Epi Restaurants, the company behind Bromsgrove's first pop-up restaurant, has acquired one of the Worcestershire town's oldest properties to open its first permanent site.
The new site at 89a High Street will serve a dual function, operating as an informal bistro known as the Courtyard from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9.30 am until 5.30pm. Meanwhile, Epi at the Courtyard will continue to offer the fine-dining option that saw the business win Open Table diners' choice restaurant accolade and Tripadvisor number one restaurant in Bromsgrove while still operation as a pop-up.
The business is owned by Nathan Eades and his wife and business partner Charlie. Nathan studied culinary arts at Worcester College of Technology and has worked at venues including Colwall Park in the Malverns, Lainston House hotel in Winchester, Swinfen Hall and the Wedgewood Hotel in Vancouver, Canada.
Charlie a recent graduate from the UK Centre for Events Management, spent an extensive period of her career at Nailcote Hall near Coventry.
The pair opened the pop-up Epi in October 2013, hosting three nights a month for people to try Nathan's food. In January, his left his job to pursue Epi full time, and they signed a 16-week residency in Bromsgrove before going on to sign a lease for the Courtyard in May this year.