Kenilworth restaurant Raffles has moved to a new location featuring a large conservatory, a property located just a few yards away from its old home.
Kumar Muthalagappan, the owner of the dining spot, decided to go through with the £100,000 move to the ground floor of The Grand Hotel on Warwick Road due to his business’ recent performance, according to kenilworthweeklynews.co.uk.
He said: “We firmly believe that the resurgence of trade since last year has been down to our customers knowing they get top-quality food, the right atmosphere and value for money from one of the most established and best-loved restaurants in Kenilworth.”
The new location will offer Raffles – which originally opened in 1994 – about 50 per cent more dining space; including a larger bar and the glass section, in which Mr Muthalagappan could install conservatory blinds to control the light coming into the room.
For pubs and restaurants, the installation of a conservatory seems to be a popular addition. Thisiswiltshire.co.uk noted that The Piper’s Arms in Old Town, Wiltshire, has received planning permission to go through with this type of extension.
The pub had closed its doors in 2009, but a new management team has helped turn things around since taking over in June 2010 and the impending construction of a conservatory suggests the owners are eyeing further growth.