Upmarket Indian restaurant Ba Shoh to replace Imperial Bento

Ba Shoh restaurant which is to open inside the former Impreial Bento restaurant in Broadway, Peterborough

Ba Shoh restaurant which is to open inside the former Impreial Bento restaurant in Broadway, Peterborough

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These are the first images of a classy 200-seat a la carte Indian restaurant which is set to open its doors in Peterborough city centre within weeks.

The former Imperial Bento restaurant building, which has lay empty since the beginning of the year and was recently sold for around £1million, is in the process of being transformed into Ba Shoh (in Punjabi bashoh means king) featuring “imaginative cuisine accompanied with wine and cocktails influenced by the legacy of the British Raj.”

Ba Shoh restaurant which is to open inside the former Impreial Bento restaurant in Braodway, Peterborough

Ba Shoh restaurant which is to open inside the former Impreial Bento restaurant in Braodway, Peterborough

The man behind the restaurant, Amir Mahmood, from London, says he was in the food business overseas for many years and has decided to make a comeback in Peterborough.

“We studied the market a saw a need for this type of restaurant in the city,” he said. “It will be different to other Indian restaurant in the city as the menus will be inspired by older dishes served for the British Raj.

“I feel it will provide a great experience for local diners.”

Designers and structural engineers are currently completing the refurbishment inside which will be “amazing” according to Mr Mahmood.

Ba Shoh restaurant which is to open inside the former Impreial Bento restaurant in Broadway, Peterborough

Ba Shoh restaurant which is to open inside the former Impreial Bento restaurant in Broadway, Peterborough

“Hopefully we will be open by the end of this month, or the first week in September,” he said.

Later in the year, phase two should see the former Bar Fever conservatory attached to the building open as a shisha bar.

The new restaurant will employ up to 20 staff and is currently looking for curry chefs, grill staff, tandoor staff, an assistant manager, waiters and bar staff.

Contact 07572 385090 or email jobs@bashoh.co.uk

Ba Shoh restaurant which is to open inside the former Impreial Bento restaurant in Broadway, Peterborough

Ba Shoh restaurant which is to open inside the former Impreial Bento restaurant in Broadway, Peterborough

Ba Shoh restaurant which is to open inside the former Impreial Bento restaurant in Broadway, Peterborough

Ba Shoh restaurant which is to open inside the former Impreial Bento restaurant in Broadway, Peterborough