THE owners of Rochdale’s newest family restaurant are hoping their business has the recipe for success as local MP Simon Danczuk presided over the grand opening.
Eastern restaurant in Spotland Road officially opened its doors this week, with the Rochdale MP and councillors as specially invited guests.
Mr Danczuk said: “It seems like every week I have the privilege of opening a new shop, restaurant or business in Rochdale.
“I think it is a really encouraging sign that the town’s economy is going from strength to strength.
“The team here at Eastern have done a spectacular job renovating this building and I think this restaurant will rival anything you could find in any big city.”
Mohammed Saleem, who runs the restaurant with his brother Mahr Azim and nephew Imran, said: “I think we will provide a great service for the Rochdale community as a perfect place for a family meal out.
“It’s an honour that Simon Danczuk has accepted the invitation to take part in our opening ceremony. He is our representative and we all support him.”
Councillor Aasim Rashid, who represents the Central Rochdale ward, helped organise the ribbon cutting.
He said: “This restaurant is great news for Central Rochdale. No matter how busy he is, Simon always finds the time to meet his constituents and visit local businesses.”