KING’S LYNN: New restaurant serves you right
A stylish new restaurant will create up to 16 new jobs when a museum reopens next month at the former Green Quay café in Lynn.
Andrew Hornigold and Malcolm Catlin are transforming the cafe into the Marriott’s Warehouse, a modern dining room.
The building’s trustees are hoping that an income from the char-grilled restaurant, which opens Friday, April 12, will support the exhibition and visitor centre operations.
Mr Hornigold said: “Lynn, The Wash and Norfolk are a fantastic source of food and our café and restaurant will offer simply cooked, fresh, local produce in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere.
“We have a passion for food and Lynn. We can provide something that is different from what is already out there.”
Staff will be using locally-sourced meat, vegetables and seafood during its breakfast, lunch and dinner sittings.
The restaurant is being re-decorated and new equipment is being added to the kitchens.
Head chef is Gavin McQuire, honed his skills on African safaris working at a big game resort.
Mr Hornigold and Mr Catlin, who are part of the Terrington Community Fund, said final discussions with West Norfolk Council and the trustees are almost complete.
Mr Catlin, added: “Lynn should be very proud of its history and setting. This wonderful building is here to be enjoyed equally by local people and visitors from the UK and abroad- especially from our fellow Hanseatic towns in northern Europe, which have a combined population of around 25 million.”
Six people lost their jobs when the museum, exhibition centre and café closed on September 30.
The board of trustees have changed the name of the site. The Tudor brick warehouse was used by Victorian merchants and brothers called Marriott.
Chairman Dr Paul Richards said: “Our new exhibition, The Warehouse on The Wash, will focus on how Lynn has been built and rebuilt as an English port and town since 1100, with its merchant houses and warehouses highlighted, along with the Great Ouse, Nar and fleets.”
The board will be relying on temporary displays until the main exhibition is ready later this year and is offering the second floor as a meeting place.
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