Couple whose catering business ‘hit a standstill’ because of covid-19 plan to open restaurant in Fen town

PUBLISHED: 17:44 24 July 2020 | UPDATED: 19:57 25 July 2020

Despite their wedding and events company B&R Dining “coming to a standstill” as a result of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, Denise and Peter Mcaleese plan to open the doors to their own restaurant - which is located at 210 Station Road - in September. Picture: DENISE HAYES

Despite their wedding and events company B&R Dining “coming to a standstill” as a result of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, Denise and Peter Mcaleese plan to open the doors to their own restaurant - which is located at 210 Station Road - in September. Picture: DENISE HAYES

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A March couple who have been running their own catering business for two-and-a-half years will defy the pandemic to open a restaurant in the town.

Despite their wedding and events company B&R Dining “coming to a standstill” due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, Denise and Peter Mcaleese plan to open the doors to their own restaurant - which is located at 210 Station Road - in September.

Denise Hayes, who runs B&R Dining with her partner Peter, said: “When COVID-19 happened, our wedding and events business came to a standstill.

“We have always wanted a restaurant and when the opportunity of taking over this beautiful building came up we made the decision to take over this building and restore it to its former glory - even though we were in the middle of a pandemic.

“We are very proud of this first phase of refurbishment. The second phase includes landscaping the rear garden to allow for a beer and barbecue garden where in the summer months, we hope families will come and enjoy the outdoor space.”

B&R’s executive chef, Thomas, is a former finalist in the North Norfolk Chef of the Year competition and comes from a AA rosette background.

To book in advance call 01354 810110 or email enquiries@bandrrestaurant.co.uk


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