Burger and shakes restaurant opens in Peterborough city centre

Smokin Burgers and Shakes at Broadway EMN-191015-204606009
Smokin Burgers and Shakes at Broadway EMN-191015-204606009

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

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

Smokin Burgers and Shakes at Broadway EMN-191015-204606009

Smokin Burgers and Shakes at Broadway EMN-191015-204606009

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.

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.

Smokin Burgers and Shakes at Broadway EMN-191015-204606009

Smokin Burgers and Shakes at Broadway EMN-191015-204606009

“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.

“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

Smokin Burgers and Shakes at Broadway EMN-191015-204606009