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Ghoorbins open the first Mauritian restaurant in North England

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Ghoorbins open the first Mauritian restaurant in North England
Photo: Huddersfield Hub

Green Island. That’s the name of the first Mauritian restaurant to open in Huddersfield, in the North of England.

Green Island café is about to open as a restaurant with an evening menu serving traditional Mauritian food.

The restaurant in New Street is believed to be the only Mauritian restaurant in the North of England. Its opening night is Friday May 20 and bookings are being taken now.

Green Island, previously based in the Packhorse Centre, is run by Ramesh and Savina Ghoorbin and their daughter Jennifer Wolstenholme.

Jennifer said: “We’re really excited and a little bit nervous but we can’t wait to welcome people into our restaurant.

Ghoorbins open the first Mauritian restaurant in North England
Savina Ghoorbin in the kitchen

“As far as we can tell there is no other Mauritian restaurant in the North of England so we hope people might travel into Huddersfield from outside the town.

“On our opening night we will have invited guests and friends and family but there will also be tables available to anyone who wants to come along. We are also offering complementary drinks on the night.”

The Ghoorbin family are originally from Mauritius and they moved to Huddersfield in the early 2000s. Savina is the chef while Ramesh is front of house.

Savina and Jennifer have worked on the new menu and there will be octopus and other tropical fish on the menu, subject to availability.

Ghoorbins open the first Mauritian restaurant in North England
Bol renverse

Bol renverse (left) and briani

One of the specialities will be 7 Cari, which translates to ‘seven curries.’ These flavoursome dishes – which include butter bean and aubergine, rougaille (tomato-based), pumpkin, green chilli pickle and mango – are typically served at Mauritian weddings on a fresh banana leaf.

Ghoorbins open the first Mauritian restaurant in North England
The Briyani

Another special dish is the Briyani. It is slow-cooked with a choice of beef or chicken and carrots, green beans, potatoes, spices like saffron, cumin, mint, cinnamon, cloves and many others and a hard-boiled egg.

Jennifer said: “The food is what people in Mauritius would have on a special occasion. The quality of the food will be fine dining but the portions are generous. We want people to experience an authentic taste of Mauritius.”

Ghoorbins open the first Mauritian restaurant in North England

Curries and a chilli pickle

Prices are being kept as low as possible too and Jennifer added: “We want it to be a casual dining experience that is affordable for families.”

Original article at Huddersfield Hub

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