Popular Leeds restaurant is given £200,000 facelift

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A POPULAR fish and chip restaurant will receive a £200,000 makeover.

The Wetherby Whaler group will invest the impressive sum in its restaurant at Market Place in Wetherby.

The venue will be expanded to cater for 90 diners instead of the original 60 and it will also undergo a complete refurbishment.

New toilets will also be installed, as well as a new state-of-the-art kitchen fitted and a platform lift, which aims to make it more easily accessible for elderly or disabled customers.

The restaurant will be closed from Monday, January 20 until Wednesday, February 12, while the work is completed.

The takeaway at Wetherby will remain open throughout the expansion and refurbishment work.

Janine Murphy, co-owner of the Wetherby Whaler, said: “This commitment to the town demonstrates our confidence in the area. The restaurant in Wetherby is going from strength to strength. We are very proud of the reputation the Wetherby Whaler has and this major investment in the Wetherby restaurant will enable us to maintain and build on this.”

The Wetherby restaurant was the original Wetherby Whaler and was bought by Phillip and Janine Murphy in 1989. The company also has restaurants and takeaways in York, Pudsey, Wakefield and Guiseley.

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