A brand new sandwich bar specialising in Vietnamese Banh Mi is set to open on Newcastle’s Chillingham Road.
The former dry cleaners on the busy Heaton road will open as a takeaway in round mid to late June.
Newcastle City Council had beforehand given the inexperienced gentle to proposals to flip it into a restaurant specialising in macaroni cheese.
But when the plans fell by means of, the unit was acquired by Jonathan Hart for his first food-based enterprise.
“It’s been in the again of my thoughts for a very long time, I’ve wished to do one thing with meals,” the Heaton resident mentioned.
“I like consuming out and I like the sensation when somebody enjoys my meals.”
The enterprise, to be known as ‘The Big Banh’ will likely be a sandwich bar specialising in Banh Mi – a Vietnamese sandwich that includes a brief baguette full of varied substances, normally pork, pate, pickles, chillies and coriander.
Jonathan mentioned: “I made a decision on that as a result of I I like the combo of Asian and French flavours.
“I believe there is a marketplace for them – folks in the North East love sandwiches.
“They’re open to making an attempt new issues and it is a good form of fusion I believe folks will actually like.”
The Big Banh would be the newest in a flurry of recent unbiased meals companies to open in Heaton, a number of showing on Chillingham Road over the previous yr.
Jonathan mentioned: “I reside close by and I understand how busy it’s, I’ve seen issues like Bao Bar and Dot Bagels do rather well.
“I like Heaton and I believe it is rapidly changing into the meals capital of the North East – it is actually thriving so I’m actually happy I might safe the situation.”
The website is at present being fitted out, with Jonathan aiming to open in mid to late June.
The menu will characteristic six or seven sandwiches, with different Asian infused dishes together with a Sloppy Joe with Asian type beef ragu, and a vegan choice of arancini with fried sushi rice, with king oyster mushrooms and mango and chilli sauce.