A new pan-Asian restaurant is to bring the tastes and experience of oriental street food to Beverley’s Flemingate centre.
Offering authentic Asian street food freshly cooked to order, Sumo Pan Asian will be styled on the kerbside food stalls found on the bustling streets of Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tokyo.
The restaurant is the brand’s second venture following the success of the popular Japanese food-to-go outlet Sumo in Newland Avenue, Hull.
Gary Chin, director and head chef of Sumo Pan Asian, said: “We wanted to bring an authentic Asian street food experience to Beverley, with a modern twist and using the best local ingredients.
“Our concept is designed on the traditional street food bars of Asia, where people sit around counters and the food is freshly cooked in front of them. We will offer that relaxed, informal and very sociable feel, but within a comfortable, quality restaurant environment.
“We’re really excited to be opening in Beverley and see Flemingate as the ideal location, as we believe our customers will be a mix of shoppers, workers and local residents.”
The new 760 sq ft restaurant will have 30 covers and offer a range of authentic and innovative dishes from China, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan, including Chicken Karaage; Crispy Duck Buns; Chicken Satay Skewers; Katsu Curry; Beef Thai Red Curry; Seafood Ramen and a variety of Bento Boxes.
There is also an extensive range of vegetarian and vegan options such as Korean Sticky Tofu; Vegetarian Gyoza; Truffle Spring Rolls; Sweet Potato Curry, and Vegetarian Udon Soup, to name but a few.
Desserts include thick Japanese Pancakes – soft on the inside and crispy on the outside – topped with honey and butter, mixed fruits or ice-cream and nuts.
Sumo Pan Asian will employ around eight staff and is due to open in June. The new fully-licensed restaurant will open from lunchtime to 10pm daily and offer a dine-in or take-out option.
Graham Tait, centre manager at Flemingate, said: “Sumo Pan Asian is an excellent addition to Flemingate and brings yet another new eating option to the centre. In fact, it will be unique in Beverley in offering a pan Asian menu and the choice to eat in or take away.
“We’re delighted to welcome yet another investment to continue the growth and evolution of the centre as a retail and leisure destination.
“We’re also pleased to add another growing local business to our line-up of independent outlets. We feel we’ve got a really good balance of big national names and entrepreneurial local and regional brands.”
Owned and developed by Hull-based regeneration company Wykeland Group, the Flemingate development is Beverley’s largest-ever regeneration scheme and includes big-name brands such as Debenhams and H&M as well as being home to the East Riding College campus, an 80-bed Premier Inn hotel and a six-screen digital cinema, Parkway.
Flemingate is located just 300 metres east of the town centre, with excellent public transport links from nearby towns and cities and good road links with York, Hull and Leeds. The development is just a two-minute walk from Beverley Railway Station.
Sumo Pan Asian will add further variety and choice to Flemingate’s high-quality line-up of restaurants and cafés, including Estábulo Rodizio Bar & Grill, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Buca di Pizza, Firepit Smokehouse and Sports Bar, Deli No.1, Patisserie Valerie, Starbucks and Costa Coffee.