Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wez130, Jul 27, 2018.
Best of luck with the opening, hope it works out for you.
Looks fantastic, I wish I had a place like that nearby.
Best of luck it looks so cosy
Looks great! Enjoy the ****** up Maories. My nephew runs a bar in Wellington and they're the bane of his life (but also his saviour, as they also make for great huge doormen!).
Wow, that looks fantastic.. Fingers crossed it all works out for you and your hard work pays off, and get those smokers smoking!
Thanks guys, we're really chuffed, just had our first lunch service, which was quite busy! It went as well as it could with just me as a chef, i really need a kitchen hand but finding them is nigh on impossible! We're on track for our target for the week though thankfully, will see how it goes tonight, unfortunately, no time for photos today as it was just that busy! I'll try again later lol.
Oh, and just to delve a bit into our personal finances, this restaurant has cost a total of $37k (£17k) to set up from start to finish, that includes a $10k deposit for the lease, a lease payment of $2.5k, a loan repayment of $700 and a $700 repayment for chattels. About $5k has gone to the council for various licenses. The rest has been on refurb and stuff like speakers, kitchen equipment etc!
You did it! Some folks have pipe dreams and others make it happen.
Well done bud. Good luck.
Really pleased the first shift went well. I presume you're now on your tea service. Hope it goes equally well
Looks awesome, I wish I could visit.
So pleased! This is great news. Opening must have been such a relief!
First day over, and it was great, we did about 50% more sales than we hoped to today, good feedback too! which is good, and a big help tbh. We'll see how the weekend goes though, i've got a feeling it will be quite busy
You'll get the noseys and curious and passers through but - and I'm no restauranteur so this might have no foundation in truth - I'd imagine you'll want a stable local base once the novelty wears off and be a must-stop for those passing through as they go north.
Sounds like you need some kitchen help though!
Congratulations, looks brilliant!
When are you going to visit?
Good luck for the weekend. Remember it is school holidays currently too!
I think I mentioned it earlier in the thread but we'll be heading north at some point over summer and will pop in
Do you think you would have been able to pull the same thing off over here?
That's a difficult question! Wherever i worked, i built up a good reputation as a chef, but i honestly don't know if i could have acquired as much land as i have here in UK for so little money. I have had a few 'thoughts' about opening various small outlets in England, such as a sandwich shop etc (i posted a thread on here a few years ago about it), and it was always my dream to have what we have now, so, as long as we can build an enviable reputation, we should do well. I guess time will tell
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