Steak and lobster restaurant Bourgee is set to open a third site, this time in the market town of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Following the brand’s first two venues in Southend-On-Sea and Chelmsford in Essex, the group is continuing to roll out its ‘affordable luxury’ concept across the UK.
Launching in early May within the recently restored Cupola House building, Bourgee has preserved the venue’s architecture, repairing features such as its spiral staircase, while adding premium fittings for a ‘Bourgee twist’.
British master chef and director of Bourgee Mark Baumann said: “As we branch into a new county, our ambitions remain the same. We want to challenge consumer perceptions in East Anglia and show that customers can enjoy the ‘London dining experience’ without having to travel or suffer the over-inflated price tag.”
Bourgee director and co-owner James Welling added: “As a truly iconic British market town, filled with heritage and culture, Bury St. Edmunds provided an immediate draw for us to establish our third site. Although we naturally want to put a Bourgee spin on the new venue, we understand how important Cupola House is to the local community, and want to ensure we remain true to the historical architecture of the space.
“We have had a huge wealth of success in Essex, but the move into another county shows the ‘affordable luxury’ concept is one that travels! We have further sites planned for 2017 and beyond, and are excited to have Suffolk as part of the next phase of our success story.”
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