The team behind the highly commended Provenance Food Hall & Restaurant have expanded their business into the former NatWest bank next door to open the aptly named Statement on Market Street, Westhoughton.
Family run Provenance has been highly commended in several food awards and repeatedly listed in the official Good Food Guide. Following on from their success, brothers Brian and Rob Tinniswood and Brian’s wife Karen are now expanding with the new Statement Bar and Restaurant tripling their restaurant capacity from 46 covers to over 120 within 3,000 square feet.
Having transformed the derelict site, the family will will soon be opening the new venture as a modern, airy and spacious restaurant serving smaller dishes in the bar area and a finer dining restaurant experience that Provenance is renowned for with head chef, Lewis Gallagher, taking the helm.
Statement has retained many of the bank’s original features, including a fascinating vault private dining space and extraordinarily high ceilings. Such has been the interest in the expansion and renovations that the team attracted the attention of the BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer. Brian was featured with host Dion Dublin on three separate episodes describing and demonstrating plans for the new venture.
Statement are also pleased to be creating ten jobs in the local area, both front of house and within the kitchen. Speaking of their new acquisition, Rob Tinniswood said: “We are very pleased to finally bring our Statement concept to the people of Westhoughton and to be able to offer our locally sourced produce to a larger audience. As a family, we’ve owned the Provenance building since 1952 when our grandparents ran it as a toy shop, so we are proud to be adding to the family’s portfolio.”
Statement Bar and Restaurant is open to the public from June 26th with bookings now being taken.