After a tremendous start to business with the first two full weeks, Rebel, Heaton’s new fine dining restaurant, shows no signs of slowing down.
New customers will have to be patient to try the seven curated dishes, however, as tables are taken months in advance.
The intimate 24-seat venue on Heaton Park Road has quickly established itself as a desirable and quirky spot that demands a visit. Heralding an adaptive approach, the ever-changing variety of the seven-course menu is at the forefront of its operations.
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A new addition to the restaurant is an eclectic collection of original artwork produced by chef Lindsay Rushton’s mother, Carol Taylor. Decorative patterns enhance the comfortable space inside Rebel, but more so, they are also available for purchase for customers.
Restaurant manager Rosie Oswin said: ” We are lucky to have amazing artwork on the walls. AAll of the pieces are available for purchase, which we thought was a really unique aspect of a restaurant, it kind of adds another dimension to it.
“You can walk in, eat amazing food, and potentially go home with amazing artwork.”
Wishing to continue its momentum, Rebel has also recently launched its chef’s table. This intimate seating for two brings you to the forefront of the seven-course dining experience, with your meal personally prepared by the chefs.
Chef Lindsay Rushton said of the new addition: “ We just decided to open the chef’s table so we have two extra covers now due to reservations going wild so we have two extra covers each night. Myself and Mike (the Sous Chef at Rebel) we bring the food, we tell you about it and it’s just a great experience all around.”
When asked what he thought of Rebel’s success, Lindsay replied, “It’s n not what any of us were expecting, obviously what you were hoping for, but we’ve been incredibly amazed at how it’s gone so far.”
The team behind Rebel are keen for as many people as possible to experience their place, especially others in the hospitality industry who may be working on the typically busy nights of the week.
Rosie explained: “In July we are changing our opening hours slightly, so we will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays. We thought that would be a really good thing to do, it is quite difficult to get a good dinner at Newcastle on a Monday night so we thought it would be a really good opportunity for people who wouldn’t be able to eat with us later in the week to come and enjoy it.”