Expansion at popular Bristol restaurant
Popular Bristol restaurant The Cowshed has secured a £140,000 finance package to support its recent expansion.
The restaurant, launched in 2009 by Adam Denton, has expanded into the next door premises, which was originally the Whiteladies Picture House bar.
The renovation has included a new bar area, larger kitchens and the introduction of a chef’s table so diners can see the kitchen at work.
The renovation has expanded the restaurant’s covers capacity by 50% and is expected to increase turnover by 35% to £2.6million.
Adam Denton comments: “It is great to open the expanded restaurant to the public and the initial response has been fantastic.
“In more austere times, people value good quality and that is why we have been operating at capacity; customers appreciate the quality of our food.
“We didn’t want to be turning customers away and we also didn’t want to have to leave our home, so the logical move was to expand next door.
“The results have exceeded our expectation.”
The company secured the finance from HSBC in a deal led by Bristol-based International Commercial Manager Joseph Nelson.