New fusion restaurant opens
PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 January 2015
A FAMILY-RUN restaurant fusing flavours from both Indian and Bangladeshi food has opened in Weston.
The New Viceroy in Whitecross Road is owned by Zak Rahman.
He and his brother-in-law and chef Rashid Miah each have more than 20 years’ experience running and cooking in restaurants.
Rashid has previously worked in Weston, Burnham and Nailsea, while Zak has managed a restaurant in Stratford-upon-Avon for 22 years.
Zak said: “Weston was one place we have always wanted to open a restaurant.
“There’s a lot of competition and that’s what we love.”
Chef Rashid said the amount of fish on the menu sets it apart from other restaurants.
Zak added: “What we have brought to Weston is something no-one else is doing, and something completely different to other restaurants.
“If someone has regular curries they will find things that are different here – different dishes, and different flavours.
“It is a fusion of Indian and Bangladeshi food, with a bit of a twist.
“We infuse a lot more fish than anyone else and have plenty of specials and we cook with fresh chicken rather than frozen.
“It is a family business and we have lots of experience between us. We have a good team.”
The restaurant has undergone a full refurbishment.
Zak said The New Viceroy’s specialist dishes include its mustard sea bass, served with mixed vegetables, and its special bhuna with chicken tikka, lamb and king prawns in one dish.
He sad: “We like a challenge, and it is a challenge to come to Weston and open a restaurant, but we couldn’t wait to open it.
“We are looking forward to welcoming everyone from North Somerset.”