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Two new restaurants to join Gunwharf Quays

January 24, 2024

Gunwharf Quays has announced that two restaurants will join its food and beverage line-up. Award-winning independent gastropub, Tap & Tandoor, is set to open this week, and authentic American-style restaurant Slim Chickens will be opening its doors at midday on Friday 26th January.

Tap & Tandoor will be Gunwharf Quays’ only Indian restaurant, combining a unique mix of traditional Indian flavours with modern craft beer, cocktails and live sports. The restaurant will offer a variety of small plates, home-style curries including Butter Chicken and Tarka Daal as well as a range of mixed grills, vegetarian and vegan options too.

Gunwharf Quays will be the brand’s fourth location and offers a casual dining experience with guests able to watch a variety of sports in a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. The new location also boasts a large outdoor terrace with stunning views of the harbour.

Arkansas-born fried chicken restaurant, Slim Chickens, specialises in fresh, homemade Southern-inspired dishes and will open its 50th restaurant at the Portsmouth-based outlet this week. The brand boasts a vast menu including hand-breaded buttermilk chicken tenders, Honey BBQ sandwiches and fresh Buffalo wings. It also stocks a range of 15 handmade dipping sauces as well as a variety wraps, salads and sides, plus vegetarian plant-based options.

Yvonne Clay, Centre Director at Gunwharf Quays, said:

“January is a really exciting month for us here at Gunwharf Quays, as we’re welcoming two new restaurants to our food and beverage lineup. We know that both brands’ traditional Indian and Southern-inspired dishes will prove extremely popular with our guests, and we can’t wait to try both locations out for ourselves.”

Expressing his pride in the new location, Richard Pigott, Operations Director of Slim Chickens, added:

“Gunwharf Quay Portsmouth is a prime destination for us, and we are thrilled to establish ourselves in the heart of this waterfront city.”

“With our made-to-order, fresh culinary creations, we provide the perfect pitstop for city dwellers, and our Slim Chickens app offers an array of enticing offers, with our app loyalty programme and weekly saver offers. We simply can’t contain our excitement as we prepare to unlock the doors to Portsmouth.”

A representative from Tap & Tandoor said: “We can’t wait to bring our unique concept to Gunwharf Quay’s and provide a brand new experience for guests to the designer outlet as well as the local community.”

Tap & Tandoor is located next to The Alchemist, whilst Slim Chickens can be found next to Bella Italia, close to the Spinnaker Tower.

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