Peterborough diners will get their first taste of “food influenced by The Raj” when Ba Shoh opens in Broadway, Peterborough city centre tomorrow (Saturday).
Invited guests from across the city, including council leader John Holdich, will be able to sample some of the restaurant’s signature dishes at a buffet this evening, before the doors are finally thrown open to the public.
It has been a long wait for the owners, who bought the historic former Imperial Bento restaurant building - the one-time City Library - in the spring for around £1.2million - and spent around half as much again on a stunning refurb of both floors over the last five months.
There is now seating for around 200 a la carte diners in a stylish groundfloor restaurant area and a huge, plush banqueting suite upstairs capable of catering for a similar number.
The menu promises “imaginative cuisine accompanied with wine and cocktails influenced by the legacy of the British Raj”.