Peterborough Nepalese restaurant to introduce outdoor seating

A Peterborough restaurateur is looking to take advantage of the city council’s temporary outdoor seating permits to boost business from next week.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 5:00 am
Tables and chairs outside Gurkha Lounge

Krishna Kris plans to provide alfresco dining for almost 40 customers when his Gurkha Lounge restaurant in Hampton Vale opens for allowed outdoor hospitality on April 12.

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As part of its cafe culture drive, Peterborough City Council has encouraged food and drink business to apply for a temporary permit, valid until September, to allow them to cater outdoors.

“I thought it was definitely worth a try and it will stay even when we are allowed to have customers inside from May 17,” said Krishna, who will be continuing the popular takeaway side of the business which has grown during the pandemic.

“I will see how it goes, whether customers like it outside, and then maybe put in a bid for permanent seating after September if I think it is worth it. If I do that there will be decking, a cover and heating to make it as appealing as possible.”