George's Chellaston VIP Launch Night Reels In Guests From Across The CountyPublished On Tuesday 10 Nov 2015 by Sticky Beak
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A VIP launch party for Derby’s newest eatery was attended by more than 70 special guests last night (November 4) from businesses across the city and county.
George’s in Chellaston has moved premises from Royal Glen Park to Swarkestone Road and undergone an extensive refurbishment to create the first ‘fish and chip shop for the 21st century,’ offering freshly cooked produce from fish pakoras to halloumi fritters as well as traditional fish and chips.
Last night saw guests from businesses such as Rolls Royce and Bombardier and organisations such as the University of Derby and Derby Museum and Art Gallery mingle in the new shop. Guests were offered the chance to sample a range of George’s new takeaway menu while being entertained by acoustic guitarist Glen Tortolano.
Managing director at George’s Andrew Constantinou said he was delighted with the finish and offering at the new shop and was eager for it to open to the public in two weeks’ time.
He said: “We were thrilled to see so many VIPs attend our launch party last night and very happy with the glowing feedback we received about the interior décor and the food.
“We decided to offer guests a ‘sample box’ of our different meals such as chicken wings and mini battered cod pieces, halloumi wraps, pulled pork wraps and our signature cheese sauce on our sweet potato fries.”
The £200,000 refurbishment has seen the interior of the shop, created by renowned designer Philip Watts, transformed into a relaxing, modern and fresh environment. Tables have been installed for customers who would like to eat in and enjoy a cool beer with their food, but they can also grab meals on the go as usual.
The new shop is the first of its kind to showcase the brand’s new interior design and menu, created to appeal to the modern professional, families and local residents.
Andrew added: “We just have some final tweaks to make to the shop before we officially open it to the public in mid November. We can’t wait to welcome our first customers and hear what they think about our fish and chip shop for the 21st century.”