When is Grand Central opening in Thetford?

The Thetford Riverside complex which currently consits of Grand Central restaurant, The Light Cinema

The Thetford Riverside complex which currently consits of Grand Central restaurant, The Light Cinema and Travellodge. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

American bar and grill Grand Central will be the first eatery to open at Thetford's £8m Riverside Development.

Grand Central will open on April 25 at the Thetford Riverside complex. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Grand Central will open on April 25 at the Thetford Riverside complex. Picture: Rebecca Murphy - Credit: Archant

The 150-seat restaurant, which offers an 'authentic taste of the States', will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, April 25.

It will be a first foray into Norfolk for Ely-based company TLC Inns, which owns the chain's five restaurants - including one in Ipswich.

Founders Steve and Jo Haslam, who opened their first pub in Ely ten years ago, said they wanted to be part of Thetford's regeneration.

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The inside of the Grand Central restaurant in Ipswich. Picture: Archant Library

The inside of the Grand Central restaurant in Ipswich. Picture: Archant Library


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The restaurant has created 50 full and part-time jobs and has employed local people.

The Riverside complex – a combination of a cinema, 64 bedroom hotel, and restaurant and café units – was officially opened in December last year.

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It is delivered by Breckland Bridge, a joint partnership between Breckland Council and property developers The Land Group.

The Travelodge, which opened in October, and The Light Cinema, which began showing films in December, are trading above expectations.

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Grand Cental offers a breakfast menu, which includes bagels, waffles and pancakes, a wide-ranging lunch and dinner menu, a dessert menu packed full of American treats and a drinks menu of shakes and cocktails.

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