Cyrus Todiwala, the chef behind Café Spice Namasté and Mr Todiwala’s kitchen, will launch new concept Tandem in Leicester.
The site, which will focus on authentic Indian cuisine from across the subcontinent and cocktail mixology, will be based in a 150-cover Grade II-listed building that has been incorporated into the Highcross shopping centre in the heart of the city.
Todiwala said: “I have always wanted to expand my restaurants outside of London with Tandem having been in the pipeline for a long time and I’m thrilled to bring the vision to life in Leicester. The foodie scene in Leicester is taking flight and we’re excited to launch Tandem in such an exciting and vibrant city.”
“Tandem is an exciting concept which offers something different to my other restaurants but takes inspiration from what we know our customers love. It was important to me to fully showcase the beauty of Indian cuisine by using traditional cooking techniques and influences from my personal experience.”
Iain Mitchell, UK commercial director at Hammerson, added: “The fact that an award-winning chef like Cyrus Todiwala has chosen Highcross for his first site outside of London is a real vote of confidence both in Highcross, and in Leicester as a city.
“Leicester already has a thriving food and drink scene, and Tandem is going to be a great addition to that. Tandem is exactly the sort of innovative, immersive offer that we are looking for across our portfolio, as we know our customers are looking for unique experiences.”