s definitely food, people and safety first here.

“We’re obviously only offering a takeaway and home delivery food and drink service while lockdown lasts.

“But I think it’s fair to say our kitchen has chefs with an incredible track record and is already making a name for itself with some of our signature dishes in our core menu.”

Chefs include Martin Shaw, a former East Yorkshire Chef of the Year; Luke Johnstone, Chef de Partie for four years at the Pipe & Glass; and Jeremy Hollingsworth, whose previous experience includes six years working in Marco Pierre White restaurants, where he helped win a coveted Michelin star for London restaurant Quo Vadis, and ten years running his own Michelin Guide-listed restaurant in Scarborough – Jeremy’s.

When fully open, Harrison’s of Beverley will be able to cater for 48 indoors (downstairs and upstairs), 36 in the rear courtyard and 24 to the front, dependent on the success of a pilot partial pedestrianisation of Saturday Market.

The lease on the former Filmore and Union premises was arranged through Hull-based commercial property agents Garness Jones.