Burger and shakes restaurant opens in Peterborough city centre

There is a treat in store for lovers of gourmet burgers and thick shakes, with a new restaurant opening in Peterborough city centre.

Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 10:50 am
Smokin Burgers and Shakes at Broadway EMN-191015-204606009
Smokin Burgers and Shakes at Broadway EMN-191015-204606009

Smokin Burgers & Shakes has replaced Oriental Grill on Broadway - opposite Central Library.

It is a venture backed by Wahid Rehman and business partner Sunny Hussain who runs the restaurant which opened on Sunday after a redecorating inside, rejigging the kitchen and installing new signage.

It is not unlike an American diner-type venue, with variously topped 4oz and 8oz handmade burgers, plus chicken and vegetarian options, on the menu alongside a wide variety of milkshakes.

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Smokin Burgers and Shakes at Broadway EMN-191015-204606009

Wahid got the idea from a family venture in Manchester which was doing well.

“I liked the concept - a sort of American diner with burgers and shakes - and waited until we found the right location, we didn’t want somewhere too big.

“It is a nice size downstairs and we have a room upstairs for parties or family groups.

“I don’ think there is anything like it in Peterborough, particularly our milkshakes which are really thick and made with a special machine that they just don’t make any more.

Smokin Burgers and Shakes at Broadway EMN-191015-204606009

“The burgers are handmade and we have chicken burgers and chicken wings, plus protein shakes, for the more health conscious.”

Smokin Burgers and Shakes at Broadway EMN-191015-204606009