A STYLISH bar and grill is the latest addition to Oldham Town Centre’s Independent Quarter open – and is already attracting a loyal clientele.
Anthony D’Alessandro and his wife Carolina have ambitious plans for the Retiro Street restaurant The Grill@No 20 – formerly Don Pedro’s.
Anthony and his business partner have invested a significant amount of money as well as receiving a grant from Oldham Council to refurbish the establishment into a contemporary bar and grill.
Chef and co-owner Anthony, who has been in the business for more than 18 years, is serving traditional English cuisine along with an array of Mediterranean dishes embracing his Italian heritage.
His signature dishes include his steaks – all sourced from local producers – sea bass and chips cooked in beef dripping.
The venue also stocks a selection of wines from across the world and premium beers.
And the 50-seat restaurant is already proving popular with diners who want a meal before visiting the nearby Oldham Coliseum Theatre while others have already booked to return.
Anthony said: “Our aim is to offer something for everyone, especially families, at affordable prices.
“We chose Oldham Town Centre as I know the area well and can see it is on the up. That was one of the main reasons why we decided to invest my money here.
“I like what the council are doing to regenerate the area and we can play our part by helping to attract people here.
“We’re just down the road from the new cinema in the Old Town Hall so families will be able to enjoy a meal here and then walk up the street and enjoy a film.”
Councillor Eddie Moores, Deputy Cabinet Member for Economy and Enterprise, said: “I’m delighted the owners have chosen the Independent Quarter as the location for their restaurant and that the council has been able to support them.
“Oldham Town Centre is changing for the better and new businesses opening here show that people are buying into our vision and want to be part of our future.
“The Grill at No 20 is the latest of a number of new restaurants that have recently opened and are helping to transform our entertainment, cultural and leisure offer.
“You only have to wander round to see we already have a series of major regeneration projects underway which will help establish our town centre as the strongest in the area.”
Since the Independent Quarter initiative was launched in 2013 a number of businesses have already moved or relocated into new premises after receiving support from the council.
The initial focus is to support businesses in the Independent Quarter in the triangle between Yorkshire Street, Clegg Street and Union Street East.
For further information on Oldham’s Independent Quarter visit: www.iqoldham.co.uk or call 0161 770 2077.
For more information about TheGrilll@No20, including details of bookings, parties and the children’s menu, ring 0161 213 9900 or visit www.thegrillatno20.com