A different kind of dining experience is about to become available for the first time in Lynn with the opening of a new town centre restaurant.
Hot Rocks @ Mojitos, is due to open in Chapel Street in premises formerly occupied by The Thai Orchid, in September.
Diners at the restaurant, which will seat up to 100 people and have a Latino theme, will be brought hot stones and food to the table, where they will be able cook their meal to their liking.
One of the directors of the new business, is Gez Chetal, who has 33 years experience of the hotel and restaurant industry, with 16 of those being in Lynn.
He was formerly director of operations of Surya Hotels, which took over the Duke’s Head Hotel and relaunched it with a new look in 2011.
He said: “It’s going to be a dining concept which is completely new to Lynn and if this takes off, it will hopefully be the first of six in East Anglia to be run by me and my business partner, Roger Cash. Having had so much experience of working in Lynn, I am confident this going to be successful.
“At the restaurant hot lava rocks will be brought to the table with meats and fish in foil for people to cook for themselves.
“It’s a very healthy way of eating as the heat sears the meat, keeps in all the juices and the fat runs off. There will also be salads to accompany the meal.
“We are having an open kitchen, so that people can see their food being prepared and the rocks coming out to the table with the dishes.
“It’s going to be very competitive. There will be unlimited starters, with items such as bread, olives, prawns and hummus, and then there will be unlimited meats plus unlimited wine, for an all-inclusive price.
“There will be Mexican music playing and the whole dining experience will be very sociable and laid back.”
Between eight and ten new jobs are being created in a variety of roles, including a restaurant manager, kitchen manager, cocktail makers and assistants for serving food and drink and washing up. Applicants should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
An official opening night, by invitation only, is being held on Thursday, September 17.
Regular opening hours will be noon to 2pm and 6pm to close.